Classical Greek Origin Place Names

This is a list of place names in which the origin is Classical Greek. Ancient Greek was the language spoken by the peoples of ancient Greece and other places in the Hellenic world.
Aasia (Region) Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Asia.
Abilene (Region) Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy place". This is the name of a place briefly mentioned in the New Testament.
Aethiopia (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Ethiopia.
Aithiopia (Country) Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of Ethiopia.
Ajia (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Asia.
Albania (Region & Country) Late Roman, English, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Indonesian, Malay
Medieval Latin name for the region that was once occupied by the Illyrian tribe called Albanoi. This is the name of a country in the Balkans.
Albanie (Country) French
French form of Albania.
Albanien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish, Luxembourgish
German, Swedish, Danish and Luxembourgish form of Albania.
Albānija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Albania.
Albanija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene and Lithuanian form of Albania.
Albaniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek form of Albania.
Alexandreia (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Alexandria.
Alexandria (Settlement) English, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek given name Ἀλέξανδρος (see Alexander), bestowed by Alexander the Great upon the cities he founded or conquered. This is the name of many cities throughout the world, notably in Egypt.
Anatolia (Region) Late Roman, English
Latin form of Greek ἀνατολή (anatole) meaning "sunrise", a term used by the Greeks to refer to the peninsula to the east (modern Turkey).
Andonezi (Country) Persian
Persian form of Indonesia.
Arábia (Region) Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of Arabia.
Arabia (Region) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish
From Greek Ἀραβία (Arabia), derived from Arabic عرب ('arab) meaning "Arabs, Arabian people". This is the name of a large peninsula in the Middle East, also called the Arabian Peninsula.
Arábia Saudita (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Saudi Arabia.
Arabia Saudita (Country) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Saudi Arabia.
Arábie (Region) Czech
Czech form of Arabia.
Arabie (Region) French
French form of Arabia.
Arabië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Arabia.
Arabien (Region) German, Danish, Swedish
German, Danish and Swedish form of Arabia.
Arabie Saoudite (Country) French
French form of Saudi Arabia.
Arbënia (Country) Albanian (Archaic)
Albanian form of Albania. This is no longer used as the official Albanian name of the country, which is now Shqipëri.
Arimathaea (Settlement) Biblical Latin
Latin form of Arimathea.
Arimathea (Settlement) Biblical
From Greek Ἁριμαθαία (Harimathaia), of unknown meaning. In the New Testament this is the home town of Joseph of Arimathea. The town has not been positively identified, though רָמָתַיִם (Ramatayim) or רָמָה (Ramah) near Jerusalem has been proposed.
Ásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Asia.
Àsia (Region) Catalan
Catalan form of Asia.
Asía (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asia.
Asia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek, Norwegian, Indonesian, Malay, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east". This is the name of the world's largest continent.
Asie (Region) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Asia.
Asien (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Asia.
Asiya (Region) Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Western African, Hausa
Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani and Hausa form of Asia.
Asya (Region) Turkish, Hebrew, Filipino, Tagalog
Turkish, Hebrew and Tagalog form of Asia.
Aten (Settlement) Persian, Swedish
Persian and Swedish form of Athens.
Atena (Settlement) Croatian, Romanian
Croatian and Romanian form of Athens.
Atėnai (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Athens.
Atēnas (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Athens.
Atenas (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Athens.
Atene (Settlement) Italian, Slovene, Japanese
Italian, Slovene and Japanese form of Athens.
Athén (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Athens.
Athen (Settlement) German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian form of Athens.
Athena (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Athens.
Athenae (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Athens.
Athenai (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Athens.
Athene (Settlement) Dutch, Southern African, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Athens.
Athènes (Settlement) French
French form of Athens.
Athens (Settlement) English
From Ancient Greek Ἀθήναι (Athenai), meaning unknown, probably from a pre-Greek language. The Greek goddess Athena was probably named for the city, not vice versa. Athens is a city in eastern Greece, emerging as a powerful city-state in the classical period. It has been the capital of the modern country of Greece since 1834.
Athina (Settlement) Greek, Arabic
Modern Greek and Arabic form of Athens.
Äthiopien (Country) German
German form of Ethiopia.
Atina (Settlement) Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Turkish
Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Turkish form of Athens.
Atlantic (Body of Water) English
From Greek Ἀτλαντικός (Atlantikos), derived from the name of the mythical island of Atlantis. Greek writers used this name to refer to the waters beyond the Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar).
Atlanticus (Body of Water) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Atlantic.
Atlantikos (Body of Water) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Atlantic.
