Submitted Place Names Starting with C

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Cabo Verde (Country) Portuguese (African), Spanish, Võro
Portuguese, Spanish and Võro form of Cape Verde.
Cabul (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kabul.
Çad (Country & Body of Water) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Kurdish, Turkish, Turkmen
Form of Chad.
Čada (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Chad.
Čadas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Chad.
Çadi (Country & Body of Water) Albanian
Albanian form of Chad.
Caeo (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
Cagliari (Settlement) Italian, English, Danish, French, Galician, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Latin Calaris, itself from Phoenician Krly, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy.
Caina (Country) Malayalam
Malayalam form of China
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.
Cakarta (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Jakarta.
Calabria (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Finnish, Galician, Spanish
From Ancient Greek Καλαβρία (Kalabría), itself derived from the name of a local Oscan tribe. This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Calabrië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Calabria.
Calderwood (Other) English
Derived from the words ceald "cold" and wudu "wood".
Caledónia (Region) Portuguese (European)
European 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.
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.
Callington (Settlement) English
Calmucchia (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Kalmykia.
Calmúquia (Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of Kalmykia.
Calvados (Political Subdivision) French
A department in Normandy, France. It is named after a cluster of sparsely vegetated rocks off the coast, likely from 'calva dorsa', meaning "bare backs".
Cam (River) English
The River Cam is the main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England.... [more]
Camarões (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cameroon
Cà Mau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 哥 () meaning "to sing" and 毛 (mau) meaning "fur".
Cambodge (Country) French
French form of Cambodia.
Cambodia (Country) English
From French Cambodge taken from Khmer កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea). The name comes from Sanskrit कम्बोजदेश (Kambujadesha), derived from काम्बोज (kamboja), the name of an ancient tribe and kingdom described in Hindu literature, combined with देश (desha) meaning "kingdom, country"... [more]
Cambodja (Country) Catalan, Danish, Dutch
Catalan, Danish, and Dutch form of Cambodia.
Cambodscha (Country) Romansh
Romansh form of Cambodia
Camboggia (Country) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Cambodia.
Cambogia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Cambodia
Cambóid (Country) Irish
Irish form of Cambodia
Camboja (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cambodia
Camboya (Country) Spanish, Asturian
Spanish and Asturian 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.
Cameron (Settlement) English
Cameron Park is a city in California.
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.
Cameroun (Country) Danish, French
Danish and French form of Cameroon
Camerún (Country) Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish from of Cameroon
Camerun (Country) Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian form of Cameroon
Camerŵn (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Cameroon
Campania (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Galician, Spanish, Ancient Roman
From Latin Campania, itself from campania felix, denoting the fertile countryside around Mount Vesuvius. This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Campanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Campania.
Campobasso (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Literally "low field"; derived from Latin Campus Vassorum, denoting that the city was host to vassals. This is the name of the capital city of the southern Italian region of Molise.
Canaã (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Canaan.
Canadà (Country) Catalan, Neapolitan, Occitan, Sicilian
Catalan, Neapolitan, Occitan and Sicilian form of Canada.
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.
Canberra (Settlement) English
From the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Cantabria (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Cantabrië (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Cantabria.
Cần Thơ (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Possibly from Vietnamese cầm thi giang meaning "river of poems", or from Vietnamese rau cần meaning "water dropwort" and rau cần meaning "mint".
Canton (Settlement) English
Canton is a settlement in Texas.
Canyon (Settlement) English (American)
A community in Texas, USA.
Cao Bằng (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 高 (cao) meaning "tall, high" and 平 (bằng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". This is the name of a city in Vietnam as well as the province in which the city is located.
Caônia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Chaonia.
Caonia (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Chaonia.
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.
Cappadocië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cappadocia.
Capul Verde (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Cape Verde
Caquorobert (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands. Unknown meaning.
Caracas (Settlement) English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
From the earlier name Santiago de León de Caracas. The name Caracas is most likely derived from the name of a tribe that used to live in the area. This is the name of the capital city of Venezuela.
