Submitted Place Names Starting with S

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SACRAMENTO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, from Spanish sacramento, in honor of the Holy Sacrament.
SAEKI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town in Okayama Prefecture in western Japan and a ward of Hiroshima City, also in western Japan.... [more]
SAHARA (Region & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English
Derived directly from Arabic ‏صحارى‎ (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world... [more]
SAIGON (Settlement) Various
From the city in Vietnam.
SAINT GERMAIN (Region) French
Named after the French Saint Germain.
SAINT PETERSBURG (Settlement) English
Derived from German Sankt Petersburg meaning "Saint Peter's city", a reference to Saint Peter, a Disciple of Jesus Christ or Peter the Great, a Russian tsar. Saint Petersburg is a city in Russia and the former capital of the country... [more]
SAKHA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Turkic saqa, saha meaning "cue" or "bat". The Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) is a federal subject in the Russian Far East.
SAKHALIN (Island) Russian, English
Derived from Manchu sahaliyan meaning "black". A misconception of the original Manchu word led to the present name. "Sahaliyan Ula" is also the Manchu name for the Amur River. Sakhalin Island is an island in the Far East of Russia, right above Japan.
SAKHA ÖRÖSPÜÜBÜLÜKETE (Political Subdivision) Yakut
Original Yakut form of the Sakha Republic.
SAKSE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Saxony.
SAKSEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Saxony.
SAMARIE (Region) French
French form of Samaria.
SAMARIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Samaria.
SAMARIJA (Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Samaria.
SAMARIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Samaria.
SAMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
SAMOGITIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Samogitia.
SAMŌVA (Country) Telugu
Telugu form of Samoa.
SAMUU (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Samoa.
SAN ANTONIO (Settlement & River) English
Means "Saint Anthony" from Spanish san "Saint" + Antonio, a Spanish form of the given name ANTHONY. The river was named after San Antonio de Padua by the first governor of Spanish Texas, Domingo Terán de los Ríos in 1691... [more]
SANDHURST (Settlement) English
Old English, meaning "sandy thicket of trees." A place name. In England, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (named after the village it is located) is the prestigious British Army officer training centre.
SAN DIEGO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Diego" from Spanish san "Saint" + the given name DIEGO.
SANETA (Settlement) Indian
Town in Punjab, India.
SAN FRANCISCO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, from the Spanish term for St. Francis of Assisi.
SAN JOSE (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Joseph" from Spanish san "Saint" + Jose, a Spanish form of JOSEPH.
SAN JUAN (Other) Spanish
The name of the Capital of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos... [more]
SANKT PETERBURG (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Saint Petersburg.
SANTATORNIL (Settlement) Aragonese
SAOEDI-ARABIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Saudi Arabia.
SAPPORO (Political Subdivision) Japanese
One of Japan's biggest cities. Back in early Japanese history, it was known Ishikari Plain.
SARAIEVO (Settlement) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Sarajevo.
SARAJEVO (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is believed to be derived from the term saray ovası meaning "the plains around the palace". The first element is derived from the Turkish word saray meaning "palace"... [more]
SARAJEWO (Settlement) German, Polish
German and Polish form of Sarajevo.
SARDINIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sardinia.
SARDINIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
SARMATIEN (Region) German
German form of Sarmatia.
SARMATIJA (Region) Serbian
Serbian form of Sarmatia.
SARMATIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Sarmatia.
SARMAZIA (Region) Italian
Italian form of Sarmatia.
SAŪDA ARĀBIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Saudi Arabia.
SAUDI ARABIA (Country) English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad... [more]
SAUDIJSKA ARABIJA (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Saudi Arabia.
SAUDISKA ARABIJA (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Saudi Arabia.
SAUDO ARABIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Saudi Arabia.
SAUDOVA ARABIJA (Country) Slovene
Slovenian form of Saudi Arabia.
SAVO (Political Subdivision) Finnish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Russian
Finnish form of Savonia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish historical province.
