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This is a list of submitted place names in which an editor of the name is Beautiful Victory.
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Å (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian
Taken directly from Swedish and Norwegian å meaning "stream, creek, small river". This is the name of several villages in Sweden and Norway.
Aalborg (Settlement) Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse áll "river, stream" and borg "fortress, castle". This is the name of the fourth largest city in Denmark.
Aarhus (Settlement) Danish
From Old Danish Árós meaning "river mouth", ultimately derived from Old Norse á "river" and óss "mouth (of a river)". Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark.
Aasiaat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "spiders" in Greenlandic, though spiders are very rare on the island. Aasiaat is town in Greenland.
Abisko (Other) Swedish
From Northern Sami Ábeskovvu meaning "forest by the big water", from Sami áphi "lake, sea, big water" and skovvu, identical to Swedish skog "forest". The "big water" is probably Torneträsk... [more]
Åbo (Settlement) Swedish
Possibly from Swedish å "river" and bo "home, dwelling" or "dweller, inhabitant". Other meanings are possible, like it being derived from the given name Aabo... [more]
Accra (Settlement) English
Derived from Akan nkran meaning "fire ant". This is the name of the capital city of Ghana.
Agnafit (Other) Norse Mythology
Either derived from Norse agn "bait" or from the male given name Agne (see the user submitted name Agni). The place was mentioned in the 'Ynglinga saga' (c... [more]
Akershus (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the name of Akershus Fortress, composed of Aker (from Old West Norse akr "acre, field") and hús "house, castle, fortress". Aker used to be a Norwegian municipality, but it is now an area in Oslo... [more]
Akureyri (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
Alabama (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Native American tribe Alabama meaning "thick cutters," from Choctaw albah "medicinal plants" and amo "to clear".
Åland (Island) Swedish
Either derived from Old Norse *Ahvaland meaning "land of water" (from ahva "water"), or from Finnish Ahvenanmaa "perch land" (from ahven "perch"). Åland is an autonomous archipelago province in the Baltic Sea... [more]
Alaska (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Russian Аляска (Alyaska), which in turn is derived from Aleut alaxsxaq meaning "object to which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is the largest of the 50 American states, located northwest of the United States mainland and bordering Canada.
Albanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Albania.
Ålborg (Settlement) Danish, Swedish
Danish alternative form of Aalborg as well as the Swedish form.
Algeirsborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form for Algiers.
Algeriet (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Algeria.
Alsír (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Algeria.
Andorra (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Ångermanälven (River) Swedish
Combination of Old Norse anger "deep fjord" and the definite form of Swedish älv "river". The river runs through the province Ångermanland from where it got its name.
Ångermanland (Region) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse anger "deep fjord". Ångermanland is a historical province in Northern Sweden.
Ankara (Settlement) Turkish, English
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook". This is the name of the capital city of Turkey.
Ankara (Settlement) Dagbani
Dagbani form of Accra.
Åre (Settlement) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Old West Norse *ár "peak, crest". Åre is a village and a popular ski resort in Jämtland, Sweden.
Arendal (Settlement) Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and dalr "valley, dale". Arendal is a town and municipality in Southern Norway.
Arendelle (Region & Settlement) Popular Culture
Likely based on Arendal, the name of a town and municipality in Southern Norway. Arendalle is a fictional kingdom in Disney's animated movie 'Frozen' (2013).
Århus (Settlement) Danish, Swedish
Danish alternative form of Aarhus, as well as the Swedish form.
Arvidsjaur (Settlement) Swedish
From Ume Sami Árviesjávrrie, composed of árvies "rich, abundant, fruitful" and jávrrie "lake".
Ås (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian
Means "ridge, esker" in Swedish and Norwegian. This is the name of numerous places in Sweden and Norway.
Aserbajdsjan (Country) Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Azerbaijan.
Ashford (Other) English (British)
The name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō or worth meaning "enclosure".... [more]
Asjchabad (Settlement) Swedish, Dutch, Frisian
Swedish, Dutch and Frisian form of Ashgabat.
Ástralía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Australia.
Asunción (Settlement) Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish, as in “assumption of Mary to heaven". This is the capital of Paraguay. Originally called Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción (meaning "Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption") by its founder, it was later shortened to Asunción.