Caraibe (Region) Romanian
Romanian form of Caribbean.
Caraïben (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Caribbean.
Caraïbes (Region) French
French form of Caribbean.
Caraibi (Region) Italian
Italian form of Caribbean.
Carantânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Carantania.
Carantanie (Country) French
French form of Carantania.
Caravate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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]
Carèlia (Political Subdivision & Region) Catalan
Catalan form of Karelia.
Caria (Region) Ancient Greek
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
Carib (Region) Catalan
Catalan form of Caribbean.
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.
Caribe (Region) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Caribbean.
Caribien (Region) Danish
Danish form of Caribbean.
Carlow (Political Subdivision) Irish (Anglicized)
Town and county in Ireland. Possibly means "place of cattle".
Carmania (Political Subdivision & Region) Old Persian (Latinized), English, Italian, Spanish
Latinized form of ancient Persian Karmana via its hellenized form Karmania. This was the name of a region and province of several Persian empires.
Carmanië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Carmania.
Carmay (Other) English
Carnie (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
Carpathus (Island) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Karpathos.
Cárpatos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Carpathians.
Carpats (Mountain) Catalan
Catalan form of Carpathians.
Carpazi (Mountain) Italian
Italian form of Carpathians.
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]
Carson (Settlement) English (American)
Carson City is the capital of the American state of Nevada.
Carson City (Settlement) English
It was named after American frontiersman Kit Carson, this is the capital city of the US state of Nevada.
Cartagine (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Carthage.
Cartago (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
Carthage (Settlement) English
Carthage is a city in Missouri, and another city with the same name is in Texas.
Carthago (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
Casablanca (Settlement) English, French, Spanish
Means "white house" in Spanish. The name comes from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدار البيضاء (ad-Dar al-Bayda'), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
Casacstáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Kazakhstan
Casalzuigno (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Casaquistán (Country) Galician
Galician form of Kazakhstan.
Casciago (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy. Possibly the site of the ancient Cassiciacum, a place where Saint Augustine and his friends lived after his conversion to Christianity.
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.
Casquet (Island) French
An island chain in the Channel Islands. Could from derived from French 'cascade', referring the nearby strong tides, or from 'casque', referring to the helmet-like shape of the rocks, or from 'cas', meaning "broken" and 'quet', "rock".
Castelveccana (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Castilië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Castile.
Castlebar (Settlement) Irish
Means "Barry's Castle", from a castle built by the de Barry family, which the town grew around.... [more]
Castleblayney (Settlement) English
"Castle", referring to the castle outside the town, + "Blayney", after Sir Edward Blayney, whom the British Crown granted land in the area to.
Ca-ta (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Qatar.
Catalongne (Political Subdivision & Region) Norman, Picard
Norman and Picard form of Catalonia.
Catalonië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of Catalonia.
Catalunha (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Catalonia.
Catania (Settlement) Italian, English, German, Sicilian, Spanish
From Ancient Greek Kατάvη (Katánē), itself either from Sicel katane ("grater"), due to its proximity to Mount Etna and the resulting rough earth, or from Proto-Italic katina ("basin"), owing to the wide valley around the town... [more]
Catanzaro (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, German
From Latin Catanciarium, itself derived from Catacium, ultimately from Ancient Greek Καταρτάριοι, meaning "silk spinners". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, the second city in Calabria, as well as its capital city.
Catar (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Qatar.
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 (Political Subdivision & Island) Kurdish, Turkish
Kurdish and Turkish form of Java.
Cayman Islands (Island) English (hindi)
Cayman islands are a British overseas territory.... [more]
Cazã (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kazan.
Cazaquistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kazakhstan.
Ccinwa (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of China.
Ceanada (Country) Irish
Irish form of Canada.
