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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]
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).
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]
OLAHA SHINEHAH(Region)Mormon The name of a plain mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants, a work of Mormon scripture. In the 1800's, the same section in which it was mentioned was copied into a few journals, though the spellings differed... [more]
OLIBLISH(Other)Mormon In the Book of Abraham, a figure in one of the facsimiles is said to represent Oliblish, one of the grand governing stars next to KOLOB. It is listed among one of the three governing powers, called the Grand Key, along with ENISH-GO-ON-DOSH and KAE-E-VANRASH, which govern all other creations, but are subject to Kolob.
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]
OREM(Settlement)English (American) Name of a city in UTAH, from the name of Walter C. Orem, the builder of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad.
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.
OSSETIA(Region)English, Finnish, Indonesian, Malay, 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]
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.
OYMYAKON(Political Subdivision)Russian named after the Oymyakon River, whose name reportedly comes from the Even word kheium, meaning "unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter" ... or the Even word heyum (hэjум) (kheium being a possible misspelling) means "frozen lake"
OZ(Country)Literature This is a fictional location that appears in the book The Wizard of Oz.