SAINT PIERRE(Settlement & Island)French
Name commemorating Saint PETER
. This is the name of several communes in France as well as a French island near Newfoundland.
SAMARRA(Settlement)Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German
This is the name of a city in Iraq, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate in the 9th century. It was possibly built at the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Surmarrati
, which is of uncertain meaning.
From Old English sand
"sand" and ford
"ford, river crossing". This is the name of several towns in England.
The name of several places in the Spanish-speaking world, in honour of Saint ANNA
The name of several places in the Portuguese-speaking world, in honour of Saint ANNA
This is the name of several cities in Spain and Portugal, so-named for Saint JAMES
(see the given name SANTIAGO
for more information). It is also used for many other cities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, notably the capital city of Chile.
Derived from Hungarian sár
"mud" and köz
"margin, lane". This is the name of a region in Hungary.
SAXONY(Region & Political Subdivision)English
From the name of the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from Germanic sahs
meaning "knife". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, and appears int he names of the German states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
From older Scoronlo
, meaning "forest by the shore" in Dutch. This is the name of a town in the province of Noord-Holland in the Netherlands.
SCHWYZ(Settlement & Political Subdivision)German, English, Spanish
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Old High German suedan
"to burn" or possibly of Celtic origin. This is the name of a town (and a canton named for it) in central Switzerland
Meaning uncertain, perhaps of Arabic origin. This is the name of a town on Sicily.
Means "land of the Scots", from Latin Scoti
meaning "Gaelic speaker". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the north of the island of Great Britain.
From the old name of a river combined with Old English broc
"stream". This is the name of a town in Buckinghamshire, England.
From Old Norse selja
"willow, sallow" and býr
"farm, settlement". This is the name of a city near York in England.
Probably from Old Irish sen
meaning "old, ancient". This is the name of a river in Ireland. It is personified by the goddess Sionann
From Old English scir
"bright" and burna
"spring, fountain, stream". This is the name of several towns in England.
Meaning unknown. The name is recorded in Elamite as Tiraziš
. This is the name of a city in southern Iran.
Means "wide island", from Old English sid
"wide" and eg
"island". This is the name of a place in Surrey.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Sgitheanach
, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.
From the given name SLÁINE
. This is the name of a town in ireland, said to be named for the legendary high king Sláine.
Possibly named after the Germanic tribe the Silingi or from a Slavic root meaning "humid, damp". This is the name of a mountain in Silesia
SLOVAKIA(Country)English, Norwegian, Finnish
, the Slovak form of medieval Slavic slovene
, referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the name of a country in central Europe.
From medieval Slavic slovene
referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovak name for Slovakia.
Possibly derived from Latin salsus
"salty" or saxa
"rocks", but likely of pre-Latin origin. This is the name of a river in Portugal.
Derived from Hispania
, the Latin name of the Iberian Peninsula, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Punic I-Shaphan
meaning "land of the rabbits".
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a city in Scotland.
Name commemorating Saint JOHN
. This is the name of several towns in England.
STOCKHOLM(Settlement)Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, German, Dutch, French
From Swedish stock
"log" and holme
"islet". The islet probably referred to Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. This is the name of the capital city of Sweden. The first written mention of the name occurs in 1252.
SUDAN(Country)English, Arabic, German, Italian
From Arabic سُود (sud)
meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in Africa. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: السُودان (al-Sudan)
Possibly from the Balto-Slavic root zeme
meaning "ground, earth". This is the Finnish name for Finland
SURİYE(Political Subdivision & Country)Turkish
Turkish form of SYRIA
. This was the name of a province of the Ottoman Empire.
From Middle Dutch Zweden
, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar
"Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz
meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
, a word meaning "Swiss", ultimately derived from the name of the Swiss town and canton of SCHWYZ
, plus land
. This is the name of a country in central Europe.
City in Australia which was named after Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). His title originally came from the name of its first holder, Robert SIDNEY
SYRIA(Country & Region)English, Polish, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
From Greek Συρια (Syria)
, which was probably a variant of ASSYRIA
, used in an expanded sense to refer to the northern Levant. This was the name of a province of the Roman Empire. It is now the name of a country in western Asia, having gained independence from the Ottoman Empire early in the 20th century.