SAWEL (Mountain) English, Irish (Anglicized)
Sawel Mountain (historically known as Slieve Sawel) is the highest peak in the Sperrins, a mountain range in Northern Ireland. This is an Anglicized form of Irish samhail meaning "likeness", taken from its Irish name Samhail Phite Méabha "likeness to Méabh's vulva", referring to a glen or hollow on the side of the mountain.
SÁŽŽÁ (Island) Northern Sami
An Island and a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The meaning is unknown. The Norwegian name for the island is Senja.
SCANDINAVIA (Region) English
Likely derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō, a combination of the reconstructed elements *skaðan- "danger, damage" and *awjō "island". Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe and usually refers to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
SCANDINAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Scandinavia.
SCANIA (Region & Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Ancient Roman
English, Italian and Latin form of Skåne.
SCARBOROUGH (Settlement) English
The name of a city in England. It is mentioned in the folk song "Scarborough Fair" about a fair held in the Middle Ages. A notable version of this song is the one by Simon and Garfunkel.
SCHALAUEN (Region) German
German form of Scalovia.
SCHOTLAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Scotland.
SCHOTTLAND (Country) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Scotland.
SCOZIA (Country) Italian
Italian form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SCYTHIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Scythia.
SEATTLE (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
A seaport city and also the largest city of Washington in the United States.
SECACAH (Settlement) Biblical
A Hebrew girl's name, originating in Israel, meaning "covering, defense"
SEDBERGH (Settlement) English
A small town in rural Northern England. Its name derives from Old Norse sed, meaning 'sand' and berg, meaning 'mountain', referring to the mountainous location of Sedbergh and possibly the sandstone hills.
SEJŠELI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Seychelles.
SELEUCIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Seleucia.
SELIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Selonia.
SEMGALLEN (Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Semigallia.
SENJA (Island) Norwegian
An island and a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The meaning of the name is officially unknown, but it could come from the word sundr which means "split apart" or "tear". The name could also be a Norwegian version of the Northern Sami name for the island, which is Sážžá
SEOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Seoul.
SEOUL (Settlement) Korean, English
Derived from the Korean word seo'ul meaning "capital city", which is thought to be from the word 서라벌 (Seorabeol) which is referring to the old capital of Silla, Gyeongju. The city was formerly called: Wirye-seong, Hanju, Namgyeong, Hanseong, Hanyang, and Gyeongsyeong... [more]
SEPTIMANIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Septimania.
SERBIJA (Country) Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Serbia.
SERDICA (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Latin and Ancient Greek name for the Bulgarian city now known as SOFIA. Named after the Celtic tribe Serdi.
SERKLAND (Region) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a region around the Caspian sea in the Middle East. The name is composed of Old Norse serkr "gown" and land "country". Serkland does not correspond with any modern country or region.
SERWIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Serbia.
SETON (Settlement) English
A Scottish place, Seaton near Longniddry, "is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English "sea, lake" and tun "enclosure, settlement"... [more]
SEVERIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Severia.
SEYCHELLES (Island) English
from the Seychelles Islands
SHANGRILA (Body of Water) Pakistani, Tibetan
Shangrila is a name of Tibetan origin. The name means "heaven on earth". The name is mainly known in northern Pakistan. The "Shangrila Lake" in northern Pakistan is very famous among the country.
SHEDOLAMACK (Region) Mormon
According to LDS scripture, this was the name of the place where Cainan met Adam and was blessed.
SHIJIAZHUANG (Region) Chinese
The capital city of Hebei province.
SHIME (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture.... [more]
SHINJANG (Region) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Xinjiang.
SHIRETOKO (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a peninsula (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005) in north-eastern Hokkaidō in northern Japan. The kanji that make up Shiretoko are 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru, shire) meaning "know, wisdom" and 床 (shou, toko, yuka) meaning "bed, floor, padding, tatami."... [more]
SHKUP (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Skopje.
