Settlement Submitted Place Names

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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]
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.
ACÁDIA (Country, Region & Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of both Acadia and Akkad (mostly the ancient city, but sometimes also the Akkadian Empire).
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'.
AGADIR (Settlement) English, Berber
Derived from Berber ⴰⴳⴰⴷⵉⵔ (agadir) meaning "wall, enclosure, fortified building, citadel". Agadir is a port city located in southwestern MOROCCO along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
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]
AKEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Aachen.
AKUREYRI (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
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.
ALEXANDRIË (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ALEXANDRIA.
ALMATY (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
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.'
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
Arabic name for JERUSALEM, which literally means "the Holiness" in Arabic.
ALTURA (Settlement) Portuguese
AMBRÁCIA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambracia.
AMBRACIE (Settlement) French
French form of Ambracia.
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.
ANGERTON (Settlement) English
ANKARA (Settlement) Turkish, English
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura) meaning "anchor". The city was formerly called Ancyra and Angora. Ankara is a city in Turkey and the largest city after Istanbul.
ANTIOCHIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
ANTIOGIË (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
ANZAH (Settlement) Arabic
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).
ARICA (Settlement) Spanish
It is the name of province, and town in Chile. It is also the name of a town in Colombia.
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’.
AŞGABAT (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of ASHGABAT.
ASHBY (Settlement) English
Ash farm; ash settlement... [more]
ASHGABAT (Settlement) English, Yoruba, Scots, Occitan, Malay, Swahili, Irish, Indonesian, Welsh, Shona
Means "city of love", "city of devotion" from Persian عشق‌آباد (ešq-âbâd), a combination of Persian عشق ('ešq) meaning "love" and آباد (âbâd) "city". This is the name of the capital city of TURKMENISTAN.
ASHTON (Settlement) English
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').
ASTANA (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Kyrgyz, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Ukrainian
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (âstâne). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is now called Nur-Sultan.
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.
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.
ATHERTON (Settlement) English
Placename meaning Ather's town.
ATLANTA (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Georgia, named by J. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad.
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]
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.
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.
AVEN (Settlement) Biblical
A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".... [more]
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
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 form of BEIJING.
BAK GING (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of BEIJING.
BAKI (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of BAKU.
BAKOE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BAKU.
BAKU (Settlement) English, Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Persian باکو (bâku) which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bâd) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat" (given in reference to the area's storms and high winds)... [more]
BALTIMORE (Settlement) English
Baltimore is an independent city in the state of Maryland within the United States.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Settlement) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Malay Seri Begawan, a title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (śrī bhagvān) meaning "radiance of the gods"... [more]
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.
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).
BATOEMI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Batumi.
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]
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".
BELÉM (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of BETHLEHEM.
BELGRADE (Settlement) English
Derived from Slavic beli, beo meaning "white" and grad meaning "city, town". The name comes from a white wall of a fortress that protected the city.
BELGRADO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BELGRADE.
BELLEVILLE (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Canada and various others in America. Means "beautiful town" from the French belle (beautiful) and ville (city or town).
BENEBERAK (Settlement) Biblical
Means "sons of lightning".
BENNINGTON (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English personal name Beonna combined with -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, and tūn "farmstead, settlement".
BEOGRAD (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of BELGRADE.
BERGEN (Settlement) Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
BERLIJN (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of BERLIN.
BERLYN (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BERLIN.
BETLEEM (Settlement) Romanian
Romanian form of BETHLEHEM.
BETLEJEM (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of BETHLEHEM.
BETLEM (Settlement) Catalan
Catalan form of BETHLEHEM.
BĒTLEME (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of BETHLEHEM.
BETLIEJUS (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BETHLEHEM.
BETWS-Y-COED (Settlement) Welsh
A village in rural North-West Wales. The element betws, in Welsh means 'prayer house'. The y is the definite article 'the'. The final element coed means 'trees'. This gives a full name meaning 'prayer house in the forest'... [more]
BIRKA (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish
Possibly taken from a Latinization of Norse Bjǫrkey "Birch island", although some believe it's derived from Old Norse birk "market place". Birka was a Viking age town and an important trading and market place during the Viking Age located on the island Björkö (modern form of Bjǫrkey) in Lake MÄLAREN, outside of STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
BIR LEHLOU (Settlement) English
Derived from Hassaniya Arabic bir lehlou meaning "sweet water well". Bir Lehlou is an oasis town in the Polisario-controlled region in northeastern Western SAHARA.
