Submitted Place Names Starting with U

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UAE (Country) English
Abbreviation of the United Arab Emirates.
Uag Nam (Country) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew form of Vietnam.
Uajemi (Country) Swahili
Derived from Arabic عجم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab, Persian", used as the Swahili name of Iran.
Uarase (Country) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Russia.
Ubon Ratchathani (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai อุบล (ubon) meaning "lotus" and ราชธานี (ratchathani) meaning "royal city, capital city". This is the name of a province of, as well as a district and city in, Thailand.
Ubud (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Indonesian, Balinese
From Balinese ubad meaning "medicine", so named because the area was a rich source of medicinal herbs and plants. This is the name of a district and town in Bali, Indonesia.
Úc (Region & Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 澳 (úc), itself a short form of 澳大利 (Úc Đại Lợi) derived from Chinese Aodaliya. This is the Vietnamese name of Australia.
Úc Đại Lợi (Region & Country) Vietnamese (Archaic)
Dated Vietnamese form of Australia.
Uchinā (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Okinawan
Okinawan form of Okinawa.
Uchinaa (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Okinawan
Alternate transcription of Kanji 沖縄 or Hiragana うちなー (see Uchinā).
Úcráin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Ukraine
U-crai-na (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ukraine via the Russian form Украина (Ukraina).
Ucraína (Country) Galician
Galician form of Ukraine.
Udin (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Friulian
Udinese (Country) Italian
Udmurcja (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of Udmurtia.
Udmurteti (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Udmurtia.
Udmúrtia (Political Subdivision) Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Удмуртия (Udmurtiya), which is derived from the name of the Udmurt people. The ethnic name is from odo-mort meaning "meadow people", from the Permic root od(o) meaning "meadow, glade, turf" and Iranian murt meaning "person, man"... [more]
Udmurtien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtija (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtiya (Political Subdivision) Udmurt, Russian
Udmurt and Russian form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtska (Political Subdivision) Croatian
Croatian form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtsko (Political Subdivision) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Udmurtia.
Udmurtya (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of Udmurtia.
U-dơ-bê-ki-xtan (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Uzbekistan.
Udon Thani (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Means "northern city" from Thai อุดร (udon) meaning "north" and ธานี (thani) meaning "city". This is the name of a province of, as well as a district and city in, Thailand.
Udz Be Kisi Tan (Country) Bhutanese
Dzongkha form of Uzbekistan.
Uelsi (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Wales.
Ṳĕ-nâng (Country) Chinese (Min Bei)
Min Bei form of Vietnam.
Ufa (Settlement & River) Russian
From Bashkir Өфө (Ofo), which is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains.
Ufi (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Ufi, referring only to the city.
Ufilipino (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Philippines.
Ufuyamatu (Country) Okinawan
From Okinawan 大 (ufu) meaning "big, great, greater" combined with Yamatu. This is another Okinawan name for mainland Japan.
Ugandawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Uganda.
Uhan (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean, Thai
Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean and Thai form of Wuhan.
Uhanda (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Uganda.
Ū-háng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Wuhan.
Ühendkuningriik (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of United Kingdom
Uhindi (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Hind.
Uhipeketāne (Country) Maori
Maori form of Uzbekistan.
Uhorshchyna (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Hungary.
Uíbh Fhailí (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Offaly.
Uingereza (Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of England.
Úisbéiceastáin (Country) Irish
Irish form of Uzbekistan
Ujbekistan (Country) Bengali
Bengali form of Uzbekistan.
Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of United Arab Emirates.
Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of United Kingdom.
Ujeubekiseutan (Country) Korean
Korean form of Uzbekistan.
Új-zéland (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian calque of New Zealand.
UK (Country) English
Abbreviation of the United Kingdom.
Ūkareinga (Country) Maori
Maori form of Ukraine.
ʻUkelena (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Ukraine.
Ukeuraina (Country) Korean
Korean form of Ukraine via Ukrainian Україна (Ukrayina) or Russian Украина (Ukraina).
Ukhani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Wuhan.
Ukkusiksalik (Other) Inuit
National park in Nunavut, Canada. From Inuktitut, meaning "where there is material for the stone pot", from the word 'ukkusik', meaning "pot" or "saucepan".
Ukrain (Country) Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Tamil, Yiddish
Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Tamil, and Yiddish form of Ukraine.
Úkraína (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ukraine.
Ukra'ina (Country) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Ukraine.
Ukrainæ (Country) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Ukraine.
Ukrainio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Ukraine.
Ùkrajina (Country) Kashubian
Kashubian form of Ukraine
Ukranya (Country) Cebuano, Tagalog
Cebuano and Tagalog form of Ukraine.
Ûkrayna (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Ukraine.
Ukuraina (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ukraine.
Ulaan Baatar (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar (Settlement) Mongolian, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Romanian
Means "red hero" from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero". This is the name of the capital city of Mongolia.
Ulaan-Ud (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulaan-Ude (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulan-baatyr (Settlement) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulanbata (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulanbata (Settlement) Burmese, Thai
Burmese and Thai form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ułan Bator (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulánbátor (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulan Bator (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Ulan-bator (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in multiple languages.
