Submitted Place Names Starting with M

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Mongólía (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mongolia.
Mongòlia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Catalan
Catalan form of Mongolia.
Mongolio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Mongolia.
Mongoliýa (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Mongolia.
Mongoliyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Mongolia.
Mongolja (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Maltese
Maltese form of Mongolia.
Mongolsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Mongolia.
Mongol Uls (Country) Mongolian
From Mongolian монгол (mongol), the name of the Mongolian people, and улс (uls) meaning "country, nation". This is the Mongolian name for Mongolia.
Mongolya (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Mongolia.
Mongoolia (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Mongolia
Mongōria (Country) Maori
Maori form of Mongolia.
Mongoru (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Mongolia.
Mongtenekon (Country) Lao
Lao form of Montenegro.
Monoikos (Settlement) Greek
This is the name of a 6th century BC Phocaean Greek colony, near what is now Monaco.... [more]
Monokolia (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Mongolia.
Monqolustan (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Mogholestan, referring to Mongolia.
Monrobia (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Monrovia.
Monroe (Settlement) English
This is a common city name in the United States. There is a Monroe located in Louisiana.
Monrovia (Settlement) English
The capital city of Liberia, named after American president James Monroe (1758-1831).
Montainéagró (Country) Irish
Irish form of Montenegro
Montauk (Political Subdivision) American (South)
A place in America.
Montebhideo (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Montevideo.
Montebideo (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Montevideo.
Montego Bay (Settlement) English
Possibly from Spanish manteca meaning "fat, lard", allegedly because lard, leather and beef were exported there during the Spanish period. This is the name of a city in Jamaica.
Montenegeuro (Country) Korean
Korean form of Montenegro.
Môn-tê-nê-grô (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Montenegro.
Monténégro (Country) French
French form of Montenegro
Monténègrô (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Montenegro.
Montenegro (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Means "black mountain" in Venetian, originally a calque of the Montenegrin name Црна Гора (Crna Gora) referring to Mount Lovćen... [more]
Montenegró (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Montenegro.
Montenegru (Country) Asturian, Sicilian
Asturian and Sicilian form of Montenegro.
Montenekro (Country) Thai
Thai form of Montenegro.
Monteneqro (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Montenegro.
Monterey (Settlement) English
Montevideo (Settlement) English, Spanish
All agree that "Monte" refers to the Cerro de Montevideo, the hill situated across the Bay of Montevideo, but there is disagreement about the etymological origin of the "video" part. This is name of Uruguay’s capital city.
Monthaena (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Montana.
Montinigro (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Montenegro.
Montreal (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Canada, from French le mont Royal "mont royal". Jacques Cartier named it after the nearby mountain, but it is uncertain how royal became real... [more]
Monywa (Settlement) Burmese
Means "Hmong village" from Burmese မုံ (mon) referring to the Hmong people and ရွာ (ywa) meaning "village". This is the name of a city in Myanmar.
Mool (Country) Khakas, Altai, Tuvan
Khakas, Altai and Tuvan form of Mongolia
Moowitéínya (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Mauritania
Moqadişo (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Mogadishu.
Morakko (Country) Hindi
Hindi form of Morocco.
Moravië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Moravia.
Morawië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Moravia.
Mordovia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Мордовия (Mordoviya) derived from the name of the Mordvin (or Mordva) people. The name is thought to be derived from the Iranian root mard meaning "man". This is the name of a republic of Russia.
Mordovië (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Mordovia.
Mordoviya (Political Subdivision) Mordvin, Russian
Mordvin and Russian form of Mordovia.
Mordowië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mordovia.
Mordveti (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Mordovia.
Morichias (Country) Thai
Thai form of Mauritius.
Morioka (Settlement) Japanese
Means "prosperous hill" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 盛 (mori), meaning "prosper", and 岡 (oka), meaning "hill". This is the name of the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Moris (Country & Island) Mauritian Creole, Breton
Mauritian Creole and Breton form of Mauritius.
Morishas (Country & Island) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Mauritius.
Mōrishasu (Country & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Mauritius.
Morisyeoseu (Country) Korean
Korean form of Mauritius.
Mô-ri-ta-ni (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mauritania via the French form Mauritanie.
Moritani (Country) Korean, Persian
Korean and Persian form of Mauritania.
Moritanreye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Mauritania.
Morîtanya (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Mauritania.
Moritanya (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Mauritania
Moritenia (Country) Thai
Thai form of Mauritania.
Moriteniyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Mauritania.
Mô-ri-xơ (Country & Island) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mauritius.