Aten (Settlement) Persian, Swedish
Persian and Swedish form of Athens.
Australasia (Region) English
Means "south of Asia" from Latin australis meaning "southern" combined with Asia. This is the name of a region in Oceania consisting of Australia, New Zealand, and other neighbouring islands.
Austria (Country) English
Medieval Latin word meaning "eastern borderland" Austriaca is the Latinised form of the Old High German name for the country, Ostarreich, which means 'eastern kingdom'; ostar meaning 'eastern' and reich meaning 'kingdom' in Old High German.
Austria-hungary (Country) History
A monarchy (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire) that was established in 1867 and included not just Austria and Hungary, but also parts of the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Romania, and the Balkans.... [more]
Austurríki (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Austria.
Austur-Tímor (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of East Timor.
Azerbajdzjan (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Azerbaijan.
Azorerna (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Azores.
Bachikan (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Vatican City.
Baltic Sea (Body of Water) English
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from Latin balteus "belt". The Baltic Sea is a sea in Northern Europe. The name was first used, as Mare Balticum, by Adam of Bremen in the 11th century... [more]
Bandaríkin (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic bönd "connections, relations, ties" and ríki "state". This is the Icelandic name for the United States.
Bangladesh (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Uzbek
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", from the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
Belgía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Belgium.
Bergen (Settlement) Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
Bikini Atoll (Island) English
From Marshallese Pikinni "surface of coconut". Bikini is an island located in the Marshall Islands, famous for being a place the United States formerly did nuclear tests.
Birka (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish
Possibly taken from a Latinization of Norse Bjǫrkey "Birch island", although some believe it's derived from Old Norse birk "market place". Birka was a Viking age town and an important trading and market place during the Viking Age located on the island Björkö (modern form of Bjǫrkey) in Lake Mälaren, outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
Birkirkara (Settlement) Maltese
Means "running water" or "cold water". Birkirkara is the second largest city in Malta.
Björneborg (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish björn "bear" and borg "castle, fortress". This is the Swedish name for Pori (whose name is a Finnicized form of -borg).
Bothnian Bay (Body of Water) English
English form of Bottenviken.
Bothnian Sea (Settlement) English
English form of Bottenhavet.
Bottenhavet (Body of Water) Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Combination of Old Swedish botn "bay, gulf" and the definite form of Swedish hav "sea". Bottenhavet is located between Finland and Sweden and is a part of Bottniska viken, the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea.
Bottenviken (Body of Water) Swedish
Combination of Old Swedish botn "bay, gulf" and the definite form of Swedish vik "bay", making it a tautological place name meaning "the bay bay". Bottenviken is a part of Bottniska viken and the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea.
Brasilía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Brazil.
Bretland (Country) Icelandic, Faroese, Medieval English
Icelandic, Faroese and Old English form of Britain (see also: United Kingdom).
Brno (Settlement) Czech
Meaning uncertain. Possible explanations are that it's derived from Old Czech brnie "muddy, swampy", from the Slavic verb brniti "to fortify", or that it's related to Welsh bryn "hill, mound" (Celtic languages were spoken in the area in ancient times)... [more]
Bro (Settlement) Swedish
Means "bridge" in Swedish. This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It's also a common place name element (see Örebro).
Bryssel (Settlement) Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of Brussels.
Buenos Aires (Settlement) Spanish
Ultimately derived from Aragonese buen ayre “good air”. It is the capital city of Argentina. The explorer who founded the city originally called it Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Nuestra Señora la Virgen María de los Buenos Aires meaning "City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Good Airs" which was later shortened to just Buenos Aires.
Búlgaría (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bulgaria.
Burundi (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Cabo Verde (Country) Portuguese (African), Spanish, Võro
Portuguese, Spanish and Võro form of Cape Verde.
Cambridgeshire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
Canarias (Island) Spanish
From Latin Canariae Insulae meaning "islands of the dogs". This is the name of a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of northwestern Africa.
Canary Islands (Region) English
English form of Spanish Islas Canarias which is derived from Latin Canariae Insulae "islands of the dogs". This is the name of a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of northwestern Africa.
