Browse Submitted Place Names

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Actium (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Alabanda (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Altham (Settlement) English
Meaning "river meadow of the swans" hamm elfitu.
Amoy (Settlement) English (Archaic)
Older variant of Xiamen based on the Zhangzhou Hokkien romanization 廈門 (Ēe-mûi).
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".
Borzym (Settlement) Polish
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]
Bouville (Settlement) French
Bridgemont (Settlement) English
This very old and rare medieval English surname is almost certainly locational and derives from a now "lost" medieval village called "Bridgemont". Meaning, "mount of the bridge."
Brighton (Settlement) English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
Bronx (Settlement) English
Name of a borough in New York City, name after Swedish settler Jonas Bronck.
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.
Charleston (Settlement) English
Place name meaning "Charles's town".
Claddagh (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
Cwm Gwaun (Settlement) Welsh
Cwm Gwaun (English: Gwaun Valley) is a community and valley in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name itself is derived from Welsh cwm "valley" and gwaun "heath, moor".
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]
Dyfi (River) Welsh
River in north Wales.
Ellesmere (Body of Water) English
This place derives its name from an adjoining lake or mere, which, being the largest of several in the neighbourhood, was distinguished by the appellation of Aelsmere, or the principal lake.
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]
Fyvie (Settlement) Scottish
From the name of a Scottish village, chiefly distinguished for its castle (allegedly haunted, with a history going back to 1211), the meaning of which is uncertain. Earlier it may have been Fycyn or Fywin, according to one source from the Gaelic flodh abhuinn “wilderness by the river”... [more]
Galilee (Region) Biblical
A place in the Holy Bible.
Goshen (Region) Biblical
Biblical place name.
Habana (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of Havana. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana.
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Joelton (Settlement) English (Modern)
Means "Joel's town".
Linz (Settlement) English
From *lentos (“bend” in Proto-Celtic), describing the bend in the Danube where the original Celtic settlement was placed.
Loxton (Settlement) English
A town in England.
Mapleton (Settlement) English
The name Mapleton is derived from the old English words of maple and tūn. The word maple plainly refers to the deciduous species of tree native to the area, with tūn being a descriptive term for an enclosure, a farmstead, a village or an estate.
Mayfair (Other) English
Mayfair was named after the May Fair, an annual event. It took place in the area, on the site that now plays host to today's popular Shepherd Market. It comes from Old English mæg, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘have power’; related to Dutch mogen and German mögen and Old English fæger ‘pleasing, attractive’, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fagar.
Onslow (Settlement) English
Meaning, "a place within the liberty of Shrewsbury, in Salop', the original and still confusingly used, name for the county of Shropshire.
Panama (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Pennant (River) Welsh
Means "the Head of the Ravine or Brook" Welsh pen, a head + nant, a glen, stream from Middle English Old French penant Latin pœnitentia, penitence].
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.
Sawel (Mountain) English, Irish (Anglicized)
Sawel Mountain (historically known as Slieve Sawel) is the highest peak in the Sperrins, a mountain range in Northern Ireland. This is an Anglicized form of Irish samhail meaning "likeness", taken from its Irish name Samhail Phite Méabha "likeness to Méabh's vulva", referring to a glen or hollow on the side of the mountain.
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 (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
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]
Sochi (Settlement) Russian
St Quivox (Settlement) Scottish
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.
Tessera (Settlement) Italian
Tirintha (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name of Tyrins.
Tuscany (Region) English
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.
Wenningsted (Settlement) North Frisian
Derived from North Frisian winning "gained land" and Low German stede "settlement".
Xiamen (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 厦 (xià) meaning "mansion, large building" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door", itself an alteration of the older name 下门 (Xiàmén) from 下 (xià) meaning "under, below, down" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door"... [more]