Browse Submitted Place Names
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AONIA (Country) English
This was an ancient name of the country of Boeotia in Greek legend, allegedly derived from that of the hero Aon
. Aonia was a region sacred to the Muses, whom the English poet Alexander Pope called the "Aonian maids".
AVONLEA (Settlement) Literature (Rare)
Coined by author Lucy Maude Montgomery as a place name in her Anne of Green Gables series. She intended for Avonlea
to echo the Avalon
of Arthurian legends, an idyllic place of beauty. Literally means "grassy meadow" from an unknown element and the Old English leah
"clearing, meadow"... [more]
BOSTON (Settlement) English
From a surname which was originally taken from an English place name meaning "Botwulf's stone". (It is likely that Botwulf was an ordinary landowner; later the place name became associated with the saint of the same name, Botulph
, who built a monastery there in the 7th century.) A city in Massachusetts bears this name... [more]
BRIGHTON (Settlement) English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
CALLIFAE (Settlement) English
From the name of a town in ancient Italy, of uncertain origin. It was mentioned only by the Roman historian Livy, and may correspond to the village Calvisi, at the foot of the Monte Matese.
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
DOVER (Settlement) English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās
, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr
, 'water, tears').... [more]
EVRYTANIA (Political Subdivision) Greek
Derived from Εὐρυτᾶνες (Eurytanes)
"Eurytanians", the name of an ancient Aetolian tribe who inhabited Eurytania, an ancient region. It is possibly derived from Greek εὐρύτης (eurytes)
meaning "width, breadth", itself a derivative of εὐρύς (eurys)
"wide, broad", or Greek εὔρυτος (eurytos)
meaning "full-flowing", from εὖ (eu)
"well" and ῥέω (rheo)
"to flow, run, stream, gush".... [more]
HABANA (Settlement) Spanish
From the Spanish name of the capital city of Cuba, known in English as Havana
, the origin and meaning of which is obscure. Most likely it is based on Habaguanex
, the name of a local Taíno (Arawak) chief.
ITHACA (Settlement) Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."
JAMAICA (Island) English
From the Arawaks originally called the island "Xymaica". It means "land of wood and water". Before the spaniards changed the name into Jamaica.
PORTLAND (Settlement) American
In America, it is most likely used as a place name in reference to Portland, Oregon.
REYNOSA (Settlement) Spanish
Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is also the municipal seat of Reynosa Municipality.
SHANGRILA (Body of Water) Pakistani, Tibetan
Shangrila is a name of Tibetan origin. The name means "heaven on earth". The name is mainly known in northern Pakistan. The "Shangrila Lake" in northern Pakistan is very famous among the country.
SINAI (Mountain) Hebrew, English, German
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses
receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
TAHOE (Body of Water) American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
TAMPA (Settlement) English
After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
TERABITHIA (Political Subdivision) Literature
The magical kingdom from the children's novel 'Bridge to Terabithia' (1977) by Katherine Paterson. Terabithia means "land of the turpentine-trees", it is in relation to the island Terebinthia in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' by C. S. Lewis.
TUSCANY (Region) English
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.