BIRMINGHAM (Settlement) English
A city in central England. Its name derives from the Anglo-Saxon words meaning 'the farm of Beormund's people', from the personal name Beormund, ingas, meaning 'people' and ham, meaning 'farm'.
BISHKEK (Settlement) Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests that it comes from a word meaning "whorl, whisk" in Kyrgyz, referring to a tool used to prepare kumis (a dairy product). It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high" or "five chiefs" from беш (besh) meaning "five" and the Turkish title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
BISJKEK (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of BISHKEK.
BIYZHIN (Settlement) Dungan
Dungan form of BEIJING.
BLACKPOOL (Settlement) English
A coastal town in Lancashire. Literally means 'black pool', so named from a nearby drainage stream which ran through a peat bog, discharging discoloured water into the nearby Irish Sea. (Compare DUBLIN).
BLEAZ (Settlement) Breton
BOEDAPEST (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BUDAPEST.
BOEKAREST (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BUCHAREST.
BOLTON (Settlement) English (British)
A town in Greater Manchester, England. Derived from the Old English bothl-tun
BONNYRIGG (Settlement) Scottish
A town, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It derives from Lowland Scots bonnie, meaning 'beautiful, fine', and rig, meaning 'ridge, hill-crest' (Old Norse hryggr, 'back, ridge', Dutch rug, 'ridge').
BORYSLAV (Settlement) Ukrainian
Boryslav is a city located on the Tysmenytsia River (a tributary of the Dniester), in Lviv Oblast (region) of western Ukraine. Boryslav is designated as a city of oblast significance.
BORZYM (Settlement) Polish
BOSTON (Settlement) English
From a surname which was originally taken from an English place name meaning "Botwulf's stone". (It is likely that Botwulf was an ordinary landowner; later the place name became associated with the saint of the same name, Botulph, who built a monastery there in the 7th century.) A city in Massachusetts bears this name... [more]
BOULDER (Settlement) English
Name of a city in COLORADO, from Middle English bulderston, from a Scandinavian source akin to Swedish dialectal bullersten "noisy stone", (Swedish buller "rumbling noise" + sten "stone".
BOUVILLE (Settlement) French
BRAMPTON (Settlement) English
A city in the Great Toronto-Hamilton area of Ontario, Canada. From the surveyor of the same name.
BRIGHTON (Settlement) English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
BRISEL (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian
Macedonian and Serbian form of Brussels as well as a Bosnian and Croatian variant of the name.
BRIXTON (Settlement) English
The name of Brixton (a town in England).
BRO (Settlement) Swedish
Means "bridge" in Swedish. This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It's also a common place name element (see ÖREBRO).
BROADFORD (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Skye, Scotland. It's name derives from the Old Norse words for 'wide fjord', referencing the local geography.... [more]
BROMLEY (Settlement) English
This is the name of a district and borough in south-east London.... [more]
BRONSTON (Settlement) English
Town in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
BRONX (Settlement) English
Name of a borough in New York City, name after Swedish settler Jonas Bronck.
BROUGHTON (Settlement) English
Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a district in Flintshire, Wales, close to the Wales–England border, located to the west of the City of Chester, England.
BRUGES (Settlement) French, English, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian
French form of Brugge, which some countries (mostly Romance ones) have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
BRÜGGE (Settlement) Azerbaijani, German
Azerbaijani and German form of Brugge.
BRÜSSEL (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Estonian, German
Azerbaijani, Estonian and German form of Brussels.
BRUSSEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
BRUXELLES (Settlement) French, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Italian, Romanian
French form of Brussels, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
BUCHAREST (Settlement) English
Meaning uncertain. Traditional etymologies state that the city's name is derived from Bucur, the name of a prince, outlaw, fisherman, shepherd, or hunter (depending on the specific legend), whose name is derived from Romanian bucurie meaning "joy, happiness", probably of Dacian origin... [more]
BUCUREȘTI (Settlement) Romanian
Original Romanian form of BUCHAREST.
BUDIMPEŠTA (Settlement) Croatian
Croatian form of BUDAPEST.
BUENOS AIRES (Settlement) Spanish
Ultimately derived from Aragonese buen ayre “good air”. It is the capital city of ARGENTINA. The explorer who founded the city originally called it Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Nuestra Señora la Virgen María de los Buenos Aires meaning "City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Good Airs" which was later shortened to just Buenos Aires.
BUKIKTINGGI (Settlement) Minangkabau
Minangkabau variant of BUKITTINGGI.