Ceará (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most likely from Tupi ceará, probably a combination of the words cemo ("to sing loudly", "to scream") and ara ("small macaw, parakeet, jandaia"), thus "the jandaia sings". Another interpretation is that the name means "river originating from the mountains"... [more]
Ceatharlach (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Carlow.
Cebu (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Filipino, Tagalog, English
From Cebuano Sugbo, derived from Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of the phrase sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
Çeçenia (Political Subdivision) Albanian
Albanian form of Chechnya.
Cecenia (Political Subdivision) Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of Chechnya.
Čečėnija (Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Chechnya.
Čečenija (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Croatian, Latvian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Chechnya.
Ĉeĉenio (Political Subdivision) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Chechnya.
Çeçenistan (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Chechenistan.
Čečensko (Political Subdivision) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Chechnya.
Çeçenya (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of Chechnya.
Cehia (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Čehija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Ĉeĥio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Czechia.
Çehiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Çehiya (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Crimean Tatar and Gagauz form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Čehkkia (Country) Sami
Northern Sami form of Czechia.
Çekia (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Cèkia (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Čekija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Ċekja (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Çekya (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Celile (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of Galilee.
Celilo (Body of Water) Indigenous American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
Celle (Settlement) German
Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Central African Republic (Country) English
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
Centre-Val de Loire (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning literally "Centre-Loire Valley", as the centre of the Loire flows through the region.... [more]
Cerdeña (Region & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Sardinia.
Čerkesija (Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Circassia.
Çerkesya (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of Circassia.
Čerkezija (Region) Slovene
Slovene form of Circassia.
Černá Hora (Country) Czech
Czech cognate of Crna Gora. This is the Czech form of Montenegro
Cerq (Island) Norman
Sercquiais Norman version of Sark.
Češka (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic in various languages.
Çexiya (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Čechy, used as a 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".
Cezayir (Country & Settlement) Kurdish, Turkish
Kurdish and Turkish form of Algeria and Algiers.
Chachnia (Political Subdivision) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Chechnya.
Chadi (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Chad.
Chagi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of The Hague.
Chainat (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai ชัย (chai) meaning "victory" and นาท (nat) meaning "resounding, roaring". This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as said province's capital city.
Chaiyaphum (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai ชัย (chai) meaning "victory" and ภูมิ (phum) meaning "land, region". This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as said province's capital city.
Chakassië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Khakassia.
Chakata (Settlement) Khmer, Thai
Khmer and Thai form of Jakarta.
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]
Champasak (Political Subdivision) Lao
Changan (Settlement) Chinese
Changan was the capital of the Tang dynasty from A.D 618 to A.D 907. It was even the largest city in the world. But it was lost due to rebellion and invasion.
Changwon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 昌 (창, chang, "prosperity") and 原 (원, won, "meadow"), thus "prosperous meadow". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Chansen (Settlement) Thai
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.
Chapón (Country) Aragonese
Aragonese form of Japão (see Japan).
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.
Charlottesville (Settlement) English
This is a city in Virginia.
Charlottetown (Settlement) English (Canadian)
The capital city of Prince Edward Island, Canada.... [more]
Châu Á (Region) Vietnamese
From Vietnamese châu meaning "continent" and Á meaning "Asia". This is the Vietnamese name for Asia.
Chausey (Island) Norman
A large group of islands in the Channel Islands, France. The -ey is the Norman word for "island".
Chavai (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Hawaii.
Chavash En (Political Subdivision) Chuvash
From Chuvash чӑваш (chavash), the ethnic name of the Chuvash people, and ен (en) meaning "place, region, country, side". This is the Chuvash name for Chuvashia.
Chawa (Political Subdivision & Island) Thai
Thai form of Java.
Chechen (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian
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.
Chechenistan (Political Subdivision) Persian
From Persian چچن (čečen) meaning "Chechen" and the suffix ـستان (-stân) meaning "land of". This is a Persian name for Chechnya.
Checheniston (Political Subdivision) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Chechenistan.
Checheniya (Political Subdivision) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Chechnya.
Chechenstan (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Chechenistan.
