Submitted Place Names Starting with W

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WALACHIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Wallachia.
WALACHYE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Wallachia.
WALES (Country) English
A country in Europe and a part of the United Kingdom. Its name derives from the Old English Wælisc, meaning 'foreigner, Welshman'. ... [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.
WALLIS (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of WALES as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
WALLONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallonia.
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'.
WARSKOU (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of 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'.
WATFORD (Settlement) English
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 meaning town.
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.
WENE (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vienna.
WENEN (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Vienna.
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.
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.
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".
WIEN (Settlement) German
Germanic name of Vienna.
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.
WINNIPEG (Settlement) English
Name of a city in MANITOBA, CANADA Ojibwe wiinibig "dirty waters", from wini "dirty" + nibi "water".
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.
WOLHYNIEN (Region) German
German form of Volhynia.
WOLYNIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Volhynia.
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.
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.
WUKELAN (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of UKRAINE.
WUZIBIEKESITAN (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of UZBEKISTAN.
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".
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