Ulan-Batori (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulanbatyr (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ułan Ude (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulán-Udé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulan Udė (Settlement) Italian, Lithuanian
Italian and Lithuanian form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulan-Ude (Settlement) Russian
From Buryat Улаан-Үдэ (Ulaan-Ude) meaning "red Uda", derived from Buryat улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and Үдэ (Ude) referring to the Uda River. The name was originally given to reflect the Soviet Union's communist ideology... [more]
Ulan-Udè (Settlement) Catalan
Catalan form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulcisia Castra (Region) Ancient, Ancient Roman
Latin for "wolf castle". Now is a part of Szentendre.
Uleåborg (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Combination of Ule, the name of a river whose name derives from the Finnish dialectal word oulu "floodwater", Swedish å "river, stream", and borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
Ulkebøl (Settlement) Danish
Village on the Danish island of Als. The name is derived from the Frisian given name Ulke (in modern Danish: Ole) and the old Danish word bøl (meaning an outlying farm) and as such means "Ole's outlying farm".... [more]
Ulkebüll (Settlement) German (East Prussian, Archaic), East Frisian
A village on the Danish island of Als. The name is derived from the Danish name Ulkebøl meaning "Ole's outlying farm".
Ullanbatoreu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulsan (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 蔚 (울, ul, of uncertain meaning) and 山 (산, san, "mountain"), thus "kind river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Ulster (Region) Northern Irish, Irish
From the name of a group of tribes that once lived in the area, the Ulaidh, and either Irish tír or Old Norse staðr, both meaning “land”, “place” or “territory”.... [more]
Uluğ-Hem (Body of Water & River) Tuvan
The Tuvan word for mother river.
Uluru (Other) Pitjantjatjara
This is the traditional name of Ayers Rock as well as part of the traditional name of the park its in. The Anangu (arn-ung-oo) Aboriginal Australians viewed the Uluru monolith as sacred. They gained control of the site in 1985... [more]
Umbria (Region) Italian
Umbrië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Umbria.
Umeå (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the Ume River. Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river. Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed".
Unaka (Mountain) Cherokee
From the Cherokee unega meaning “white”, possibly in reference to the long white chestnut blossoms that bloomed in the mountains during spring. This is the name of a subrange of the Appalachian mountain range, on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Underwood (Region & Other) English (British)
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. The community took its name from the local Underwood family.... [more]
Ungaar (Country) Manx
Manx form of Hungary
Ungáir (Country) Irish
Irish form of Hungary
Ungair (Country) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Hungary
Ungar (Country) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Hungary.
Ungari (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Hungary.
Ungerija (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Hungary.
Unghirìa (Country) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Hungary.
Ungreti (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Hungary.
Ungverjaland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hungary.
Unterallgäu (Political Subdivision) German
District in Germany, meaning "under Allgäu".
Uŏk-nàng (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of Vietnam.
Uoshington (Settlement) Russian
Russian form ofWashington
Upernavik (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the springtime place" in Greenlandic.
Uppland (Region) Swedish
Uppland is a Swedish historical province. The name is a combination of Swedish upp "up" and land "land". The name is believed to refer to its location north of Lake Mälaren.
Uppsala (Settlement) Swedish
Means "upstream from Sala", from Old Norse upp "up" and salir "halls, rooms". Sala was a village located downstream from Uppsala (it is nowadays a neighbourhood known as Sala backe)... [more]
Uppsalir (Settlement) Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Uppsala.
Uqanda (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Uganda.
Uqsur (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Arabic
Arabic form of Luxor, usually written with the definite article: الأقصر (al-Uqsur).
Ur (River) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Or.
Urajiosutoku (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Vladivostok.
Urál (Region, River & Mountain) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ural.
Uranbātoru (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Ulaanbaatar.
Urawpa (Region) Burmese
Burmese form of Europe.
Ürdün (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Jordan (the country).
Urdun (Country) Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, Tajik, Tatar
Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, Tajik, and Tatar form of Jordan (the country).
Ureshino (Settlement) Japanese
Ureshino is in Saga Prefecture.
Urewera (Region) Māori
Composed of the Māori words ure meaning "penis" and wera meaning "burnt". The name of Te Urewera in Aotearoa New Zealand: the ancestral homeland of the Tūhoe people.... [more]
Urimzhi (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Ürümqi.
Urla (Settlement) Turkish
Urla is a town and the center of the district of the same name in İzmir Province, in Turkey.
Urom (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Rome.
Uropa (Region) Filipino, Cebuano
Cebuano form of Europe.
Urope (Region) Walloon
Walloon form of Europe.
Ūropi (Region) Maori
Maori form of Europe.
Uroševac (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian name of Ferizaj.
Urshalim (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Jerusalem.
Ursijət (Country) Talysh
Talysh form of Russia.
Urtijëi (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Ladin
Urubba (Region) Arabic
Arabic form of Europa (see Europe).
Ûrûguay (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Uruguay.
