Submitted Place Names Starting with V

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Vācija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Germany.
Vadstena (Settlement) Swedish
Probably a combination of Old Swedish *vazt "place to fish" and sten "stone". Vadstena is a city in Sweden that had an important role in Sweden's early Christian history. Saint Bridget (Heliga Birgitta) founded the Bridgettine Order here at the Vadstena Abbey in the 14th centry.
Vahemeri (Body of Water) Estonian
Combination of Estonian vahe "gap" and meri "sea". This is the Estonian name for the Mediterranean sea.
Vahran (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Oran.
Vahrana (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Oran.
Vajdaság (Political Subdivision & Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Vojvodina.
Valdallière (Settlement) French
Town in France.
Valgevene (Country) Estonian
Means "White Russia" in Estonian. This is a calque of Belarus
Välimeri (Body of Water) Finnish
Combination of Finnish väli "gap, space" and meri "sea". This is the Finnish name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Valis i Futuna (Political Subdivision) Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian form of Wallis and Futuna.
Valko-venäjä (Country) Finnish
Means "White Russia" in Finnish. This is a Finnish calque of Belarus
Vallejo (Settlement) Spanish, English
The name of a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, which was founded by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890), a Californio military leader and landowner... [more]
Valletta (Settlement) Maltese, English
From the name of 16th century French nobleman Jean de Valette. This is the name of the capital city of Malta.
Valonia (Region) Georgian, Spanish
Georgian and Spanish form of Wallonia.
Valouchistan (Political Subdivision & Region) Greek
Greek form of Balochistan.
Van (Settlement) English
Derived from the surname Vance. Van is a town Texas, USA.
Vancouver (Settlement & Island) English (Canadian)
City and Island in Canadian province British Columbia, named after the explorer George Vancouver.
Vanda (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Vantaa.
Vänern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain. One theory is that the name is derived from Old Swedish vænir and therefore related to Archaic Swedish words vån "hope, prospect" and vän "beautiful, fair"... [more]
Vanouatou (Country) Greek
Greek form of Vanuatu.
Vantaa (Settlement) Finnish
From the name of the Vantaa River. Vantaa is the 4th largest urban area in Finland.
Vanûatû (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Vanuatu.
Vanuatu (Country) English
An island country in Oceania.
Vara (River) Italian
Varaždin (Settlement) Croatian
Varaždin is a city in Northern Croatia.... [more]
Varese (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Province and city in Italy.
Varja (Settlement) Estonian
Värmland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma meaning "warmth, to heat up".
Varşava (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar and Gagauz form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsjá (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Warsaw.
Varsó (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Warsaw.
Varsòvia (Settlement) Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Latin Varsovia (see Warsaw).
Varsovia (Settlement) Aragonese, Basque, Breton, Galician, Greek, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
New Latin form of Warsaw, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Polish city.
Västerås (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
Västerbotten (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county (län) and historical province (landskap) in Northern Sweden. The name refers to its geographical location west of the Bothnian Bay and Bothnian Sea... [more]
Västergötland (Region) Swedish
Västergötland is a historical province in Sweden meaning "Western Götaland". The largest city is Göteborg... [more]
Västmanland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Means "land of the western people". Western people referred to people living west of Uppland. ... [more]
Västra Götaland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Västra Götaland is a Swedish county (län). The name means "Western Götaland". ... [more]
Vaticaanstad (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Vatican City.
Vatican City (Country) English
Vatican City (/ˈvætɪkən/), officially the Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is the Holy See's independent city state, an enclave within Rome, Italy... [more]
Vatikaani (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Vatican City
Vatikaanstad (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vatican City.
Vatîkan (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Vatican.
Vatikán (Country) Czech, Hungarian
Czech and Hungarian form of Vatican City
Vatikan (Country) Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malay, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Turkish
Form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Vatikanas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Vatikano (Country) Greek
Greek form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Vatikāns (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Vatikanstad (Country) Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Vatican City
Vatikanstadt (Country) German
German form of Vatican City.
Vatikanstaten (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Vatican City. Their name for the country literally means "The Vatican State".
Vättern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but possibly derived from Swedish vatten "water". Vättern is the second largest lake in Sweden and the sixth largest lake in Europe.
