Submitted Place Names Starting with H

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Hiong-káng (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Hong Kong.
Hiông-kóng (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Hong Kong.
Hīraka (Country & Island) Maori
Maori form of Sri Lanka.
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 & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 広 (hiro) meaning "vast, wide" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
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).
Hiszpaniô (Country) Kashubian
Kashubian 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.
Hkattamandu (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Kathmandu.
Hndkastan (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Hendustan.
Hòa Bình (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hòa) meaning "peace" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
Hòa Bình (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hoà) meaning "peace, harmony" and 平 (bình) meaning "level, even". This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, Vietnam.
Hoa Kỳ (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 花旗 (Hoa Kì) meaning "star-spangled banner" (referring to the American flag and national anthem). This is the Vietnamese name for the United States.
Hoat-kok (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Faguo.
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.
Hodu (Country) Hebrew
Hebrew form of India.
Hoeng Gong (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Hong Kong.
Hog Ziu (Settlement) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Fuzhou.
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.
Hoi Naam (Political Subdivision & Island) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hainan.
Hói-nàm (Political Subdivision & Island) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Hainan.
Hoisington (Political Subdivision) English
Hoisington is a city in Kansas.
Hok-chiu (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Fuzhou.
Hók-ciŭ (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Fuzhou.
Hók-ciŭ (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Fuzhou.
Hokkaido (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
From Japanese 北海 (hokkai) meaning "northern sea" and 道 (dō) meaning "circuit". This is the name of an island and prefecture of Japan.
Hokuchin (Mountain) Japanese
A mountain in Hokkaido, apart of the Ishikari Mountain range.
Ho Laan (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Ho Lam (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Henan.
Hô-lâm (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Henan.
Holand (Country) Hebrew, Persian, Tajik
Hebrew, Persian and Tajik 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".
Holon (Settlement) Hebrew
The name comes from the word "חול" meaning "sand"... [more]
Holywood (Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
English translation of Latin Sanctus Boscus, meaning “holy wood”. Holywood is a seaside town in County Down, Northern Ireland. This was the name the Normans gave to the woodland surrounding the monastery of Saint Laiseran, son of Nasca, founded before 640 on the site of the present Holywood Priory... [more]
Ho Naam (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Henan.
Hò-nàm (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Henan.
Hondiuras (Country) Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Honduras.
Ħonduras (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Honduras.
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.
Honduras (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "depths" in Spanish, either referring to the deep waters off the northern coast of the country or from Christopher Columbus' alleged quote "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas honduras" meaning "Thank God we have departed from those depths"... [more]
Hondurasa (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Honduras.
Hondurasi (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Honduras
Hondurasi (Country) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Honduras.
Hondurat (Country) Lao
Lao form of Honduras.
Hondures (Country) Asturian, Catalan
Asturian and Catalan form of Honduras
Hondwras (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Honduras
Hongaria (Country) Indonesian, Malagasy
Indonesian and Malagasy form of Hungary.
Hòng-chû (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Hangzhou.
Hòng-ciŭ (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Hangzhou.
Hongdulasi (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Honduras.
Hongdurah (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Honduras.
Hongkali (Country) Lao
Lao form of Hungary via the French form Hongrie.
Hồng Kông (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (Settlement, Political Subdivision & Island) English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Cantonese 香港 (Hoeng Gong) derived from 香 (hoeng) meaning "fragrant" and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour". This is the name of a city, island and special administrative region of China.
Hongkong (Island, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai
Form of Hong Kong used in various languages.
Hongkri (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Hungary via the French form Hongrie.
Hongmaoqiao (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ang Mo Kio.
Hongreye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Hungary.
Hongría (Country) Aragonese
Aragonese form of Hungary
Hon Gwok (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hanguo.
Hong Zau (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hangzhou.
Honjurasu (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Honduras.
Hòn-koet (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Hanguo.
Honkon (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Hong Kong.
Honkong (Settlement, Island & Political Subdivision) Armenian, Bulgarian
Armenian and Bulgarian form of Hong Kong.
Honkongo (Political Subdivision) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Hong Kong.
Honkonh (Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Hong Kong.
Honlang (Country & Political Subdivision) Lao
Lao form of Holland 1 via the French form Hollande, referring to both the country and provinces.
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.
Honotura (Country) Maori
Maori form of Honduras.
Honuy (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Hanoi.
Hōrana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hōrano (Country) Maori
Maori form of Jordan.
Hordaland (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse hǫrðar, meaning (and old Germanic tribe) and lǫnd meaning "lands."... [more]
Hordanan (Country & River) Armenian
Armenian form of Jordan.
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.
Hornowo (Settlement) Polish
From Belarusian горны (horny) meaning "upper". It is a village in northeast Poland.
Horowākia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovakia.
Horowinia (Country) Maori
Maori form of Slovenia.
Horvaatia (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Croatia.
Horvātija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Croatia.
Horvátország (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Croatia
Horwatiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Croatia.
Hotkaido (Political Subdivision & Island) Korean
Korean form of Hokkaido.
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".
Houtadi (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 后 (hòu) meaning "rear," 塔 (tǎ) meaning "tower," and 底 (dǐ) meaning "base" (literally "base of the rear tower"). It is the name of a village in Hebei, China.
