Place Names Starting with R

Ramsey (Settlement) English
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". This is the name of villages in England.
Ranska (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of France.
Raoseu (Country) Korean
Korean form of Laos.
Rasiya (Country) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Russia.
Ravanda (Country) Hindi
Hindi form of Rwanda.
Ravenna (Settlement) Italian
Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. This is the name of a city in Italy.
Rayne (Settlement) English
Possibly from an Old English word meaning "shelter". This is the name of a town in Essex.
Regno Unito (Country) Italian
Italian calque of United Kingdom, written with the definite article il.
Reino Unido (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese calque of United Kingdom, written with the definite article (el and o respectively).
Rennes (Settlement) French, English
From Latin (Condate) Riedonum, derived from the name of the Gaulish tribe of the Redones. This is the name of a town in Brittany, France.
Reosia (Country) Korean
Korean form of Russia.
Resey (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Russia.
Rhodesia (Region) English
From the surname Rhodes. This was a British-controlled region of Southern Africa, named after the politician and imperialist Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902). It is now the independent countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Riben (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Nippon.
Ribia (Country) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of Libya.
Roe (River) Irish
Possibly from Irish rua meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
Roemenië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Romania.
Roes (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Rus.
Rom (Settlement) German
German form of Rome.
Roma (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Latinate form of Rome.
Romagna (Region & Political Subdivision) Italian, English, German
From Latin Romania, in this case the name of a historic region on the Adriatic coast of Italy (part of the modern administrative region of Emilia-Romagna).
Romagne (Region & Political Subdivision) French
French form of Romagna.
Romaña (Region & Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Romagna.
Románia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Romania.
România (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Romania.
Romania (Country & Region) English, Italian, Ancient Roman
From Latin meaning "land of the Romans" (see Rome). This is the name of a country in Eastern Europe, so named in the 16th century because of its historic and linguistic connections to the Roman Empire.... [more]
Romanija (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Romania.
Rome (Settlement) English, French, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, from Latin Roma. It is possibly of Etruscan origin. This is the name of the capital city of Italy, formerly the capital of the Roman Kingdom, Republic and Empire. According to legend the city was named for Romulus.
Romênia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romania.
Romiley (Settlement) English
From Old English rum "roomy, spacious" and leah "woodland, clearing". This was the name of a town that is now part of Greater Manchester.
Romilly (Settlement) French
From the Latin name Romilius, a derivative of Romulus. This is the name of several communes in northern France.
Rootsi (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Ruotsi, referring to Sweden.
Roshia (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Russia.
Rosia (Country) Greek
Greek form of Russia.
Rosiya (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Russia.
Rosja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Russia.
Ross (Region & Settlement) Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory". This is the name of a historic region in northern Scotland, as well as towns in Scotland and northern England.
Rossiya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Russia.
Rossum (Settlement) Dutch
From the older Rotheheim, derived from Dutch rothe "cleared area in a forest" and heim "home". This is the name of a town in Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Rouanta (Country) Greek
Greek form of Rwanda.
Roumanie (Country) French
French form of Romania.
Royaume-Uni (Country) French
French calque of United Kingdom, written with the definite article le.
Royston (Settlement) English
Means "Royse's town" in Old English. The given name Royse was a medieval variant of Rose. This is the name of a town in Hertfordshire.
Ruanda (Country) German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, English, French
Form of Brunei in several languages, as well as a variant spelling in other languages.
Rudawa (River) Polish
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a river in Poland, near Krakow.
Rumænien (Country) Danish
Danish form of Romania.
Rumania (Country) Spanish, Albanian, Indonesian
Spanish, Albanian and Indonesian form of Romania.
Rumänien (Country) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Romania.
Rumaniya (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Romania.
Rumunija (Country) Serbian, Lithuanian
Serbian and Lithuanian form of Romania.
Rumunjska (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Romania.
Rumyniya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Romania.
Ruotsi (Country) Finnish
Probably borrowed from Old Norse róðr meaning "rowing", referring to people from the coastal region of Roslagen in Sweden. This is the Finnish name for Sweden.
Rus (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably of Old Norse origin, possibly from róðr meaning "rowing", referring to the Norse Varangians and their main mode of transportation. This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of Eastern Europe (around Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia), originally founded by the Varangians in the 9th century.
Rus' (Region) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Rusi (see Rus).
Ruś (Region) Polish
Polish form of Rusi (see Rus).
Rusi (Region) Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Rus.
Rusia (Country) Spanish, Romanian, Indonesian, Malay
Spanish, Romanian, Indonesian and Malay form of Russia.
Rusija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Russia.
Rusiya (Country) Arabic, Bulgarian, Tajik, Azerbaijani
Arabic, Bulgarian, Tajik and Azerbaijani form of Russia.
Rusiyeh (Country) Persian
Persian form of Russia.
Rusko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Russia.
Rusland (Country) Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish cognate of Russland.
Rússia (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Russia.
Russia (Country) English, Italian, Late Roman
Derived from the name of the medieval state of Rus. The modern country of Russia includes the eastern portions of Rus, and has also expanded far to the east across Asia.
Russie (Country) French
French form of Russia.
Rússland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of Russland.
Russland (Country) German, Norwegian
Derived from the medieval state of Rus and land meaning "country, state". This is the German and Norwegian name for Russia.
Rusya (Country) Turkish, Tagalog, Cebuano
Turkish, Tagalog and Cebuano form of Russia.
Rutherford (Settlement) Scottish
From Old English hriðer "cattle, ox" and ford "ford, river crossing". This was the name of a town in southern Scotland.
Ruwanda (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Rwanda.
Rwanda (Country) Rwandan, English, French, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swahili
Of Kinyarwanda origin, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a small landlocked country in central Africa.
Ryley (Settlement) English
From Old English ryge "rye" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Lancashire, England.
Ryssland (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of Russland.