Submitted Place Names Starting with Z

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Zaan Bei Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Zambia.
Zaandam (Settlement) Dutch, English
This is a town in the North Holland province in the Netherlands. The name derives from the dam that was constructed on the Zaan River.
Zaan-he (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Shanghai.
Zacatecas (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Derived from Nahuatl zacatēcah meaning "people of the place of grass" or "where grass is abundant", ultimately from zacatl meaning "grass". This is the name of a state of Mexico.
Zadar (Settlement) Croatian, English
Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city.... [more]
Zagabria (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Zagreb.
Zagaing (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Sagaing.
Zaghrib (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Zagreb.
Zágráb (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Zagreb.
Żagreb (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Zagreb.
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia.... [more]
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian, English, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the given name Chabrag, a pet form of Cyprian, from Proto-Slavic *grębъ meaning "hill, uplift" or from a Roman place name... [more]
Zagreba (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Zagreb.
Zagrebas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zagreb.
Zagrebi (Settlement) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Zagreb.
Zagrzeb (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Zagreb.
Zagurebu (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Zagreb.
Zahrab (Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Zagreb.
Záhřeb (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Zagreb.
Záhreb (Settlement) Slovak
Slovak form of Zagreb.
Zahreb (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Zagreb.
Zai Naam (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Jinan.
Zaira (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Zaire.
Zairas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zaire.
Za-ki-oan-hi-ash (Country) Mormon
A symbolic name used by Joseph Smith for Chaldea. According to his book, "Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language", za is a compound name for a symbol called beth, which is given the meaning of "a fruitful garden"... [more]
Zakynthos (Island) Greek
Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is situated in the Ionian Sea and it is a Greek municipality.
Zalipie (Settlement) Polish
Zalipie is known for being "Poland's Painted Village". The insides and outsides of the buildings, doghouses, and even bridges in Zalipie are painted in brightly colored folk art that attracts tourists from around the globe... [more]
Zambi (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Zambia via the French form Zambie.
Zàmbia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Zambia.
Zambië (Country) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch form of Zambia as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
Zambiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Zambia.
Żambja (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Zambia.
Zamboanga (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Chavacano, Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Spanish
Spanish form of Sinama Samboangan meaning "mooring place", derived from samboang meaning "mooring pole" and the place marker suffix -an. This is the name of a peninsula in the Philippines, as well as three provinces and a city located on the peninsula.
Zamora (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish
The name of a Spanish city and municipality, possibly derived from Berber ⴰⵣⵎⵎⵓⵔ (azemmur) meaning "wild olive tree".
Zampia (Country) Greek
Greek form of Zambia.
Zanbiya (Country) Burmese, Chinese
Burmese and Chinese form of Zambia.
Zan-so (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Changsha.
Zapɔ́ (Country) Lingala
Lingala form of Japão (see Japan).
Zapan (Country) Assamese
Assamese form of Japão (see Japan).
Zapopan (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
From Nahuatl Tzapopan, from a combination of tzapotl, referring to a sapote tree, and the locative suffix -pan.... [more]
Zaqreb (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Zagreb.
Zaragoza (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Saragossa.
Zaragoza (Settlement) Spanish, English
From Çaragoça, the medieval form of the Arabic name سرقسطة (Saraqusṭa), from the Roman name Caesaraugusta, which is the combination of two Roman names Caesar and Augusta.
Zarahemla (Settlement) Mormon
The name of a prominent city in the Book of Mormon, named after a descendant of Mulek.
Zari (Country) Arabic
means flower in Arabic or a thread or a city in Nigeria
Zealand (Island) English
English form of Danish Sjælland. Zealand is the largest island in Denmark (excluding Greenland).
Zeelanda Berria (Country) Basque
Basque calque of New Zealand.
Zelandiyai Nav (Country) Tajik
Tajik calque of New Zealand.
Zeland-nevez (Country) Breton
Breton calque of New Zealand.
Zelandy Vaovao (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy calque of New Zealand.
Zelendaya Nû (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of New Zealand.
Zelenortska Ostrva (Country) Bosnian, Serbian
Bosnian and Serbian form of Cape Verde.
Zelenortska Republika (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Cape Verde.
Zelenortski Otoki (Country) Slovene
Slovene form of Cape Verde
Zemlya (Other) Russian
Russian for land. Zembla is a variant.
Zêna (Settlement) Ligurian
Ligurian form of Genoa.
Ženēva (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Geneva.
Ženeva (Settlement) Croatian
Croatian form of Geneva.