Uruguwayi (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Uruguay.
Uruguye (Country) Bengali
Bengali form of Uruguay.
Urugve (Country) Hindi
Hindi form of Uruguay.
Urugwaý (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Uruguay.
Urugwe (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Uruguay.
Urukwai (Country) Thai
Thai form of Uruguay.
Ürümchi (Settlement) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Ürümqi.
Urumchi (Settlement) Armenian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Ürümqi used in various languages.
Urumchu (Settlement) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Ürümqi.
Urumçi (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Ürümqi.
Ürümqi (Settlement) English
From Uyghur ئۈرۈمچى (ürümchi), which may have been derived from Mongolian ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ (ülemji) meaning "great", a short form of the phrase ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠰᠠᠶ᠋ᠢᠬᠠᠨ ᠪᠡᠯᠴᠢᠭᠡᠷ (ülemji-yin say᠋iqan belchiger) meaning "great pasture" or "beautiful pasture"... [more]
Uruqvay (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Uruguay.
Urusan (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Ulsan.
Urusat (Country) Lezgin, Tabasaran
Lezgin and Tabasaran form of Russia.
Urusi (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Russia.
Urusiya (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Russia.
Urysey (Country) Kabardian
Kabardian form of Russia.
Urystwyla (Country) Abkhaz
From Abkhaz аурыс (aurys) meaning "Russian" and атәыла (atwyla) meaning "country". This is the Abkhaz name for Russia.
US (Country) English
Abbreviation of the United States.
USA (Country) English
Abbreviation of the United States.
Usbekistan (Country) Danish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Somali, Tagalog
Form of Uzbekistan used in various languages.
Usbekistanaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Uzbekistan.
Uskoti (Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of Scotland.
Üsküp (Settlement) Turkish, Crimean Tatar
Turkish and Crimean Tatar form of Skopje.
Ussuri (Region, Body of Water & River) Russian, English
Russian and English variant of the Manchu word Usuri.
Ust-ilimsk (Political Subdivision) Russian
"City" at the "Mouth" of the Ilim River
Usturaliya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Australia.
Usuri (Region, Body of Water & River) Manchu
The naming source of Ussuri.
Utah (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish yuta, name of the indigenous Uto-Aztecan people of the Great Basin perhaps from Western Apache (Athabaskan) yudah "high" (in reference to living in the mountains).
Utara (Other) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Malay
The Malay, Indonesian and Minangkabau definition of the Sanskrit word Uttara, which means “Northward”.
Uthai (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Thai.
Uthai Thani (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai อุทัย (uthai) meaning "sunrise, dawn, emergence, rise" and ธานี (thani) meaning "city". This is the name of a province of, as well as a district and city in, Thailand.
Utrish (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Otrish.
Utsabekitsathan (Country) Lao
Lao form of Uzbekistan.
Utsunomiya (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital and most populous city of Tochigi Prefecture, located in central Japan. The kanji used are 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
Uttaradit (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai, Northern Thai
From Thai อุตร (uttara) meaning "north, northern" and ดิตถ์ (dit) meaning "port, landing", referring to the region's historical status as a trading port along the Nan River... [more]
Uttar Pradesh (Political Subdivision) Hindi, Bhojpuri, Urdu, English
Means "north province", derived from Sanskrit उत्तर (uttara) meaning "north" and प्रदेश (pradesha) meaning "province". This is the name of a state in northern India, taken from a calque of its former English name, Northern Provinces.
Uttorprodesh (Political Subdivision) Bengali
Bengali form of Uttar Pradesh.
Uturuki (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Turkey.
Uummannaq (Other) Greenlandic
Means "heart-shaped" in Greenlandic, ultimately derived from uummat "heart". Uummannaq is the name of several places in Greenland, including a mountain, a town, an island, and a fjord.
Uusi-seelanti (Country) Finnish
Finnish calque of New Zealand.
Uvalde (Settlement) Spanish
named after Juan de Ugalde, governor of Coahuila (a part of Texas).... [more]
Uwslu (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Oslo.
Uxan (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Wuhan.
Uykraen (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Ukraine.
Uzabetkitsatan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbachystan (Country) Kabardian
Kabardian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbəkistan (Country) Talysh
Talysh form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbakstan (Country) Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Uzbekistan.
Üzbegisztán (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbeketi (Country) Georgian
From Georgian უზბეკური (uzbekuri) referring to the Uzbek people and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Uzbekistan.
Uzbekija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Uzbekistan via its Latin name Uzbecia. This is the standard Lithuanian name for the country, but sometimes the form Uzbekistanas is also used.
Uzbekio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistaan (Country) Yakut
Yakut form of Uzbekistan.
Ûzbêkistan (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Uzbekistan.
Użbekistan (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbékistan (Country) Balinese, Sundanese
Balinese and Sundanese form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbèkistan (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistanas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Uzbekistan. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Lithuania is Uzbekija.
Uzbekistani (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekstan (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbequistán (Country) Asturian
Asturian form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbequistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Uzbekistan.
Uzubekisutan (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Uzbekistan.