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.
Yaang'na (Political Subdivision) Tongva
This is the name of a Tongva village under the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles and for the region Los Angeles. This village used to be a important trading center. The Los Angeles City Council in 2013 stated its support for the Tongva to have a government-to-government relationship with America.
Yaban (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Japão (see Japan), usually written with the definite article: اليابان (al-Yaban).
Yabi (Settlement) Chinese
From Malay Api-Api, one of the former names of the city. This is the Chinese name of the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu.
Yabisah (Settlement & Island) Arabic
Arabic form of Ibiza.
Yacouh (Region) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Yazhou.
Yadian (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Athens.
Yadisiyabeiba (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Addis Ababa.
Yahkaing (Political Subdivision) Burmese
Burmese form of Rakhine.
Yaiyq (River) Bashkir
Bashkir cognate of Zhaiyq.
Yajiada (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese 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.
Yalabama (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Alabama.
Yalisangna (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Arizona.
Yaluo Shida (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Alor Setar.
Yâ-lu-sat-lâng (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Jerusalem.
Yamagata (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "mountain form" in Japanese.
Yamaguchi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "mountain opening, mouth of the mountain" in Japanese.
Yamanashi (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "mountain pear" in Japanese.
Yamatu (Country) Okinawan
Okinawan form of Yamato, used for the country of Japan, More specifically it refers to mainland Japan, as opposed to the Okinawa Islands.
Ýamaýka (Country & Island) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Jamaica.
Yambol (Region) Bulgarian
A Province in southern Bulgaria. home to the old and archaic settlement of Kabile Capital Is Of Course Yambol
Yameiniya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Armenia.
Yamena (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of N'djamena.
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.
Yanghgangj (Political Subdivision) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Hong Kong via the Chinese form 香港 (Xiānggǎng).
Yanghun (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Yangon.
Yangi Zelandiya (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek calque of New Zealand.
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]
Yangun (Settlement) Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Yangon.
Yanhon (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Yangon.
Yañı Zelandiya (Country) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar calque of New Zealand.
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.
Yaponiye (Country) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Japão (see Japan) via the Russian form Япония (Yaponiya).
Yappan (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Japan.
Yaqi (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Aceh.
Yaraslaŭl' (Other) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Yaroslavl'.
Yaroslavl' (Other) Russian, Ukrainian
Probably derived from the given name Yaroslav.
Yaroslavskay (Other) Yakut
Yakut form of Yaroslavl'.
Yarusalim (Settlement) Lezgin
Lezgin form of Jerusalem.
Yarushalam (Settlement) Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Jerusalem.
Yathrib (Settlement) Arabic
Meaning uncertain, probably of Ancient North Arabian origin. This was the name of the city of Medina before the advent of Islam. Traditionally it is said that the city's name was changed due to its negative connotation with the Arabic root ث ر ب‎ (th-r-b) meaning "to complain, to accuse, to blame".
Yatsoew (Region) Tai Lue
Tai Lue form of Yazhou, used for Asia.
Yava (Political Subdivision & Island) Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Sanskrit, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Java.
Yavan (Country) Hebrew
Likely from the name Ion 2, referring to Greece.
Yawropa (Region) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Europa (see Europe).
Yazd (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Persian
Derived from Middle Persian 𐭩𐭦𐭣𐭲𐭩⁩ (yzdty) meaning "god, divinity", ultimately from Avestan 𐬫𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬀 (yazata). This is the name of a province and city in Iran.
Yegipet (Country) Russian
Russian form of Egypt.
Yegiptos (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Yehypet (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Egypt.
Yeimen (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Yemen.
Yekajielinbao (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Yekaterinburg.
Yekaterinburg (Settlement) Russian
Derived from the given name Yekaterina, named in honour of empress consort (later empress regnant) Catherine I of Russia. This is the name of a city in Russia.
Yekaterinburh (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Yekaterinburg.
Yekaterynburh (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Yekaterinburg.
Yekatsiarynburg (Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Yekaterinburg.
Yekibastuz (Settlement) Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Екібастұз (see Ekibastuz).
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]
Yelusaleng (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Jerusalem.
Yemanaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Yemen.
Yeme (Country) Asturian
Asturian form of Yemen.
Ýemen (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yemen.
Yên Bái (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 安 (yên) meaning "safe" and 沛 (phải) meaning "copious".
Yên Bái (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 安 (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful" and 沛 (bái) meaning "abundant, full". This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, Vietnam.
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."
Yeni Zelanda (Country) Turkish
Turkish calque of New Zealand.
Yeni Zelandiya (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani calque of New Zealand.
Yeongguk (Country) Korean
Korean form of Yingguo, used as the Korean name for the United Kingdom.
Yeovil (Settlement) English (British)
Derived from the Celtic river name, 'gifl' meaning forked river - which was an earlier name for the River Yeo, which runs through Yeovil.
Yereban (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Yerevan.
Yereban (Settlement) Burmese, Korean
Burmese and 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.
Yerewan (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Yerevan.
Yerusaghem (Settlement) Armenian
Armenian form of Jerusalem.
Yérusalem (Settlement) Javanese
Javanese form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalem (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalem (Settlement) Indonesian, Lao, Malay, Thai
Indonesian, Lao, Malay and Thai form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalim (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Jerusalem.
Yerusallem (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Jerusalem.
Yerusalym (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Jerusalem.
Yerusholayem (Settlement) Yiddish
Yiddish form of Jerusalem.