Cape Verde (Country) English
From the name of the Senegalese peninsula Cap-Vert meaning "green cape" in Portuguese. Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
Casper (Settlement) English
From the name of Fort Caspar named after United States army officer Caspar Collins (see Caspar). Casper is city in Wyoming, USA.
Čehkkia (Country) Sami
Northern Sami form of Czechia.
Christiania (Settlement) Norwegian (Archaic)
Named in honor of Christian IV (1577-1648), king of Denmark-Norway. This was the name of the capital of Norway between 1624 and 1925.
Cincinatti (Settlement) English (American)
The name of a major city in Ohio.
Copenhagen (Settlement) English
English form of København via Low German Kopenhagen. This is the capital of Denmark.
Coruscant (Other) Popular Culture
Coruscant is a fictional planet in the 'Star Wars' universe. The planet is an ecumenopolis -- the surface is almost entirely covered by one city. The name is derived from Latin coruscant "vibrating, glittering, sparkling"... [more]
Crete (Island) English
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krete) of uncertain meaning. It may come from Krus, a mythological hero, whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it is derived from Luwian kursawar meaning "island" or kursattar meaning "cutting, sliver"... [more]
Dahlak (Other) Arabic
The Dahlak Archipelago is located in the Red Sea near Massawa, Eritrea. The pearl fisheries of the archipelago have been famous since Roman times and still produce a substantial number of pearls.
Dania (Country) Abkhaz, Georgian, Greek, Late Roman, Polish
Abkhaz, Georgian, Greek, Medieval Latin, and Polish form of Denmark.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Country) English
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire (1971–1997). It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th-largest in the world... [more]
Demokratiska Republiken Kongo (Country) Swedish
Swedish official form of Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is often referred to as Kongo-Kinshasa to differentiate it from The Republic of Congo (often called Kongo-Brazzaville).
Des Moines (Settlement) English
Name of the capital and the most populous city in Iowa, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
Djíbútí (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Djibouti.
Dusjanbe (Settlement) Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Papiamento
Scandinavian and Papiamento form of Dushanbe.
Dyflinn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dublin.
East Timor (Country) English
Combination of the English word east and Malay timur also meaning "east", therefore making it a tautological place name meaning "East East". East Timor is a small country in Southeast Asia.
Egyptaland (Country) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Egypt.
Egypten (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Egypt.
Eistland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Estonia.
Ekvatorialguinea (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Equatorial Guinea.
Elfenbenskusten (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Côte D'ivoire.
El Salvador (Country) Spanish
El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It's known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals... [more]
Elsinore (Settlement) Literature, English
Anglicized form of Helsingør. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
Esbo (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish name for Espoo.
Eskilstuna (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of the Swedish name Eskil and Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot"... [more]
Espoo (Settlement) Finnish
Derived from Esbo, a combination of Swedish asp "aspen" (or possibly äspe "aspen forest") and å "river, stream". Espoo is the second largest city (and urban area) in Finland.
Estados Unidos (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of United States.
Eþíópía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ethiopia.
Eyjafjallajökull (Other) Icelandic
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja "island", fjall "mountain", and jökull "glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
Færeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of Føroyar.
Færøerne (Country) Danish
Danish cognate of Føroyar.
Falklandsöarna (Island) Swedish
Swedish form of The Falkland Islands.
Färöarna (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of Føroyar.
Faroe Islands (Country) English
English form of Føroyar. The name is probably derived from Old Norse fær "sheep". The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the Danish kingdom.
Faroes (Country) English
Shortened form of Faroe Islands.
Fídjíeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Fidji "Fiji" and eyjar "islands". This is the Icelandic name for Fiji.
Fílabeinsströndin (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic fílabein "ivory" and strönd "coast", making this an Icelandic calque of Côte D'ivoire.
Filippinerna (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of The Philippines.
Filippseyjar (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of the Philippines.
Förenta staterna (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of United States, consisting of Swedish förenta "united" and staterna "the states". The name is always said in definite form unless the full name Amerikas förenta stater is used.
Føroyar (Country) Faroese
Probably derived from Old Norse fær "sheep" and oyer, an archaic Faroese word meaning "islands".
