Submitted Place Names Starting with C

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CAEO (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
CAINHANNOCH (Settlement) Mormon
From an alternative name for New York used in the Doctrine and Covenants. A possible origin could be that in the Bible, Cain, the son of Adam, had a son named Enoch. A derivative of that is Henoch, and a further derivative is Hanoch... [more]
CAIRNS (Settlement) English
City in Australia
CAÏRO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of CAIRO.
CALABRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Calabria.
CALEDÓNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CALEDÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CALÉDONIE (Region) French
French form of Caledonia.
CALEDONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
CALETA (Settlement) Spanish
City name meaning ''little bay, inlet, or cove''. Most often La Caleta.
CALGARY (Other) English (Canadian)
A city in Alberta. Nicknamed “Cow Town” in Canadian slang.
CALIFORNIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish, English
Name of a state in the United States, and two states in Mexico. California was once believed to be an island, and was named after the fictional island, California, in Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo's novel 'Las Sergas de Esplandián'... [more]
CALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CALIFORNIA.
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.
CAM (River) English
The River Cam is the main river flowing through CAMBRIDGE in eastern England.... [more]
CAMBODIA (Country) English
From French Cambodge, which is taken from the Khmer name កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea). The name comes from Sanskrit कम्बोजदेश (Kambujadeśa), which is a combination of काम्बोज (kāmboja), the name of a tribe and kingdom described in Hindu literature, and देश (deśá) meaning "kingdom, country"... [more]
CAMBODJA (Country) Danish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of CAMBODIA.
CAMBRIDGE (Settlement) English
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London.... [more]
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
CAMEROON (Country) English
The name of the Country in Central Africa. Cameroon, on the Gulf of Guinea, is a Central African country of varied terrain and wildlife. Its inland capital, Yaoundé, and its biggest city, the seaport Douala, are transit points to ecotourism sites as well as beach resorts like Kribi – near the Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls, which plunge directly into the sea – and Limbe, where the Limbe Wildlife Centre houses rescued primates.
CAMPANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Campania.
CANAÃ (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Canaan.
CANAÁN (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Canaan.
CANANEA (Region) Italian
Italian form of Canaan.
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.
CANBERRA (Settlement) English
From the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
CANTABRIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
CANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CANTABRIA.
CAÔNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Chaonia.
CAONIA (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Chaonia.
CAPE VERDE (Country) Portuguese (African)
Cape Verde (/ˈvɜːrd(i)/) or Cabo Verde (/ˌkɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/, /ˌkæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
CAPPADOCIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cappadocia.
CARANTANIE (Country) French
French form of Carantania.
CARDIFF (Settlement) Welsh
The capital city of Wales. Cardiff derives from the city's Welsh name Caerdydd, which in turn was derived from the city's Old Welsh name Caerdyf (In Welsh f (v) is often mutated to dd (th)).... [more]
CARIA (Region) Ancient Greek
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
CARIBBEAN (Region) English
The name of the Region. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.
CARMAY (Other) English
CARNIE (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
CARPERBY (Settlement) English
A village in Yorkshire, England. The second element is Old Norse -byr, 'farm'. The first element is possibly the Old Gaelic personal name Cairpre. This seems to indicate a farm of an Irish or Scottish Viking, who settled in England... [more]
CARTAGINE (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Carthage.
CARTAGO (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
CARTHAGO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
CASABLANCA (Settlement) English, Spanish
Means "white house", from Portuguese casa meaning "house" and branca meaning "white". The present-day spelling follows the Spanish form (casa "house"; blanca "white"), however, because of the Portuguese Kingdom joining the Spanish Kingdom... [more]
CASTILIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CASTILE.
CATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CATALONIA.
CAUCAS (Region & Mountain) Catalan
Catalan form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASE (Region) French
French form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCÁSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
CÁUCASO (Region & Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASO (Region & Mountain) Italian
Italian form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASUS (Mountain) English
From Greek Καύκασος (Kaúkasos), which is of uncertain origin; it may be derived from Scythian *xrohukäsi meaning "ice-shining" or "white snow". Alternatively, it may be from Greek κήξ (kḗx) meaning "sea swallow (a kind of bird)" and κάσος (kásos) possibly meaning "mountain" or "rock"... [more]
CAUCAZ (Region & Mountain) Romanian
Romanian form of CAUCASUS.
CAVA (Island) Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish and Kurdish form of JAVA.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
From Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
CECENIA (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of CHECHNYA.
ÇEÇENISTAN (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Kurdish form of CHECHNYA.
CELILE (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of GALILEE.
CELILO (Body of Water) Native American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Country) French and Sango
The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; French: République centrafricaine pronounced ʁepyblik sɑ̃tʁafʁikɛn, or Centrafrique sɑ̃tʁafʁik) is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
ČEŠKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian name for the Czech Republic.
CEYLON (Country) English
Previous name of the country Sri Lanka. The name Ceylon most likely traces its roots back to the Sanskrit Sinha, meaning "lion". As lions are not native to Sri Lanka, another possible interpretation of the name is "lion-like man" or "hero".
CHAKASSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KHAKASSIA.
CHAMPA (Country) Champa
Located in south and central Vietnam from the 7th century through 1832.
CHAMPAGNE (Region) French
French region famous for its luxury sparkling wine.... [more]
CHANTILLY (Settlement) French
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
CHAONIE (Region) French
French form of Chaonia.
CHARDONNAY (Settlement) French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
CHARLESTON (Settlement) English
Place name meaning "CHARLES's town".
CHARLOTTE (Settlement) English
Name of a city in NORTH CAROLINA, named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town's incorporation.
CHĂVASH EN (Political Subdivision) Chuvash
Chuvash form of CHUVASHIA.
