Submitted Place Names Starting with W

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Wadsley (Other) English
Name of a suburb of the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.
Wadus (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Vaduz.
Waduzi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vaduz.
Wagoh-ox-oan (Other) Mormon
The tenth great star according to Mormon cosmology. The meanings of the first three parts of the name are uncertain, while the fourth part is, according to Joseph Smith, the name for a symbol representing a compound of Zub-zool-oan, whose meaning is given as "the beginning" or "first".
Wahran (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Oran.
Wahsaw (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Warsaw.
Wahso (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Warsaw.
Waikato (River) Māori
From the Māori word wai, meaning "water", and kato, meaning "flow; current". Together, this is often translated as "flowing water". The Waikato River is the biggest river in Aotearoa New Zealand, and is often referred to by locals as the 'Mighty Waikato'
Waine (Other) Mormon
The ninth great star according to Mormon cosmology, which is preceded by Venisti and succeeded by Wagoh-ox-oan.
Wai Noi Seoi Laai (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Venezuela.
Waioming (Political Subdivision) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of Wyoming.
Wakanda (Country) Popular Culture
The name of a fictional country in the Marvel Universe, home to the superhero Black Panther.
Wakayama (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "peaceful singing mountain" in Japanese.
Walachije (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Wallachia.
Walachye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Wallachia.
Walaita (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Valletta.
Walanda (Country) Banjar, Javanese, Sundanese
Banjar, Javanese and Sundanese form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Walanta (Country) Gorontalo
Gorontalo form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Walencja (Region & Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Valencia.
Walkden (Settlement) English (British)
The name Walkden or Walkeden derives from the Old English 'denu', a valley, belonging to a man possibly called Wealca.
Walletta (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Valletta.
Walletta (Settlement) Thai, Turkmen
Thai and Turkmen form of Valletta.
Wallis (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of Wales as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
Wallis en Futuna (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallis and Futuna.
Wallis i Futuna (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Polish
Form of Wallis and Futuna.
Wallonië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallonia.
Walpole (Settlement) English
The name of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk. The place names probably derive from Old English walh "foreigner, Briton, serf" (genitive plural wala) and pol "pool", though the Norfolk place name may have Old English wall "wall" as the first element.
Walton (Settlement) English
The name of several villages in England, particularly Lancashire. Named from Old English wale, meaning 'Celt, foreigner' (Compare Wales) and tun, meaning 'town, village'.
Wandan (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Banten.
Wangjiaxi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Makassar.
Wank (Mountain) Upper German
The Wank is a mountain in southern Germany, situated in the Loisach valley close to the Austrian border in the southwestern Ester Mountains range near Garmisch-Partenkirchen... [more]
Wanlong (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bandung.
Wanu'atu (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Vanuatu.
Wanuatu (Country) Hawaiian, Lao, Thai, Turkmen
Hawaiian, Lao, Thai and Turkmen form of Vanuatu.
Wanxiang (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vientiane chiefly used in Mainland China.
Wapusk (Other) Cree
National park in Manitoba, Canada. From the Cree word for polar bear, 'wâpask'.
Warrenville (Political Subdivision) English
Warrenville is a city in Illinois. It is also the name of a village in DuPage County.
Warsawa (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Warsaw.
Warskou (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Warsaw.
Warşova (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Warsaw.
Warsu (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Warsaw.
Warushawa (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Waterford (Settlement) Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vädur, 'ram', See Wetherby) and fjord, 'fjord'.
Waterloo (Settlement) Flemish, English
The name of multiple town and cities throughout the world, most notably the Battle of Waterloo, in 1815, where Napoleon was defeated. From the Flemish and Middle Dutch words 'water' and 'loo' (meaning forest, marsh).
Watford (Settlement) English
Watikan (Country) Turkmen, Uyghur
Turkmen and Uyghur form of Vatican.
Watikang (Country & Settlement) Lao
Lao form of Vatican.
Watonga (Settlement) English
Watonga is a city in Blaine County, Oklahoma that is named after Arapaho Chief Watonga whose name means "Black Coyote".
Watykan (Country) Polish
Polish form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Watykůn (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Vatican.
Wausau (Region & Settlement) Indigenous American (Latinized, Rare)
Term used in many Native American languages with varying similar meanings such as "to see from a distance" or "to hear from a distance." It was the Native American name for a valley in central Wisconsin that is still refered to as such by locals... [more]
Wauwautosa (Settlement) Algonquian
Wauwautosa (an edge city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for "firefly".
Waveney (River) English
The name of a river that forms much of the boundary between the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk in eastern England. It is derived from Old English wagen meaning "quagmire" and ēa "meaning "river; running water, stream."
Waverton (Settlement) English
Possibly means "Weaver Town" from Old English waver meaning weaver, and ton meaning town.
