Submitted Place Names Starting with B

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Brúiné (Country) Irish
Irish form of Brunei
Brüksel (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Turkish
Crimean Tatar and Turkish form of Brussels.
Brunai (Country) Arabic, Bengali, Thai
Arabic alternate transcription of Brunay as well as the Bengali and Thai form of Brunei.
Brunay (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Brunei.
Brunéi (Country) French, Javanese, Sundanese
French variant of Brunei as well as the Javanese and Sundanese form.
Brunei (Country) Malay, Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian
Most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (varuna) meaning "ocean, water" or referring to the Hindu god Varuna. A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
Bruneï (Country) French
Variant of Brunei.
Bruneja (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Brunei.
Brunejo (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Brunei.
Brunėjus (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Brunei.
Brûney (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Brunei.
Bruneý (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Brunei.
Brüssel (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Estonian, German
Azerbaijani, Estonian and German form of Brussels.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
Brussels (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
Union of Proto-Germanic elements brōk, "marsh", and sali, "building, room"; influenced by Dutch Brussel. This is the name of the capital city of Belgium.
Brüsszel (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Brussels.
Bruxelles (Settlement) French, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Italian, Romanian
French form of Brussels, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
Bryssel (Settlement) Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of Brussels.
Bucarest (Settlement) Italian, Occitan, Spanish
Italian, Occitan and Spanish form of Bucharest.
Buchanan (Political Subdivision) Scottish
A parish of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It's name derives from the Gaelic buth 'house, shed' and chanain 'canon', thus meaning 'house of the canon'.
Bucharest (Settlement) English
Meaning uncertain. Traditional etymologies state that the city's name is derived from Bucur, the name of a prince, outlaw, fisherman, shepherd, or hunter (depending on the specific legend), whose name is derived from Romanian bucurie meaning "joy, happiness", probably of Dacian origin... [more]
Bucheon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 富 (부, bu, "wealth") and 川 (천, cheon, "river, stream"), thus "wealthy river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
București (Settlement) Romanian
Original Romanian form of Bucharest.
Búdaipeist (Country) Irish
Irish form of Budapest
Budan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Bhutan.
Budapesht (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Budapest used in several languages.
Budapeşt (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish
Azerbaijani and Kurdish form of Budapest.
Budimpešta (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Budapest.
Bueng Kan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai บึง (bueng) meaning "lake, marsh" and กาฬ (kan) meaning "black, dark". This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as its provincial capital.
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.
Bugarija (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Bulgaria.
Bugarska (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Bulgaria.
Bugeriya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Bulgaria.
Buhara (Region & Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen
Crimean Tatar, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Bukhara.
Buircíne Fasó (Country) Irish
Irish form of Burkina Faso
Buirunga (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Japanese
Japanese variant of Virunga.
Bukiktinggi (Settlement) Minangkabau
Minangkabau variant of Bukittinggi.
Bukittinggi (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau
Means "tall hill" from Indonesian bukit meaning "hill" and tinggi meaning "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
Bulage (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Prague.
Bulgaaria (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Bulgaria
Bulgáir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bulgaria
Bulgareti (Country) Georgian
From Georgian ბულგარული (bulgaruli) referring to the Bulgarian people and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Bulgaria.
Búlgaría (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bulgaria.
Bułgaria (Country) Polish
Polish form of Bulgaria.
Bulgária (Country) Hungarian, Portuguese, Sami
Hungarian, Portuguese, and Sami form of Bulgaria.
Bulgària (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Bulgaria.
Bulgarìa (Country) Piedmontese, Sicilian
Piedmontese and Sicilian form of Bulgaria.
Bulgārij (Country) Livonian
Livonian form of Bulgaria
Bulgārija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Bulgaria.
Bulgarija (Country) Lithuanian, Maltese
Lithuanian and Maltese form of Bulgaria.
Bulgario (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Bulgaria.
Bulğaristan (Country) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Bolgharestan, referring to Bulgaria.
Bulgaristan (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Bolgharestan, referring to Bulgaria.
Bulgarya (Country) Quechua, Tagalog
Quechua and Tagalog form of Bulgaria
Bułgaryjo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Bulgaria.