Hovono (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Havana.
Hoy (Island) Scottish
The name is from the Isle of Hoy in Scotland.
Hozlanz (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hoznanz (Political Subdivision) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Henan.
Hpanunhpin (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Phnom Penh.
Hphi-li-pin (Country) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Philippines.
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.
Hrom (Settlement) Armenian
Armenian form of Rome.
Hruziya (Country) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Hsabiya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Serbia.
Hsaikberiya (Region) Burmese
Burmese form of Siberia.
Hsaikparats (Country & Island) Burmese
Burmese form of Cyprus.
Hsalobakiya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Slovakia.
Hsalobeniya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Slovenia.
Hsanhparansitsako (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of San Francisco.
Hsanmarino (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of San Marino.
Hsarayebo (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Sarajevo.
Hsawdiarebya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Saudi Arabia.
Hseshe (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Seychelles.
Hsi-an (Settlement) Chinese, English
Alternate romanization of Xi'an based on the Wade–Giles system.
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.
Hsohpiya (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Sofia.
Hsomaliya (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Somalia.
Hsuba (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Suva.
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.
Huák-guók (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Faguo.
Huam (Political Subdivision & Island) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Guam.
Huambo (Settlement) Mbundu
Huambo receives its name from Wambu, one of the 14 old Ovimbundu kingdoms of the central Angolan plateau.
Huasha (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Warsaw.
Hubei (Settlement) Chinese
Hŭ-ciú (Settlement) Chinese (Min Bei)
Min Bei romanization of Fuzhou.
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.
Hudson (River) English
The Hudson River in the United States.
Hudson Bay (Body of Water) English (Canadian)
This is the name of a bay in Canada. It is named after Henry Hudson, as he had discovered the bay.
Hue (Settlement) English
English unaccented form of Huế.
Hué (Settlement) French
French form of Huế.
Huế (Settlement) Vietnamese
Likely a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese 化 (huà), which referred to the historical territory of Thuận Hoá (順化) in central Vietnam. This is the name of a city in Vietnam.
Hug Suan (Settlement) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Foshan.
Hui-chiu (Region) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization Feizhou.
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.
Huiterangi (Country) Maori
Maori form of Switzerland.
Huizhou (Region) Chinese
From Chinese 徽 (huī) meaning "emblem, insignia" and 州 (zhōu) meaning "prefecture, province". This is the name of a historical region in Anhui province, China.
Hŭk-săng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Foshan.
Hulanda (Country) Papiamento
Papiamento form of Holland 1, which is used to refer to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hulanda (Country & Political Subdivision) Arabic, Papiamento
Arabic and Papiamento form of Holland 1. In Arabic it refers to the two provinces of North and South Holland as well as the entire country of the Netherlands, while in Papiamento it refers only to the country.
Hull (Settlement & River) American, English
Hūmārie (Country) Maori
Maori form of Somalia.
Hunakalia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Hungary.
Hunastan (Country) Armenian
From Armenian հույն (huyn) meaning "Greek" (ultimately from the name of the ancient region of Ionia) combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of"... [more]
Hundurats (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Honduras.
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 & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning "prosperous" and 安 (yên) meaning "peace".
Hưng Yên (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning thrive, prosper, flourish" and 安 (yên) meaning "peaceful". This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, Vietnam.
Hưng Yên (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning "thrive, prosper, flourish" and 安 (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful". This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, Vietnam.
Huntsville (Settlement) English
Means "Hunt's town". This is the name of a city in Alabama, as well as several other places in the United States.
Hurināme (Country) Maori
Maori form of Suriname.
Huron (Body of Water) English
One of the Great Lakes of the United States of America, so named because it has fresh water, a rarity around the world.
Hurwatsuyu (Country) Quechua
Quechua form of Croatia.
Húsavík (Settlement) Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of Icelandic and Faroese hús "house" and vík "bay".
Hūtāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Sudan.
Hu̍t-san (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Foshan.
Hvar (Island) Croatian
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast.... [more]
Hvelgelmir (Body of Water) Norse Mythology
Possibly means "bubbling cauldron". In Norse mythology this is the name of a spring in Niflheimr where Níðhǫggr lives.
Hvichi (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Fiji.
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
Hvorslev (Settlement) Danish
The name of a village in Denmark. Name meaning "A flat place". The population of Hvorslev is approximately 221.
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.
Hyderabad (Settlement) English
From Urdu حیدر آباد‎ (haidar abad), derived from Arabic حيدر (haydar) meaning "lion, warrior" (see the given name Haidar) and Urdu آباد (abad) meaning "populated area, inhabited area, city" (of Persian origin)... [more]
Hy Lạp (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 希臘 (Hy Lạp), itself from Chinese 希臘 (Xīlà), ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellas). This is the Vietnamese name for Greece.
Hy Mã Lạp (Mountain) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Himalaya.
Hyōgo (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldier's warehouse" in Japanese.
Hyōgo (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldiers' warehouse" from Japanese 兵 (hyō) meaning "soldier" and 庫 (ko) meaning "warehouse". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
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.