Place Names with Relationship "from word"

This is a list of place names in which the relationship is from word.
type
usage
form
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.
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).
Anglae Terra (Country) Late Roman
Late Latin form of England (a translation, meaning "land of the Angles").
Anglia (Country & Region) Late Roman, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Albanian, Armenian
Late Latin form of England (and also of Angel).
Aquino (Settlement) Italian
Derived from Latin aqua meaning "water". This is the name of a town in Italy.
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.
Argentina (Country) Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Azerbaijani, Indonesian, Malay
From Latin argentinus meaning "silvery", a derivative of argentum meaning "silver". This is the name of a country in South America, arising from a Latinized form of Spanish Río de la Plata meaning "river of silver".
Asch (Settlement) Dutch
From Old Dutch aska meaning "ash tree". This is the name of a town in the Netherlands.
Astnide (Settlement) Old High German (Latinized)
Old German (Latinized) form of Essen.
Australia (Region & Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Latin australis meaning "southern". It was formally adopted as the name of the continent (and later country) by the British administrators of the region in 1824.
Bavaria (Political Subdivision) English, Late Roman
From Late Latin Baiovarii, the name of a Germanic tribe, named after an earlier Gaulish tribe the Boii. This is the name of a state in Germany (called Bayern in German).
Baviera (Political Subdivision) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Bavaria.
Bayern (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Bavaria.
Botswana (Country) Southern African, Tswana, English, Shona, German, French, Italian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian
Means "place of the Tswana people" in the Tswana language, from the locative prefix bo- combined with the name of Tswana people, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from tswa "to go out" or tshwana "to resemble". This is the name of a country in southern Africa. During the British colonial period the region was called Bechuanaland, which was more accurately rendered as Botswana when the country achieved independence in 1966.
Britannia (Island) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Britain.
Bulgaria (Country) Late Roman, English, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Malay
From the name of the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed". This is the name of a country in southeastern Europe.
Bustillo (Settlement) Spanish
From a diminutive of Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture". This is the name of towns in Spain.
Busto (Settlement) Spanish, Italian
From Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture". This is the name of several towns in Spain and Italy.
Cantium (Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Kent.
Castilla (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Castile.
Cathay (Country) English
From Old Turkic Khitai, the name of a people who ruled northern China as the Liao dynasty from the 10th to 12th century, also called the Khitan people. This is an archaic English synonym for China.
Ceaster (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Chester.
Čechy (Region) Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs, probably derived from the Slavic root čelo meaning "family, tribe". This is the Czech name of Bohemia, while the Czech Republic is called Česko.
Česko (Country) Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs (see Čechy). This is the Czech name for the Czech Republic.
Croatia (Country) English, Late Roman
From Croatian Hrvatska, from medieval Slavic Khorvatu, of unknown meaning. This is the name of a country in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe.
Czajków (Settlement) Polish
Derived from Polish czajka meaning "lapwing (bird)". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
Däitschland (Country) Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Deutschland.
Dānija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Denmark.
Danija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Denmark.
Daniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Denmark.
Danska (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Denmark.
Deutschland (Country) German
Derived from the German deutsch meaning "German" (ultimately from Germanic þeudo "people") and Land. This is the German endonym for Germany.
Duitsland (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Deutschland.
Écosse (Country) French
French form of Scotland.
Eesti (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Estonia.
Englaland (Country) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of England.
Eran (Country) Ancient Persian
Middle Persian form of Iran.
Escócia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Scotland.
Escocia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Scotland.
Eslováquia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Slovakia.
Eslovàquia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Slovakia.
Eslovaquia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Slovakia.
Eslovénia (Country) Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of Slovenia.
Eslovènia (Country) Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Slovenia.
Eslovênia (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Slovenia.
Eslovenia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Slovenia.
Estija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Estonia.
Estland (Country) German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of Estonia.
Estonia (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Malay, Late Roman
From Estonian eesti meaning "Estonian", a word borrowed from Low German in the 17th century. It is of uncertain origin. It could be from a Germanic rendering of the Baltic tribe of the Aesti, mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus.
Finnland (Country) Ancient Scandinavian, German
Old Norse and German form of Finland.
Finska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Finland.
Finsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Finland.
Francia (Country) Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Latin form of France.
