Submitted Place Names Starting with D

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Daan Mak (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Denmark.
Daca (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Dhaka.
Dacca (Settlement) Finnish, French, Italian, Romanian
Form of Dhaka.
Dacië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dacia.
Dadasitan (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Tatarstan.
Dageseutan (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of Dagestan.
Dagestán (Political Subdivision) Czech
Czech form of Dagestan.
Dagestan (Political Subdivision) Russian, Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Derived from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" and the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.
Dagestāna (Political Subdivision) Latvian
Latvian form of Dagestan.
Dagestanas (Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dagestan.
Dagesztán (Political Subdivision) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dagestan.
Daghaste (Political Subdivision) Ingush
Ingush form of Dagestan.
Daghestan (Political Subdivision) French, Italian, Persian, Romanian
French, Italian, Persian, and Romanian form of Dagestan.
Daghestani (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Dagestan.
Daghistan (Political Subdivision) Avar, Dargin, Arabic, Uyghur
Avar, Dargin, Arabic, and Uyghur form of Dagestan.
Daghstan (Political Subdivision) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Dagestan.
Daghustan (Political Subdivision) Aghul, Lezgin, Rutul, Tabasaran, Tsakhur
Aghul, Lezgin, Rutul, Tabasaran, and Tsakhur form of Dagestan.
Daghusttan (Political Subdivision) Lak
Lak form of Dagestan.
Daghystan (Political Subdivision) Kumyk, Kazakh
Kumyk and Kazakh form of Dagestan.
Dağıstan (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, and Turkish form of Dagestan.
Dagstan (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz, Tatar
Kyrgyz and Tatar form of Dagestan.
Daguestán (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Dagestan.
Daguestan (Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of Dagestan.
Daguestão (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dagestan.
Dagystan (Political Subdivision) Nogai, Turkmen
Nogai and Turkmen form of Dagestan.
Dahestan (Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Dagestan.
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.
Dahomey (Other) English
The name of the Kingdom. Dahomey Kingdom was an African kingdom that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Behanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.
Dài-báe̤k (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Taibei.
Dak Gwok (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Deguo.
Dako (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Dhaka.
Dalkeith (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Midlothian, Scotland, south of Edinburgh. It is of Cumbric language origin. The first element is dal, meaning 'meadow, plateau' (Welsh ddôl) and chyd, meaning 'trees, wood' (Welsh coed).
Dalmasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dalmatia.
Dalmatië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dalmatia.
Dalonigesdv (Country) Cherokee
Cherokee form of China
Damasko (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Damascus.
Damaszek (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Damascus.
Damaszkusz (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Damascus.
Danemarca (Country) Neapolitan, Romanian
Neapolitan and Romanian form of Denmark
Dania (Country) Abkhaz, Georgian, Greek, Late Roman, Polish
Abkhaz, Georgian, Greek, Medieval Latin, and Polish form of Denmark.
Dańijo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Denmark.
Danîmarka (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Denmark.
Danimarka (Country) Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Crimean Tatar, Maltese, Turkish
Form of Denmark used in various languages.
Danio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Denmark.
Danmai (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Denmark.
Danmaṛk (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Denmark.
Danmarka (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Denmark.
Danmhairg (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Denmark
Đà Nẵng (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Cham ꨌꩌꨌꨌꨌ (đanak) meaning "large river", referring to the Hàn River.
Dánsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Denmark
Danub (River) Arabic, Armenian, Persian
Arabic, Armenian and Persian form of Danube.
Danubia (Region) English
A region that consists of the land on the banks of the Danube river.
Danúbio (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Danube.
Danubio (River) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Danube.
Danup (River) Thai
Thai form of Danube.
Daplin (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Dublin.
Dardânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dardania.
Dardanie (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
Dardanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Dardania.
Dardanija (Region & Settlement) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Dardania.
Darjeeling (Other) Indian
Darjeeling India is a part of India and is well known because Mother Teresa (1910-1997) went there in 1929 for missionary reasons.
Daşkənd (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Tashkent.
Dat Nei Sai Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Tunisia.
Daugova (River) Latgalian
Latgalian form of Daugava.
Decorah (Settlement) English
Decorah, Iowa.
De Corea (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of South Korea
Deesa (Settlement) Indian
Deghasta (Political Subdivision) Chechen
Chechen form of Dagestan.
Deguo (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 德 (Dé), a short form of 德意志 (Déyìzhì), a name for Germany, and 国 (guó) meaning "country". This is the modern Chinese name for Germany.
Deheilan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Tehran.
Dehli (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Persian, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Delhi.
Deinmat (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Denmark.
Deitschland (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Deutschland
Delaware (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Delaware river, which was named after Lord De La Warr, from French de la guerre or de la werre literally "of the war".
Delchi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Delhi.
Dél-korea (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of South Korea
Delli (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Delhi.
Demelza (Settlement) Cornish
Name of a hamlet in Cornwall, sometimes explained as a contraction of Cornish Dinas Maeldaf "fort of Maeldaf", but more likely derived from Cornish ty "house" and malsai "eel".
