Place Names Starting with N

Naggio (Settlement) Italian
Meaning uncertain, the name of a small town in Lombardy.
Nairóbi (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nairobi.
Nairobi (Settlement) English, Swahili, Kikuyu, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Turkish, Japanese, Korean
From Maasai enkare nyrobi meaning "cold water", referencing a nearby river. This is the name of the capital city of Kenya. It was founded in 1899 by the British colonial authorities.
Najrobi (Settlement) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of Nairobi.
Namib (Region) Khoekhoe, English
Means "desert, vast place" in Khoekhoe. This is the name of a desert in southwestern Africa, mainly in the country of Namibia.
Namíbia (Country) Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of Namibia.
Namibia (Country) English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Albanian, Georgian, Armenian, Swahili, Indonesian, Malay, Japanese, Korean
From the name of the Namib Desert, meaning "desert, vast place" in Khoekhoe. This is a country in southwestern Africa.
Namibie (Country) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Namibia.
Namibië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Namibia.
Namībija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Namibia.
Namibija (Country) Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Macedonian form of Namibia.
Naples (Settlement) English
From Latin Neapolis, from Greek Νεάπολις (Neapolis) meaning "new city". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, originally founded as a Greek colony.
Napoli (Settlement) Italian, Greek
Italian form of Naples, as well as the modern Greek form.
Narnia (Country) Literature
The name of a fictional country in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series of fantasy novels (first released 1950). It was inspired by the Latin name of Narni, an Italian town in the region of Umbria.
Natzrat (Settlement) Ancient Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Nazareth.
Nayrubi (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Nairobi.
Nazareth (Settlement) English, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly from Hebrew נֵצֶר (netzer) meaning "branch, shoot" or נָצַר (natzar) meaning "watch, guard". This is the name of a town in Galilee in Israel. It was the home town of Jesus.
Neapolis (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Greek and Latin form of Naples.
Nederland (Country) Dutch, Norwegian
Dutch and Norwegian cognate of Netherlands.
Nederlandene (Country) Danish
Danish cognate of Netherlands.
Nederländerna (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of Netherlands.
Neilos (River) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Nile.
Nemačka (Country) Serbian
Serbian (Ekavian) variant of Njemačka.
Nemčija (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of Niemcy, used as the Slovene name of Germany.
Německo (Country) Czech
Czech cognate of Niemcy, used as the Czech name of Germany.
Nemecko (Country) Slovak
Slovak cognate of Niemcy, used as the Slovak name of Germany.
Nemetchina (Country) Russian
Russian cognate of Niemcy, used as a Russian name of Germany.
Népal (Country) French
French form of Nepal.
Nepal (Country) Nepali, Hindi, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Indonesian, Malay, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit नेपाल (Nepal), of unknown meaning. This is the name of a landlocked country in south Asia.
Netherlands (Country) English
From English nether meaning "lower" and land, referring to the low-lying position of the country. This is the name of a country in northwestern Europe. It is sometimes called Holland in English, though this is properly one of its subregions. In English it is usually referred to using the definite article, the.
Neuville (Settlement) French
Means "new town" in French. This is the name of various towns in France.
Niderlandiya (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Netherlands.
Niderlandy (Country) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Netherlands.
Niederlande (Country) German
German cognate of Netherlands. It is usually referred to using the definite article, die.
Niemcy (Country) Polish
From Slavic němĭcĭ meaning "foreigner, German", derived from němŭ meaning "mute, incomprehensible". This is the Polish name of Germany.
Niftrik (Settlement) Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Níger (River & Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Icelandic
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Icelandic form of Niger.
Niger (River & Country) English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Serbian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin niger "black". This is the name of a river in Western Africa (and a country that is named after it).
Nigéria (Country) Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Nigeria.
Nigeria (Country) English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Albanian, Georgian
From the name of the Niger River, applied in the 19th century to the British colonial territory in Western Africa. It continued to be used after the territory became an independent country in 1960.
Nigérie (Country) Czech
Czech form of Nigeria.
Nigērija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Nigeria.
Nigerija (Country) Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene
Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Nigeria.
Nigeriya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Nigeria.
Nigiria (Country) Greek
Greek form of Nigeria.
Nihon (Country) Japanese
Alternate reading of Nippon.
Nijl (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Nile.
Níl (River) Slovak
Slovak form of Nile.
Nil (River) Arabic, French, German, Luxembourgish, Catalan, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Form of Nile in various languages. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: النيل (al-Nil).
Nile (River) English
From Latin Nilus, which was from Greek Νεῖλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". This is the name of a long river in Africa.
Nilo (River) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Nilus (see Nile).
Nilus (River) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Nile.
Ninawa (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Nineveh.
Nineue (Settlement) Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Nineveh.
Nineve (Settlement) Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of Nineveh.
Nineveh (Settlement) English, Biblical
From Akkadian 𒉌𒉡𒀀 (Ninua), possibly related to 𒄩 (nūnu) meaning "fish". When written, the name is usually prefixed with 𒌷 indicating a city. This may have referred to an aspect of Ishtar, as from an early time the city was a center of worship of the goddess. The cuneiform symbols used to represent the city's name depict a fish within a house.... [more]
Nineweh (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Nineveh.
Nínive (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Nineveh.
Ninive (Settlement) French, Italian, German
French, Italian and German form of Nineveh.
Ninua (Settlement) Akkadian
Akkadian form of Nineveh.
Nippon (Country) Japanese
Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese (nichi) meaning "sun" and (hon) meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan.
Nizozemska (Country) Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of Nizozemsko, referring to the Netherlands.
Nizozemsko (Country) Czech
From Czech nízký "low" and země "land". This is the Czech name for the Netherlands (for which it is also a translation).
Njemačka (Country) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian cognate of Niemcy, used as the name of Germany.
Noorweë (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Norway.
Noorwegen (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Norway.
Norge (Country) Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian, Swedish and Danish form of Norðvegr, the Old Norse form of Norway.
Norðvegr (Country) Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Norway.
Norþweg (Country) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Norway.
Noruega (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Norway.
Nørup (Settlement) Danish
Meaning unknown. This is the name of towns in Denmark.
Norveç (Country) Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of Norway.
Norvège (Country) French
French form of Norway.
Norvegia (Country) Italian, Georgian
Italian and Georgian form of Norway.
Norveška (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Norway.
Norway (Country) English
From Old English Norþweg meaning "north way". This is the name of a country in Scandinavia in Northern Europe.
Norwegen (Country) German
German cognate of Norway.
Nowakowo (Settlement) Polish
From Polish nowy meaning "new". This is the name of towns in Poland.
Nowice (Settlement) Polish
From Polish nowy meaning "new". This is the name of a few towns in Poland.
Nubia (Region) English, Late Roman
Possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold". This was the name of an ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt.
Nysa (Region) Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young Dionysos was raised.