BUKITTINGGI (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau, English
Means "tall hill" from Indonesian bukit "hill" and tinggi "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
CAEO (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
CAINHANNOCH (Settlement) Mormon
From an alternative name for New York used in the Doctrine and Covenants. A possible origin could be that in the Bible, Cain, the son of Adam, had a son named Enoch. A derivative of that is Henoch, and a further derivative is Hanoch... [more]
CAIRNS (Settlement) English
City in Australia
CAÏRO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of CAIRO.
CALETA (Settlement) Spanish
City name meaning ''little bay, inlet, or cove''. Most often La Caleta.
CALLIFAE (Settlement) English
From the name of a town in ancient Italy, of uncertain origin. It was mentioned only by the Roman historian Livy, and may correspond to the village Calvisi, at the foot of the Monte Matese.
CAMBRIDGE (Settlement) English
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London.... [more]
CANBERRA (Settlement) English
From the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
CARDIFF (Settlement) Welsh
The capital city of Wales. Cardiff derives from the city's Welsh name Caerdydd, which in turn was derived from the city's Old Welsh name Caerdyf (In Welsh f (v) is often mutated to dd (th)).... [more]
CARPERBY (Settlement) English
A village in Yorkshire, England. The second element is Old Norse -byr, 'farm'. The first element is possibly the Old Gaelic personal name Cairpre. This seems to indicate a farm of an Irish or Scottish Viking, who settled in England... [more]
CARTAGINE (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Carthage.
CARTAGO (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
CARTHAGO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
CASABLANCA (Settlement) English, Spanish
Means "white house", from Portuguese casa meaning "house" and branca meaning "white". The present-day spelling follows the Spanish form (casa "house"; blanca "white"), however, because of the Portuguese Kingdom joining the Spanish Kingdom... [more]
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
From Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
CHANTILLY (Settlement) French
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
CHARDONNAY (Settlement) French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
CHARLESTON (Settlement) English
Place name meaning "CHARLES's town".
CHARLOTTE (Settlement) English
Name of a city in NORTH CAROLINA, named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town's incorporation.
CHERAGH (Settlement) Persian
This is the name of a village in Lorestan Province in western Iran. This is also used as a place name element (first or last) in other villages across Iran.... [more]
CHICAGO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in ILLINOIS, from town founded in 1833, named from a Canadian French form of Algonquian sheka:ko:heki "place of the wild onion," or Ojibwa shika:konk "at the skunk place".
CHIPPENHAM (Settlement) English
One possibility for its naming may have been from Cyppa's Hamme which comes from the words ce-ap meaning market, and Hamme meaning enclosed by the river or an enclosed water meadow both of which Chippenham was.... [more]
CHIQUINQUIRA (Settlement) Spanish
the name of a town in venezuela
CIDÓNIA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDÔNIA (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDONIA (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
COLMAR (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
CONSTANȚA (Settlement) Romanian
This is the name of a romanian city which is also the biggest port in Romania. It's greek name is Tomis.
COPENHAGEN (Settlement) English
English form of KØBENHAVN.
CORINT (Settlement) Catalan, Romanian
Catalan and Romanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINTHE (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINTO (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CRAWFORDJOHN (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See CRAWFORD.
CUMBERNAULD (Settlement) Scottish
A town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The name in its present form is most likely derived from Gaelic comar nan allt meaning 'meeting of the waters'. However, early forms containing Cumyr- hint at a Cumbric predecessor derived possibly from Common Brittonic *cömber-ïn-alt (Welsh cymer-yn-allt), perhaps meaning 'confluence at the hill'.
CUZCO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Spanish), Quechua (Spanish), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
CWM GWAUN (Settlement) Welsh
Cwm Gwaun (English: Gwaun Valley) is a community and valley in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name itself is derived from Welsh cwm "valley" and gwaun "heath, moor".
DALKEITH (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Midlothian, Scotland, south of Edinburgh. It is of Cumbric language origin. The first element is dal, meaning 'meadow, plateau' (Welsh ddôl) and chyd, meaning 'trees, wood' (Welsh coed).
DARDANIE (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
DARDANIJA (Region & Settlement) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Dardania.
DECORAH (Settlement) English
Decorah, Iowa.
DEHLI (Settlement) Persian, Urdu
Persian and Urdu form of DELHI.
DEMELZA (Settlement) Cornish
Name of a hamlet in Cornwall, sometimes explained as a contraction of Cornish Dinas Maeldaf "fort of Maeldaf", but more likely derived from Cornish ty "house" and malsai "eel".
DES MOINES (Settlement) English
Name of the capital and the most populous city in IOWA, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
DEVIZES (Settlement) English
Derived from castrum ad divisas, latin for “castle at the boundary”
DJAKARTA (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of JAKARTA as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
DJEDDA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Jeddah.
