Submitted Place Names Starting with O

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OʻAHU (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. Legend says that a Polynesian navigator who discovered the Hawaiian islands named it after his daughter. This is the third largest and most populated island in HAWAII... [more]
OAKLAND (Settlement) English
This is name of places in the United States and Canada (including the one in California).... [more]
OA̍T-LÂM (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of VIETNAM.
OBALA BJELOKOSTI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Ivory Coast.
OBAN (Settlement) Scottish
An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning ''The Little Bay''.
OCCITANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Occitania.
OCEANIA (Region) English
A geographic region in the southern hemisphere consisting of several nations, including AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND... [more]
OCEANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of OCEANIA.
ODENSE (Settlement) Danish
From Old Norse ÓÐINN's vé meaning "Odin's sanctuary". This is the 3rd largest city in Denmark and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the author of fairy tales such as 'The Little Mermaid' (1837), and 'The Snow Queen' (1844).
ODESSZA (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of ODESSA.
OEDMOERTIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UDMURTIA.
OEGANDA (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch form of UGANDA and Afrikaans variant of the name.
OEKRAÏNE (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UKRAINE.
OENOTRIA (Region) History
Latinized form of Greek Οἰνωτρία (Oinotria), the name applied to southern Italy by Greek colonists when they arrived to the region in around the 8th century BC. It is possibly a derivative of Greek οἶνος (oinos) meaning "wine" (perhaps via the related word οἴνωτρον (oinotron), which referred to a kind of vine stake) and may mean "wine land" or "land of vineyards"... [more]
ÖFÖ (Settlement) Bashkir
Bashkir form of UFA.
OHIO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally used of the river, from Seneca ohi:yo "good river".
OKLAHOMA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Choctaw okla "people" "tribe" "nation" + homma "red".
OLIKA (Other) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Olyka.
OLISIPO (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Ancient name of LISBOA used while the city were a part of the Roman Empire. Probably derived from the name ODYSSEUS.
OLTENIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Oltenia.
OMAN (Country) English, Croatian
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman... [more]
ONGA (Settlement) Hungarian
ONTARIO (Region) English
OOSTENRIJK (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of AUSTRIA.
OOSTENRYK (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of AUSTRIA.
ØPPLAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse upp meaning "up, upper" and lǫnd meaning "lands." The inner regions of Norway were called Upplǫnd in Norse times.... [more]
ORAN (Settlement) English
Derived from Berber hr meaning "lion", believed to be bestowed to the city when lions were spotted in 900 BC. Oran is a port city in northwest ALGERIA and the second largest city after ALGIERS.
ORCADIA (Island) Medieval, Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades which was probably derived from Celtic *forko- "young pig"... [more]
ORDA (Other) Russian
ORDAS (Settlement) Hungarian
ÖREBRO (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ör, an archaic word meaning "gravel", and BRO "bridge. ... [more]
OREGON (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of a large river in the west of North America, possibly from Algonquin wauregan "beautiful".
OREGON TRAIL (Other) English (American)
Trail in Oregon, USA.
ORIVAL (Settlement) French
Derived from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale/valley," the name belonging to three communes (one since defunct), located in the Seine-Maritime & Somme départements of northern France and Charente département of western France.
ORLANDO (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in FLORIDA, named in honor of Orlando Reeves who died in 1835 during a supposed attack by Seminoles in the Second Seminole War.
ORSHALIM (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of JERUSALEM.
ORTA (River) Italian
OSEANIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of OCEANIA.
OSETIA (Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of OSSETIA.
OSETIE (Region) Czech
Czech form of OSSETIA.
OSETIJA (Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of OSSETIA.
OSETIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, Korean
Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, and Korean form of OSSETIA.
OSIJEK (Settlement) Croatian
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia... [more]
OSJ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
OSLO (Settlement) Norwegian
Meaning uncertain. It was originally the name of a farm in Bjørvika, a neighborhood in present-day Oslo.
OSSEETIA (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of OSSETIA.
OSSÉTIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of OSSETIA.
OSSETIA (Region) English, Finnish, Norwegian
From Russian Осетия (Osetiya), from Georgian ოსეთი (oseti) derived from ოსი (osi) meaning "Ossetian". The name comes from As, the self-designation of the historic Alan people... [more]
OSSÉTIE (Region) French
French form of OSSETIA.
OSSETIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of OSSETIA.
OSSETIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of OSSETIA.
OSSEZIA (Region) Italian
Italian form of OSSETIA.
ÖSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ostrobothnia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish region and the historical Swedish province.
ÖSTERGÖTLAND (Region) Swedish
A county (län) and historical province in Sweden. Östergötland means "Eastern GÖTALAND". ... [more]
OSTERINSEL (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Easter Island.
ØSTERSJØEN (Body of Water) Norwegian (bokmål)
Means "the eastern sea" in Norwegian. This is the Norwegian name for the BALTIC SEA.
ÖSTERSJÖN (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the eastern sea" in Swedish. This is the Swedish name for the BALTIC SEA.
ØSTFOLD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the old name of the Olsofjord fold and the Norwegian word øst. The name means, "the region east of the fold."... [more]
OSTRAVA (Other) South American
Place name
OSZÉTIA (Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of OSSETIA.
OTTAWA (Settlement) Algonquin
Canada's capital. From the Algonquin word adawe meaning "trade".
OUARZAZATE (Settlement) Morocco
OULU (Settlement) Finnish
From the name of the Oulu River (Finnish: Oulujoki). Oulu is probably taken directly from the Finnish dialectal word oulu meaning "flood water". Oulu is a city in Northern Finland.
OVKHAN (Country) Chechen
Chechen form of AFGHANISTAN.
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