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.
Obala Slonovače (Country) Bosnian, Serbian
Bosnian and Serbian form of Ivory Coast.
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.
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.
Ocotlán (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
From Nahuatl ocotl meaning "pine tree."... [more]
Oddar Meanchey (Political Subdivision) Khmer
From Sanskrit उत्तर (uttara) meaning “north” and from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning “victory”.
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.
Oefa (Settlement & River) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Ufa.
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]
Oeral (Region, River & Mountain) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ural.
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.
Oggebbio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Ohio (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally used of the river, from Seneca ohi:yo "good river".
Oi Kap (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Egypt.
Oileán Phriosa Eadbhaird (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Prince Edward Island.
Oi Saa Nei Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Estonia.
Oise (River & Political Subdivision) French
Related to the Latin name Isara, borrowed from Celtic, though ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *isərós “vigorous, quick”, from *eis(ə, related to Sanskrit इषिरम् “fast, quick”.... [more]
Ōita (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "large division" in Japanese.
Ojai (Settlement) English
Derived from a hispanicized form of the Ventureño Chumash word ʼawhaʼy which meant "moon". This is the name of a city and valley in Southern California.
Oka (Settlement) Mohawk
Unknown meaning. Name of town in Quebec
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.
Okayama (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "hills and mountains" in Japanese.
Okhotsk (Political Subdivision) Russian
from an Even word окат (okat) meaning "river"
Okinawa (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "island in the far-away sea" in Japanese.
Oklahoma (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Choctaw okla "people" "tribe" "nation" + homma "red".
Okoboji (Body of Water) Sioux
Legend tells the lake was named for Chief Okoboji; meaning either ‘place of rest’ or ‘reeds or rushes,’-preferred.... [more]
Okraina (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Ukraine.
Okrayn (Country) Pashto, Persian
Pashto and Persian form of Ukraine.
Øksfjord (Settlement) Norwegian
Øksfjord is a small settlement in Norway. Founded in 1941... [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]
Olaszország (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Italy
Oldany (Island) Scottish
Olenyok (Political Subdivision) Russian
"Agents" (or agent-noun, i.e. "Workers" LoL) of "Oil"
Ölgii (Settlement & Mountain) Mongolian
Means "motherland" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city and a mountain in western Mongolia.
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.
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.
Ollandia (Country & Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Holland 1. It is usually used to refer to the whole country of the Netherlands, even though that is technically incorrect... [more]
Oltenië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Oltenia.
Omã (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Oman
Omą́ą́ (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Oman
Omagh (Settlement) Northern Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish An Ómaigh, meaning "the virgin plain". ... [more]
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.
Óman (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Oman
Omán (Country) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Spanish form of Oman.
Omān (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Oman.
Oman (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, 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]
ʻOmana (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Oman.
Omàna (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Oman.
Omāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Oman.
Omanas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Oman.
Omani (Country) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Oman.
Omano (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Oman.
Omman (Country) Persian
Persian form of Oman.
On Dou Ji (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Andorra.
Ondoura (Country) Greek
Greek form of Honduras.
Onga (Settlement) Hungarian
On Go Laai (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Angola.
Onslow (Settlement) English
Meaning, "a place within the liberty of Shrewsbury, in Salop', the original and still confusingly used, name for the county of Shropshire.
Ontario (Region) English
Ooganstan (Country) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Afghanistan.
Oostenrijk (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Austria.
Oostenryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Austria.
Óóswiya (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Austria
Oppland (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, French
From the Arabic name وهران‎ (Wahran), which is ultimately derived from the Berber root hr meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
Orasiya (Region) Persian
Persian form of Eurasia.
Orcadia (Island) Medieval, Old 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
Ordon (Country & River) Persian
Persian form of Jordan.
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.
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.
Orino (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Orissa (Settlement) Indian
The former name of the Indian state of Odisha.
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.
Oropa (Region) Papiamento
Papiamento form of Europa (see Europe).
Oros (Country) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Russia.
