Submitted Place Names Starting with H

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Haa Saat Hak (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Kazakhstan.
Habana (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of Havana. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana.
Habhana (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Havana.
Habon (Country) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Gabon.
Habsyah (Country) Malay
From the name of the Habesha people, a collective term for Ethiopians and Eritreans, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. This is the Malay name for Ethiopia.
Hachiōji (Settlement) Japanese
Means "eight princes" in Japanese, from 八 (hachi), meaning "eight", 王 (ō), meaning "king", and 子 (shi), meaning "child"... [more]
Hackney (Settlement) English
A district of London. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
Hadria (Settlement) Ancient Roman
The name of two Roman settlements. The first one is modern Adria. It is an important Etruscan port town in northern Italy. The second one is modern Atri. It is named after the northern town in Italy... [more]
Haerme (Island) Norman
Norman version of Herm.
Hafana (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Havana.
Hafnarfjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
Hà Giang (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "waterway" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Haidi (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Haiti.
Hải Dương (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "ocean" and 陽 (dương) meaning "sun".
Haina (Country) Maori
Maori form of China.
Hải Phòng (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Haiphong.
Haiphong (Settlement) English
From Vietnamese Hải Phòng derived from Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "sea, ocean" and 防 (phòng) meaning "defend, protect, guard"... [more]
Haïti (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
Haîtî (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Haiti.
Haiti (Country) English
The name of the Country in the Caribbean. Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact... [more]
Haitis (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Haiti.
Hak Lo Dei Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Croatia.
Hakone (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a resort town in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture which, apart from its hot spring resorts, houses the Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, はこねじんじゃ) which dedicates to the Hakone Gongen (箱根権現, はこねごんげん).... [more]
Hak Saan (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Heishan.
Halifax (Settlement) English
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.
Hamamatsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "pine beach" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 浜 (hama), meaning "beach, seashore", and 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree"... [more]
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".
Hampton (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, from Anglo-Saxon ham "homestead " or hamm "water meadow" + tun "enclosure" "settlement".
Hà Nam (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "river" and 南 (nam) meaning "south".
Handuras (Country) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Honduras.
Hanekeria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Hungary.
Hangeri (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Hungary.
Hángewii (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Hungary
Hà Nội (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanoi.
Hanói (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hanoi.
Hanoi (Settlement) English
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội), which is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 () meaning "river, stream" and 内 (nèi) meaning "inside", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
Hanoï (Settlement) French
French form of Hanoi.
Hanoj (Settlement) Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, and Slovene form of Hanoi.
Hanoja (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Hanoi.
Hanojo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Hanoi.
Hanojus (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hanoi.
Hanoy (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Tajik, Tamil
Form of Hanoi used in various languages as well as a Armenian, Bulgarian, and Tajik alternate transcription.
Hàn Quốc (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanguk.
Hanui (Settlement) Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Hanoi.
Hapon (Country) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog
Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, and Tagalog form of Japan.
Harlan (Region, Settlement, Mountain & Other) German
Harlan is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. Harlan County is well known in folk and country music, having produced many prominent musicians. During the 20th century, it was often a center of labor strife between coal mine owners and union workers, especially in the Harlan County War of the 1930s.
Harrisburg (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Harris. In the case of the capital city of the US state of Pennsylvania, the city was named after founder John Harris Sr.
Hartford (Settlement) English
Variant of Hertford, from the union of the words heorot ("hart, stag") and ford. This spelling is mostly used in the United States, most famously by the capital city of the State of Connecticut.
Hasa (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Lhasa.
Hasakesitan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Kazakhstan.
Hatanga (Settlement) Russian
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Hà Tĩnh (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "river" and 靜 (tĩnh) meaning "still".
Hat Yai (Settlement) Thai
From a short form of Thai มะหาดใหญ่ (mahat yai) meaning "big monkey fruit" (a type of tree). This is the name of a city in southern Thailand.
Hậu Giang (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 後 (hậu) meaning "behind" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Haungkaung (Political Subdivision) Burmese
Burmese form of Hong Kong.
Hauti Arapia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Saudi Arabia.
Ħavana (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Havana.
Havana (Settlement) English
From Spanish Habana, derived from Habaguanex, the name of a Taíno chief who controlled the area. This is the name of the capital city of Cuba.
Havane (Settlement) French
French form of Havana, usually written with the definite article: La Havane.
Havano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Havana.
Hawaï (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Hawaii.
Hawaii (Island) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin. Theories from Proto-Polynesian hawaiki which possibly means place of the gods" or from Proto-Polynesian sawaiki "homeland", or possibly named for Hawaiʻiloa, legendary discoverer of the Hawaiian islands.
Hawana (Settlement) Chinese, Polish, Thai, Uyghur
Chinese, Polish, Thai and Uyghur form of Havana.
Hayana (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Guyana.
Hazard (Other) French
The French word was probably borrowed from Arabic az-zahr, meaning “the dice” or “one of the dice.” ... [more]
Hcad (Country & Body of Water) Burmese
Burmese form of Chad.
