Settlement Submitted Place Names

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Å (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian
Taken directly from Swedish and Norwegian å meaning "stream, creek, small river". This is the name of several villages in Sweden and Norway.
Aachen (Settlement) English, Danish, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
From Old High German aha or its Latin counterpart aquae, referring to the sacred springs associated with Granus, a Celtic god, from which the Latin form Aquisgranum derives. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Aalborg (Settlement) Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse áll "river, stream" and borg "fortress, castle". This is the name of the fourth largest city in Denmark.
Aarhus (Settlement) Danish
From Old Danish Árós meaning "river mouth", ultimately derived from Old Norse á "river" and óss "mouth (of a river)". Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark.
Abae (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Abakan (Settlement & River) Russian, English
Derived from the name Abakhan which is the name of a mythological Turkish khan (king). His name means "bear's blood" in the Khakas language, and was bestowed to the present-day Abakan River and the city of the same name... [more]
Abana (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Havana.
Aberdeen (Settlement) English (Rare)
A city in Scotland, stemming from the prefix aber- meaning 'river mouth', and the suffix -deen, which could possibly be referring to the rivers don and dee.
Åbo (Settlement) Swedish
Possibly from Swedish å "river" and bo "home, dwelling" or "dweller, inhabitant". Other meanings are possible, like it being derived from the given name Aabo... [more]
Aboe Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
Abuca (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Abuja.
Abucha (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Abuja.
Abudža (Settlement) Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, and Serbian form of Abuja.
Abudża (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Abuja.
Abudzha (Settlement) Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian
Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Abuja.
Abuĝo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Abuja.
Àbújá (Settlement) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Abuja.
Abuja (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, English
From Abu-Ja, a nickname of 19th-century monarch Abubakar Jatau (sometimes referred to as "Abu"), who founded what is now the city of Abuja in 1828. By some accounts, he was described as having fair skin, which possibly earned him the nickname Ja meaning "red" in Hausa... [more]
Abujia (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Abuja.
Abuxha (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Abuja.
Abuya (Settlement) Spanish, Asturian
Spanish and Asturian form of Abuja.
Abuzabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Abu Dhabi.
Acádia (Country, Region & Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of both Acadia and Akkad (mostly the ancient city, but sometimes also the Akkadian Empire).
Accra (Settlement) English
Derived from Akan nkran meaning "fire ant". This is the name of the capital city of Ghana.
Achgabat (Settlement) French
French form of Ashgabat.
Actium (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Adan (Settlement & Body of Water) Arabic
Arabic form of Aden.
Adana (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Turkish
City and province in Turkey.
Addis Ababa (Settlement) English, Danish, Turkish
From Amharic አዲስ አበባ (ʾädis ʾäbäba), meaning "new flower". This is the name of the capital city of Ethiopia.
Addis Abeba (Settlement) Amharic, German, Italian, Spanish
Amharic, German, Finnish, Italian and Spanish form of Addis Ababa.
Aden (Settlement & Body of Water) English
From Arabic عدن‎ ('Adan) derived from Akkadian edinu meaning "plain, lowland", itself from Sumerian eden meaning "plain, open country". This is the name of a city in Yemen as well as a gulf between the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea (the Gulf of Aden).
Advent (Settlement) English
Ae (Settlement & River) Scottish, Scots
The name of a village and a stream in Southwest Scotland. The name seems to be derived from Old Norse á, meaning 'river'.
Afin (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Athens.
Afina (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Tajik, Uzbek
Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Tajik, and Uzbek form of Athens.
Afiny (Settlement) Belarusian, Kyrgyz, Russian, Ukrainian
Belarusian, Kyrgyz, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Athens.
Aŝgabato (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Ashgabat.
Agadir (Settlement) Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber, English, French
Means "fortified fortress, wall" in Central Atlas Tamazight, ultimately from Phoenician gdr meaning "wall, compound". This is the name of a city in Morocco.
Ağban (Settlement) Khakas
Khakas form of Abakan.
Agdz (Settlement) Morocco
Aikawa (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of several towns in Japan. The first one (愛川) is located in Kanagawa Prefecture in eastern Japan, the second one (合川), located in Akita Prefecture in northern Japan, was merged with other towns to form the city of Kitaakita... [more]
Ailiwen (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Yerevan.
