Submitted Place Names Starting with Y

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Y (Settlement) French
Probably from the Y family of Vermandois, who owned the district. This is the name of a commune in the Department of Somme, Hauts-de-France, France.
Ý (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 意 (Ý), itself from Chinese 意大利 (Yìdàlì). This is the Vietnamese name for Italy.
Yadian (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Athens.
Yahkaing (Political Subdivision) Burmese
Burmese form of Rakhine.
Yaiyq (River) Bashkir
Bashkir cognate of Zhaiyq.
Yajiada (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Jakarta.
Yakarta (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Jakarta.
Yakute (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Yakutia.
Yakutia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Якутия (Yakutiya), which is from the name of the Yakut people. The ethnic name ultimately comes from Yаkо, the Evenki name for the Yakuts, which was eventually transferred to Russian... [more]
Yakutiya (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Yakutia.
Yakutsk (Political Subdivision) Russian
"Place" of the Yakut (from the Evenk "Yako," a term Russia uses to refer to the "Sakha" people, whose name (of Turkic origin) comes from words that mean "Edge, Collar")
Yala (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Derived from Malay jala meaning "net", ultimately from Sanskrit जाल (jala). This is the name of a province in southern Thailand as well as the region's capital city.
Yalisangna (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Arizona.
Yaluo Shida (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Alor Setar.
Yamagata (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "mountain form" in Japanese.
Yamaguchi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "mountain opening, mouth of the mountain" in Japanese.
Yəmən (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yemen.
Yaman (Country) Arabic, Dhivehi, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Yemen used in various languages. In Arabic, it is usually written with the definite article: اليمن (al-Yaman).
Yamanashi (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "mountain pear" in Japanese.
Yameiniya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Armenia.
Yamoussoukro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French, Danish, Portuguese
In honor of Yamousso, a Baoulé queen and great-aunt of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905–1993), with the addition of the suffix kro ("village"). This is the name of the de iure capital city of Côte D'ivoire, as well as the name of the district around it.
Yanggon (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Yangon.
Yangguang (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Yangon.
Yanghun (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Yangon.
Yangkung (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Yangon.
Yangon (Settlement) Burmese, English
Means "end of strife" in Burmese, from ရန် (yan) meaning "enemy, danger" or "quarrel" combined with ကုန် (gon) meaning "to run out, end". This is the name of the largest city in Myanmar, which served as the country's capital until 2006... [more]
Yanhon (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Yangon.
Yankoun (Settlement) Burmese
Alternate transcriptionof Yangon.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Yaponi (Country) Ingush
Ingush form of Japan.
Ýaponiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Japan.
Yaqi (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Aceh.
Yarusalim (Settlement) Lezgin
Lezgin form of Jerusalem.
Yava (Political Subdivision & Island) Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Sanskrit, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Java.
Yazhou (Region) Chinese
From a short form of Chinese 亚细亚 (Yàxìyà) combined with 洲 (zhōu) meaning "continent, island". This is the modern Chinese name for Asia.
Yegipet (Country) Russian
Russian form of Egypt.
Yehypet (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Egypt.
Yeliwen (Settlement) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Yerevan chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yellowknife (Settlement) English (Canadian)
Yellowknife is the name of the capital and only city of Northwest Territories in Canada.... [more]
Ýemen (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yemen.
Yemen (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman), itself probably from يمين (yamin) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
Yemeni (Country) Greek
Greek form of Yemen.
Yemens (Country) Danish
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying South Arabia, the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second-largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km².
Yên Bái (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 安 (yên) meaning "safe" and 沛 (phải) meaning "copious".
Yeniséi (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Yenisey.
Yenisey (River) Russian, English, Turkish, Azerbaijani
The name of a river in northern Mongolian and the Siberian federal district of Russia. It may be derived from either Evenki Ионэсси (Ionəssi) meaning "big water" or Old Kyrgyz Эне-Сай (Ene-Sai) meaning "mother river."
Yereban (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Yerevan.
Yerevan (Settlement) Armenian, English, Russian
Meaning unknown. It may be from Yervand, the name of a 3rd-century BC Armenian king (also known as Orontes IV), or from Էրեբունի (Erebuni), an ancient Urartian fortification and city... [more]
Ýerewan (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yerevan.
Yerewan (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Yerevan.
Yérusalem (Settlement) Javanese
Javanese form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalem (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalim (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalym (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Jerusalem.
Ye̍t-nàm (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Vietnam.
Yeuropa (Region) Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Europa.
Yevfrat (River) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Euphrates.
Yevraziya (Region) Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Evraziya.
Yevrop (Region) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Europe.
Yevropa (Region) Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian and Uzbek form of Europa (see Europe).
Yevrosiyo (Region) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Eurasia.
Ýewropa (Region) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Europe.
Yibuti (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Djibouti
Yilake (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iraq.
Yilang (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iran.
Yilinuoyi (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Illinois.
