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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
OAKLAND (Settlement) English
This is name of places in the United States and Canada (including the one in California).... [more]
OBAN (Settlement) Scottish
An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning ''The Little Bay''.
OCCITANIA (Region) English
The name of a historical region in southern Europe where Occitan was historically the main language spoken. Not to be confused with OCCITANIE
OCCITANIE (Region) French, English
The name of a southernmost administrative region in France. Not to be confused with OCCITANIA
, the historical region which it is named after.
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]
OFFALY (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in IRELAND
. Named after the Gaelic kingdom of Uí Failghe, which existed from the 6th century until 1556.
OFO (Settlement) Bashkir
Bashkir form of UFA
, referring only to the city.
OHIO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally used of the river, from Seneca ohi:yo
OKANAGAN (Region & Body of Water) Salishan
Region and lake in CANADA
, named after the Okanagan people. Means "the people living where you can see the top", due to the many mountains in the area.
OKHOTSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
from an Even
word окат (okat) meaning "river"
OKLAHOMA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Choctaw okla
"people" "tribe" "nation" + homma
OKOBOJI (Body of Water) Santee Dakota Sioux
Legend tells the lake was named for Chief Okoboji; meaning either ‘place of rest’ or ‘reeds or rushes,’-preferred.... [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]
OLENYOK (Political Subdivision) Russian
"Agents" (or agent-noun, i.e. "Workers" LoL) of "Oil"
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
, which govern all other creations, but are subject to Kolob.
OMAHA (Settlement) Sioux
:Siouan people of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, Maha, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow." The Nebraska city was founded in 1854.
OMAN (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Arabic عمان (ʿUmān)
, which is of disputed etymology. It may be from Arabic عُمَانَة (ʿumāna)
, a byname for the historical city of Sohar (presently located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman), which is probably derived from the root ع م ن (ʿ-m-n)
meaning "to settle, to remain, to dwell"... [more]
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) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Arabic وَهران (Wahrān)
which is ultimately from the Berber root hr
meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
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]
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
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.
ORTAC (Island) Norman
A small Channel Island in ENGLAND
. Likely means "large rock at the edge" from the Norman 'or', meaning "edge", and 'etac', meaning "stack", referring to the geological landform.
OSETIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, Korean
Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, and Korean form of OSSETIA
OSLO (Settlement) Norwegian
Meaning uncertain. It was originally the name of a farm in Bjørvika, a neighborhood in present-day Oslo.
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]
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"