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WALES (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Old English Wealas
, the plural of wealh
meaning "foreigner, Celt". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the western part of the island of Great Britain... [more]
WALKDEN (Settlement) English (British)
The name Walkden or Walkeden derives from the Old English 'denu', a valley, belonging to a man possibly called Wealca.
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'.
WATERFORD (Settlement) Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra
, 'ram' (Swedish vädur
, 'ram', See WETHERBY
) and 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).
WAUSAU (Region & Settlement) Native 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]
WAVERTON (Settlement) English
Possibly means "Weaver Town" from Old English waver
meaning weaver, and ton
WAWA (Settlement & Body of Water) Ojibwe
Name of a town and lake in ONTARIO
. From the Ojibwe wording wewe
, meaning "wild goose"
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]
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.
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)
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
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
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".
WIGAN (Settlement) English
A town in Northern England. Its etymology is uncertain but several have been suggested:... [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.
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".
WISLEY (Settlement) English
It is a small village in Surrey, England.
WOODSTOCK (Settlement) English
Name of many towns and cities throughout the world. Means "wood place".
WORTHINGTON (Settlement) English
Place name meaning either "Wurð's settlement" or "enclosed settlement" in Old English.
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.
WUHAN (Settlement) Chinese, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
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.
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