CHECHEN (Political Subdivision) Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Persian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÉNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÊNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHNETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
From ჩეჩნური (chechnuri), the Georgian exonym for the Chechen people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Chechnya.
CHECHNIA (Political Subdivision) Armenian, English
Armenian form of CHECHNYA as well as an English variant.
CHECHNYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
From Russian Чечня (Chechnya) meaning "(place) of the Chechens", which is ultimately from the name of the Chechen people (natively called Nokhchi). The exonym is of uncertain meaning, with Russian folk etymologies suggesting that it originates from the name of a village; on the other hand, it may be derived from the Kabardian exonym Шашан (Shashan)... [more]
CHERAGH (Settlement) Persian
This is the name of a village in Lorestan Province in western Iran. This is also used as a place name element (first or last) in other villages across Iran.... [more]
CHERKESIYA (Region) Russian
Russian form of CIRCASSIA.
CHEVIOT (Mountain) English
The name of a mountain and the surrounding mountains on the Anglo-Scottish border. The name is thought to be Celtic and to derive from Brythonic *ceμ-, *cejn 'ridge, spine' (Welsh chefn, 'back, ridge'), and -ed, which might have meant 'having the quality of-'.
CHICAGO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in ILLINOIS, from town founded in 1833, named from a Canadian French form of Algonquian sheka:ko:heki "place of the wild onion," or Ojibwa shika:konk "at the skunk place".
CHILE (Country) English
From the name of the country Chile.
CHINETI (Country) Georgian
From Georgian ჩინური (chinuri) referring to the Chinese people and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for China.
CHIPPENHAM (Settlement) English
One possibility for its naming may have been from Cyppa's Hamme which comes from the words ce-ap meaning market, and Hamme meaning enclosed by the river or an enclosed water meadow both of which Chippenham was.... [more]
CHIQUINQUIRA (Settlement) Spanish
the name of a town in venezuela
CHUKOTKA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
Derived from the Russian name Чукчи (Chukchi), referring to the native people who originally inhabited the area. The word Chukchi is derived from Chukchi Chauchu meaning "rich in reindeer", used by the Reindeer Chukchi people to distinguish themselves from the Maritime Chukchi (the Anqallyt meaning "sea people")... [more]
CHÛNG-KOET (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of ZHONGGUO.
CHUVASHIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Chuvash, referring to the indigenous Turkic ethnic group originally inhabiting the area. The etymology of the name Chuvash is disputed; there are three main theories of its origin... [more]
CHUVASHIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Russian, Bulgarian, and Uzbek form of CHUVASHIA.
CIDÓNIA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDÔNIA (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDONIA (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
ČILE (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of CHILE.
CILICIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cilicia.
CINKAPPUR (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of SINGAPORE.
CIPAR (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of CYPRUS.
CIRCASSIA (Region) English, Italian
From Turkish Çerkes or Russian Черкес (Cherkes) referring to the Circassian (Adyghe) people. The exonyms are of uncertain meaning; they may be derived from Kerkety, the name of a Circassian tribe, or from Persian چهار کس (čahâr kas) meaning "four people" (probably denoting four tribes)... [more]
CIRCASSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CIRCASSIA.
CISJURANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisjurania.
CISLEITHANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisleithania.
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
COLMAR (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
COLORADO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Colorado river, from Spanish colo + "colored" rado "reddish", "ruddy".
CONNECTICUT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Connecticut river, from Algonquian quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from kwen "long" + ehtekw "tidal river" + enk "place".
CONSTANȚA (Settlement) Romanian
This is the name of a romanian city which is also the biggest port in Romania. It's greek name is Tomis.
COPENHAGEN (Settlement) English
English form of KØBENHAVN.
COQUET (River) English
A river in Northumberland, England. Its name originates from words of a local Brythonic-Celtic language, equivalent to the Welsh coched, meaning 'red, brown'.
CORINT (Settlement) Catalan, Romanian
Catalan and Romanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINTHE (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINTHIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
CORÍNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
CORINTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Corinthia.
CORINTO (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINZIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Corinthia.
CORNWALL (Political Subdivision & Region) Cornish
A place next to DEVON at the bottom of southwestern England. Named due to the old tribal name "Cornwealas" which eventually turned into "Cornwall". Name thought to come from the a Celtic word for "horn" or "headland" and old English "Wealas" which means strangers... [more]
CORSICA (Island) English
Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
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]
COSTARICA (Country) Spanish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
CRAWFORDJOHN (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See CRAWFORD.
CRIMEA (Political Subdivision & Region) English
Derived from Crimean Tatar Qırım (today known as Stary Krym), the old name for the city that served as the capital of the province during the Golden Horde. The meaning of "Qırım" is uncertain, though it is either of Greek or Turkic origin... [more]
CRNA GORA (Country) Montenegrin, Croatian
Montenegrin and Croatian form of Montenegro.
CUBA (Country) English
From the Taíno language. The exact meaning of the name is unclear but it may be translated either as 'where fertile land is abundant' (cubao), or 'great place' (coabana). Authors who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese state that Cuba was named by Columbus for the town of Cuba in the district of Beja in PORTUGAL.
CUMBERLAND (Region) English
A historical English county, covering the Northern half of modern-day Cumbria. It derives from the Brythonic combrogi, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'.
CUMBERNAULD (Settlement) Scottish
A town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The name in its present form is most likely derived from Gaelic comar nan allt meaning 'meeting of the waters'. However, early forms containing Cumyr- hint at a Cumbric predecessor derived possibly from Common Brittonic *cömber-ïn-alt (Welsh cymer-yn-allt), perhaps meaning 'confluence at the hill'.
CUMORAH (Mountain) Mormon
This is the name of the hill where the Nephite known as Moroni buried the golden plates. It is located in New York.
CUZCO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Spanish), Quechua (Spanish), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
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".
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