Frakkland (Country) Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Ultimately from Old Norse frakkar "Franks" and land "land". This is the Icelandic and Old Norse form of France.
Frankfurt (Settlement) German, English
Combination of Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and furt "ford, river crossing". This is the name of the fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt am Main in Hesse, as well as a sizable city in Brandenburg, Frankfurt an der Oder.
French Guiana (Other) English
French Guiana is an overseas region of France on the northeast coast of South America, composed mainly of tropical rainforest. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Cépérou overlook the capital, Cayenne, with its colorful Creole houses and street markets... [more]
Fuerteventura (Island) Spanish
From Spanish fuerte "strong" and ventura "fortune", though an alternative theory is that the name is derived form the Roman name for the Canary Islands, Fortunatae Insulae "fortunate islands"... [more]
Ga (Settlement) Ga
Ga form of Accra.
Gambía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gambia.
Garðaríki (Country) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse term for an area located in modern Russia.
Gínea (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guinea.
Gínea-bissá (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guinea-Bissau.
Glyn Ceiriog (Region) Welsh
Means "Ceiriog Valley" in Welsh
Gnarp (Settlement) Swedish
Etymology unknown. Perhaps derived from *gnarp "lump, bump", or from gnarp, an onomatopoeic word meaning "creak, screech".
Götaland (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Svealand and Norrland.
Göteborg (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of Göta älv ("River of the Geats"), combined with Swedish borg "castle, fortress". The Geats were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. Göteborg is the second largest city in Sweden.
Gotham City (Settlement) Popular Culture
Gotham City is a fictional city and the home of superhero Batman (see Gotham).
Gothenburg (Settlement) English
English form of Göteborg.
Gotland (Island) Swedish
Named after a North Germanic tribe, the Gutes (Old Norse gotar).
Grænhöfðaeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic grænn "green", höfði "headland, promontory", and eyjur "islands". This is the Icelandic name for Cape Verde.
Gran Canaria (Island) Spanish
From Spanish gran "grande, great" and Canaria referring to the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
Gran Colombia (Country) History
A South American country that included what is now Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador from 1819-1830. Gran Colombia ceased to exist when Venezuela and Ecuador seceded.
Greenland (Country) English, Scots
Cognate of Grœnland.
Grekland (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Greece.
Grikkland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Greece.
Grœnland (Country) Ancient Scandinavian
Means "green land" in Old Norse. From grœnn "green" and land "land".
Grönland (Political Subdivision) German, Hungarian, Swedish, Turkish
Form of Greenland.
Grønland (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Cognate of Grœnland.
Gvatemalaborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Gvatemala and Icelandic borg "city". This is the Icelandic name for the capital of Guatemala.
Hafnarfjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
Hälsingland (Region) Swedish
Hälsingland is a province in central Sweden meaning "land of the Hälsings". Hälsing is believed to be a combination of Swedish hals "throat, neck" and inge "dweller". The hals-part is probably not referring to the anatomical part, but rather to a narrow strait of water.
Hampshire (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, foremost a large county in South England, from the name Hampton + Old English scir "division", "district".
Hellas (Country) Norwegian, English (Rare), Czech (Rare)
From Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellás) "Greece". This is the Norwegian name for Greece, used since 1932. It was previously called Grekenland (compare Grekland, Griekeland)... [more]
Helsingborg (Settlement) Swedish
Helsingborg is a city in Scania, Sweden. The name is a combination of hals "neck, narrow strait" and borg "castle, fortification". There has been a permanent settlement around Helsingborg since 1085, making it one of Sweden's oldest cities.
Helsingfors (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Helsinki, meaning "the Helsinge rapids".
Helsingør (Settlement) Danish, Norwegian
Combination of helsing (itself a combination of Danish hals "narrow strait, neck" and -ing, a suffix denoting an inhabitant) and ør "gravel" (in this case referring to Øresund, a strait separating Denmark from Sweden)... [more]
Helsinki (Settlement) Finnish
The first settlers of the modern Helsinki area came from Hälsingland, Sweden. A parish called Helsinge parish was founded in the 14th century and was later developed into a town called Helsinge fors "the Helsinge rapids"... [more]
Hesse (Political Subdivision) English
From the name of a Germanic tribe originally called Chatti, later Chassi, and from the 8th century called Hassi or Hessi. Hesse is a state in Germany.