Moroco (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Morocco
Morokko (Country) Bengali, Japanese, Malayalam, Thai
Bengali, Japanese, Malayalam and Thai form of Morocco.
Morokkowa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Morocco.
Mòrókò (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Morocco.
Moroko (Country) Korean, Swahili, Tigrinya
Korean, Swahili and Tigrinya form of Morocco.
Mörön (Settlement) Mongolian
Means "river" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Morotawa (Country) Maori
Maori form of Moldova.
Morudibu (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Maldives.
Morvah (Settlement) Cornish
From Cornish Morvedh, derived from mor "sea" and bedh "grave". This is the name of a small Cornish village.
Mosambic (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Mozambique
Mosambiek (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mozambique.
Mósambík (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mozambique.
Mosangbike (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Mozambique.
Moscha (Settlement) Greek
New Latin and Greek form of Moscow.
Mos Eisley (Settlement) Popular Culture
Mos Eisley is a fictional town and large spaceport located on the planet Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' universe. The name is unexplained.
Mosike (Settlement & River) Chinese
Chinese form of Moscow.
Moskoa (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Moscow.
Moskokh (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Moscow.
Moskou (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Moscow.
Moskoviya (Settlement) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian form of Muscovy, also probably where the city Moskva (see Moscow) got it's name from.
Mosquito (Region & Settlement) Indigenous American, Central American, Spanish (Latin American)
The Hispanicised name of the Miskito coast.
Mosul (Settlement) Arabic
"the Joined," in reference to a bridge & ford over the Tigris
Moszkva (Settlement & River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Moscow.
Motmalam (Settlement) Mon
Mon form of Mawlamyine.
Motzfeld (Settlement) German
Mou Hon (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wuhan.
Moukadisu (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Mogadishu.
Moulmein (Settlement) English
Older form of Mawlamyine.
Mounakou (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Monaco.
Mount Everest (Mountain) English
This is a 8848 meter tall mountain on the border of Nepal and China, it’s the highest mountain on Earth above sea level. The mountain was named after the British surveyor Sir George Everest, when the surveyor general of India Andrew Waugh couldn’t find a commonly used local name for the mountain.
Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain) African
The name of a mountain in Africa. From the Swahili word Kilima meaning “mountain”, and from the Kichagga word Njaro meaning “whiteness”.
Mount Scenery (Mountain) English
This is a volcano located on the Caribbean island of Saba, with 887 meters it’s the highest point of the kingdom of the Netherlands... [more]
Mourne (Mountain) Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
Mouskat (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Muscat.
Mousku (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Moscow via the French form Moscou, referring only to the city.
Moxige (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Mexico, referring only to the country.
Moxigecheng (Settlement) Chinese
From the name Moxige and Chinese 城 (chéng) meaning "city". This is the Chinese name for Mexico City.
Mozambicu (Country) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Mozambique
Możambik (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Mozambique.
Mozambîk (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Mozambique.
Môzambika (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Mozambique.
Mozambika (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Mozambique.
Mozambikas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Mozambique.
Mozambiku (Country & Island) Albanian
Albanian form of Mozambique.
Mozamviki (Country) Greek
Greek form of Mozambique.
Mozanbit (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Mozambique.
Mqinvartsveri (Mountain) Georgian
Means "glacier peak" or "freezing cold peak" from Georgian მყინვარი (mq̇invari) meaning "glacier" and წვერი (c̣veri) meaning "tip, point, vertex, top". This is the Georgian name for Mount Kazbek.
Mřič (Settlement) Berber
Tarifit form of Melilla.
Mroni (Settlement) Comorian
Ngazidja Comorian form of Moroni.
Msyr (Country) Abkhaz
Abkhaz form of Misr, used as the Abkhaz name for Egypt.
Mtsho Sngon (Body of Water & Political Subdivision) Tibetan
From Tibetan མཚོ (mtsho) meaning "lake, ocean" and སྔོན (sngon) meaning "blue". This is the Tibetan name for Qinghai Lake as well as the Chinese province of Qinghai.
Muāng-ciŭ (Region) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Manzhou.
Muara (Settlement) Malay
Means "river mouth, estuary" in Malay. This is the name of a town in Brunei.
Mughuliston (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Tajik
Tajik form of Mogholestan, referring to Mongolia.
Mui Gog (Country) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Meiguo.
Muineachán (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Monaghan.
Mukdahan (Political Subdivision) Thai
Derived from Sanskrit मुक्ताहार (muktahara) meaning "garland of pearls", from मुक्ता (mukta) meaning "pearl" and हार (hara) meaning "garland, necklace"... [more]
Mukden (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Other) Manchu
Mukden (Settlement) Manchu
Derived from Manchu ᠮᡠᡴᡩᡝᠮᠪᡳ (mukdembi) meaning "rise, flourish". This is the Manchu name for the Chinese city of Shenyang.
