Place Names Starting with O

Ochtrup (Settlement) German
The name of a town in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
Odessa (Settlement) Russian
From the name of the ancient Greek city of Odessos (which was located at a different site). This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
Odessos (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of an ancient Greek city located on the west coast of the Black Sea, at the site of present-day Varna, Bulgaria.
Oeganda (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Uganda.
Oekraïne (Country) Dutch, Southern African, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ukraine.
Oesbekistan (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Uzbekistan.
Oezbekistan (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Uzbek Ўзбекистон (see Uzbekistan).
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.
Olympus (Mountain) English, Dutch, Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Olympos.
Omã (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Oman.
Omaan (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Oman.
Omán (Country) Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Oman.
Omān (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Oman.
Oman (Country) English, French, Italian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Mongolian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, Korean, Tagalog
From Arabic عمان ('Uman), probably from the name of an ancient town called Omana by the Roman author Pliny the Elder in the 1st century. It can probably be identified with the modern city of Suhar, and is from an Arabic root meaning "to settle, to remain, to dwell". This is the name of a country on the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula.
Omāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Oman.
Omanas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Oman.
Omani (Country) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Oman.
Oostenrijk (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Austria.
Oostenryk (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Austria.
Orellana (Settlement) Spanish
Probably from Latin Aureliana. This is the name of towns in Badajoz, Spain.
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.
Orusiya (Country) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Russia.
Ostarrihhi (Country) Old High German
Old High German form of Austria.
Österreich (Country) German
German form of Austria.
Österrike (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Austria.
Østerrike (Country) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Austria.
Østrig (Country) Danish
Danish form of Austria.
Ōsutoria (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Austria.
Ottawa (River & Settlement) English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch
From the name of the Odawa or Ottawa people, derived from Ojibwe odaawaa meaning "trader". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Canada.
Ouganda (Country) French
French form of Uganda.
Oukrania (Country) Greek
Greek form of Ukraine.
Ouzbékistan (Country) French
French form of Uzbekistan.
Oz 1 (Region) Literature
Invented by the American author L. Frank Baum for the setting of his fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). There are several unsubstantiated theories about how Baum created the name, though it seems probable he simply made it up.
Oz 2 (Country) English
Informal short form of Australia.
Ozbakestan (Country) Persian
Persian form of Uzbek Ўзбекистон (see Uzbekistan).
O'zbekiston (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Uzbekistan.
Ozbekstan (Country) Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Uzbek Ўзбекистон (see Uzbekistan).