Hessen (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Hesse.
Hjälmaren (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber "noise, rumble". Hjälmaren is the 4th largest lake in Sweden.
Hollywood (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places throughout the United States as well as a few places in England. The most notable place is the district in Los Angeles, California, known for being the home of the U.S. motion-picture industry, whose name allegedly means "hauling wood".
Honolulu (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of Hawaii.
Huddinge (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Uddunge (first mentioned as Wddunge in 1314) meaning "those who live by the headland". Huddinge is a part of Stockholm urban area.
Húsavík (Settlement) Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of Icelandic and Faroese hús "house" and vík "bay".
Hvíta-Rússland (Country) Icelandic
Means "white Russia", an Icelandic calque of Belarus.
Iceland (Country & Island) English
From Icelandic Ísland, which is derived from Old Norse íss meaning "ice" and land meaning "land, country". This is the name of a Nordic island country in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ilulissat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the icebergs" in Greenlandic. Ilulissat is the 3rd largest town in Greenland.
Indland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of India.
Indónesía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Indonesia.
Írak (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iraq.
Íran (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iran.
Ísrael (Country) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Israel.
Ítalía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Italy.
Itämeri (Body of Water) Finnish
Means "east sea" in Finnish. This is the Finnish form of the Baltic Sea, even though the sea is located to the west of Finland... [more]
Joelton (Settlement) English (Modern)
Means "Joel's town".
Johannesburg (Settlement) French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
Jórdanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jordan.
Jorsala (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Jerusalem. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
Jórvík (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
Jǫtunheimr (Other) Norse Mythology
Combination of Old Norse jǫtunn "jotun, giant" and heimr "home, earth, world". Jǫtunheimr is the home of the jǫtunn, a type of entity in Norse mythology.
Jukkasjärvi (Settlement) Swedish, Finnish
Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name Jukka)... [more]
Jyväskylä (Settlement) Finnish
Possibly a combination of Finnish jyvä "grain" and kylä "village". Jyväskylä is the 7th largest city in Finland.
Kalifornien (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of California as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
Kanarieöarna (Island) Swedish
Swedish form of The Canary Islands.
Kap Verde (Country & Island) Danish, Finnish, German, Swedish
Danish, Finnish, German and Swedish form of Cape Verde.
Karlshamn (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
Karlskrona (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
Karlstad (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
Kasakstan (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic, Faroese
Afrikaans, Icelandic and Faroese form of Kazakhstan.
Katrineholm (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in Södermanland. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife Catharina.
Kauaʻi (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. This is the fourth largest of the Hawaii Islands.
Kaunas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Probably derived from a personal name. Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania.
Kaupmannahöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Copenhagen.
Kebnekaise (Mountain) Swedish
Derived from Lule Sami giebnne "cauldron" and gájsse "elevated and pointy crest". Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden.
Kiev (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
Kīlauea (Other) Hawaiian
Combination of Hawaiian , an intensifying prefix, lau "many, much", and ea "to rise, expand". This is an active volcano in the US state Hawaii, located on the island Hawai'i.
Kína (Country) Icelandic, Hungarian
Icelandic and Hungarian form of China.
Kiruna (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara, composed of Finnish kiiruna "ptarmigan" and vaara "large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri "mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
Kišiněv (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Chișinău.
Kisínev (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Chișinău.
Kišiņeva (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Chișinău.
København (Settlement) Danish, Norwegian
From Old Norse Kaupmannahǫfn, meaning "merchants' harbour". This is the capital of Denmark.
Komorerna (Country & Island) Swedish
Swedish form of Comoros.
Kööpenhamina (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Copenhagen derived from the Swedish form Köpenhamn.
Kópavogur (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur "seal" and vogur "bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
Köpenhamn (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Copenhagen.
Kristianstad (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian IV. The city is located in Skåne which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
Kristinehamn (Settlement) Swedish
Named after Swedish queen Kristina (1626-1689). The town was previously named Bro. ... [more]
Króatía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Croatia.
Kuopio (Settlement) Finnish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from the Karelian given name Prokopij.
Kýpur (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Cyprus.