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, Thai
Armenian and Thai form of Chechnya.
Chechnya (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
Means "(place) of the Chechens", derived from the Russian name for the Chechen people. 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 name Шашан (Shashan)... [more]
Chehiya (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Chekh (Country) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Chekheti (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Czechia.
Chekhi (Country) Buryat, Chechen, Chuvash, Ossetian
Buryat, Chechen, Chuvash and Ossetian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Chekhia (Country) Abkhaz, Armenian
Abkhaz and Armenian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Chekhiya (Country) Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian
Form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic in various languages.
Chekkia (Country) Thai
Thai form of Czechia.
Cheldon (Settlement) English
Cheltenham (Settlement) English (British)
First recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, 'steep hill', here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean 'settlement' or 'water-meadow'... [more]
Chen (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of China.
Chengdu (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 成 (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" and 都 (dū) meaning "capital city, large city", supposedly named during the city's founding by the ninth king of the Kaiming dyntasty of the ancient state of Shu... [more]
Chennai (Settlement) Indian, Tamil, English
Most likely from the name of 17th-century Telugu monarch Damarla Chennapa Nayaka (or Chennappa Naicker). This is the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was officially called Madras until 1996.
Cheonan (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 天 (천, cheon, "sky, heaven") and 安 (안, ān, "peace"), thus "heavenly peace". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Cheongju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 淸 (청, cheong, "clear, clean") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "clear province", or "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Chequia (Country) Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian, Galician, Occitan
Form of Czechia used in multiple languages.
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]
Chereukeseu (Country & Region) Korean
Korean form of Circassia.
Cherkes (Country & Region) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Circassia.
Cherkesiya (Country & Region) Russian
Russian form of Circassia.
Cherkezia (Country & Region) Armenian
Armenian form of Circassia.
Chesnee (Settlement) English
Variant spelling of Chesney. Chesnee is a city in South Carolina.
Chetthamada (Country) Burmese
From Burmese ချက် (chet) meaning "Czech" and သမ္မတ (thamada) meaning "president". This is the Burmese name for the Czech Republic.
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-'.
Chexiya (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Cheyenne (Settlement) English
The capital of Wyoming, in the United States.
Chezmeh (Country) Pakistani
Chezmeh meaning Pakistani. Chezmeh is a acronym of 'Cheh Zameeneh' which translates to 6 lands in Urdu. Chezmeh is a ethnonym (endonym) for Pakistanis referring to the people and its 6 regions Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashsmir, Gilgit Baltistan & Sindh.
Chhim-chùn (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Shenzhen.
Chhṳ̂m-chun (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Shenzhen.
Chiang-chiu (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zhangzhou.
Chiba (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
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".
Chilcotin (Region) Cree (Anglicized)
From the Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) people of British Columbia, Canada. Means "people of the red ochre river", after the Chilko river.
Chilko (River) Cree (Anglicized)
Name of a river in British Columbia, Canada. From the Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) word tŝilhqóx, meaning "the red ochre river".
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.
Chĭng-dáung (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Shenzhen.
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
Chirghisia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Italy is Kirghizistan.
Chita (Political Subdivision) Russian
"birch mat" or "clay" or "dirt (on the shore), slate, coal" or "blue" or "black earth (coal slate), coal" or "dwelling" or "upper reaches" or possibly the short form of a diminutive of a diminutive of a name that means "conception" (possibly referring to "The Immaculate Conception")
Chittagong (Settlement) Bengali, English
The etymology of Chittagong is uncertain. One explanation credits the first Arab traders for shatt ghangh, where shatt means "delta" and ghangh stood for the Ganges. The Arakanese chronicle states that a king named Tsu-la-taing Tsandaya, after conquering Bengal, set up a stone pillar as a trophy or memorial at the place since called Tst-ta-gaung as the limit of conquest... [more]
Chochia (Country & Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2.