Orphir (Settlement) English
Orsay (Settlement) French
A town near Paris. Originates from the Latin given name Orcius
Orşelîm (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Jerusalem.
Orshalim (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Jerusalem.
Orta (River) Italian
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.
Orugueh (Country) Persian
Persian form of Uruguay.
Ōsaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Osaka.
Osaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 阪 (saka) meaning "slope". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
O Salvador (Country) Galician
Galician form of El Salvador
Ôseania (Region) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Oceania.
Oseanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Oceania.
Oseti (Region) Georgian
Georgian form of Ossetia.
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]
Osiyo (Country) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Asia.
Osj (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
Ósló (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Oslo.
Oslo (Settlement) Norwegian
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a combination of Old Norse áss meaning either "ridge" or "Æsir god", and "meadow, clearing". Oslo is the capital city of Norway... [more]
Osoyoos (Other) Salishan
Name of Canada's only desert, in British Columbia. From the Okanagan word sẁiẁs, meaning "narrowing of the waters" .
Osraige (Region) Medieval Irish
Means "people of the deer" in Old Irish.
Osseetia (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Ossetia.
Ossétia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ossetia.
Ossetia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English
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.
Ostair (Country) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Austria
Ostallgäu (Region) German
District in Germany. Meaning "eastern Allgäu".
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.
Österrike (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Austria.
Østerrike (Country) Norwegian
Norwegian for Austria.
Østersjøen (Body of Water) Norwegian
Means "the eastern sea" in Norwegian. This is the Norwegian bokmål 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]
Ostia (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Italian
From Latin ōs, meaning "mouth", transferred to mean "opening, entrance". This was a major port city in Ancient Rome, which is still the name of a coastal area of the modern city of Rome.
Ostona (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Astana.
Ostralasi (Region) Cornish
Cornish form of Australasia.
Ostrali (Country & Region) Balinese, Javanese, Cornish
Balinese, Javanese and Cornish form of Australia.
Ostrava (Other) South American
Place name
Östtimor (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of East Timor.
Ōsutorarashia (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Australasia.
Oszétia (Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ossetia.
Otrish (Country) Persian
Persian form of French Autriche (see Austria).
Ōtsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "large port" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 大 (ō), meaning "big, large", and 津 (tsu, Japanese kun reading of jīn), meaning "port"... [more]
Ottawa (Settlement) Algonquin (Anglicized)
Capital of Canada. From the Algonquin word adawe meaning "trade".
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Oualia (Country) Greek
Greek form of Wales.
Oualis kai Foutouna (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Wallis and Futuna.
Ouarzazate (Settlement) Morocco
Ou Dei Lei (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Austria.
Oudmourtie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Udmurtia.
Oudomxay (Political Subdivision) Lao
Oufa (Settlement & River) French
French form of Ufa.
Ougkanta (Country) Greek
Greek form of Uganda.
Oulan-Bator (Settlement) French
French form of Ulaanbaatar.
Oulan-Oude (Settlement) French
French form of Ulan-Ude.
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.
Oungaria (Country) Greek
Greek form of Hungary.
Oural (Region, River & Mountain) French
French form of Ural.
Ourougouai (Country) Greek
Greek form of Uruguay.
Outaouais (Region) French (Quebec)
Region in Quebec. From the French name for the indigenous Odawa people.
Ouzbékistan (Country) French
French form of Uzbekistan.
Ouzmpekistan (Country) Greek
Greek form of Uzbekistan.
Overbrook (Settlement) English
This place name meaning "over the brook" is the name of a city in Kansas.
Ovhan (Country) Chechen
Chechen form of Afghanistan.
Owganystan (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Afghanistan.
Oxford (Settlement) English
This is the name of a city in England meaning 'ford of the oxen'. It is well known for being the location Oxford University.
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"
Ozarbayjon (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Azerbaijan.
Özbəkistan (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Uzbekistan.
Özbegistan (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Uzbekistan.
Özbekistan (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Turkish
Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Turkish form of Uzbekistan.