Wawa (Settlement & Body of Water) Ojibwe
Name of a town and lake in Ontario, Canada. From the Ojibwe wording wewe, meaning "wild goose"
Wayakil (Settlement) Quechua
Quechua form of Guayaquil.
Wayland (Settlement) English
A city in Massachusetts.
Wcráin (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Ukraine.
We (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Huế.
Wear (River) English
A river in North-East England. It is taken to be of Old Celtic origin and meant 'blood-colored water', referring to the reddish-brown color of the river. In modern Welsh, the name would be waed dwr, 'blood water'... [more]
Weatherfield (Settlement) English
The name of the main town in Coronation Street. It is a name merged from weather and field.
Wedone (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Weodun
Weedon (Settlement) English
Modern English form of Weodun
Wèh (Island) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Weh.
Weh (Island) Indonesian
The name of an island in Indonesia, derived from Acehnese wèh meaning "move, go away, leave". The name probably refers to either the splitting of the original island into separate, smaller islands or the island's break off from Sumatra.
Wehran (Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Oran.
Weidimala (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Guatemala.
Wei'erniusi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vilnius.
Weiluona (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Verona.
Weineiruila (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Venezuela.
Weinisi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Venice.
Weishan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ulsan.
Weiyena (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vienna.
Wellington (Settlement) English
From Old English Weolingtun meaning "wealthy estate". Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is also the name of several settlements throughout the English-speaking world.
Wene (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vienna.
Wenecja (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Venice.
Wenecja (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Venetia (see Venice).
Wenekola (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Venezuela.
Wenen (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Vienna.
Wenesuela (Country) Thai, Turkmen
Thai and Turkmen form of Venezuela.
Wenesuela (Country) Lao, Thai, Turkmen
Lao, Thai, and Turkmen form of Venezuela.
Wengriýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Hungary.
Wën'griye (Country) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Hungary via the Russian form Венгрия (Vengriya).
Wenisiyulawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Venezuela.
Wenlai (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Brunei. 文萊 or 文莱 (Wénlái) is the spelling more commonly used in mainland China while 汶萊 or 汶莱 (Wènlái) or (Wénlái) is the prominent spelling in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.
Wenningsted (Settlement) North Frisian
Derived from North Frisian winning "gained land" and Low German stede "settlement".
Weodun (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon
From Old English weoh, "idol, image", and dun "hill"
Werona (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Verona.
Westeros (Other) Popular Culture, Literature
Westeros is a fictional continent in the Game of Thrones-universe created by George R. R. Martin. The other continents are Essos, Sothoryos, and Ulthos.
Westland (Settlement) English
A city in Michigan.
Westmeath (Political Subdivision) Irish
County in Ireland, named after the county Meath.
West Virginia (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, The western, transmontane, counties of Virginia; separated from Virginia during Civil War.
West-Virginië (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch form of West Virginia. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Wes-Virginië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of West Virginia.
Wetherby (Settlement) English
A town in West Yorkshire. It's name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vadur, Norwegian vær) and byr, 'farm'. See Waterford.
Wexford (Political Subdivision) Medieval Scandinavian, Irish
County and town in Ireland. From the Old Norse Veisafjǫrðr, meaning "fjord of the mud flats".
Wharekauri (Settlement) Maori
This is misnomer of the Chatham Islands and Chatham Island. A Maori man made this mistake before 1835. This came from a settlement on Chatham Island named Wharekauri. The Maori have called Chatham Island that to this day.
Whinirana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Finland.
Whitehorse (Settlement) English (Canadian)
Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon in northwest Canada.... [more]
Whiteville (Settlement) English
Meaning "white city," this is a city in North Carolina.
Whītī (Country) Maori
Maori form of Fiji.
Whitināmu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Vietnam.
Why (Settlement) English (American)
Small community in Arizona State, US. Arizona law stated that a settlement's name must have at least 3 letters, so the towns founders named the town, which was situated on a Y-section, "Why" instead of "Y"... [more]
Wiangcan (Settlement) Banjar
Banjarese form of Vientiane.
Wiangchan (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vientiane.
Wianna (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vienna.
Wiatnam (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vietnam.
Wichita (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Kansas, named after the Native American tribe Wichita. Possibly from Wichita We-chate hatchee, "Red Water River".
Wicklow (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish, Old Norse
Town and county in Ireland. From Old Norse 'víkingalág' or 'vikinga-ló', meaning "meadow of the Vikings".
Widen (Country) Nauruan
Nauruan form of Sweden
Wiedeń (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Vienna.
Wiekanama (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Vietnam.
Wientian (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Vientiane.
Wietnam (Country) Polish
Polish form of Vietnam.
Wigan (Settlement) English
A town in Northern England. Its etymology is uncertain but may represent Brittonic *wig, "a dwelling" (c.f. Welsh gwig), with the nominal suffix -an. Another possibility is that Wigan preserves a personal name corresponding to Gaulish Vicanus, Old Breton Uuicon or Welsh Uuicant.