SHOTLANDIYA (Country) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Scotland.
SHQIPËRIA (Country) Albanian
Taken from the country on the Adriatic (like Albania). Shqipëria means land of the Eagle in Albanian.
SHULON (Region) Mormon
A land mentioned in the Book of Moses.
SHYMKENT (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived frim Turkic chim, shym meaning "turf, meadow" and kent meaning "city". The name means "green city". Shymkent is a city in Kazakhstan and was formerly named Chimkent.
SIAM (Country) English
Changed its name to Thailand in 1939.
SIAMANI (Country) Samoan
Samoan form of Germany.
SIBERIA (Region) English
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests its derivation from Siberian Tatar Sib Ir meaning "sleeping land", while another suggests an origin from the ethonym Sirtya, Syopyr, an ethnic group which spoke a language that evolved into the Ugric languages... [more]
SIBERIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Siberia.
SIBIRIEN (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish, and Danish form of SIBERIA.
SICILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Sicily.
SIERRA LEONE (Country) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate... [more]
SIINAI (Region & Mountain) Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of Sinai.
SIJERA LEONE (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Sierra Leone.
SIKKIM (Country) English
Now part of far northern India, Sikkim was an independent monarchy from the 17th century until 1975.
SILESIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Silesia.
SILEZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Silesia.
SILOAM (Body of Water) Biblical
Hellenized form of Hebrew שִׁלֻּחָה (Shiloach), derived from שילח (shileach) "to send out" and interpreted as meaning "a sending out, gushing forth (of water)". According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, the Pool of Siloam was a spring in the southeast corner of Jerusalem where Jesus sent the "man born blind" to wash and receive sight... [more]
SINAI (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
SINAÍ (Region & Mountain) Catalan, Spanish
Catalan and Spanish form of Sinai.
SINAÏ (Region & Mountain) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Sinai.
SINAJ (Region & Mountain) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of Sinai.
SINAY (Region & Mountain) Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Sinai.
SINDH (Political Subdivision & Region) Urdu, Sindhi, English
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name of the Indus River; ultimately from the Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". This is the name of a province in southeastern Pakistan, the ancestral home of the Sindhi people.
SINGAPORE (Country) English, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Romanian, Tagalog
From Malay Singapura, which is derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) "city". The name refers to an island city-state in Southeast Asia.
SINGAPURA (Country) Malay, Indonesian, Portuguese
Malay, Indonesian, and Portuguese form of Singapore.
SINHAPUR (Country & Island) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Singapore.
SIPRUS (Country) Afrikaans, Indonesian
Afrikaans and Indonesian form of Cyprus.
SIRIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Syria.
SĪRIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Syria.
SISILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Sicily.
SITHONIE (Region) French
French form of Sithonia.
SITÔNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sithonia.
SITONIJA (Region) Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Sithonia.
SIYMEN (Settlement) Bulgarian
SIZILIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Sicily.
SJIMKENT (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Shymkent.
SKANDINAVIEN (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish, and German form of Scandinavia.
SKANDINAWIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Scandinavia.
SKÅNE (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Province and county in southern Sweden that was a part of Denmark until 1658. The name is likely derived from Old Norse Skáney (ultimately derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō) meaning "danger" or "damage"... [more]
SKELLEFTEÅ (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in Västerbotten. The first element of the name is of unknown meaning, but is believed to be of Sami origin. The second element is -eå "river".
SKIPTON (Settlement) English
A town in North Yorkshire, England meaning "sheep town".
SKÓCIA (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SKOCIA (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SKOPJE (Settlement) Macedonian, English, French, German
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ... [more]
SKOPLJE (Settlement) Croatian
Croatian form of Skopje.
ŠKOTIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SKOTIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SKOTLAND (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Icelandic
Afrikaans, Danish and Icelandic form of Scotland.
SKOTLANTI (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Scotland.