Airton (Settlement) English
The name of a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire in England, also known as Airton-in-Craven. It is derived from a combination of Aire (referring to the river) and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town."
Aitrang (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Ajijic (Settlement) Spanish
Means "place of water" or "place where water bubbles up" in Nahuatl.
Aken (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Aachen.
Akita (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Akureyri (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
Alabanda (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Alaki (Settlement) Tongan
Alamutu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Almaty.
Albany (Settlement) English
Name of the capital in New York, renamed after British acquisition in 1664 in honor of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers.
Ålborg (Settlement) Danish, Swedish
Danish alternative form of Aalborg as well as the Swedish form.
Albuquerque (Settlement) English (American)
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony.
Əlcəzair (Country & Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Jaza'ir, used as the Azerbaijani name of both Algeria and Algiers.
Aleksandria (Settlement) Bulgarian
Alele (Settlement) ?
Alele is a village in Wallis and Futuna. It is located in Hihifo District on the northeast coast of Wallis Island.
Alessandria (Settlement) Italian
City in Piedmont, north-western Italy. Founded in the XII century and named after pope Alexander III.
Alexandreia (Settlement) Greek (Rare)
Alexandreia is a city in the Imathia regional unit of Macedonia, Greece.
Alexandrië (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Alexandria.
Algeirsborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form for Algiers.
Algír (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Algiers.
Aliağa (Settlement) Turkish
Almata (Settlement) Kyrgyz, Lithuanian
Kyrgyz and Lithuanian form of Almaty.
Almatí (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Almaty.
Almatı (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Turkish
Azerbaijani and Turkish form of Almaty.
Almatõ (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Almaty.
Ałmaty (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Almaty.
Almaty (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Kazakh алма (alma) meaning "apple". This is the name of the largest city in Kazakhstan.
Almería (Settlement) Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city. Means 'the mirror of the sea.'
Alor Setar (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay alor meaning "river, stream" and setar meaning "gandaria" (a type of fruit). This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Kedah.
Al-qahirah (Settlement) Arabic
It is the original form of Cairo the Egyptian capital city. Al-Qāhira means 'The Conquerer' because of a myth between its foundation and the planet Mars (that in Arabic is 'The Conquerer Star').
Al-Quds (Settlement) Arabic
Variant of Quds with the definite article ال (al-).
Altham (Settlement) English
Meaning "river meadow of the swans" hamm elfitu.
Altura (Settlement) Portuguese
Alzhyr (Country & Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Algeria and Algiers.
Alžír (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Algiers.
Alžīra (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Algiers.
Alžyras (Country & Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of both Algeria and its capital city Algiers.
Amalfi (Settlement) Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of a coastal in the Italian province of Salerno and a town and municipality in the Antioquia Department of Colombia which is named in honour of the Italian town.... [more]
Ambrácia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambracia.
Ambracie (Settlement) French
French form of Ambracia.
Amherst (Settlement) English
Name of a town in Massachusetts, and name of a college, UMass Amherst.
Amigdalia (Settlement) Greek
Greek name that means almond tree.
Amjalina (Settlement) Belarusian
Derived from the Belarusian noun амяла (amjala) meaning "mistletoe". This is the name of two villages in Belarus.
Amoy (Settlement) English (Archaic)
Older variant of Xiamen based on the Zhangzhou Hokkien romanization 廈門 (Ēe-mûi).
Ampou Dampi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Abu Dhabi.
Amsterntam (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Amsterdam.
Â-muòng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Xiamen.
Amversa (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Antwerp via its French form Anvers.
Anaheim (Settlement) English
Union of Ana, referring to the nearby Santa Ana River, and the German suffix heim ("home"). This is the name of a city in the US state of California.
Anamoose (Settlement) Ojibwe
City in North Dakota. From the Ojibwe word 'uhnemoosh', meaning "female dog".
Ancara (Settlement) Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese form of Ankara.