Mullingar (Settlement) Irish
From Irish An Muileann gCearr, meaning "the left-hand mill", describing a mill noted in the legend of St. Colmán mac Luacháin, the patron saint of Lynn, Westmeath.... [more]
Mumpai (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Mumbai.
Mun (Political Subdivision) Burmese
Burmese form of Mon.
Můnako (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Monaco.
Munaku (Country & Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Monaco.
Munbai (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Mumbai.
München (Settlement) German, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "by the monks", ultimately derived from Old High German munih or Middle High German mün(e)ch. München is the third largest city in Germany.
Mung Gu (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Mongolia.
Mùng-kú (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Mongolia.
Můngolijo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Mongolia.
Mungoliya (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Burmese
Burmese form of Mongolia.
Mungzguj (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Mongolia.
Munich (Settlement) English, French
English and French form of München.
Muntenië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Muntenia.
Muntinigaro (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Montenegro.
Muntinlupa (Settlement) Filipino
The City of Muntinlupa was founded in 1601. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 39.75 km2 and has 504,509 people living in it as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Mun Zau (Region) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Manzhou.
Muqdisho (Settlement) Eastern African, Somali, Estonian
Somali and Estonian form of Mogadishu.
Murano (Island) Italian
A series of islands in the Venetian lagoon in Northern Italy, famous for its glassmaking. The toponym is derived from Latin name Amurius or Mur(r)ius.
Muris (Country) Persian
Persian form of Mauritius.
Murishyus (Country & Island) Arabic
Arabic form of Mauritius.
Muritaniya (Country) Arabic, Hausa
Arabic and Hausa form of Mauritania.
Murmansk (Settlement) Russian
Murmansk is a port city in north Russia. Founded in 1916 , being the last settlement founded is the Russian empire.... [more]
Muruni (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Moroni.
Muscat (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Romanian, Tagalog
From Arabic مسقط (Masqat) of disputed meaning, perhaps of Arabic or Old Persian origin. This is the name of the capital city of Oman.
Muscovy (Settlement) English
English name for Moskoviya.
Museukateu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Muscat.
Múskat (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Muscat.
Muskat (Settlement) Croatian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, Uyghur
Form of Muscat used in various languages.
Muskat (Settlement) Croatian, Indonesian, Khmer, Norwegian, Swedish
Form of Muscat used in multiple languages.
Muskoka (Political Subdivision) Ojibwe (?)
Musku (Settlement & River) Khmer
Khmer form of Moscow via the French form Moscou.
Musku (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Moscow, referring only to the city.
Müsür (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Misr.
Mutina (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Modena, from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning.
Mutsu (Settlement) Japanese
A city in Aomori Prefecture.
Muttama (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Other) Mon, Burmese
Mottama is a town in south central Myanmar, whose name derives from the Mon language term Mumaw (Mon: မုဟ်တၟံ), which means "rocky spur."
Mýanma (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Myanmar.
Myanmā (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Myanmar.
Mýanmar (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Myanmar.
Myanmara (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Myanmar.
Myeik (Settlement) Burmese
Derived from Shan မႃႉ (ma) meaning "horse" and an uncertain word possibly meaning "pillar" or "tail". This is the name of a city in Myanmar.
Myequape (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of Maykop.
Myingyan (Settlement) Burmese
From Burmese မြင်း (myin) meaning "horse" and ခြံ (gyan) meaning "farm". This is the name of a city in Myanmar.
Myitkyina (Settlement) Burmese
Means "near the big river" from Burmese မြစ် (myit) meaning "river", ကြီး (kyi) meaning "big, large, great" and နား (na) meaning "near", referencing the city's location on the west bank of the Ayeyarwady River... [more]
Mykle (Body of Water) Norwegian
Mykle is a lake in the municipality of Kongsberg in Viken county, Norway.
Mỹ Phương (Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 美 (mỹ) meaning "beautiful," and 芳 (phương) meaning "fragrant" or "virtuous." It is the name of a village and commune in northeast Vietnam.
Mysië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mysia.
Mysra (Country) Abkhaz
Abkhaz form of Misr.
Mysyr (Country) Bashkir, Circassian, Kazakh, Ossetian
Form of Misr used in several languages.
Mỹ Tho (Settlement & River) Vietnamese
Most likely means "land of white girls", derived from Khmer ស្រុក (srok) meaning "land, inhabited area" (this element was dropped at some point), មេ (me) meaning "girl" and ស (sa) meaning "white"... [more]