Franconia (Region) Late Roman, English, Italian, Spanish
Latin name derived from Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe. This is the name of a region in southern Germany.
Franken (Region) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Franconia.
Frankreich (Country) German
Derived from German Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and Reich meaning "empire, realm". This is the German name for France.
Frankrig (Country) Danish
Danish cognate of Frankreich. This is the Danish name for France.
Frankrijk (Country) Dutch
Dutch cognate of Frankreich. This is the Dutch name for France.
Frankrike (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of Frankreich. This is the Swedish name for France.
Górka (Settlement) Polish
From Polish góra meaning "mountain". This is the name of various towns in Poland.
Harvatiya (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Croatia.
Hayk (Country) Armenian (Archaic)
From the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", of uncertain ultimate origin. Some theories claim it is from the name of the Armenian hero Hayk, though it is more likely that they simply derive from the same source. This is an archaic Armenian name for Armenia; the modern name is Հայաստան (Hayastan).
Hořovice (Settlement) Czech
From Czech hora meaning "mountain". This is the name of a town in the Czech Republic.
Hrvaška (Country) Slovene
Slovene form of Croatia.
Hrvatska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Macedonian form of Croatia.
Kent (Political Subdivision & River) English
Possibly from a Brythonic element meaning "border, edge, coast". This is the name of a historic kingdom and modern county in southeastern England, called Cent in Old English, Cantium in Latin. It is also the name of a river in Cumbria, northwestern England.
Khorvatiya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Croatia.
Khorvatu (Country) Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Medieval Slavic form of Croatia.
Kirgiziya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Kyrgyzstan.
Kitajska (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of Cathay, used as the Slovene name of China.
Kitay (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian cognate of Cathay, used as the Russian and Bulgarian name of China.
Kozłów (Settlement) Polish
From Polish kozioł meaning "male goat". This is the name of several Polish towns.
Kozłowo (Settlement) Polish
From Polish kozioł meaning "male goat". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
Kytay (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian cognate of Cathay, used as the Ukrainian name of China.
La Mare (Settlement) Medieval French
Means "the pool" in Old French. This was the name of a town in Normandy.
Liberia (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Derived from Latin liber meaning "free". This was the name of a colony established in western Africa by free African Americans in the 1820s. It declared its independence in 1847, and was one of only two independent countries in Africa in the early 20th century (along with Ethiopia).
Mađarska (Country) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Magyarország.
Madinah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Medina, usually written with the definite article: المدينة (al-Madinah).
Magyarország (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian name for the country of Hungary, derived from magyar meaning "Hungarian" and ország meaning "country". Magyar itself is derived from a combination of two Uralic roots both meaning "man".
Marche (Political Subdivision) Italian, English
From the plural of Late Latin marca meaning "borderland, march", of Germanic origin. This is the name of a region in central Italy, named for the March of Ancona, a frontier region in the Carolingian Empire.
Menggu (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese
Chinese form of Mongolia.
Mongol (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Mongolia.
Montana (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Latin montanus "mountainous". This is the name of an American state.
Nemačka (Country) Serbian
Serbian (Ekavian) variant of Njemačka.
Nemčija (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of Niemcy, used as the Slovene name of Germany.
Německo (Country) Czech
Czech cognate of Niemcy, used as the Czech name of Germany.
Nemecko (Country) Slovak
Slovak cognate of Niemcy, used as the Slovak name of Germany.
Nemetchina (Country) Russian
Russian cognate of Niemcy, used as a Russian name of Germany.
Niemcy (Country) Polish
From Slavic němici meaning "mute, not able to speak", extended to mean "foreigner, German". This is the Polish name of Germany.
Njemačka (Country) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian cognate of Niemcy, used as the name of Germany.
Nowakowo (Settlement) Polish
From Polish nowy meaning "new". This is the name of towns in Poland.
Nowice (Settlement) Polish
From Polish nowy meaning "new". This is the name of a few towns in Poland.
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.
Poland (Country) English
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Poles, derived from the medieval Slavic word polje meaning "field", combined with land. This is the name of a country in eastern Europe.
Polen (Country) German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian form of Poland.
Polija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Poland.
Poljska (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovene form of Poland.
Pologne (Country) French
French form of Poland.
Polónia (Country) Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of Poland.