Ancona (Settlement) Italian
From the Ancient Greek word Ἀγκών (Ankòn) meaning "elbow", because, to the Doric settlers who settled here, the shape of the city remembered an elbow. This is a town in Central Italy.... [more]
Anfa (Settlement) Berber
Means "hill" or "top" in Tamazight. This is the Berber name for Casablanca, which was used as the city's official name before the 1755 Lisbon earthquake destroyed the area... [more]
Angerton (Settlement) English
Angkala (Settlement) Lao
Lao form of Ankara.
Angkara (Settlement) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of Ankara.
Ankala (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ankara.
Ankara (Settlement) Turkish, English
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook". This is the name of the capital city of Turkey.
Ankara (Settlement) Dagbani
Dagbani form of Accra.
Ankaro (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Ankara.
Anmer (Settlement) English
Anmer (Settlement) English
Derived from the village of Anmer, in Norfolk. It stems from the Old English aened "duck" and mere "pool".
Ann Arbor (Settlement) English (American)
The name of a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the county seat of Washtenaw County located in the south of the state.... [more]
Anoi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Hanoi.
Anqara (Settlement) Arabic, Tajik, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Anqarah as well as the Tajik and Uzbek form of Ankara.
Anqarah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Ankara.
Ansan (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 安 (안, ān, "peace") and 山 (산, san, "mountain"), thus "peaceful mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Antananarivo (Settlement) Malagasy, French, English
Means "city of thousand" in Malagasy, from the prefix an- combined with tanana meaning "city, town" and arivo meaning "one thousand". The name was chosen by Merina King Andriamasinavalona (1675-1710), who renamed the city in honour of the thousand soldiers who captured the site under the rule of King Andrianjaka... [more]
Antiocheia (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek name Antiochos and the feminine suffix -ειᾰ (-eia). This was the name of multiple ancient cities founded by Seleucus I Nicator and named for his father, Antiochus, the most famous of which - Antioch on the Orontes - later became one of the Roman Empire's largest cities, was made the capital of the province of Syria, and became an important centre of early Christianity.
Antiochia (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Antiocheia.
Antiochië (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
Antiogië (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
Anversa (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Antwerp.
Anyang (Settlement) Korean
From the Anyang temple, established by Emperor Wang Geon. Combination of 安 (안, ān, "peace") and 養 (양, yang, "to raise"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Anzah (Settlement) Arabic
Aomori (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Aosta (Settlement) Italian
A city in the north-western corner of Italy. Developed from the Latin name Augusta Praetoria Salassorum, itself named after emperor Augustus.
Aoste (Settlement) French
French form of Aosta.
Apperley (Settlement) English
Means "apple clearing". From æppel "apple" and leah "woodland, clearing"
Aqwa (Settlement) Abkhaz
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from the Mingrelian toponymic marker ყვა (-qwa). This is the Abkhaz name for Sukhumi.
Aqyar (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Tatar
From Crimean Tatar aq meaning "white" and yar meaning "cliff" or shore, coast". This is the Crimean Tatar and Tatar name for Sevastopol.
Ardea (Settlement) Late Roman
Means "heron" in Latin. A town in Italy.
Åre (Settlement) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Old West Norse *ár "peak, crest". Åre is a village and a popular ski resort in Jämtland, Sweden.
Arendal (Settlement) Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and dalr "valley, dale". Arendal is a town and municipality in Southern Norway.
Arendelle (Region & Settlement) Popular Culture
Likely based on Arendal, the name of a town and municipality in Southern Norway. Arendalle is a fictional kingdom in Disney's animated movie 'Frozen' (2013).
Areni (Settlement) Armenian
The name of a village in Vayots Dzor province in Armenia, famous for the world's earliest known winery, Areni-1.
Århus (Settlement) Danish, Swedish
Danish alternative form of Aarhus, as well as the Swedish form.
Arica (Settlement) Spanish
It is the name of province, and town in Chile. It is also the name of a town in Colombia.
Arılı (Settlement) Turkish
Arkham (Settlement) Literature
The name of a fictional town in Essex County, Massachusetts, used in the stories of H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). It may be influenced by Latin arcanum meaning "mystery, secret" and Old English ham "home, homestead".
Arlington (Settlement) English
Three possible places called Arlington in Gloucestershire, Devon, and East Sussex.
