Place Names Starting with V

Valence (Settlement & Region) French
French form of Valencia.
València (Settlement & Region) Catalan
Catalan (Valencian) form of Valencia.
Valencia (Settlement & Region) Spanish, Italian, English, German
The name of a city and surrounding region in eastern Spain, originally named in Latin Valentia (Edetanorum) meaning "strength (of the Edetani people)", and derived from Latin valentius "strength, vigour", from valens "strong, vigorous". Besides the city in Spain, this is also the name of a city in Venezuala.
Valentia (Settlement & Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Valencia.
Valhal (Other) Norse Mythology
Danish form of Valhalla.
Valhall (Other) Norse Mythology
Swedish and Norwegian form of Valhalla.
Valhalla (Other) Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Valhǫll meaning "hall of the battle-dead", from valr meaning "those slain in battle" and hǫll meaning "hall, manor". In Norse mythology this is the name of Odin's enormous hall where half of all warriors go after they die.
Valhǫll (Other) Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Valhalla.
Vanga (Country) Sanskrit
An ancient kingdom located in what is now eastern India and Bangladesh. Its meaning is uncertain.
Varšava (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsavia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsovie (Settlement) French
French form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Vashington (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Washington.
Vashynhton (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Washington.
Venecia (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Venice.
Venecuela (Country) Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian
Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian form of Venezuela, as well as a Croatian variant.
Venedig (Settlement) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Venice.
Venesuela (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Azerbaijani and Georgian form of Venezuela.
Venetia (Region & Settlement) Ancient Roman, Late Roman, Greek
From the name of the Veneti people who inhabited northeastern Italy in ancient times. Their tribal name possibly meant something like "kinfolk" or "friendly". This was the Latin name for the region now called Veneto, and later the Latin name for the city of Venice (which did not exist in the classical period).
Vénétie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Veneto.
Venetien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Veneto.
Veneto (Political Subdivision) Italian, English
The name of a region in northeastern Italy, called Venetia in Latin, named after the Veneti people who lived there in ancient times.
Venetsuela (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Venezuela.
Venezia (Settlement) Italian, Norwegian
Italian form of Venetia, referring to the city of Venice.
Venezouela (Country) Greek
Greek form of Venezuela.
Venezuela (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Albanian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malay
Possibly from Italian Veneziola meaning "little Venice". This is the name of a country on the northern coast of South America. The region was supposedly named this in 1499 by a Spanish expedition (which included Amerigo Vespucci) because an indigenous town on Lake Maracaibo was built on stilts over the water, reminiscent of the Italian city. Another theory suggests that the country's name comes from Veneciuela, the name of a local people.
Vengrija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hungary.
Vengriya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Hungary.
Venice (Settlement) English
From Italian Venezia, derived from Latin Venetia. This is the name of a city of northeastern Italy, the capital of the Veneto region, famous for its canals.
Venise (Settlement) French
French form of Venice.
Venkata (Mountain) Hindi, Sanskrit
Possibly means "self-born" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
Vereinigtes Königreich (Country) German
German calque of United Kingdom (using the adjective vereinigt meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article das.
Vereinigte Staaten (Country) German
German calque of United States (using the adjective vereinigt meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article die.
Verenigde Staten (Country) Dutch
Dutch calque of United States (using the adjective verenigd meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article de.
Verona (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, English, Ancient Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Latin, Gallic or Etruscan origin. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Vérone (Settlement) French
French form of Verona.
Victoria (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) English
From the given name Victoria. It has generally been bestowed in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). This is the name of many places in the former British Empire, including an Australian state and a Canadian city.
Vienna (Settlement) English, Italian
Meaning uncertain. It could be from Celtic vedunia meaning "forest stream", or possibly from the name of an earlier Roman settlement Vindobona. This is the name of the capital of Austria.
Vienne (Settlement) French
French form of Vienna.
Việt Nam (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Vietnam.
Vietnam (Country) English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay
From Việt Nam, meaning "southern Yue", derived from Sino-Vietnamese (việt), referring to the Yue people, and (nam) meaning "south". This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia.
Vietname (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Vietnamese Chữ Nôm 越南 (see Vietnam).
Vijetnam (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian form of Vietnamese Chữ Nôm 越南 (see Vietnam).
Vindobona (Settlement) Ancient Roman
From Celtic windos "white" and bona "foundation, fort". This was a Roman military town on the site of the Austrian city of Vienna.
Viro (Country) Finnish
From the name of the old region of Virumaa in northern Estonia, which got its name from the Finnic tribe of the Vironians. This is the Finnish name for Estonia.
Viti (Country & Island) Fijian, English
Fijian form of Fiji. This name is also used in English (and other languages) to refer to the main Fijian island of Viti Levu.
Vitryssland (Country) Swedish
Means "white Russia", a Swedish calque of Belarus.
Vlaanderen (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Flanders.
Vlander (Region) Medieval Dutch
Middle Dutch form of Flanders.
Voshingtan (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Hindi
Hindi form of Washington.