Place Names Starting with O
OCHTRUP (Settlement) German
The name of a town in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
ODESSA (Settlement) Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
OIRSCHOT (Settlement) Dutch
Possibly from Dutch oeros
meaning "aurochs" and schoot
meaning "projection (of land)". This is the name of a town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands.
OLANDA (Political Subdivision & Country) Italian
Italian form of HOLLAND (1)
, referring to the provinces and sometimes the entire country.
OLYMPOS (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Greek
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the highest mountain in Greece. According to legend is the home of the Greek gods.
ORLÉANS (Settlement) French
French form of AURELIANUM
, the name of a city in central France. The city in Louisiana, La Nouvelle-Orléans
or New Orleans
, was named after Philippe II, the Duke of Orléans.
ORLEANS (Settlement) English
English form of ORLÉANS
. This is the name of several towns in the Americas, notably the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.