Arrington (Settlement) English
Arrington, a place in Cambridgeshire, named from an Old English byname, Earn(a), meaning ‘eagle’ + -inga- ‘people or followers of’ + tūn ‘settlement’.
Arumatoi (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Almaty.
Arvidsjaur (Settlement) Swedish
From Ume Sami Árviesjávrrie, composed of árvies "rich, abundant, fruitful" and jávrrie "lake".
Ås (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian
Means "ridge, esker" in Swedish and Norwegian. This is the name of numerous places in Sweden and Norway.
Ašchabad (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Ashgabat.
Aşğabat (Settlement) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Ashgabat.
Ašgabat (Settlement) Croatian, Finnish
Croatian and Finnish form of Ashgabat.
Ashby (Settlement) English
Ash farm; ash settlement... [more]
Ashgabat (Settlement) English
From Turkmen Aşgabat, from Persian عشق‌آباد (eshq abad) meaning "city of love", derived from عشق (eshq) meaning "love, passion" and آباد (abad)# meaning "city"... [more]
Ashihabade (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ashgabat.
Ashton (Settlement) English
Asika (Settlement) Indian
Asitana (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Astana.
Asjabad (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ashgabat.
Asjchabad (Settlement) Swedish, Dutch, Frisian
Swedish, Dutch and Frisian form of Ashgabat.
Aşkabat (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Ashgabat.
Askrigg (Settlement) English
A village in rural Northeast England. It is derived from the Old Norse askr, 'ash tree' (c.f Swedish ask, 'ash tree') and hryggr, 'ridge' (c.f Swedish rygg, 'ridge, spine', German rücken, 'spine', Scots rig, 'ridge').
Assisi (Settlement) Italian
Astampyl (Settlement) Abkhaz
Abkhaz form of Istanbul.
Astana (Settlement) Kazakh, English, Russian
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (astaneh). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan until 2019, when it was renamed Nur-Sultan.
Astaná (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Astana.
Astaneh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Astana.
Astano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Astana.
Asunción (Settlement) Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish, as in “assumption of Mary to heaven". This is the capital of Paraguay. Originally called Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción (meaning "Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption") by its founder, it was later shortened to Asunción.
Aszchabad (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Ashgabat.
Asztana (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Astana.
Ataídes (Settlement) Portuguese
Freguesia in Portugal, probably named after Athanagild, 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania and probable founder of the village.
Ateena (Settlement) Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of Athens.
Aten (Settlement) Persian, Swedish
Persian and Swedish form of Athens.
Atena (Settlement) Croatian, Romanian
Croatian and Romanian form of Athens.
Atėnai (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Athens.
Atēnas (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Athens.
Ateni (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Athens.
Atenk (Settlement) Armenian
Armenian form of Athens.
Ateno (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Athens.
Atény (Settlement) Slovak, Czech
Slovak form of Athens and Czech variant of Athény.
Ateny (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Athens.
Athabasca (Settlement, Other, Body of Water & Mountain) Cree (Anglicized)
Name of numerous towns, lakes, rivers, a glacier, and a mountain, in Canada, primarily in the province of Alberta... [more]
Áth Cliath (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Dublin.
Athén (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Athens.
Athen (Settlement) German
Aþena (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Athens.
Athena (Settlement) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Athens.
Athene (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Athens.
Athenry (Settlement) Irish
Athenry (Baile Áth an Rí) meaning "Town of the Ford of the King" is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres east of Galway city.
Athény (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Athens.
Atherton (Settlement) English
Placename meaning Ather's town.
Atîna (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Athens.
Atlanta (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Georgia, named by J. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad.
Attawapiskat (River & Settlement) Cree
River and town in Ontario, Canada. From the Attawapiskat people, meaning "people of the parting of the rocks", or Āhtawāpiskatowi ininiwak.
Auckland (Settlement) English
The Baron Auckland and the Earl of Auckland are titles of the English nobility. The first Baron Auckland, William Eden, had the city of Auckland in New Zealand named after him. Bishop Auckland is a town in the county of Durham in Britain which has lent its name to the title... [more]
Augsburg (Settlement) German
City in Germany.
Augschburg (Settlement) Upper German
Swabian German name for Augsburg.
