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HABANA (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of HAVANA
. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana
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
HACKNEY (Settlement) English
A district of LONDON
. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey
, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
HAFNARFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn
"harbour, port" and fjörður
"fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
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]
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]
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.
HAMPSHIRE (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, foremost a large county in South England, from the name HAMPTON
+ Old English scir
HAMPTON (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, from Anglo-Saxon ham
"homestead " or hamm
"water meadow" + tun
HANOI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội)
, which is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi)
meaning "inside the river", from 河 (hé)
meaning "river, stream" and 内 (nèi)
meaning "inside", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
HAT YAI (Settlement) Thai, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From a short form of Thai มะหาดใหญ่ (má-hàat yai)
meaning "big monkey fruit" (a type of tree). This is the name of a city in southern Thailand.
HAVANA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Georgian, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Spanish Habana
, which is 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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]
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
HERTFORD (Settlement) English
Comes from a ford where a Hart (a male deer) drank at a ford.
HESHMON (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
City south of Judah, recorded in Joshua 15:27. Literal meaning, "fatness." Contextual meaning, "abundant blessing."
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.
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."
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".
HJÄLMAREN (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber
"noise, rumble". Hjälmaren is the 4th largest lake in Sweden.
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.
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
, known for being the home of the U.S. motion-picture industry, whose name allegedly means "hauling wood".
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]
HORNINGTOFT (Settlement) English
From the Old English horn
"people of" toft
"curtilage". "people of the horn-shaped curtilage". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
HOUMET (Island) Norman
The Houmets are an islet chain in the Channel Islands. The name is from the Norman word 'hou', meaning "island".
HOY (Island) Scottish
The name is from the Isle of Hoy in Scotland.
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
HVAR (Island) Croatian
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast.... [more]
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.
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]
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.