Hedmark (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse Heiðmǫrk. That's from heiðnir the name of an old Germanic tribe (related to heið meaning moorland) and mǫrk meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
Heijō (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate reading of Pyon'yan. This was the name for Pyongyang used during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 20th century.
Hei Laap (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Ancient Greek Ἑλλᾰ́ς (Hellás), used as the Cantonese name for Greece.
Heishan (Country, Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Means "black mountain" in Chinese, from 黑 (hēi) meaning "black" and 山 (shān) meaning "mountain", used as the Chinese name for Montenegro (derived from a calque of the country's Montenegrin and Serbo-Croatian name, Crna Gora)... [more]
Helan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Helikon (Mountain) Ancient Greek
Means "the tortuous mountain", derived from Greek ἕλιξ (helix) "spiral" (genitive ἕλικος). This is the name of a famous mountain in Boeotia, Greece.
Helka (Body of Water) Polish
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]
Helmsley (Settlement) English
A small market town in Northern England. It's name derives from the Old English Helm, a personal name and leah, which means 'clearing, field'.
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
Danish city founded in the 1420s. The name is derived from the word hals meaning "neck, narrow strait". William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is set in Elsinore (Kronborg), a castle in Helsingør.
Helsînkî (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Helsinki.
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]
Henei (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Hanoi.
Hengesdon (Settlement) Medieval English
Earlier name for Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead, Devon, recorded in 1333. It meant "Hengest's hill" or "stallion's hill" from the Old English byname Hengest (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English dun "hill".
Herm (Island) Medieval French, English (British), Medieval Scandinavian
One of the Channel Islands in England. Likely from Old Norse 'arms', meaning "arm" due to the shape of the island, or maybe from Old French 'eremite', meaning "hermit".
Hermaniya (Country) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Germania (see Germany).
Hershey (Settlement) English
A small community in Pennsylvania.
Hertford (Settlement) English
Comes from a ford where a Hart (a male deer) drank at a ford.
Hertseliyya (Settlement) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Herzliya.
Heshmon (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
City south of Judah, recorded in Joshua 15:27. Literal meaning, "fatness." Contextual meaning, "abundant blessing."
Hestitona (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of Old English Hengestestun meaning "town of Hengest", derived from the genitive of the Old English personal name Hengest and tun "enclosure, yard, town"... [more]
Heti (Country & Island) Burmese
Burmese form of Haiti.
Hialeah (Settlement) American
The name of a city in the American state of Florida, commonly said to mean "pretty prairie" from Muskogee haiyakpo "prairie" and hili "pretty". Alternatively it may mean "high prairie" or "upland prairie" in Seminole.
Hibraltar (Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Gibraltar.
Higashiōsaka (Settlement) Japanese
Means "East Ōsaka" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan.
Hiina (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of China.
Himalaya (Mountain) Various
The name of the Mountain between Nepal and China.
Himeji (Settlement & Other) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the largest castle in Japan, as well as a city in Hyōgo Prefecture.
Himuka (Political Subdivision) Japanese (Archaic)
Earlier form of Hyūga, made up of 日 (hi) meaning "sun" and 向か (muka), the irrealis form of verb 向く (muku) meaning "to turn toward; to face (a direction); to point to."
Hindi (Country) Chechen
Chechen form of India.
Hindiche (Country) Ingush
Ingush form of India.
Hindiya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of India.
Hindoestan (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Hindustan.
Hindonezi (Country) Chechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of Indonesia.
Hindostan (Country) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Hendustan, used as the Bashkir name for India.
Hindstan (Country) Tatar
Tatar form of Hendustan, used as the Tatar name for India.
Hindustán (Country & Region) Czech
Czech form of Hindustan.
Hindusttan (Country) Lak
Lak form of Hendustan.
Hingapoa (Country, Settlement & Island) Maori
Maori form of Singapore.
Hinjiýan (Political Subdivision & Region) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Xinjiang.
Hinxton (Settlement) English
The name of a village in Cambridgeshire, ultimately derived from a contraction of Old English Hengestestun which possibly meant "town of Hengest", itself from the genitive of the Old English byname Hengest (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Hircânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Hyrcania.
Hircania (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Hyrcania.
Hiria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Syria.
Hirkanija (Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Slovene
Croatian, Lithuanian and Slovenian form of Hyrcania.
Hiroshima (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "wide island" in Japanese.
Hırvatistan (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Croatia.
Hispaania (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Spain
Hispani (Country) Ingush
Ingush form of Spain.
Hispanio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Hispania (see Spain).
Hjälmaren (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber "noise, rumble". Hjälmaren is the 4th largest lake in Sweden.
Hkaroesha (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Croatia.
Hòa Bình (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hòa) meaning "peace" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
Hoa Kỳ (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 花旗 (Hoa Kì) meaning "star-spangled banner" (referring to both the American flag and national anthem). This is the Vietnamese name for the United States.
Ho Chi Minh (Settlement) English
From the name of Vietnamese revolutionary and politician Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969; natively Hồ Chí Minh in Vietnamese)... [more]
Hồ Chí Minh (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ho Chi Minh.