Polônia (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Poland.
Polonia (Country) Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek
Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Greek form of Poland.
Polsha (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Poland.
Polshcha (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Poland.
Polska (Country) Polish, Macedonian
Polish (and Macedonian) form of Poland.
Poľsko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Poland.
Polsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Poland.
Poola (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Poland.
Provença (Region) Provençal
Provençal form of Provence.
Provence (Region) French, English, German
From Latin provincia meaning "province", a Roman territorial division. This is the name a region in southern France, originally acquiring its name because it was the first Roman province beyond the Alps.
Provenza (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Provence.
Puola (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Poland.
Sachsen (Region & Political Subdivision) German
German form of Saxony.
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 in the names of the German states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
Schotland (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Scotland.
Schottland (Country) German
German form of Scotland.
Schweden (Country) German
German form of Sweden.
Scotland (Country) English
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.
Scozia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Scotland.
Shqipëri (Country) Albanian
From Albanian shqip meaning "Albanian", which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly from shqipe, a variant of shkabë meaning "eagle". It could also be from shqipoj meaning "to say clearly". This is the modern Albanian name for Albania, replacing Arbënia around the 18th century. It is usually written with the definite article suffixed: Shqipëria.
Sionainn (River) Irish
Irish form of Shannon.
Skócia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Scotland.
Skotland (Country) Danish
Danish form of Scotland.
Skotlanti (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Scotland.
Škótsko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Scotland.
Skotsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Scotland.
Skottland (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of Scotland.
Slovacchia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Slovakia.
Slovačka (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Slovakia.
Slovakia (Country) English, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek
From Slovák, the Slovak form of medieval Slavic slovene, referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the name of a country in central Europe. Note that the name of this country is closely related to that of Slovenia.
Slovakien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Slovakia.
Slovakiet (Country) Danish
Danish form of Slovakia.
Slovaquie (Country) French
French form of Slovakia.
Slovaška (Country) Slovene
Slovene form of Slovakia.
Slovenia (Country) English, Italian, Romanian, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Georgian
From Slovene, the language of the Slovenes, derived from the medieval Slavic tribal name slovene meaning "Slavs". This is the name of a country in central Europe. Note that the name of this country is closely related to that of Slovakia.
Slovénie (Country) French
French form of Slovenia.
Slovenië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovenia.
Slovenien (Country) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Slovenia.
Slovėnija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Slovenia.
Slovēnija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Slovenia.
Slovenija (Country) Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
From medieval Slavic slovene referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovene name for Slovenia.
Sloveniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Slovenia.
Slovensko (Country) Slovak, Czech
From medieval Slavic slovene referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovak name for Slovakia.
Slovinsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Slovenia.
Słowacja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Slovakia.
Slowakei (Country) German
German form of Slovakia.
Slowakije (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovakia.
Slowenien (Country) German
German form of Slovenia.
Somali (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Mongolian
Form of Somalia in various languages.
Somalia (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Albanian, Indonesian, Malay
From the ethnic name Somali, of uncertain meaning. The Somali people connect it to their mythical ancestor Samaale. Italian and British colonists applied the ethnic name to the Horn of Africa region in the 19th century. It became an independent country in 1960.
Somalie (Country) French
French form of Somalia.
Somalië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Somalia.
Somālija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Somalia.
Somalija (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Somalia.
Soomaaliya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Somalia.
Suecia (Country) Spanish, Late Roman
Spanish and Latin form of Sweden.
Suède (Country) French
French form of Sweden.
Sumal (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Somalia, usually written with the definite article: الصومال (al-Sumal).
Sverige (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Swedish svear "Swede" and rike "realm, kingdom". This is the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish name for Sweden.
Sweden (Country) English, Medieval Dutch
From Middle Dutch, 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.
Szkocja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Scotland.
Szlovákia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Slovakia.
Tanni (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Denmark.
Tanska (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Denmark.
Turcia (Country) Late Roman
Latin form of Turkey.
Türkiye (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Turkey.
Turkiyya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Turkey.
Tyskland (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of Deutschland.
Valentia (Settlement & Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Valencia.
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).
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.
Wiśniewo (Settlement) Polish
Derived from Polish wiśnia meaning "sour cherry". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
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".