Vatykan (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Vavylon (Settlement) Ukrainian, Greek
Ukrainian form of Babylon as well as the modern Greek transcription of the name. However, in modern Greece, Vavylona is typically the form used to refer to the capital city of ancient Babylonia.
Veina (River) Livonian
Livonian name of the river Daugava.
Velgio (Country) Greek
Greek form of Belgium.
Veligradi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Belgrade.
Velsa (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Wales.
Velsas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Wales.
Veneçuela (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Venezuela.
Venecuēla (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Venezuela.
Venesië (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Venice.
Venesuelæ (Country) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Venezuela.
Venetië (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Venice.
Vengrija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hungary.
Venhryia (Country) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Hungary.
Venisti (Other) Mormon
The name of the eighth great star according to Mormon cosmology. Preceded by Vurel and succeeded by Waine.
Verbania (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Verdun (Settlement) French
Verenigde Koninkryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of United Kingdom
Verenigde Staten (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of United States. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective verenigde meaning "united" combined with the Dutch noun staten meaning "states".
Verenigd Koninkrijk (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of United Kingdom. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective verenigd meaning "united" combined with the Dutch noun koninkrijk meaning "kingdom".
Verkhoyansk (Settlement) Russian
"town on the Upper Yana River"
Vermont (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, literally "green mountain" from French verde "green" + mont "mountain".
Vermoudes (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Bermuda.
Verni (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Bern.
Veroia (Settlement) English
Verolino (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Berlin.
Vest-Agder (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Norwegian word vest meaning "west" and the place name agder. It means "the western part of Agder."... [more]
Vestfold (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the old name of the Olsofjord fold and the Norwegian word vest. The name means, "the region west of the fold."... [more]
Vesuvius (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman
There are three theories about the origin of the name Vesuvius:... [more]
Veszprém (Settlement) Hungarian
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights.
Vevey (Settlement) French
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
Veyatie (Body of Water) Scottish
The name of a loch in north-west Scotland, from the Gaelic Mheathadaidh, which is of uncertain derivation. This appears to be a tri-thematic name composed of meatha-, a derivative of Old Norse mjó or mjór "narrow", combined with an uncertain second element and the suffix -aidh, derived from Old Norse á "river"... [more]
Victorica (Settlement) Spanish (Latin American)
Town in La Pampa Province in Argentina.
Vienciana (Settlement) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Vientiane.
Viêng Chăn (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Vientiane.
Vienni (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Vienna.
Vientián (Settlement) Asturian, Hungarian, Spanish
Asturian, Hungarian, and Spanish form of Vientiane.
Vientiane (Settlement) English, French
French form of Lao ວຽງຈັນ (Wiangchan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from Lao ວຽງ (wiang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon"... [more]
Vientiani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Vientiane.
Víetnam (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Vietnam
Viétnam (Country) Sundanese
Sundanese form of Vietnam.
Viètnam‎ (Country) Acehnese, Javanese
Acehnese and Javanese form of Vietnam.
Viëtnam (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vietnam.
Vietnám (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Vietnam
Vietnamas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Vietnam.
Vietnami (Country) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Vietnam.
Vietnamy (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Vietnam.
Vifleem (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Bethlehem.
Villarreal (Settlement) Spanish
Villarreal is a city in the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Viļņa (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Vilnius.
Vilna (Settlement) Finnish, Italian, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Vilnius.
Vilnious (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Vilnius.
Vilnius (Settlement) Lithuanian, English
From the name of the Vilnia River, which is derived from Lithuanian vilnis meaning "wave, ripple". This is the name of the capital city of Lithuania.
Vilniusi (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Vilnius.
Vilnjus (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Vilnius.
Vilnüs (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, and Gagauz form of Vilnius.
Vilnus (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Macedonian
Hindi and Macedonian form of Vilnius.
Vín (Settlement) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Wien.
Vĩnh Long (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 永 (vĩnh) meaning "forever" and 隆 (long) meaning "grand".
Vĩnh Phúc (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 永 (vĩnh) meaning "everlasting" and 福 (phúc) meaning "fortune".