Atlantis (Island) Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Ἄτλας (see Atlas), a mythological king with the same name as the Titan. According to Greek mythology, Atlantis was an island that sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
Attica (Region) English, Ancient Roman
From Greek Ἀττική (Attike), derived from the name of the city of Ἀθήναι (see Athens). This is the name of the peninsula where Athens is located.
Attike (Region) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Attica.
Attiki (Region) Greek
Modern Greek form of Attica.
Azija (Region) Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Macedonian form of Asia.
Aziya (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Asia.
Azja (Region) Polish
Polish form of Asia.
Batra (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Petra. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: البتراء (al-Batra).
Betânia (Settlement) Biblical Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bethany.
Betania (Settlement) Biblical Spanish, Biblical Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Bethany.
Bethania (Settlement) Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Bethany used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
Bethany (Settlement) Biblical
From Greek Βηθανία (Bethania), which is of uncertain meaning. The first part of the name is derived from Hebrew/Aramaic בַּיִת (bayit) meaning "house". Suggestions for the second part of the name include עָנָה ('anah) leading to "house of affliction" or תְּאֵנָה (te'enah) leading to "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany is the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha.
Chipre (Island & Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Cyprus.
Chypre (Island & Country) French
French form of Cyprus.
Cipro (Island & Country) Italian
Italian form of Cyprus.
Corinth (Settlement) English
From Greek Κόρινθος (Korinthos), from Doric Greek Ϙόρινθος (Qorinthos), of Pre-Greek origin. This was the name of an ancient Greek city-state on the Peloponnese, as well as a nearby modern city.
Corinthe (Settlement) French
French form of Corinth.
Corinthus (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Corinth.
Cypern (Island & Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Cyprus.
Cyprus (Island & Country) English, Dutch
From Greek Κύπρος (Kypros), which may get its name from the cypress tree (Greek κυπάρισσος). This is the name of an island country in the eastern Mediterranean. Although considered one nation by most other countries, the northern part of the island is occupied by Turkish forces and claims independence.
Delfoi (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Delphoi.
Delphi (Settlement) Ancient Roman, English
Latinized form of Greek Δελφοί (Delphoi), from δελφύς (delphys) meaning "womb". This was the name of an ancient Greek city, the site of an oracle of Apollo.
Delphoi (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Delphi.
Dzhordzhiya (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Georgia 2, the American state.
Eiropa (Region) Latvian
Latvian form of Europe.
Ellada (Country) Greek
Modern Greek form of Ancient Greek Ἑλλάδα (Hellada), derived from Ἕλλην (Hellen) meaning "Greek", which is of uncertain origin. This is the Greek endonym for Greece.
Endla (Body of Water) Estonian
From the medieval personal name Ent or Endo, which are of uncertain origin, possibly derivatives of the personal name Hendrik or Andres. This is the name of an Estonian lake often appearring in folk poetry.
Eshiya (Region) Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati
Hindi, Bengali and Gujarati form of Asia.
Ethiopia (Country) English
From Latin Aethiopia, itself from Greek Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopia), said to derive from αἴθω (aitho) meaning "to burn" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "face", referring to the skin colour of the inhabitants (probably a folk etymology). This is the name of a country in eastern Africa.
Éthiopie (Country) French
French form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Ethiopië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiópia (Country) Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopía (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopia (Country) Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Finnish, Georgian, Korean, Indonesian
Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Finnish, Georgian, Korean and Indonesian form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopien (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian and Latvian form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Eurasia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian
Combination of Europe and Asia. This is the name of the landmass comprising all of Europe and Asia.
Eurasie (Region) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Eurasia.
Eurasien (Region) German, Danish, Swedish
German, Danish and Swedish form of Eurasia.
Eurazja (Region) Polish
Polish form of Eurasia.
Euripos (Body of Water) Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ῥιπή (rhipe) meaning "throw, swing". This was the name of the strait between Euboea and Boeotia.
Euripus (Body of Water) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Euripos.
Euroopa (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Europe.
Eurooppa (Region) Finnish
Finnish form of Europe.
Európa (Region) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Europe.
Europe (Region) English, French, Ancient Greek
From Greek Εὐρώπη (see Europa). The name of the mythological princess is from that of the continent.
Evripos (Body of Water) Greek
Modern Greek of Euripos.
Evrópa (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Europe.
Evropa (Region) Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Russian
Form of Europe used in various languages. This is also an alternate transcription of Armenian Եվրոպա or Russian Европа (see Yevropa).
Feilubin (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Philippines.
Filadelfia (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Philadelphia.
Filipina (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Philippines.
Filipinas (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Ilocano
Spanish, Portuguese and Ilocano form of Philippines.
Filipów (Settlement) Polish
Derived from the given name Filip. This is the name of a town in Poland.