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).
Dengjialou (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Terengganu, chosen specifically for the characters 登 (dēng) meaning "rise, ascend", 嘉 (jiā) meaning "excellent", and 樓 (lóu) meaning "floor, level"... [more]
Denmak (Country) Thai
Thai form of Denmark.
Denmarc (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Denmark.
Denpasa (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Denpasar.
Dénpasar (Settlement) Balinese, Sundanese
Balinese and Sundanese form of Denpasar.
Denpasar (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Balinese ᬤᬾᬦ᭄ᬧᬲᬃ (dénpasar) derived from den meaning "north" and pasar meaning "market". This is the name of a city in Indonesia and the capital of Bali.
Derry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
City and country in Northern Ireland. May mean "oak wood", from 'Daire Coluimb Chille', meaning "The Oak-wood of Saint Columba". Or the name may have been from Proto-Celtic 'calg-ac-os', meaning "possessing a blade" or "possessing a penis".
Dersingham (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English "homestead belonging to Deorsige".
De Smet (Other) French in America
De Smet was founded by a French missionary priest travelling through the Midwest of America. It is best known for being one of the many homes of the Ingalls Wilder family, and the place where most of the Ingalls family is buried.
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".
Detroit (Political Subdivision) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”
Detroit (Settlement) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”... [more]
Déva (Settlement) Hungarian
City in Romania.
Devizes (Settlement) English
Derived from castrum ad divisas, latin for “castle at the boundary”
Devonshire (Other) English
A county in southwestern England; county town, Exeter. Also called Devon.
Dhaka (Settlement) Bengali, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (ḍhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari... [more]
Dhivehirajje (Country) Dhivehi
From Dhivehi ދިވެހި (dhivehi), the name of the Dhivehi people, and ރާއްޖެ (rājje) meaning "country, kingdom, realm, domain". The ethnic name itself means "islanders" from Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpá) meaning "island"... [more]
Dibai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Dubai.
Dibilisi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Tbilisi.
Điện Biên (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 奠 (điện) meaning "libation" and 邊 (biên) meaning "side".
Dienvidkoreja (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of South Korea
Dienvidsudāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of South Sudan.
Digne (Political Subdivision) French (Archaic)
Digne-les-Bains, or simply and historically Digne, is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, and situated in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Dilhi (Settlement) Arabic, Quechua
Arabic and Quechua form of Delhi.
Dillí (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Delhi.
Dimitrija (Other) Macedonian
christianity... [more]
Dingus (Other) English
Dingus is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Kentucky, named after its first postmaster, Charles Dingus.
Dirouilles (Island) Norman, French
Islet chain in the Channel Islands. Each rock has many names. May mean "rags", as a direct transliteration of the French word dirouilles.
Dithouïl'yes (Island) Norman
Jèrriais Norman version of Dirouilles
Djakarta (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Djedda (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Jeddah.
Djermani (Country) Nauruan
Nauruan form of Germany
Djibouti (Country) English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It's home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert... [more]
Djíbútí (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Djibouti.
Đắk Lắk (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Mnong ដក្ (dâk) meaning "lake" and ឡក្ (ḷâk) meaning "Lắk", referring to Lắk Lake.
Đắk Nông (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Mnong ដក្ (dâk) meaning "lake" and nông.
Dneisteros (River) Greek
Modern Greek name for the Dniester river, which was known as Tyras to the ancient Greeks.
Dnestar (River) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Dniester.
Dnester (River) Slovak, Slovene
Slovak and Slovenian form of Dniester.
Dněstr (River) Czech
Czech form of Dniester.
Dņestra (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Dniester.
Dnestri (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Dniester.
Dniéster (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Dniester.
Dniester (River) English, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Sarmatian dānu nazdya meaning "the close river" (as in, the river close-by). This is the name of a river in Eastern Europe, which flows through Ukraine and Moldova to the Black Sea.
Dniestr (River) French, Polish
French and Polish form of Dniester.
Dniestras (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dniester.
Dniestre (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dniester.
Dnister (River) Afrikaans, German, Ukrainian
Afrikaans, German and Ukrainian form of Dniester.
Dnjestar (River) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Dniester.
Dnjestr (River) Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch and Icelandic form of Dniester as well as a Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish alternative name for the river.
Dnyeszter (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dniester.
Doebai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
Doesjanbe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dushanbe.
Doghiston (Political Subdivision) Tajik
Tajik form of Dagestan.
Dogʻiston (Political Subdivision) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Dagestan.
Doho (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Doha.
Doire (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Derry.
Doitsu (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Deutschland
Dolomieten (Mountain) Dutch
Dutch form of Dolomites.
Dominica (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
Derived from Latin dominica meaning "lordly" or "Sunday", named by explorer Christopher Columbus for his sighting of the island on a Sunday. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Dominicaanse Republiek (Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Dominican Republic.
Dominikaanse Republiek (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dominican Republic.
Dominikāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Dominican Republic. This is the standard Latvian name for the country, but sometimes the form Dominikānas Republika is also used.
Dominikānas Republika (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Dominican Republic. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Latvia is Dominikāna.
Donava (River) Latvian, Slovene
Latvian and Slovenian form of Danube.
Doncaster (Settlement) English
A town in England located on the River Don. The first element is from the Roman fort Danum, likely from an earlier Celtic settlement relating to the River Don. The second element is the Old English ceaster, 'fort' (c.f Modern English castle).
Donegal (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. Meaning "place of foreigners" (i.e. the Vikings). Alternatively, it may mean "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
Dô̤ng-gŏ (Country) Chinese (Min Bei)
Min Bei romanization of Zhongguo.
Dong Gog (Country) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Zhongguo.
Dongjia (Country) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Tonga chiefly used in Taiwan.
Đồng Nai (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 同 (đồng) meaning "same" and 狔 (nai).
Đồng Tháp (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 墥 (đồng) and 塔 (tháp) meaning "tower".
Doonau (River) Estonian
Estonian form of Danube.
Dordrecht (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
Dortmund (Settlement) English, Basque, Belarusian, Breton, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Frisian, German, Greek, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh
First mentioned in the 9th century AD as Throtmanni, of uncertain origin and meaning, the form Dortmunde first appeared in the 13th century. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Douchanbé (Settlement) French
French form of Dushanbe.
Doumpai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Dubai.
Dounavis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Danube.
Doushanbeh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Dushanbe.
Douvlino (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Dublin.
Dover (Settlement) English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr, 'water, tears').... [more]
Down (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Northern Ireland. From the Irish "Dún ná Lethglas", "dún" means fort.
Draa (River) Morocco
Dresden (Settlement) German
Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. The name is of Slavic origin.
Druk Yul (Country) Bhutanese, Tibetan
From Tibetan འབྲུག (brug) meaning "thunder dragon" (a mythical creature in Bhutanese and Tibetan mythology) combined with ཡུལ (yul) meaning "country, nation, kingdom". This is the Bhutanese and Tibetan name for Bhutan.
Dschibuti (Country) German
German form of Djibouti
Dublîn (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Dublin.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Croatian
From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
Dublino (Settlement) Italian, Esperanto
Italian and Esperanto form of Dublin.
Dubrovnik (Settlement) Croatian
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. ... [more]
Duchanbe (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Dushanbe.
Dudinka (Settlement) Russian
"Mulberry Tree" + "Feminine" noun
Duibhlinn (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Dublin.
Duinkerke (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
Duinkerken (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
Düna (River) German
German name of the river Daugava.
Dunai (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Danube.
Dŭng-gĭng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of Tokyo.
Dung Ging (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Tokyo.
Dṳ̆ng-guók (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Zhongguo.
Dún Na Ngall (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Iranian, Irish
Irish form of Donegal.
Dunojus (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Danube.
Duoge (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Togo.
Durban (Settlement) English
The name of a city in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa (known in Zulu as eThekwini). From D'Urban, named for Lieutenant General Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849), who was the governor of the Cape Colony when the city was named in 1835.
Durham (Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm, which comprises of the Celtic element dun, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas, 'city') and the Old Norse holme, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).
Dusambé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Dushanbe.
Düşənbə (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Dushanbe.
Duşanbe (Settlement) Gagauz, Turkish, Turkmen
Gagauz, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Dushanbe.
Dušanbė (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dushanbe.
Dusanbe (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dushanbe.
Duschanbe (Settlement) German
German form of Dushanbe.
Duşenbe (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Dushanbe.
Dushanbe (Settlement) Tajik, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, English, Georgian, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Russian, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Mean "Monday" in Tajik, so named for a popular market that used to be held in the area on Mondays. This is the name of the capital city of Tajikistan.
Dusjanbe (Settlement) Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Papiamento
Scandinavian and Papiamento form of Dushanbe.
Dwarf (Other) English
Dwarf is an unincorporated community located in Perry County, Kentucky, named for Jeremiah Combs, a short townsman who used hand drills and gunpowder to create a tunnel through solid rock nearby to divert water to his family's mill.
Dyfi (River) Welsh
River in north Wales.
Dyflinn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dublin.
Džakarta (Settlement) Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Jakarta.
Dżakarta (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Jakarta.
Dzaudzhyqau (Settlement) Ossetian
Means "Dzaug's settlement" in Ossetian, from the name of 18th-century figure Dzaug Bugulov combined with Ossetian хъӕу (qau) meaning "village, settlement". This is the Ossetian name for Vladikavkaz.
Dzhakartæ (Settlement) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Jakarta.
Dzhohor (Political Subdivision) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Johor.
Dzhokhor (Political Subdivision) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Johor.
Dżibuti (Country) Polish
Polish form of Djibouti
Džibutija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Djibouti.
Džibutis (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Djibouti.
Džibutsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Djibouti
Dzsibuti (Country & Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Djibouti.