are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France) by speakers of Basque
BEGOÑA (Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Possibly from Basque meaning "lower foot"
. This is the name of a district (formerly a separate town) of Bilbao, Spain.
ETXEBERRIA (Settlement) Basque
Means "the new house"
, from Basque etxe
"house" and berri
"new". This was the name of a village (and castle) in Navarre where the saint Francis Xavier was born.
IBARRA (Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar
. This is the name of a few Basque towns.
LEIRE (Mountain) Basque
Possibly from Latin legionarius
meaning "pertaining to a legion"
. This is the name of a mountain in Navarre, the site of an old monastery.
MENDOZA (Settlement) Basque
From Basque mendi
"mountain" and hotz
"cold". This is the name of a town in Álava, Spain.
ZABALA (Settlement) Basque
From Basque zabal
meaning "large, wide"
. This is the name of a district within the city of Bilbao in Spain.