ICELAND(Country & Island)English, Malay, Tagalog From Icelandic Ísland, which is derived from Old Norse íss meaning "ice" and land meaning "land, country". This is the name of a Nordic island country in the Atlantic Ocean.
IDAHO(Political Subdivision)English (American) Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin, possibly from Shoshone term ee-da-how, meaning "gem of the mountains" or "the sun comes from the mountains".
ILIM(River)Russian, Arabic I couldn't find the meaning of the river's name, but Wiktionary (without mentioning the river) says it's a Turkish word with an Arabic root that means "Knowledge, Science"
ILKLEY(Settlement)English Of uncertain origin. The English-born clergyman Robert Collyer (1823-1912) claimed this is derived from an old British word llecan meaning "rock". The second syllable may be derived from Old English leah "(woodland) clearing".
ILLINOIS(Political Subdivision)English (American) Name of a state in the United States, from the modern French spelling of the Algonquian people who called themselves Inoca or Ilinouek.
IMARI(Settlement)Japanese This is the name of a city, known for Imari porcelain (even though it's actually made in nearby Arita) and for Imari pears, which is located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in south-western Japan.... [more]
INGUSHETI(Political Subdivision)Georgian From ინგუშური (ingushuri), the Georgian exonym for the Ingush people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Ingushetia.
INGUSHETIA(Political Subdivision)Armenian, English, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog Means "(place) of the Ingush", from the Russian name for the Ingush people (natively called Ghalghai). The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Ангушт (Angusht), the Ingush name of a village currently located in North Ossetia-Alania... [more]
INOMENA ARAVIKA EMIRATA(Country)Greek Greek form of United Arab Emirates. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek adjective αραβικός (aravikos) meaning "Arab, Arabic" and the Greek plural noun εμιράτα (emirata) meaning "emirates".
INOMENES POLITEIES AMERIKIS(Country)Greek Greek form of United States of America. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek plural noun πολιτείες (politeies) meaning "states" and the Greek adjective Αμερικής (Amerikis) meaning "of America".
INOMENO VASILEIO(Country)Greek Greek form of UNITED KINGDOM. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek noun βασίλειο (vasileio) meaning "kingdom".
ISCA(River)Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska- "water" (cognate with whiskey). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
ISIMERINI GOUINEA(Country)Greek Greek form of Equatorial Guinea. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ισημερινός (isimerinos) meaning "equatorial" combined with the Greek noun Γουινέα (Gouinea) meaning "Guinea".
ISIMERINOS(Country)Greek Derived from the Greek noun ισημερινός (isimerinos) meaning "equator". In Greece, this is the standard name for the South American country of ECUADOR, though sometimes the form EKOUADOR is also used.
ISLAS MALVINAS(Island)Spanish An archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf and an overseas territory claimed by Argentina and administered by the United Kingdom (known in English as the Falkland Islands)... [more]
ISTROS(Island & River)Ancient Greek Ancient Greek name for the Greek island of Gyali as well as for the lower section of the DANUBE river. In the case of the latter, the name is a loanword from either Dacian or Thracian... [more]
ITHACA(Settlement)Greek Mythology In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."