Popular Culture Place Names

These names occur primarily in popular culture and entertainment. They are not commonly given to real people.
Gotham (Settlement) English, Popular Culture
From Old English gat "goat" and ham "home". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire, famous for folk tales about its inhabitants pretending to be imbeciles in order to avoid a visit from the king. Based on this tale, writer Washington Irving applied the name to New York City in his satirical periodical Salmagundi (1807). Subsequently, Gotham or Gotham City was used as the setting of the Batman comics, starting 1940.
Tatooine (Other) Popular Culture
This is a fictional desert planet, the home of Luke Skywalker, in the Star Wars movie series, starting 1977. The planet is not actually named in the first movie. Star Wars creator George Lucas adapted it from the name of the city of Tataouine in Tunisia, where some scenes of the movie were being filmed.