Place Names Starting with O

type
usage
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.
Oeganda (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Uganda.
Oesbekistan (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Uzbekistan.
Oezbekistan (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of O'zbekiston (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.
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.
Ouganda (Country) French
French form of Uganda.
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 O'zbekiston (see Uzbekistan).
O'zbekiston (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Uzbekistan.
Ozbekstan (Country) Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of O'zbekiston (see Uzbekistan).