Yimin (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Yemen.
Yindunixiya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Indonesia.
Yinggelan (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of England.
Yingguo (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 英 (Yīng), a shortened form of 英格蘭 (Yīnggélán) or 英吉利 (Yīngjílì), both names for England, and 国 (guó) meaning "country"... [more]
Yinni (Country) Chinese
Short form of Yindunixiya.
Yin-thu (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of India.
Yipun (Country) Thai
Thai form of Japan via Hokkien 日本 (Ji̍t-pún).
Yiselie (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Israel.
Yî-set-lie̍t (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Israel.
Yisilanbao (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Islamabad.
Yisilanmabade (Settlement) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Islamabad chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yisitanbao (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Istanbul.
Yogénda (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Uganda
Yogyakarta (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Indonesian
From Javanese ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ (ngayogyakarta), itself derived from Sanskrit अयोध्या (ayodhya) meaning "unconquerable, irresistible" (also referring to the mythical city of Ayodhya mentioned in Hindu texts such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata) and कृत (krta) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
Yoho (Other) Cree
Name of a national park in British Columbia, Canada. The name is from a Cree expression of wonder.
Yoichi (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a district and town in Shiribeshi Subprefecture in south-western Hokkaidō, located in northern Japan.... [more]
Yokohama (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 横 (yoko) meaning "sideways, horizontal" and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore". This is the name of a city in Japan.
Yokosuka (Settlement) Japanese
This is from a place in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture in the east of the country. The kanji that make up Yokosuka are 横 (ou, yoko) meaning "horizontal, side, sideways, width, woof", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, machi.iru, mato.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Yomi (Other) Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 黄泉 (yomi) meaning "underground spring" or "Hades, hell, underworld". This is the name of the underworld or the land of the dead in Japanese mythology.
Yonan (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Ellada or Greece.
Yongin (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 용 (yong, "dragon") and 인 (in, "benevolence"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Yonkers (Settlement) English
Name of the 4th most populous city in New York state, a variant of Dutch Jonkers, jonker, "young gentleman", derived from Dutch jong "young".
Yóókwein (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Ukraine
Yordan (River) Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian and Ukrainian form of Jordan (the river).
Yordania (Country) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Jordan (referring to the country).
Yorkshire (Region) English
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir, a combination of Eoferwic "York" and scīr "shire, district".
Yorudan (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Jordan (the country).
Yosemite (Other) English (American), Indigenous American (Anglicized, Rare)
A national park and a valley located in Mariposa County, California, the name is derived from the Southern Sierra Miwok joh-heˀ-HmetiH-, meaning "warriors, killers, those not afraid to die"... [more]
Yoshkar-Ola (Settlement) Mari, Russian
Means "red city" in Mari, from Eastern Mari йошкар (yoshkar) meaning "red" and ола (ola) meaning "city". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Mari El.
Yougoslavie (Country) French
French form of Yugoslavia
Youta (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Utah.
Yperdneisteria (Political Subdivision & Region) Greek
Greek form of Transnistria.
Ypres (Settlement) French
French form of Ieper, known for the battles that occurred in 1914 and 1915 during the First World War.
Yrak (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Iraq.
Yr Almaen (Country) Welsh
Germany in welsh
Yr Eidal (Country) Welsh
Italy In Welsh
Ysland (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Iceland.
Ysraýyl (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Israel.
Ystanbul (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Istanbul.
Ytterby (Settlement) Swedish
Means "outer village" in Swedish. ... [more]
Ytyk-Kyuyol (Settlement) Russian, Yakut
A settlement in Yakutia, Russia. It is named for a nearby lake, whose name literally means "Sacred Lake" in the Yakut language.
Yudeya (Region) Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian and Ukrainian form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Yugoslavia (Country) English
From Serbo-Croatian Jugoslavija meaning "land of the South Slavs", derived from jug meaning "south" and slavija meaning "land of Slavs". This was the name of a European country that existed from 1918 to 1941 (as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia), from 1943 to 1945 (as the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia), from 1945 to 1992, and from 1992-2003 (as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia).
Yukarein (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Ukraine.
Yukon (Region) English
Yunan (Country) Arabic, Dhivehi, Hindi, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu
Form of Ionia used to refer to the country of Greece. The Arabic name is usually written with a definite article as اليونان (al-Yunan).
Yunani (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Yunan.
Yunanistan (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Turkish
From Yunan combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stân) meaning "land of". This is the Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Turkish name for Greece.
Yūrashia (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Eurasia.
Yurasia (Region) Korean
Korean form of Eurasia.
Yurechia (Region) Thai
Thai form of Eurasia.
Yuriria (Political Subdivision) Mexican
Yuzhno-zakhalinsk (Political Subdivision) Russian
literally "South Sakhalin City" - a city in Sakhalin island, and the administrative center of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It is located in the Far East part of Russia, situated north of Japan... [more]