Aurano (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Aurora (Settlement) English, Ilocano, Italian, Portuguese, Tagalog
From Latin aurora, meaning "dawn", "sunrise", directly or through the given name Aurora.... [more]
Auroville (Settlement) English
The name of an indian town built by UNESCO located in southern India. It was built as an experimental town to see how is the world without politics, money or polution.
Austin (Settlement) English
Named after several people bearing the first name Austin or its surname counterpart Austin... [more]
Authin (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Athens.
Avalbane (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Abhaill Bhán "white orchard". This is or was the name of a township in the civil parish of Clontibret in County Monaghan, Ireland.
Avana (Settlement) Greek, Italian
Greek and Italian form of Havana.
Aven (Settlement) Biblical
A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".... [more]
Aviemore (Settlement) Scottish
Aydemir (Settlement) Bulgarian
Ayuhwasi (Settlement) Cherokee
Ayuhwasi, meaning "savanna" or "large meadow". The name has been applied to several entities past and present in the U.S. states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee
Ayutiya (Country & Settlement) Azerbaijani, Russian
Azerbaijani and Russian form of Ayutthaya.
Ayutthaya (Country & Settlement) Thai, English
Derived from Sanskrit अयुध्य (ayudhya) meaning "invincible, unconquerable". This was the name of a kingdom (as well as one of its capital cities) that reigned from 1350 to 1767, considered the precursor of modern Thailand.
Ayutuoye (Country & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ayutthaya.
Azotus (Settlement) Hebrew
Latinized form of Ashdod, one of the five confederate cities of the Philistines.
Azzio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Bỉ (Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 比 (bỉ), itself a contraction of Chinese 比利時 (Bǐlìshí). This is the Vietnamese name for Belgium.
Bạc Liêu (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Teochew 薄遼 (po liaw) meaning "meagre hamlet".
Badangh (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Padang.
Baden (Settlement) German
The name of a town in Austria.
Badley (Settlement) English
Habitational name from Badley in Suffolk or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire, both named with the Old English personal name Bad(d)a + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Báe̤k-gĭng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Beijing.
Baekging (Settlement) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Beijing.
Bağdad (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar
Azerbaijani and Crimean Tatar form of Baghdad.
Bagdado (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Baghdad.
Baghdad (Settlement) English, Italian, Malay, Uyghur
From Arabic بغداد (baḡdād), itself from Persian بغداد‎ (baǧdâd), probably from Middle Persian bgdt, meaning "given by god", from Old Persian *Bagadātaʰ... [more]
Bagshaw (Settlement) English
Means "Bacga's thicket" or "Bacga's copse". Derived from the Anglo-Saxon given name Bacga and the word sceaga "thicket, copse"
Baguio (Settlement) Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Hispanicized form of Ibaloi bagiw meaning "moss". This is the name of a city in the Philippines.
Baitulmuqaddis (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Bayt al-Maqdis, used as the Malay name for Jerusalem.
Bakersfield (Settlement) English
Named after a person bearing the surname Baker. The city in California was named after former colonel Thomas Baker of the Ohio Militia, who moved to the area in 1863.
Bak Ging (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Beijing.
Bakı (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Baku.
Bako (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Baku.
Bakoe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Baku.
Bakou (Settlement) Breton, French, Haitian Creole
Breton, French, and Haitian Creole form of Baku.
Baku (Settlement) English, Russian, Persian
From Azerbaijani Bakı from Persian باکو (baku), which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bad) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat", given in reference to the area's frequent storms and high winds... [more]
Bakú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Baku.
Bakü (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Baku.
Bakû (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Baku.
Bakū (Settlement) Japanese
Variant romanization of Baku.
Bakuo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Baku.
Bakuu (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Baku.
Bali (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Paris.
Balin (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Berlin.
Baltimore (Settlement) English
Baltimore is an independent city in the state of Maryland within the United States.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Banda Acéh (Settlement) Balinese, Sundanese
Balinese and Sundanese form of Banda Aceh.
Banda Acèh (Settlement) Acehnese, Javanese
Acehnese and Javanese form of Banda Aceh.
Banda Aceh (Settlement) Indonesian
Means "port of Aceh" from Indonesian bandar meaning "port, harbour" (of Persian origin) and Aceh. This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Banda-Achekh (Settlement) Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Banda Aceh.
