Previous Names of the Day

Jun 14th
Kurdistan   Kurdish, Arabic, English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
From Kurdish کوردستان (Kurdistan), from the Persian ethnic name کرد (Kord) meaning "Kurd" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of the region in the midst of Iran, Iraq and Turkey that is primarily inhabited by the Kurdish people.
Jun 13th
Su'udiyyah   Arabic
From the family name Al Su'ud. This is the Arabic name for Saudi Arabia, properly written with the definite article: السعوديّة (al-Su'udiyyah).
Jun 12th
Philippines   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.
Jun 11th
Endla   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 appearing in folk poetry.
Jun 10th
Portugal   Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Malay
From Portugale, which was derived from Portus Cale, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
Jun 9th
Hindistan   Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uyghur
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uyghur form of Hendustan, used as the name of the country of India.
Jun 8th
Éire   Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess Ériu, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.