Bulgeyr (Country) Manx
Manx form of Bulgaria
Bulghoriston (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Bolgharestan, referring to Bulgaria.
Bulharsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Bulgaria
Bullgari (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Bulgaria
Bullgaria (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Bulgaria.
Bulunksy (Region) Russian
I don't know if it's the actual etymology or if it just 'looks similar,' but a search for 'etymology of bulunsky' turns up a lot of results about "Blue Sky"
Burâtiya (Political Subdivision) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Buryatia.
Burchina Fasu (Country) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Burkina Faso
Burcy (Settlement) French
A town in France.
Bureatia (Political Subdivision) Romanian
Romanian form of Buryatia.
Burgau (Settlement) German, Portuguese
Name of towns in Germany, Austria, and Portugal.
Burhou (Island) Norman
A Channel Island in England. Means "storehouse island", from 'bur', meaning "storehouse", and -'hou', a Norman suffix derived from Old Norse 'holmr', meaning "island".
Buriácia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Buryatia.
Buriacja (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of Buryatia.
Buriad (Political Subdivision) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Buryatia.
Buriateti (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Buryatia.
Buriàtia (Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of Buryatia.
Buriatia (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Buryatia.
Buriatija (Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Buryatia.
Buriatsko (Political Subdivision) Slovak
Slovak form of Buryatia.
Buriazia (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Buryatia.
Buriram (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Means "city of happiness" from Thai บุรี (buri) meaning "city, town" and รัมย์ (ram) meaning "joyful, pleasurable". This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Burjaatia (Political Subdivision) Estonian
Estonian form of Buryatia.
Burjatia (Political Subdivision) Danish, Finnish, Norwegian
Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian form of Buryatia.
Burjatien (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Buryatia.
Burjatija (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Latvian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Latvian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Buryatia.
Burjatsko (Political Subdivision) Czech
Czech form of Buryatia.
Burkina Fasas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Burkina Faso.
Búrkína Fasó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Burkina Faso
Burkinafaso (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Burkina Faso.
Búrma (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Burma.
Burmey (Country) Manx
Manx form of Burma
Burquina Faso (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Burkina Faso
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.
Burundî (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Burundi.
Burundija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Burundi.
Burundis (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Burundi.
Burunei (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Brunei.
Buryaad (Political Subdivision) Buryat
Buryat form of Buryatia.
Buryati (Political Subdivision) Chechen, Chuvash, Ossetian
Chechen, Chuvash, and Ossetian form of Buryatia.
Buryatia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Бурятия (Buryatiya), itself from буряад (buryaad), the name of the Buryat people. The ethnic name is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from Buryat буртэ (burte) meaning "wolf"... [more]
Buryatiya (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Buryatia.
Buryatya (Political Subdivision) Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Buryatia.
Busan (Settlement) Korean
From Sino-Korean 釜山 (Busan) meaning "cauldron mountain", from 釜 (bu) meaning "cauldron, pot, kettle" and 山 (san) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Buskerud (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
Named after an old manor of the same name. (Biskupsruð) It derives from the Old Norse biskup (bishop) and ruð (clearing, farm.) The biskup part referring in particular to the Bishop of the ancient Catholic diocese of Hamar.... [more]
Butaan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Bhutan.
Bútáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Bhutan
Bûtan (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Bhutan.
Būtan (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bhutan.
Bután (Country) Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian and Galician form of Bhutan.
Butāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Bhutan.
Butanas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Bhutan.
Butano (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Bhutan.
Butão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bhutan
Butte (Settlement) English
This is a city in Montana, USA.
Buxach (River) German
River in Germany.
Buxheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany, named after the Buxach river.
Buxoro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Bukhara.
Buzzards Bay (Body of Water) English
Buzzards Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Bwindi (Other) Kiga, African, Eastern African
Bwindi is the name of a popular National Park in Southwestern Uganda. It means “a dark place” in the Kiga language.
Bwoonéí (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Brunei
Bwrwndi (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Burundi
Byilurusya (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Belarus.
Byzance (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Gallicized), History (Gallicized)
French form of Byzantion via the Latinized form Byzantium.