Vinland (Region) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a place in modern Canada, named by viking Leif Eriksson c. 1000 AD. The first element of the name is uncertain, but it could be from Old Norse vín "wine" or vin "meadow".
Virginia (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, "country of the Virgin", after Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married.
Virginië (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and modern Afrikaans form of Virginia. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Virmania (Country) Greek
Greek form of Birmania.
Viroqua (Settlement) English
From the Spanish Veragua. A town in Wisconsin.
Víðbláinn (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse víðr "wide, extensive" and blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g. hel-blár "black as death"; compare Bláinn)... [more]
Vithleem (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Bethleem.
Vitleem (Settlement) Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Bethlehem.
Vitlejem (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Bethlehem.
Vítneam (Country) Irish
Irish form of Vietnam
Viyatnam (Country) Hindi, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Hindi, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu form of Vietnam.
Vjetnam (Country) Faroese, Maltese
Faroese and Maltese form of Vietnam.
Vjetnama (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Vietnam.
Vjetnamio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Vietnam.
Vladia (Settlement) Romanian
Vladikavkaz (Settlement) Russian
Means "ruler of the Caucasus" from Russian владеть (vladet) meaning "to own, to possess, to control" combined with Кавказ (Kavkaz) meaning "Caucasus"... [more]
Vladivostok (Political Subdivision) Russian
literally 'Ruler of the East', 'Rule the East', 'Lord of the East', or 'Expansion to the East.' The name was first applied to the bay but, following an expedition by Alexey Shefner in 1860, was later applied to the new settlement.
Vladykavkaz (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vladikavkaz.
Vogeesit (Mountain) Finnish
Finnish form of Vosges.
Vogese (Mountain) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vosges.
Vogesen (Mountain) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Vosges.
Vogesene (Mountain) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Vosges.
Vogeserna (Mountain) Swedish
Swedish form of Vosges.
Vogeserne (Mountain) Danish
Danish form of Vosges.
Vogezebi (Mountain) Georgian
Georgian form of Vosges.
Vogézek (Mountain) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Vosges.
Vogezen (Mountain) Dutch
Dutch form of Vosges.
Vogēzi (Mountain) Latvian
Latvian form of Vosges.
Vogézy (Mountain) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Vosges.
Vogezy (Mountain) Russian
Russian form of Vosges.
Vohezy (Mountain) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vosges.
Voivodina (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian
Romanian form of Vojvodina.
Vojvodina (Political Subdivision & Region) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech
Derived from vojvodina (војводина), meaning "voivodeship" in Serbian. This is the name of a region and autonomous province in Serbia.
Vokietija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Germany.
Volga (River) English, Russian
English and Russian name for the largest river in Europe. The Old Mari name of the river is Volgydo, which means "bright". The name volgydo is cognate to Finno-Ugric valkea meaning "white" or "bright"... [more]
Volisas ir Futūna (Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Wallis and Futuna.
Volisa un Futuna (Political Subdivision) Latvian
Latvian form of Wallis and Futuna.
Volivia (Country) Greek
Greek form of Bolivia.
Vosgi (Mountain) Italian
Italian form of Vosges.
Vosgos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Vosges.
Voudapesti (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Budapest.
Voukouresti (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Bucharest.
Voulgaria (Country) Greek
Greek form of Bulgaria.
Vrastan (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Georgia 1 (the country).
Vrazilia (Country) Greek
Greek form of Brazil.
Vretania (Region) Greek
Greek form of Britain.
Vryxelles (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Brussels via its French form Bruxelles.
Vũ Hán (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Wuhan.
Vukovar (Settlement) Croatian
Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia.... [more]
Vũng Tàu (Settlement) Vietnamese
Means "anchorage" in Vietnamese, so named for the European trading ships that used to visit the area during the 14th and 15th centuries. This is the name of a city in Vietnam.
Vuntut (Other) Cree
National park in Yukon, Canada. Meaning "among the lakes" in Gwich'in.
Vurel (Other) Mormon
The Mormon astronomical star said to be the seventh out of fifteen great ones throughout the galaxy.
Vurgaria (Country) Aromanian
Aromanian form of Bulgaria