Place Names Starting with R

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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.
RAVENNA(Settlement)Italian
Means 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.
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.
RIBEN(Country)Chinese
Chinese form of NIPPON.
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]
ROME(Settlement)English, French, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, from Latin Roma. 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.
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.
ROUMANIE(Country)French
French form of ROMANIA.
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.
RUDAWA(River)Polish
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a river in Poland, near Krakow.
RUMANIA(Country)Spanish
Spanish form of ROMANIA.
RUMÄNIEN(Country)German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of ROMANIA.
RUMANIYA(Country)Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ROMANIA.
RUMYNIYA(Country)Russian
Russian form of ROMANIA.
RUS(Region)Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
RUŚ(Region)Polish
Polish form of RUS.
RUSIA(Country)Spanish
Spanish form of RUSSIA.
RUSLAND(Country)Dutch
Dutch cognate of RUSSLAND.
RÚSSIA(Country)Portuguese
Portuguese form of RUSSIA.
RUSSIA(Country)English, Italian, Late Roman
Derived from the medieval state of RUS, now applied to a much larger area of Europe and Asia.
RUSSIE(Country)French
French form of RUSSIA.
RUSSLAND(Country)German
Derived from the medieval state of RUS and land meaning "country, state". This is the German name for Russia.
RUTHERFORD(Settlement)Scottish
From Old English hryðer "cattle" and ford "ford, river crossing". This was the name of a town in southern Scotland.
RYLEY(Settlement)English
From Old English ryge "rye" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Lancashire, England.
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