ŠKOTSKA (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Scotland.
ŠKÓTSKO (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Scotland.
SKOTSKO (Country) Czech
Czech form of Scotland.
SKOTTLAND (Country) Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Scotland.
SKOZJA (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
SLAVONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Slavonia.
SLOVAČKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Slovakia.
SLOVENIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovenia.
SLOVĖNIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Slovenia.
SLOVĒNIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Slovenia.
SLOWAKIJE (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovakia.
SLOWAKYE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovakia.
SLOWENIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovenia.
SMARA (Settlement) English
Meaning unknown. Smara is a Moroccan-controlled city in the disputed Western Sahara.
ŚNIEŻKA (Mountain) Polish
Name of a mountain on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, the most prominent point of the Silesian Ridge in the Krkonoše mountains.
SNIR (River) Biblical Hebrew
It's a river in the Bible, near the Hermon Mount. Sometimes the Hermon itself is called "Snir".
SNOWDON (Mountain) English
Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa, pronounced ər ˈwɪðva) is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands.e
SÖDERMANLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Södermanland is a Swedish county and province meaning "land of the southern people". The southern people referred to people living south of Mälaren. The county is slightly smaller than the province due to that the eastern part of the province belongs to Stockholm county.
SODOR (Other) Popular Culture
This is the name of a fictional island where all the engines live in the TV-series 'Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends'.
SOECHOEMI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sukhumi.
SOEMER (Country & Region) Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Sumer.
SOFIA (Settlement) Bulgarian, English
Capital of Bulgaria named after the Saint Sofia Church located in the city. The name was first used by Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman in the 14th century.
SOFIYA (Settlement) Bulgarian
Original Bulgarian form of Sofia.
SOLLEFTEÅ (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish locality located in Ångermanland, Västernorrland County. The first element is possibly derived from sol "sun". The second element is -eå "river". The river Ångermanälven runs through the town.
SOLZHA-GHALA (Settlement) Chechen
Local and informal Chechen name for Grozny, meaning "the city on the Sunzha River".
SOMĀLIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Somalia.
SOQUEL (Settlement) English
Soquel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States approximately 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco, and forms part of the north coast of Monterey Bay.... [more]
SÖRMLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Shortened form of Södermanland.
SORTOBE (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Meaning unknown. Sortobe is a small settlement located near the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The population consists mostly of Dungans, an ethnic group from China.
ŠOTIMAA (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Scotland.
ŞOTLANDIYA (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Scotland, probably via its Russian form Shotlandiya.
SOTSJI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sochi.
SOUTH CAROLINA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
SOUTH DAKOTA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta "friend".
SPALDING (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places in England, USA, Canada and Australia, including one located in the eastern English county of Lincolnshire.... [more]
SPĀNIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Spain.
SPLIT (Settlement) Croatian
Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia.... [more]
SREDETS (Settlement) Bulgarian
Original Bulgarian name of SOFIA in use until the 18th century. It is also the name of a city in southeastern Bulgaria.
SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE (Settlement) Sinhalese, English
Means "the blessed fortress city of growing victory" or "fortified city of victory" in Sinhalese. This is the name of the capital city of Sri Lanka.
ŠRI LANKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA (Country) English
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) which is ultimately from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) "holy, splendid, radiant, beautifying, adorning" and लङ्का (laṅkā) "island"... [more]
STARAYA RUSSA (Settlement) Russian
Staraya Russa is a town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Polist River.
STATHAM (Settlement) English
This is the name of a hamlet in the civil parish of Lymm, part of the borough of Warrington in Cheshire (Lancashire before 1974) in northern England. See Statham on the surname site for more information.
STEIERMARK (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
STIERMARKE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Styria.
STIERMARKEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Styria.
STILLA HAVET (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the calm sea" in Swedish, from stilla "still, calm" and havet "the sea". This is the Swedish name for the Pacific Ocean.
