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LAAYOUNE (Settlement) English, Slovene
From French Laâyoune
derived from Arabic اَلْعَيُون (al-ʿayūn)
meaning "the springs". This is the name of the capital city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara, though it is administered by Morocco.
LABRADOR (Political Subdivision) Portuguese, Spanish
Province in CANADA
. Likely from Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador. Lavrador means "farmer" in Portuguese, as does the Spanish word 'labrador'.
LAGOS (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From Portuguese lagos
meaning "lakes". This is the name of a city in Nigeria as well as a state of the same name.
LAKARI (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu
and means "wood".
LAMPERT (Settlement) English
A tiny hamlet in Northumberland, near the border with Cumbria. Despite this location's small size, several theories have emerged relating to the etymology of this unique name, which was first recorded in c.1290 as Lythel Lampard.... [more]
LAMPUNG (Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Albanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
From the name of a 7th-century kingdom, Tolang Pohwang, which was derived from Lampungese to
meaning "people" and Lang Pohwang
, an old name for Lampung of uncertain origin. This is the name of an Indonesian province in southern Sumatra.
LANAO (Political Subdivision & Body of Water) Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Maranao ranaw
meaning "lake, body of water". This is the name of a lake and two provinces in the southern Philippines.
LANARK (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Lanarkshire, Central Scotland. It's name is of Cumbric origin and is thought to be equivalent with Welsh llanerch
, 'open space in a forest'.
LANSING (Settlement) English
The English usage is a place name originally derived from the town of Lancing in West Sussex (and which has also given names to other towns such as Lansing, Michigan and Lansing, New York). ''Lancing'' comes from the Old English personal name ''Wlanc'', meaning ''proud, imperious'', with the added suffix ''-ing'', indicating ''family of or follower of''.
LAOIS (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND
. Named after the Gaelic territory of Uí Laoighis, meaning "people of Lugaid Laígne".
LASA (Settlement) Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Punjabi, Serbian, Slovene, Uyghur, Thai
Form of LHASA
LAS VEGAS (Other) American
A city in Nevada in the United States of America. It is know for the Strip and it's various hotels and casinos.
LEBANON (Country & Mountain) English, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai
Derived from the Pro-West Semitic root laban
meaning "white". This is the name of a country and mountain range in Western Asia.
LEEDS (Settlement) Celtic
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It derives it's name from a Brythonic term Ladenses
, meaning 'people of the fast-flowing river' (Welsh llawd
). The word likely originally denoted a forest which covered the area of modern day Leeds.... [more]
LEITH (Settlement & River) Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith
, meaning 'damp, moist'.
LEITRIM (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in IRELAND
. Meaning "gray ridge", from 'liath' ("grey") and 'droim' ("ridge").
LESOTHO (Country) English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana... [more]
LESOTO (Country) Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Georgian, Greek, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Ukrainian
Form of LESOTHO
LETTONIA (Country) Italian
This is the New Latin name for LATVIA
, which the Italians have adopted as their standard name for the country.
LEXINGTON (Settlement) English
A place name meaning "Leaxa's town" in Old English.
LHASA (Settlement) Tibetan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bhutanese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa)
meaning "land of gods", derived from ལྷ (lha)
meaning "deity, god" and ས (sa)
meaning "land, earth". Alternatively, it may have been an alteration of Old Tibetan ར་ས (ra sa)
meaning "land of goats" or "fortified land" from ར (ra)
meaning "goat" or "enclosure" and ས (sa)
meaning "land, earth"... [more]
LHOTSE (Mountain) Tibetan
Lhotse is the name of a mountain in Tibet. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. ... [more]
LIBANON (Country) Afrikaans, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish
Form of LEBANON
LIBYA (Country) Northern African, Berber, English, Faroese, Finnish, Hausa, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish
From Arabic ليبيا (Lībiyā)
from Ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē)
, which is derived from Libu
, the name of an ancient Berber tribe (attested as rbw
in Egyptian)... [more]
LIDICE (Settlement) Czech
Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic, which was completely destroyed by German Nazis in 1942. All people from Lidice, including over 100 children, were murdered. People and places all over the world have been named after the village to commemorate the massacre.
LIDITZE (Settlement) Hungarian (?)
It is a small town in Hungeria that was invaded and destroyed by the Nazi and was built again years later.
LIFFEY (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
LIHOU (Island) Norman, Breton
Island in the Channel Islands in ENGLAND
. From the Breton words 'lydd' or 'ligg', meaning "in or near water", and the Norman suffix -'hou', meaning "island". The island and reef in AUSTRALIA
named after this island.