Filippine (Country) Italian
Italian form of Philippines.
Firipin (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Philippines.
Galácia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galacia (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galatia (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English
From the Greek word for the Gaulish people Γαλάτης (Galates), probably a cognate of Latin Gallus (see Gallia). This was the Greek name for the region of Gaul. It was also used to refer to a region in Anatolia (modern Turkey) where Gauls settled in the 3rd century BC.... [more]
Galatien (Region) German
German form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galatya (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of Galatia, referring both to Gaul and the ancient region in Anatolia.
Galazia (Region) Italian
Italian form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Geórgia (Country & Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2.
Georgia 2 (Political Subdivision) English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch
From the given name George, named in honour of the British king George II. This was the name of an American colony, later a state.
Géorgie (Country & Political Subdivision) French
French form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2.
Gethsemane (Region) Biblical
From Γεθσημανί (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic place name meaning "oil press". In the New Testament this is the name of the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem.
Gethsemani (Region) Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Gethsemane used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
Graecia (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Greece.
Graikija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grèce (Country) French
French form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grécia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grècia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grecia (Country) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grecja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Graecia (see Greece).
Greece (Country) English
English form of Latin Graecia, the name used by the Romans for the land of the Greeks, derived from Greek Γραικός (Graikos), which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly derived from the city of Graia in Boeotia.
Griechenland (Country) German
From German Grieche "Greek" and Land. This is the German name for Greece.
Griekenland (Country) Dutch
From Dutch Griek "Greek" and land. This is the Dutch name for Greece.
Grieķija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Graecia (see Greece).
Harimathaia (Settlement) Biblical Greek
Greek form of Arimathea.
Hellada (Country) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Ellada.
Ilion (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Ilium.
Ilium (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Greek Ἴλιον (Ilion), probably of Luwian or Hittite origin. This was another name for the ancient city of Troy.
Indoneshia (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Indonesia.
Indonésia (Country) Javanese, Sundanese, Portuguese
Javanese, Sundanese and Portuguese form of Indonesia.
Indonesia (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Buginese, Minangkabau, English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean
From Greek Ἰνδός (Indos), referring to the Indus, combined with νῆσος (nesos) meaning "island". This name has been used since the 18th century by colonial powers to refer to the Indonesian archipelago and since 1945 to refer to the independent nation.
Indonésie (Country) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Indonesia.
Indonesië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Indonesia.
Indonesien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Indonesia.
Indonēzija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Indonesia.
Indonezija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Indonesia.
Indonezya (Country) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Indonesia.
Indonisha (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Indonesia.
Indonisia (Country) Greek, Thai
Greek and Thai form of Indonesia.
Indunisiyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhalese form of Indonesia.
Iskandariyah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Alexandria, usually written with the definite article: الإسكندرية (al-Iskandariyah).
Ithaca (Island) English, Greek Mythology
From Greek Ἰθάκη (Ithake), meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Greece. In Greek mythology Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. Homer's epic the Odyssey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War.
Ithake (Island) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Ithaca.
Ithaki (Island) Greek
Modern Greek form of Ithaca.
Ityoppya (Country) Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of Ethiopia.
Kıbrıs (Island & Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Cyprus.
Korinthos (Settlement) Ancient Greek, Greek
Greek form of Corinth.
Kypros (Island & Country) Greek, Norwegian, Ancient Greek
Greek and Norwegian form of Cyprus.
Lefkorosia (Country) Greek
Means "white Russia", a Greek calque of Belarus.
Lydia (Region) Ancient Greek, English
An ancient region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king Lydos.
Macarena (Settlement) Spanish
Barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple that may have been named for a person Macarius (see Macario).
Macédoine (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) French
French form of Macedonia.
Macedon (Region) English
English variant of Macedonia, used to refer to the ancient region.
Macedónia (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Slovak, Portuguese (European)
Slovak and Portuguese form of Macedonia.
Macedônia (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Macedonia.
Macedonia (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek (Latinized), English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish
Derived from Greek Μακεδονία (Makedonia), the name of an ancient kingdom and region that was named after the ancient Macedonian people. Their name was derived from Greek μακεδνός (makednos) meaning "tall, thin", which was descriptive of the people or perhaps of where they lived in the highlands.... [more]
Macedonië (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Macedonia.
Makedonia (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Greek, Norwegian, Finnish
Greek, Norwegian and Finnish form of Macedonia.
Makedonie (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Czech
Czech form of Macedonia.
Makedonien (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) German, Danish, Swedish
German, Danish and Swedish form of Macedonia. In German this refers only to the region, while the modern country is called Mazedonien or Nordmazedonien.
