TAGUIG(Settlement & River)Filipino The City of Taguig was founded on April 25, 1587. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has an area of 53.67 km2 and has 804,915 people living in Taguig as of the 2015 census... [more]
TAMMERFORS(Settlement)Swedish Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors "rapid". This is the Swedish name of TAMPERE.
TAMPA(Settlement)English After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
TAMPERE(Settlement)Finnish From Tammerkoski, the name of the rapids that flow through the city. The first element tammer is of uncertain etymology. The second element is koski "rapids"... [more]
TATAOUINE(Settlement)French Means "water springs" in Berber. The city is sometimes called Foum Tataouine, meaning "mouth of the springs". The name of the desert planet TATOOINE in the Star Wars universe is derived from Tataouine.
TATÁRFÖLD(Political Subdivision)Hungarian Hungarian form of TATARSTAN. It is literally a direct translation of the republic's name, since it consists of the Hungarian noun tatár meaning "Tatar" combined with the Hungarian noun föld meaning "land".... [more]
TATOOINE(Other)Popular Culture Tatooine is a fictional desert planet in the Star Wars universe. The name is derived from the name of a Tunisian city, TATAOUINE, located close to where some scenes in Star Wars was filmed.
TAYGETOS(Mountain)Greek Mythology, Greek The Taygetos or Taÿgetus is a mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. The highest mountain of the range is Mount Taygetus; its name is probably pre-Greek and of unknown meaning... [more]
TAYOK(Country)Burmese Of uncertain origin, possibly from Chinese 突厥 (Tūjué) meaning "Turk, Turkish", from 大理國 (Dàlǐguó) referring to the ancient Dali Kingdom that existed in what is now Yunnan province, or from 大月支 (dàyuèzhī), the Chinese name for the Tocharians, a medieval Indo-European people... [more]
TEL AVIV(Settlement)Hebrew Comes from two hebrew words: Tel, meaning mound of an old settelment, and Aviv, meaning spring. Comes from the hebrew translation of Benjamin Zeev Herzel's book altnoyland (old new land).
TELEMARK(Political Subdivision)Norwegian From teler the name of an old Germanic tribe and the Old Norse mǫrk meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
TENNESSEE(Political Subdivision)English (American) Name of a state in the United States, from Cherokee tanasi, the name of a Cherokee village. The meaning is unknown.
TENRI(Settlement)Japanese This is the name of a city in Nara prefecture which used to be (briefly) the capital of Japan under the reign of Emperor Ninken (probably reigned from 488–498).... [more]
TERABITHIA(Political Subdivision)Literature The magical kingdom from the children's novel 'Bridge to Terabithia' (1977) by Katherine Paterson. Terabithia means "land of the turpentine-trees", it is in relation to the island Terebinthia in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' by C. S. Lewis.
TESLIN(Other)English Name of a mountain, plateau, river, and small lake in Yukon, Canada, and of a larger lake spanning the Yukon-British Columbia border. The word comes from the Tlingit name for the river, Teslintoo or Teslintuh, meaning "long, deep water."
THAMES(River)English The name of the river in southern England on which London is situated. This is a Brythonic river-name, explained as a derivative of Common Brythonic *temēlos, 'darkness' (compare Old Welsh timuil, 'darkness').
THEBES(Settlement)English Meaning unknown. This is the name of a city in city in Boeotia, Greece, that played an important role in many Greek myths (as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus, Heracles and others).
THESSALONIKI(Settlement)English, Greek The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós) referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē) "victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
THETFORD(Settlement)English From the Old English þeodo "people" and "ford". The name of a town in Norfolk.
THULE(Island)Greek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Θούλη (Thoule), the name of an island north of Britain which was discovered by the 4th-century BC geographer Pytheas, who arrived at it after a voyage of six days from the Orkney Islands... [more]
TOBAGO(Island)English The name of the Island in Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago is the smaller of the 2 Caribbean islands comprising the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest... [more]
TOPANGA(Settlement)Indigenous American Topanga is a community in western Los Angeles County, California, United States located in the Santa Monica mountains. The name is given by the Native American indigenous Tongva tribe, and may mean "where the mountain meets the sea" or "a place above".
TOPEKA(Political Subdivision)English Name of the capital city in KANSAS, meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". From Kansa to "wild potato" + pi "good" + ke "to dig".
TORONTO(Settlement)English The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water". This refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish... [more]