Williston (Political Subdivision) English
Williston is a city in North Dakota and Florida.
Wilnius (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Vilnius.
Wilno (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Vilnius.
Wilnýus (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Vilnius.
Wiltshire (Political Subdivision) English
The name of a county in southwest central England, earlier Wiltonshire, derived from Wilton (once the county's principal town) and Old English scir meaning "shire, administrative division".
Wīn (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Vienna.
Wina (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Vienna.
Windhoek (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, English
This is the capital and largest city of Namibia. It’s unknown how this place got it’s name, most think it’s from the Afrikaans word wind-hoek, which means ''wind corner''... [more]
Windsor (Settlement) English
City in Ontario, Canada, from an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
Wîne (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Vienna.
Winnipeg (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Manitoba, Canada Ojibwe wiinibig "dirty waters", from wini "dirty" + nibi "water".
Wirunga (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Polish, German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Wirunga is a German and Polish variant of Virunga.
Wisconsin (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from French Ouisconsin, likely from the Miami word Meskonsing "it lies red".
Wiskhonsin (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Wisconsin.
Wisley (Settlement) English
It is a small village in Surrey, England.
Wīwī (Country) Maori
The Maori name for France, derived from French oui, oui meaning "yes, yes".
Wiyatnamaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Vietnam.
Wjedźyń (Settlement) Silesian
Silesian form of Vienna.
Wjetnam (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Vietnam.
Wladiwostok (Settlement) German, Afrikaans
German and Afrikaans form of Vladivostok.
Władywostok (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Vladivostok.
Wochingtan (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Washington.
Woechinia (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Virginia.
Woehan (Settlement) Dutch
Rarely used Dutch form of Wuhan.
Woemon (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Vermont.
Wogezy (Mountain) Polish
Polish form of Vosges.
Wolhynien (Region) German
German form of Volhynia.
Wolynië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Volhynia.
Woodland (Settlement) English
Woodland means "land of wood", and it is a city in California.
Woodstock (Settlement) English
Name of many towns and cities throughout the world. Means "wood place".
Woolhope (Settlement) English (British)
Means "Wulfgifu's valley", derived from the Old English feminine given name Wulfgifu and Middle English hop meaning "small valley"... [more]
Wooméiniya (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Romania
Worcestershire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England.
Worthington (Settlement) English
Place name meaning either "Wurð's settlement" or "enclosed settlement" in Old English.
Woso (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Warsaw.
Wotaihua (River & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ottawa.
Wrexham (Settlement) English
Wrexham is a city and the administrative center of Wrexham County Borough in Wales. It is located between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley, near the border with Cheshire in England.
Wrocław (Settlement) Polish
From the Old Polish names Wrocisław, Wrócisław or Warcisław, meaning a return to glory. Cognate with Czech Vratislav. It is associated with Vratislaus I of Bohemia, the legendary founder, but the first records of the city appear decades after his death... [more]
Wryeton (Settlement) English
Middle English Wry(e) may mean "bent", "twisted" combined with the "ton" ending.
Wuganda (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uganda.
Wu Hak Laan (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Ukraine.
Wuhan (Settlement) Chinese
From a portmanteau of 武昌 (Wǔchāng) and 汉口 (Hànkǒu), the names of two of the three towns combined to form modern Wuhan. This is the name of the capital city of the Chinese province of Hubei.
Wuji Banrang (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bukit Panjang.
Wuji Zhima (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bukit Timah.
Wukelan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Ukraine.
Wu Laai Gwai (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Uruguay.
Wulagui (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uruguay.
Wulanbatuo (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ulaanbaatar.
Wuliwya (Country) Aymara, Quechua
Aymara and Quechua form of Bolivia.
Wulumuqi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ürümqi.
Wuluo (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bedok.
Württemberg (Political Subdivision & Region) German, English
Etymology uncertain. Originally referred to a castle near Stuttgart, and increased its scope as the owners increased their possessions. Scholars have rejected the derivation Wirth am Berg, meaning "innkeeper/host on the hill/mountain"... [more]
Wusuli (Region, Body of Water & River) Chinese
Sinicisation of Usuri. The wording used in Mainland PRC is 乌苏里, while the wording used in Taiwan is 烏蘇里.
Wuxen (Settlement) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Wuhan.
Wuzibiekesitan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uzbekistan.
Wu Zi Bit Hak (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Uzbekistan.
Wyandotte (Settlement) Iroquois
A town in Oklahoma, United States, and headquarters of the indigenous Wyandot nation, for who the town is named.
Wýetnam (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Vietnam.
Wyëtnam (Country) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Vietnam.
Wyoming (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Algonquian chwewamink "at the big river flat," from xw "big" + e:wam "river flat" + enk "place".