LIMDI (Other) Mormon
The fifth great star from the center of the galaxy; also known as Veh-kliflosisis.
LINDLEY (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places located in England, United States and South Africa.... [more]
LINKÖPING (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ljung
"heather" and köping
"marketplace". The name was first mentioned in Old Swedish as Liunga. kaupinga
LINLEY (Settlement) English
This is the name of a hamlet, located in Shropshire in England.... [more]
LINZ (Settlement) English
(“bend” in Proto-Celtic), describing the bend in the DANUBE
where the original Celtic settlement was placed.
LISAVONA (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek form of LISBON
. The more traditional form is actually Λισσαβώνα (Lissavona)
, but the current form of Lisavona first came into use in the 1990s and has since become increasingly popular to the point that it has now virtually replaced Lissavona.
LISSABON (Settlement) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Russian, Swedish, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Form of LISBON
LISZA (Settlement) Hungarian
Lisa (German: Lissa; Hungarian: Lisza) is a commune located in Romania, Brașov County, in the Făgăraș area.
LIVERPOOL (Settlement) English, Welsh
A port city in western England on the mouth of the River Mersey. Uncertain origin. Possibly derived from Cumbric words equivalent to the Welsh leidiau
, meaning 'mud' and pwll
, meaning 'pool', or else the Old English formation *Liferpōl
, 'thick, muddy pool'.
LIVONIA (Region) History, Albanian, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, English, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Livonia was a historic region in the Baltic, located approximately in present-day southern ESTONIA
and northern LATVIA
LIVORNO (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Old Italian Ligorno
, itself from Latin Liburnus
, derived from the tribe of the Liburnians (in Latin Liburni
). This is the name of a port city in north-central Italy.
LIYADE (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of RIYADH
. 利雅得 (Lìyǎdé)
is the spelling used in mainland China while 利雅德 (Lìyǎdé)
is more common in Taiwan.
LJUBLJANA (Settlement) Slovene, Croatian, English
The origin of the city's name is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use... [more]
LLANBERIS (Settlement) Welsh
A village in North Wales. The first element is Welsh llan
, 'parish, church of-'. The second is a corruption of Peris
, a 6th century Welsh saint.
LOCH GARMAN (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish name for the county of WEXFORD
. Named after Garman Garbh, a legendary figure, who was drowned in the mudflats at the mouth of the river Slaney by an enchantress, resulting in the lake that bears his name... [more]
LOCKERBIE (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Southern Scotland. It derives from the personal name Lockhard
and the Old Norse suffix -by
, meaning 'town'. ... [more]
LOFOTEN (Other) Norwegian
Modern definite form of Lófót which is a combination of Old Swedish ló
"lynx" and Old Norse fótr
"foot". Lofoten is a archipelago in Norway known for it's dramatic scenery.
LOGAN (Other) Scottish
Logan is a Scottish place name, meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LONDONDERRY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Another name for DERRY
. The prefix -london was added because donations from the city of LONDON
help rebuild Derry in 1613.
LONGYEARBYEN (Settlement) Norwegian, English, Afrikaans, Asturian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Italian, Malay, Manx, Maori, North Frisian, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Sami, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Silesian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, West Frisian
Means "The Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago SVALBARD
in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro LONGYEAR
(1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
LOS ÁNGELES (Other) American
A city in Southern California in the United States of America. Its full name being El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula
(English: The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula).
LOUTH (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and village in IRELAND
. From "Lugh", an ancient Irish god.
LÚ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of LOUTH
is the modern Irish form of the ancient Irish god LUGH
LUCCA (Political Subdivision) Italian
A name for a person who comes from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
LUCERA (Settlement) Italian
Lucera is an Italian city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia, and the seat of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia.... [more]
LUJÁN (Settlement) Spanish
The name of a city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, best known for its basilica.... [more]
LULE ÄLV (River) Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij
"the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv
LUMHALGHS (Settlement) Medieval English
The name of a lost place in the historic county of Lancashire; the hamlet of Lumhalghs was located east of the river Roch. Allegedly, it was derived from the Old English elements lum
"pool" and halh
"nook, recess".... [more]
LUXEMBOURG (Country) English
The name of the Country in Europe. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast... [more]
LUZON (Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Of uncertain meaning, probably from Tagalog lusong
meaning "mortar (for pounding rice)". This is the name of the largest island in the Philippines.
LYD (River) English
The name of a river in Devon, England, perhaps derived from a Celtic source such as Lludd
, though the usual derivation is Old English hlȳde
"noisy stream" - which the Saxons may have assumed was the river's name.
LYDBROOK (Settlement) English
This is a village in the Forest of Dean, Old English for "dwell by the river"