Läänemeri (Body of Water) Estonian
Means "west sea" in Estonian. This is the Estonian name for the Baltic Sea.
Lahti (Settlement) Finnish
Taken directly from Finnish lahti "bay". Lahti is the name of several places in Finland, including the 8th largest city.
Lahtis (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Lahti.
Langbarðaland (Country) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Italy.
Lanzarote (Island) Spanish
Derived from the first name of the Genoese navigator Lancillotto Malocello (born in 1270). Lanzarote is an island in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of northwestern Africa.
Latvija (Country) Latvian, Bosnian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Slovene
Derived from Latgalians, the name of an ancient Eastern Baltic tribe inhabiting present-day Latvia.
Lesótó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lesotho.
Lettland (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
Líbanon (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lebanon.
Libyen (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Libya.
Limnia (Body of Water) Greek (Rare)
Linköping (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ljung "heather" and köping "marketplace". The name was first mentioned in Old Swedish as Liunga. kaupinga in 1103.
Lisbon (Settlement) English
From Portuguese Lisboa derived from Latin Olisīpō, which is of uncertain meaning. Folk etymologies state that it comes from the name Odysseus or Ulysses, though it may have been derived from Phoenician ʿlyṣ ʿbʾ or ʿaliṣ-ʿuboʾ meaning "safe harbour"... [more]
Litháen (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lithuania.
Livland (Region) German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of Livonia.
Livonia (Region) History, Albanian, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, English, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Livonia was a historic region in the Baltic, located approximately in present-day southern Estonia and northern Latvia... [more]
Lofoten (Other) Norwegian
Modern definite form of Lófót which is a combination of Old Swedish "lynx" and Old Norse fótr "foot". Lofoten is a archipelago in Norway known for it's dramatic scenery.
Longyearbyen (Settlement) Norwegian
Means "the Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro Longyear (1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
Lönneberga (Settlement) Swedish, Literature
Combination of Swedish lönn "maple" and berg "mountain". This is the name of a small village and parish in Småland, southern Sweden... [more]
Lontoo (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of London.
Loviisa (Settlement) Finnish
Loviisa is a town in the south of Finland named after Swedish queen Lovisa Ulrika.
Lovisa (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Loviisa.
Luleå (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the name of the Lule River (see Lule Älv). A combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people) and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river.
Lule Älv (River) Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv "river".
Lúxemborg (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Luxembourg. This is the name of both the country and its capital.
Madrid (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From the older name Magerit, which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط‎ (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge"... [more]
Mälaren (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse mælir meaning "gravel". Mälaren is the third largest lake in Sweden.
Malasía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Malaysia.
Malaysia (Country) Malay, English, Danish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of the Malay people combined with the Greek suffix σία (sia). The ethnic name itself is of uncertain origin. It may come from Melayu or Malayu, the name of an ancient Sumatran kingdom, itself possibly derived from Tamil மலை (malai) or Malayalam മല (mala) both meaning "hill, mountain" combined with Tamil ஊர் (ur) meaning "village, town"... [more]
Maldiverna (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of The Maldives.
Malmö (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
Maniitsoq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "place of rugged terrain" in Greenlandic. Maniitsoq is a city and ice cap in Greenland.
Manila (Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Maranao, English, Spanish
From Tagalog Maynila, which is derived from the term may-nila meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nila) referring to the indigo plant as well as indigo dye... [more]
Mariefred (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae "Maria's peace". A combination of the name Maria and Swedish fred "peace" (pax means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
Mariehamn (Settlement) Swedish, English
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, named after Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna.
Mariestad (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Maria's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
Máritanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mauritania.
Maríuhöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mariehamn.
Marokkó (Country) Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of Morocco.
Mauretanien (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Mauritania.
Maynila (Settlement) Filipino, Tagalog
Tagalog form of Manila.
Medelhavet (Body of Water) Swedish
Combination of Swedish medel "middle, centre, medium" and havet "the sea". This is the Swedish name of the Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean (Region & Body of Water) English, Ganda, Scots
From the Latin term Mediterrāneum meaning "in the middle of land", composed of Latin medius "middle", terra "land, earth" and āneus "having the nature of". The Mediterranean Sea is located between Europe, Africa and a small part of Asia... [more]
Mexíkó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mexico.
