Place Names Starting with N

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NAPLES (Settlement) English
From Latin Neapolis, from Greek Νεαπολις (Neapolis) meaning "new city". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, originally founded as a Greek colony.
NAPOLI (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of NAPLES.
NATZRAT (Settlement) Ancient Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAZARETH.
NAZARET (Settlement) Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Armenian, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Spainish, Italian, German, Armenian and Greek form of NAZARETH.
NAZARETH (Settlement) English, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "branch" in Hebrew. 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, Indian, Hindi, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, 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.
NIDERLANDIYA (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NETHERLANDS.
NIDERLANDY (Country) Russian
Russian 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 němici meaning "mute, not able to speak", extended to mean "foreigner, German". 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
Spanish and Portuguese 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 which is named after it).
NIGÉRIA (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIGERIA.
NIGERIA (Country) English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
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.
NIHON (Country) Japanese
Alternate reading of NIPPON.
NİL (River) Turkish
Turkish form of NILE.
NIL (River) Arabic, French, German, Catalan, Russian
Arabic, French, German, Catalan and Russian form of NILE. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: النيل (al-Nil).
NILE (River) English
From Latin Nilus, which was from Greek Νειλος (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.
NORGE (Country) Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian, Swedish and Danish form of Norðvegr, the Old Norse form of NORWAY.
NORÐVEGR (Country) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of NORWAY.
NORÞWEG (Country) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of NORWAY.
NORUEGA (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NORWAY.
NORVEGIA (Country) Italian
Italian 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.
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.