Place Names Starting with Y

Yakarta (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Jakarta.
Yəmən (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yemen.
Yaman (Country) Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Hindi, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic form of Yemen, properly written with the definite article: اليمن (al-Yaman).
Yamato (Country) Japanese
Possibly related to Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain". This was the old name for the area around the city of Nara, though it was later applied to the entire country of Japan. Chinese scribes originally wrote this name using the character meaning "short". However, this was revised to the more favourable meaning "harmony" in the 8th century. The prefixed character means "great".
Yamuna (River) Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit
Name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess Yami.
Yapan (Country) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Japão (see Japan).
Yarden (River & Country) Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jordan.
Yaxiya (Region) Chinese (Archaic)
Chinese form of Asia.
Yazhou (Region) Chinese
From a short form of Yaxiya combined with (zhōu) meaning "continent, island". This is the modern Chinese name for Asia.
Yémen (Country) French
French form of Yemen.
Yemen (Country) English, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog
From Arabic يمن (Yaman), probably derived from يمين (yamin) meaning "right hand, south". This is the name of a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemeni (Country) Greek
Greek form of Yemen.
Yericho (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jericho.
Yevraziya (Region) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Eurasia.
Yevropa (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Europe.
Yindu (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of India.
Yisra'el (Country) Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Israel.
Yordaniya (Country) Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian and Ukrainian form of Jordan (the country).
York (Settlement & Political Subdivision) English
From Jórvík, the Norse form of Old English Eoforwic, which was from the Brythonic name Eburacon meaning "yew". The Old English form Eoforwic was altered based on eofor "boar" and wic "village".... [more]
Yoxall (Settlement) English
Derived from Old English geoc "oxen yoke" and halh "nook, recess". This is the name of a town in Staffordshire.
Yuenan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Vietnam.
Yuganda (Country) Ganda
Luganda variant form of Uganda.