Choibalsan (Settlement) Mongolian
In honor of Communist leader Khorloogin Choibalsan, who took part in the Mongolian Revolution of 1920. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Chomolungma (Mountain) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Mount Everest.
Chonburi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai ชล (chon) meaning "(body of) water" and บุรี (buri) meaning "city, town", so named for the nearby Gulf of Thailand. This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as said province's capital city.
Chông-chû (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Zhangzhou.
Chongqing (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 重 (chóng) meaning "repeat, duplicate" and 庆 (qìng) meaning "congratulate, celebrate"... [more]
Chorasmia (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English, Greek
Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman name for the region of Khwarazm in Central Asia. It was named after the Chorasmians, a local Iranian tribe who were known as Χωράσμιοι (Chorasmioi) to the Greeks and as Chorasmii to the Romans.... [more]
Chorasmie (Region) French
French form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Chorasmië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Choresmien (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Chorvátsko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Croatia
Chorvatsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Croatia
Chorwacyjo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Croatia.
Christchurch (Region) English
Christchurch is a New Zealand city that was founded in 1850. The name was given in 1848 before the city even existed. It was given by J R Godley of the Canterbury Associtaion who went to Christ Church College in teenagehood.
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.
Christmas Island (Island) English (Australian)
Name of an Island in Australia, it was named Christmas Island because of the date it was found (December 25)
Chubetsu (Mountain) Japanese
Chubetsu-dake (or Mount Chubetsu in English) is apart of the Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido.
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]
Chumphon (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai ชุม (chum) meaning "come together, assemble, gather" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing". The second element may be a corruption of พล (phon) meaning "force, strength, power" or, alternately, the entire name may come from a corruption of อุทุมพร (uthumphon) meaning "gular fig tree"... [more]
Chûng-koet (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Zhongguo.
Chunijia (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Tunisia.
Chuvasheti (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Chuvashia.
Chuvashia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Чувашия (Chuvashiya), derived from the name of the Chuvash people. The ethnic name чӑваш (chavash) is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Turkic yabal meaning "quiet, peaceful, slow", from a Turkic root meaning "friendly, peaceful" or from Tabghach, the Old Turkic name for the Tuoba, a Xianbei clan in Imperial China... [more]
Chuvashiya (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Chuvashia.
Chuzenji (Body of Water) Japanese
Chuzenji Lake is located in Nikko city, Japan.
Chvea (Political Subdivision & Island) Khmer
Khmer form of Java.
Chypre (Country & Island) French
French form of Cyprus.
Cîbûtî (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Djibouti.
Cibuti (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Turkish form of Djibouti.
Cidónia (Settlement) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Cydonia.
Cidônia (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
Cidonia (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
Čierna Hora (Country) Slovak
Slovak cognate of Crna Gora
Çile (Country) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Chile.
Cili (Country) Kabyle, Sicilian
Kabyle and Sicilian form of Chile.
Cilicië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cilicia.
Cill Chainnigh (Political Subdivision & Island) Irish
Irish form of Kilkenny.
Cill Dara (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for County Kildare. Means "church of the oak" in Irish.... [more]
Cill Mhantáin (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish name for the county of Wicklow. Meaning "church of Mantan". It is named after a peer of Saint Patrick. Mantan had his teeth knocked out by Irish pagans, and then he was renamed Mantan, which means "toothless one".
Çîn (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of China.
Ċina (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of China.
Cincinatti (Settlement) English (American)
The name of a major city in Ohio.
Cincinnati (Political Subdivision) English
Means "curly-haired", from Latin cincinnatus (see Cincinnatus). This is the name of a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States which was named in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, named after the Roman consul Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (born c. 519 – c. 430 BC).
Cingapura (Country, Island & Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Singapore
Ĉinio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of China.
Cino (Country) Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of China.
Ciŏng-ciŭ (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Zhangzhou.
Cipar (Country & Island) Croatian
Croatian form of Cyprus.
Ciper (Country & Island) Slovene
Slovene form of Cyprus.
Cipir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Cyprus