Ženeva (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of Geneva used in numerous languages.
Ženewa (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Geneva.
Zeng Zau (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhengzhou.
Zen-tseu (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Zhengzhou.
Zen-tu (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Chengdu.
Zeoi Lei Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Syria.
Zeon Baa Bou Wai (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Zimbabwe.
Zeq-pen (Country) Chinese (Wu)
Wu form of Nippon.
Zerin (Mountain) Mormon
The name of a mountain moved by Mahonri Moriancumer on account of his faith.
Zhahuang (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Sapporo.
Zhaiyq (River) Kazakh
Probably from Jaiyk, the name of the Turkic god of rivers, which is derived from Turkic yād meaning "wide, spread out". This is the Kazakh name for the Ural River.
Zhakarta (Settlement) Kyrgyz, Mongolian
Kyrgyz form of Jakarta as well as a Mongolian alternate transcription.
Zhanga Zelandiya (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh calque of New Zealand.
Zhangzhou (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 漳 (zhāng), the name of a river, and 州 (zhōu) meaning "prefecture, province". This is the name of a city in China.
Zhanpo (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Champa.
Zhaowa (Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Java.
Zhaponiya (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Japan.
Zheltoycho (Country) Chechen
From Chechen желтой (zheltoy) meaning "Greek" and the suffix -чоь (-cho) meaning "place of". This is the Chechen name for Greece.
Zhenev (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Geneva.
Zheneva (Settlement) Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian
Form of Geneva used in multiple languages.
Zhengzhou (Settlement) Chinese
Means "Zheng province" from Chinese 郑 (zhèng) referring to the ancient state of Zheng, which existed from the 9th to 4th centuries BC in what is now Henan province, and 州 (zhōu) meaning "province, prefecture"... [more]
Zhenova (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Genoa.
Zhibuluotuo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Gibraltar.
Zhili (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Chile.
Zhi-tseu (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Quanzhou.
Zhnev (Settlement) Armenian
Armenian form of Geneva.
Zhongshan (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 中 (zhōng) literally meaning "middle" and named in honour of Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), who was also known by the Japanese pseudonym 中山樵 (Nakayama Kikori), and 山 (shān) meaning "mountain"... [more]
Zhuba (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Juba.
Zhugteche (Country) Ingush
From Ingush жугтий (zhugtiy) referring to the Jewish people and Jewish faith combined with the suffix -че (-che) meaning "place of". This is the Ingush name for Israel.
Zhumulangma (Mountain) Chinese
Chinese form of Jo-mo-glang-ma, used for Mount Everest.
Zhunguy (Country) Dungan
Dungan form of Zhongguo.
Zhybyn (Country) Dungan
Dungan form of Nippon.
Ziang Ziu (Settlement) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Zhangzhou.
Ziemeļkoreja (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of North Korea
Zi Lei (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Chile.
Zimbaboe (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Zimbabwe.
Żimbabwe (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Zimbabwe.
Zimpampoue (Country) Greek
Greek form of Zimbabwe.
Zinbabwe (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Zimbabwe.
Zinkgruvan (Settlement) Swedish
Means "the zink mine" in Swedish. Zinkgruvan is both a village and a mine. It is the only locality in Sweden starting with Z.
Zinme (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Chiang Mai.
Zip (Other) Mormon
The sixth great star from the center of the galaxy; succeeding Limdi, and preceding Vurel.
Zipre (Country) Basque
Basque form of Cyprus
Zoeng Zau (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhangzhou.
Zon-qin (Settlement) Chinese (Wu)
Wu romanization of Chongqing.
Zuan Ziu (Settlement) Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Quanzhou.
Zugdidi (Settlement) Georgian, Mingrelian
Means "large hill" in Georgian and Mingrelian, from ზუგი (zugi) meaning "hill" and დიდი (didi) meaning "big, large". This is the name of a city in Georgia.
Zuid-Afrika (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of South Africa.
Zuid-Amerika (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of South America.
Zuid-Holland (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of South Holland.
Zuid-Korea (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of South Korea.
Zuid-Soedan (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of South Sudan.
Zung Gwok (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhongguo.
Zung Saan (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhongshan.
Zürich (Settlement) German
A Swiss city.
Żvezja (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of Sweden.
Zviedrija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Sweden.
Żvizzera (Country) Maltese
From Italian Svizzera, used as the Maltese name for Switzerland.
Zzyzx (Settlement) English
When it was invented to be the last word listed in a dictionary, an area in California was named Zzyzx.