Miklagarðr (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for the city of Constantinople, which has been known as Istanbul since 1923.
Miðbaugs-gínea (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic miðbaugur "equator" and Gínea. This is the Icelandic name for Equatorial Guinea.
Miðjarðarhafið (Body of Water) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic mið/ur "middle", jarðar (the genitive singular form of jörð) "earth" and haf "sea". This is the Icelandic name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Mittelmeer (Body of Water) German
Combination of German mittel "middle, medium" and Meer "sea". This is the German name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Moldavien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Moldova.
Moldóva (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Moldova.
Mónakó (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Monaco.
Mongólía (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mongolia.
Monrovia (Settlement) English
The capital city of Liberia, named after American president James Monroe (1758-1831).
Mósambík (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mozambique.
Moscow (Settlement) English
From the name of the Moskva River, which is of uncertain origin. It may be from the Proto-Indo-European root meu meaning "wet" or mesg meaning "to dip, to sink" or from the Finno-Ugric name Mustajoki meaning "black river"... [more]
Mos Eisley (Settlement) Popular Culture
Mos Eisley is a fictional town and large spaceport located on the planet Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' universe. The name is unexplained.
München (Settlement) German, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "by the monks", ultimately derived from Old High German munih or Middle High German mün(e)ch. München is the third largest city in Germany.
Munich (Settlement) English, French
English and French form of München.
Nacka (Settlement) Swedish
From Swedish nacke "mountain ridge". Nacka is a part of Stockholm urban area.
Nangijala (Other) Literature
Meaning unknown. Invented by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her novel "The Brothers Lionheart" (1973) where it is the main setting. In the book, Nangijala is the name of afterlife where our souls go after we die.
Nanortalik (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the place with polar bears" in Greenlandic, ultimately derived from nanoq "polar bear". Nanortalik is the southernmost town in Greenland.
Närke (Region) Swedish
Närke is Swedish historical province. The name is believed to be derived from the word när meaning "ridge, hill" (not to be confused with the word nära "close, near").
Narni (Settlement) Italian
Derived from the name of the Nera River which was called Nar in Latin. Author C.S. Lewis used the town's Latin name Narnia for a fictional country in his Chronicles of Narnia series of fantasy novels first released 1950.
Narsaq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "field, plain" in Greenlandic. Narsaq is town in southern Greenland.
New Granada (Country) History
This South American country was part of Gran Colombia from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of Colombia in 1863, and finally, the Republic of Colombia in 1886.
New Hampshire (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after Hampshire in England.
New Jersey (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
New Mexico (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, a calque of Spanish Nuevo México "New Mexico".
New York (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of York, later King James II of England.
New Zealand (Country) English
Named after the Dutch province Zeeland. This is the name of a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Niça (Settlement) Niçard, Occitan, Catalan
Form of Nice.
Nice (Settlement) French, English
Founded by Greek colonists and given the name Νίκαια (Nikaia), ultimately derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". Nice is a city on the south east coast of France.
Nidaros (Settlement) Medieval Scandinavian
From the the name of the River Nid (see Nidelva) combined with Old Norse óss denoting the city's location near the river. This was the former name of Trondheim.
Nidelva (River) Norwegian
The name of a river that runs through Trondheim, and the name of a river in southern Norway. The name is a combination of the words elv "river" and nid (of unknown meaning).
Nilen (River) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Nile.
Niue (Country & Island) English
Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean.
Nkran (Settlement) Akan, Twi
Akan and Twi form of Accra.
Nordamerika (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish and German form of North America.
Norden (Region) Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Swedish, Danish and Norwegian name for The Nordic countries, meaning literally "the North". Norden is a geographical and cultural region consisting of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland... [more]
Nordkorea (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of North Korea.
Nordmakedonien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of North Macedonia.
Noreg (Country) Norwegian (Nynorsk), Faroese
Nynorsk and Faroese form of Norge.
Noregur (Country) Icelandic, Faroese (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic form of Norðvegr, the Old Norse form of Norway.
Norrland (Region) Swedish
Literally means "Northland" in Swedish. Norrland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Götaland and Svealand.
North Carolina (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.