STOCKHOLBMA (Settlement) Sami
Means "Stockholm" in North Sami.
STOKHOLMI (Settlement) Meänkieli, Albanian
Means Stockholm in Albanian and Meänkieli (one of five minority languages in Sweden).
STORBRITANNIEN (Region) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Great Britain, also used when referring to United Kingdom.
STORSJÖN (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the great lake" in Swedish (from stor "big, great, large" and sjön "the lake"). Storsjön is the 5th largest lake in Sweden, but it's also known for being the supposed home of Storsjöodjuret ("The Great-Lake monster"), a lake monster similar to the one in Loch Ness.
ST QUIVOX (Settlement) Scottish
STRAATSBURG (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Strasbourg.
STRANRAER (Settlement) Scottish
A port town in South-West Scotland. Its name derives from Gaelic An t-Sròn Reamhar, literally meaning 'the fat nose', but which more prosaically might be rendered as 'the broad headland', referring to the local geography.
STUNGAIČIAI (Settlement) Lithuanian
Stungaičiai is located in Šilalė district municipality, Tauragė county, Lithuania.
SUDÁFRICA (Country) Spanish
Form of South Africa used in Spanish speaking countries.
SUDAUEN (Region) German
German form of Sudovia.
SUDBURY (Settlement) English
City in Ontario, Canada. Meaning "south fortress" from Old English suð (south) and byrig (fortified place).
SUDOVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Sudovia.
SUMATERA (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, Banjar
Indonesian variant of Sumatra as well as the Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, and Banjar form.
SUMATRA (Island) Indonesian, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Dutch, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Derived from Sanskrit समुद्र (samudrá) meaning "sea, ocean". This has been one of the names for the largest island of western Indonesia since the 14th century.
SUNDERLAND (Settlement) English
A port city in North-East England. Derives from Old English sundor, 'separate' (c.f German sondern, 'but, instead') and land, 'land'.
SUŌ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Shifted from earlier Suhau (Sufau) or Suha (Sufa) (first written as 周芳), belonging to an old province which corresponds to the eastern part of modern Yamaguchi Prefecture.... [more]
SURINAM (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Suriname.
SURINAME (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It's defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture... [more]
SURTSEY (Island) Icelandic
Means "Surtr's island" in Icelandic. Surtsey is an uninhabited island south of Iceland that formed in a volcanic eruption (which lasted several years) in the mid-1960s.
SUVA (Settlement) Fijian
Suva is the capital and largest metropolitan city in Fiji.
SVALBARD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian, English, Swedish
Originally from Old Norse Svalbarð, composed of svalr "cold" and barð "edge, ridge". Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean located right between continental Norway and the North Pole.
SVAZI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Swaziland.
SVEALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Swedes" (see SVEA). The Swedes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. ... [more]
SVEA RIKE (Country) Swedish (Archaic)
Older form of Sverige.
SVECIA (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of SVERIGE.
SVÉDORSZÁG (Country) Hungarian
Means Sweden in Hungarian.
ŠVEDSKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Sweden.
ŠVICARSKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Switzerland.
SVÍÞJÓÐ (Country) Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Icelandic and Old Norse form of SVERIGE.
SWAZILAND (Country) English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails... [more]
SWEDE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Sweden.
SWINDON (Settlement) English
Previously it was called Suindune which could have been derived from the Old English words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill" or possibly Sweyn's hill which was probably the owner’s name
SWITSERLAND (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Switzerland.
SYDAMERIKA (Region) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of South America.
SYLHET (Settlement) Bengali
A metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh. The city is located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal. Sylhet is one of Bangladesh's most important spiritual and cultural centres... [more]
ŞYMKENT (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh variant of Shymkent.
SYNAJ (Region & Mountain) Polish
Polish form of Sinai.
SYNAY (Region & Mountain) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Sinai.
SYRIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Syria.
SYRMIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Syrmia.
SZKOCJA (Country) Polish
Polish form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.