Ye̍t-nàm (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Vietnam.
Yetovpia (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Ethiopia.
Yetovpia (Country) Armenian
Armenian form of Ethiopia.
Yeuropa (Region) Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Europa.
Yevfrat (River) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Euphrates.
Yevrop (Region) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Europe.
Yevrosiyo (Region) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Eurasia.
Ýewropa (Region) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Europe.
Yggdrasil (Other) Norse Mythology
Possibly means "Odin's gallows", referring to how Odin hanged himself from it to gain knowledge of the runes. In Norse mythology this is the name of the mythical tree that connects the Realms.
Yhdysvallat (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of United States. The name is a combination of Finnish yhdys- "united" and vallat "states".
Yialaman (Country) Lao
Lao form of Germany.
Yibao (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ipoh.
Yibuti (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Djibouti
Yidali (Country) Chinese
Chinese from ofItaly.
Yiednamz (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Vietnam.
Yiemen (Country) Yakut
Yakut form of Yemen.
Yilake (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iraq.
Yi La' Kho (Country) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Iraq.
Yi-lang (Country) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Iran.
Yilang (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iran.
Yilinuoyi (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Illinois.
Yimin (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Yemen.
Yindû (Country) Dungan
Dungan form of India.
Yindunixiya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Indonesia.
Yindunizsihya (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang 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]
Yinghgoz (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Yingguo.
Yining (Settlement) Chinese
Renamed from the former name 宁远 (Ningyuan) to avoid confusion with other places in China with the same name (such as a county in Hunan province). The name itself is literally written with the characters 伊 (), a third person pronoun, and 宁 (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene"... [more]
Yîn-koet (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Yingguo.
Yinni (Country) Chinese
Short form of Yindunixiya.
Yinniz (Country) Zhuang
Short form of Yindunizsihya.
Yin-thu (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of India.
Yipronta (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Gibraltar.
Yipun (Country) Thai
Thai form of Japan via Hokkien 日本 (Ji̍t-pún).
Yirifan (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Yerevan.
Yiselie (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Israel.
Yî-set-lie̍t (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Israel.
Yisifahan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Isfahan.
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.
Yi-thai-li (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Italy.
Yngland (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of England.
Ynys Môn (Island) Welsh
From Welsh ynys "island" and mon, which is most likely derived from Proto-Celtic *moniyos "mountain". This is the Welsh name of the island and county of Anglesey.
Yoeramani (Country) Thai
Thai form of Germany.
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.
Yongzhen (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vientiane. This form is mainly used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
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).
Yordani (Country & River) Swahili
Swahili form of Jordan.
Yordania (Country) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Jordan (referring to the country).
Yoreudan (Country) Korean
Korean form of Jordan.
Yorkshire (Region) English
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir, a combination of Eoferwic "York" and scīr "shire, district".
Yōroppa (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Europa (see Europe).
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
Youngstown (Political Subdivision) English
Youngstown is a city in Ohio, USA.
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.
Yspyhan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Isfahan.
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.
Yuba (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Juba.
Yucatán (Political Subdivision & Region) Spanish
Most likely from Chontal Maya Yokot'an either meaning "I do not understand you" or "hear how they talk!", both phrases supposedly uttered by the Mayans when questioned by Spanish explorers. Alternately it may mean "land of yucas", referring to the edible tuber... [more]
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).
Yukanda (Country) Thai
Thai form of Uganda.
Yukarein (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Ukraine.
Yukhren (Country) Thai
Thai form of Ukraine.
Yukon (Region) English
Yukon (Region) Indigenous American
Territory in Canada. Split from the northwest territories in 1898. Capital is Whitehorse.... [more]
Yukon River (River) Indigenous American
The Yukon River is a major Watercourse. From British Columbia through Yukon to Alaska.... [more]
Yukrenaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Ukraine.
Yunaiktetkindan (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of United Kingdom.
Yunaitid Stiet (Country) Jamaican Patois
Jamaican Patois form of United States.
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.
Ýunanystan (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yunanistan, used as the Turkmen name of Greece.
Yungyuele (Region, Settlement, Body of Water & River) Yakut, Russian
Yuno (Body of Water) Japanese
Another name for Lake Yunoko.
Yunoko (Body of Water) Japanese
Yunoko Lake is in Nikko city, Tochigi prefecture.
Yunon (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Yunan.
Yuq-noe (Country) Chinese (Wu)
Wu form of Vietnam.
Yurap (Region) Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu
Punjabi, Sindhi and Urdu form of Europe.
Yurapu (Region) Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Europe.
Yūrashia (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Eurasia.
Yurasia (Region) Korean
Korean form of Eurasia.
Yurechia (Region) Thai
Thai form of Eurasia.
Yureop (Region) Korean
Korean form of Europe.
Yuriria (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Mexican
Short form of Purépecha Yuririapundaro meaning "lake of blood" or "place of the bloody lake". This is the name of a lake, town and municipality in central Mexico, located in the 'Bajío', or lowlands, of Guanajuato (state)... [more]
Yurop (Region) Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Nepali, Thai
Form of Europe used in various languages.
Yuropaya (Region) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Europa (see Europe).
Yutha (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of Utah.
Yúukatan (Political Subdivision & Region) Indigenous American, Mayan
Yucatec Maya form of Yucatán.
Yuzhna Afrika (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian calque of South Africa.
Yuzhnaya Afrika (Country) Russian
Russian calque of South Africa.
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]