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.
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.
Wahso (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Warsaw.
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.
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.
Walanda (Country) Banjar, Javanese, Sundanese
Banjar, Javanese and Sundanese form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
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.
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.
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.
Wapusk (Other) Cree
National park in Manitoba, Canada. From the Cree word for polar bear, 'wâpask'.
Warsawa (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Warsaw.
Warskou (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Warsaw.
Warşova (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish 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'.
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.
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]
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"
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]
Wedone (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Weodun
Weedon (Settlement) English
Modern English form of Weodun
Wehran (Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Oran.
Weidimala (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Guatemala.
Wei'erniusi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vilnius.
Weineiruila (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Venezuela.
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.
Wenekola (Country) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Venezuela.
Wenen (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Vienna.
Wengriýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Hungary.
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"
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.
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".
Whinirana (Country) Maori
Maori form of Finland.
Whitehorse (Settlement) English (Canadian)
Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon in northwest Canada.... [more]
Whitināmu (Country) Maori
Maori form of Vietnam.
Wiangcan (Settlement) Banjar
Banjarese form of Vientiane.
Wiangchan (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vientiane.
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, Ancient Scandinavian
Town and county in Ireland. From Old Norse 'víkingalág' or 'vikinga-ló', meaning "meadow of the Vikings".
Widen (Country) Nauruan
Nauruan form of Sweden
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.
Wilnius (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Vilnius.
Wilno (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Vilnius.
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.
Wjetnam (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Vietnam.
Woehan (Settlement) Dutch
Rarely used Dutch form of Wuhan.
Wogezy (Mountain) Polish
Polish form of Vosges.
Wolhynien (Region) German
German form of Volhynia.
Wolynië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Volhynia.
Woodstock (Settlement) English
Name of many towns and cities throughout the world. Means "wood place".
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.
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.
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.
Wulumuqi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ürümqi.
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.
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".