Makedonija (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Lithuanian
Macedonian form of Macedonia, as well as the form in several other languages.
Makedoniya (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Macedonia.
Maqduniya (Region, Country & Political Subdivision) Arabic
Arabic form of Macedonia.
Mazedonien (Country) German
German form of Macedonia (referring to the country of North Macedonia).
Messana (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Earlier Latin form of Messina.
Messene (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an ancient Greek city on the Peloponnese.
Messina (Settlement) Italian, English
Later form of Messana, the Latin form of Messene. This is the name of a city on Sicily. Founded by Greek settlers as Zankle, it was renamed in honour of the Greek city of Messene in the 5th century BC.
Naples (Settlement) English
From Latin Neapolis, from Greek Νεάπολις (Neapolis) meaning "new city". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, originally founded as a Greek colony.
Napoli (Settlement) Italian, Greek
Italian form of Naples, as well as the modern Greek form.
Neapolis (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Greek and Latin form of Naples.
Neilos (River) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Nile.
Nijl (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Nile.
Níl (River) Slovak
Slovak form of Nile.
Nil (River) Arabic, French, German, Luxembourgish, Catalan, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Form of Nile in various languages. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: النيل (al-Nil).
Nile (River) English
From Latin Nilus, which was from Greek Νεῖλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". This is the name of a long river in Africa.
Nilo (River) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Nilus (see Nile).
Nilus (River) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Nile.
Nysa (Region) Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young Dionysos was raised.
Odessa (Settlement) Russian
From the name of the ancient Greek city of Odessos (which was located at a different site). This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
Odessos (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of an ancient Greek city located on the west coast of the Black Sea, at the site of present-day Varna, Bulgaria.
Olympos (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Greek
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the highest mountain in Greece. According to legend is the home of the Greek gods.
Olympus (Mountain) English, Dutch, Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Olympos.
Pangäa (Region) German
German form of Pangaea.
Pangaea (Region) English
Created by the German geologist Alfred Wegener in 1915 to refer to a supercontinent that existed over 200 million years ago. He called it in German Pangäa, from Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and γαῖα (gaia) meaning "earth".
Pangea (Region) Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, English
Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Polish form of Pangaea, as well as an English variant.
Pangée (Region) French
French form of Pangaea.
Pangeia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Pangaea.
Petra (Settlement) Ancient Greek, English
From Greek πέτρα (petra) meaning "rock". This was the Greek name of the capital city of the Nabataeans, which may have been known as Raqmu to its Semitic inhabitants. Its ruins lie in Jordan.
Philadelphia (Settlement) Biblical, English
Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
Philippinen (Country) German
German form of Philippines.
Philippines (Country) English, French
From Spanish Filipinas, which was derived from the given name Felipe, bestowed in 1543 in honour of the crown prince Philip (later king Philip II) of Spain by the explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, who originally used it only to refer to the islands of Leyte and Samar. It now refers to the entire archipelago and nation of the Philippines in southeastern Asia. In English it is usually referred to using the definite article, the.
Pilipinas (Country) Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Tagalog, Cebuano and Hiligaynon form of Philippines.
Qubrus (Island & Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Cyprus.
Saint Denis (Settlement) French
Name commemorating Saint Denis. This is the name of several communes in France.
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.
San Nicolás (Settlement) Spanish
The name of several places in the Spanish-speaking world, in honour of Saint Nicholas.
Saudi Arabia (Country) English
From the family name Al Su'ud combined with Arabia, referring to the Arabian Peninsula. This is a kingdom in the Middle East on the Arabian Peninsula. It was named by its founder Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud in 1932.
Saudi-Arabia (Country) Finnish, Norwegian
Finnish and Norwegian form of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi-Arabië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi-Arabien (Country) German, Danish
German and Danish form of Saudi Arabia.
Saudiarabien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Saudi Arabia.
Sydney (Settlement) English
City in Australia that was named after Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). His title originally came from the name of its first holder, Robert Sidney (1563-1626).
Troia (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Troy.
Troie (Settlement) French
French form of Troy.
Trója (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Troy.
Troja (Settlement) German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Serbian
Form of Troy in several languages.
Troje (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Troy.
Troy (Settlement) Greek Mythology, English
From Greek Τροία (Troia), said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology (most notably in Homer's Iliad) this was the name of a city, also called Ilium, that was besieged by the Greeks after Helen was abducted by Paris 1.
Tyrone (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of Eoghan". This is the name of a county in Northern Ireland.
Tzortzia (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Georgia 2.
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.
Yevraziya (Region) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Eurasia.
Yevropa (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Europe.
Zypern (Island & Country) German
German form of Cyprus.