Hội An (Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 會 (hội) meaning "meeting, festival" and 安 (an) meaning "safe, secure". This is the name of a city in Vietnam.
Hokkaidō (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "circuit of the northern sea" in Japanese.
Ho Laan (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Holandsko (Political Subdivision & Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the Netherlands and Holland 1
Hōlani (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Holenda (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
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".
Hondúras (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Honduras
Hondûras (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Honduras.
Hondūras (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Honduras.
Honduras (Country) Spanish
Means "depths" in Spanish.
Hondurasa (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Honduras.
Hondurasi (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Honduras
Hondures (Country) Asturian, Catalan
Asturian and Catalan form of Honduras
Hondwras (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Honduras
Hongaria (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese, Minangkabau, Malagasy
Indonesian, Acehnese, Minangkabau, and Malagasy form of Hungary.
Hongdulasi (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Honduras.
Hongría (Country) Aragonese
Aragonese form of Hungary
Hongria (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Hungary.
Ho Noi (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Hanoi.
Honolulu (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of Hawaii.
Hordaland (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse hǫrðar, meaning (and old Germanic tribe) and lǫnd meaning "lands."... [more]
Hordanya (Country) Filipino, Cebuano, Pampangan
Cebuano and Pampangan form of Jordan (the country).
Hōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Horningtoft (Settlement) English
From the Old English horn "horn-shaped" -ingas "people of" toft "curtilage". "people of the horn-shaped curtilage". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
Horowākia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovakia.
Horowinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovenia.
Horvātija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Croatia.
Horvátország (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Croatia
Horwatiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Croatia.
Houaphanh (Political Subdivision) Lao
Houmet (Island) Norman
The Houmets are an islet chain in the Channel Islands. The name is from the Norman word 'hou', meaning "island".
Hovono (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Havana.
Hoy (Island) Scottish
The name is from the Isle of Hoy in Scotland.
Hpigyi (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Fiji.
Hpilitpaing (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Philippines.
Hpinlan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Finland.
Hrenada (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Grenada.
Hrenlandiya (Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Greenland.
Hretsiya (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Greece.
Hretsyia (Country) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Greece.
Hruziya (Country) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Hsabiya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Serbia.
Hsaikparats (Country & Island) Burmese
Burmese form of Cyprus.
Hsalobakiya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Slovakia.
Hsalobeniya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Slovenia.
Hsanmarino (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of San Marino.
Hseshe (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Seychelles.
Hsinigaw (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Senegal.
Hsiraliyun (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Sierra Leone.
Hsiriya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Syria.
Hsitdani (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Sydney.
Hsomaliya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Somalia.
Hsudan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Sudan.
Hsuranan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Suriname.
Hswazilan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Swaziland.
Hswidin (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Sweden.
Hswitzalan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Switzerland.
Hszincsiang (Political Subdivision & Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Xinjiang.
Htaing (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Thai, used as the Burmese name for Thailand.
Htaingpe (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Taipei.
Huam (Political Subdivision & Island) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Guam.
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.
Hui-li̍p-pin (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Philippines.
Hui-lu̍t-pin (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Alternate romanization of Hui-li̍p-pin.
Huitene (Country) Maori
Maori form of Sweden.
Hulanda (Country) Papiamento
Papiamento form of Holland 1, which is used to refer to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hull (Settlement & River) American, English
Hunakalia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Hungary.
Hungario (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Hungary.
Hung Dou Laai Si (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Honduras.
Hung Ngaa Lei (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Hungary.
Hưng Yên (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning "prosperous" and 安 (yên) meaning "peace".
Hurwatsuyu (Country) Quechua
Quechua form of Croatia.
Hvar (Island) Croatian
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast.... [more]
Hvineya (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Guinea.
Hvíta-Rússland (Country) Icelandic
Means "white Russia", an Icelandic calque of Belarus.
Hvítarussland (Country) Faroese
Means "White Russia", a Faroese calque of Belarus
Hwaseong (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 華 (화, hwa, "bright, colorful") and 城 (성, seong, "castle"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Hy-brasil (Island) Irish Mythology (?), Folklore
Possibly from derived from Irish Uí Breasail meaning "clan of Breasal". This was the name of a mythical island off the western coast of Ireland that appeared on maps from 1325.
Hyōgo (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldier's warehouse" in Japanese.
Hyperoxiane (Region) Ancient Greek
Means "beyond the river Oxus", derived from Greek ὑπέρ (hyper) meaning "over, above, beyond" combined with the Greek noun Ὦξος (Oxos) meaning "Oxus"... [more]
Hyrcanie (Region) French
French form of Hyrcania.
Hyrcanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Hyrcania.
Hyrkanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Hyrcania.
Hytaý (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Cathay, used as the Turkmen name of China.
Hyūga (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Shifted from earlier Himuka, belonging to an old province which corresponds to modern Miyazaki Prefecture and a modern city in that prefecture, formed on April 1, 1951.