Bandar Lampung (Settlement) Indonesian
From Indonesian bandar meaning "harbour, port" (of Persian origin) and Lampung. This is the name of a city in Indonesia.
Bandar-Seri-Begavani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandar Seri Begawan (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "town of the radiance of the gods" from Malay bandar meaning "town" (of Persian origin), seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory" and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Seri Begawan, a Malay title used by Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), which was ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (shri bhagvan)... [more]
Bandar-Seri-Behavan (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandar-Sery-Behavan (Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandar Siri Bikawan (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandarusuribugawan (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandon (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bandung.
Banduna (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Bandung.
Bandung (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
From Indonesian bendung or bendungan meaning "dam, dike", given in reference to the area in relation to the nearby Citarum River. Local sources also relate the name to the phrase Nga-Bandung-an Banda Indung, which is considered sacred in Sundanese culture... [more]
Bandungas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Bandung.
Bandungh (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Bandung.
Bandungi (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Bandung.
Bandungue (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bandung.
Bandunh (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Bandung.
Banff (Settlement & Other) English
Derived from Banffshire, Scotland, where two important founders were from. Name of a Canada national park, and a town inside it
Băng Cốc (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bangkok.
Bangkak (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Bangkok.
Bangkok (Settlement) Thai, English
Believed to be derived from Thai บาง (bang) meaning "village, settlement" and กอก (kok) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area... [more]
Bangkoki (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Bangkok.
Banhkok (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Bangkok.
Bankauk (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Bangkok.
Bankok (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Bangkok.
Bankoko (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Bangkok.
Bankoku (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bangkok.
Bankuk (Settlement) Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Bangkok.
Banqkok (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Bangkok.
Baoding (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 保 (bǎo) meaning "protection" and 定 (dìng) meaning "stable". This is the name of a city just south of Beijing in Hebei province.
Baqu (Settlement) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Baku.
Barasso (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Barcellona (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Barcelona.
Barcelona (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, English
Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.
Bardello (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Bari (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Latin Barium, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from Messapic *baur or *bur, meaning "house", ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhreu ("to grow, to be"). This is the name of the capital city of Apulia, in southern Italy.
Bariaman (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Pariaman.
Baris (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Paris.
Basel (Settlement) English
Bathgate (Settlement) Scottish
A town in West Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Cumbric beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and chyd, meaning 'wood, trees' (Welsh coed).
Batoche (Settlement & Other) French
A historic village and National Historic Site in modern day Saskatchewan, Canada. Batoche is where Métis leader Louis Riel and his forces were defeated by the Canadian Army... [more]
Batoemi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Batumi.
Baton Rouge (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
From French le bâton rouge ("the red stick"), itself from Choctaw iti humma ("red pole") through Istrouma, a possible corruption; the name ultimately comes from a red pole marking the hunting boundaries for the Houma and Bayagoula tribes... [more]
Bayankhongor (Settlement) Mongolian
Means "rich darling" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Bayt al-Maqdis (Settlement) Arabic
Means "holy house" in Arabic, from بَيْت (bayt) meaning "house" and مُقَدَّس (muqaddas) meaning "holy, sacred". This is an Arabic name for Jerusalem.
Baytulmaqdis (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Bayt al-Maqdis, used as the Ingush name for Jerusalem.
Bắc Kạn (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 北 (bắc) meaning "north" and Vietnamese � (cạn) meaning "arid, dry". This is the name of a city in Vietnam as well as the province in which the city is located.
Bắc Kinh (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Beijing.
Bắc Ninh (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 北 (bắc) meaning "north" and 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful".
Beč (Settlement) Croatian
Croatian form of Vienna.
Beddgelert (Settlement) Welsh
A village in northwest Wales. The name means 'Gelert's grave', from Welsh bedd, 'grave' & Gelert, whose identity is a subject of debate.... [more]
Beejin (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Beijing.
Beezhen (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Beijing.
Beiroet (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Beirut.
Beirut (Settlement) English
The capital of Lebanon. It is derived from Hebrew be'erot which means "the wells".
Bejrút (Settlement) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak
Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak form of Beirut.
Belém (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bethlehem.