DOEBAI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
DOESJANBE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of DUSHANBE.
DONCASTER (Settlement) English
A town in England located on the River Don. The first element is from the Roman fort Danum, likely from an earlier Celtic settlement relating to the River Don. The second element is the Old English ceaster, 'fort' (c.f Modern English castle).
DORDRECHT (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
DOVER (Settlement) English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr, 'water, tears').... [more]
DUBLIN (Settlement) English, Croatian
From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
DUBROVNIK (Settlement) Croatian
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. ... [more]
DUINKERKE (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
DUINKERKEN (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
DURHAM (Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm, which comprises of the Celtic element dun, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas, 'city') and the Old Norse holme, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).
DUŞANBE (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik variant of DUSHANBE.
DUSHANBE (Settlement) Tajik, English
Derived from Persian دوشنبه meaning "Monday". Dushanbe is the capital city of the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan. It was formerly called Dyushambe and Stalinabad during Russian rule.
DZÆUDZHYQÆU (Settlement) Ossetian
Means "Dzaug's settlement" in Ossetian, from the given name Дзæуыг (Dzæuyg) (referring to Dzaug Bugulov, an 18th-century figure believed to be the founder of the city) and Ossetian хъæу (qæu) meaning "village, settlement"... [more]
DZHAKARTA (Settlement) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian form of JAKARTA.
ECCLEFECHAN (Settlement) Scottish
A village in South-West Scotland. It's name derives from the Cumbric eccle-, meaning 'church' (Welsh eglwys) and fechan, which meant 'small, unimportant' (Welsh fychan).
EDAM (Settlement) Dutch
EDINBURGH (Settlement) Scottish
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It was first attested in the Cumbric form Dinn Eidyn, meaning 'castle of Edin', hence the Gaelic name Dùn Èideann.... [more]
EDMONTON (Settlement) English
From Eadhelm and ton, mean "field owned by Eadhelm". City in Canada, named after the district of London.
EL AAIÚN (Settlement) Spanish, English
Spanish form of LAAYOUNE as well as an English variant.
ELSINORE (Settlement) Literature, English
Anglicized form of HELSINGØR. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
EMDEN (Settlement) German
A city and seaport in Northwest Germany that has existed at least since the 8th century.
ESBO (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish name for ESPOO.
ESKILSTUNA (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of the Swedish name ESKIL and Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot"... [more]
ESPOO (Settlement) Finnish
Derived from ESBO, a combination of Swedish asp "aspen" (or possibly äspe "aspen forest") and å "river, stream". Espoo is the second largest city (and urban area) in FINLAND.
ETOBICOKE (Settlement) Iroquois (Anglicized), Algonquin (Anglicized)
From the Mississagua name for the area, wah-do-be-kang (wadoopikaang), and means "the place where alders grow". Anglicized by Augustus Jones as 'ato-be-coake', but adopted by John Graves Simcoe as 'Etobicoke' in 1795.
FEATHERSTONHAUGH (Settlement) English
A town in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
FRANKFURT (Settlement) German, English
A metropolis and the largest city in the State of Hesse, In Germany. It is also the fifth largest city of Germany.
FRESNO (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish for "ash tree".
GASTONIA (Settlement) English
Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.
GATESHEAD (Settlement) English
A town in Northeast England. It most likely means 'goat's headland', implying that wild goats were a part of the local fauna.
GELABAD (Settlement) Iranian
GENEVA (Settlement) English
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.... [more]
GENÈVE (Settlement) French
French form of GENEVA.
GENEVRA (Settlement) Romansh
Romansh form of GENEVA.
GENF (Settlement) German
German form of GENEVA.
GERFALCO (Settlement) Italian
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared." The second element is derived from Old High German falko "falcon"... [more]
GINEVRA (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of GENEVA.
GLASGOW (Settlement) Scottish
The largest city in Scotland. From Cumbric words equivalent to Welsh glas, meaning 'blue' and gae meaning 'field, enclosure'.
GLASTON (Settlement) English
This name is derived from towns scattered around Europe. There are French towns named Glaston, and it also is similar to the famous town Glastonbury Tor, the predicted location of the Holy Grail.
GLOUCESTER (Settlement) English (British)
from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (could be related to Old English gleaw "wise, prudent") and Old English ceaster "Roman town" - see CHESTER.... [more]
GOLSPIE (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Sutherland, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse *gol, 'gully' and byr, 'village'.
GÖTEBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish Göte "Geat" and borg "castle, fortress". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day GÖTALAND in Sweden.
GOTHAM (Settlement) Popular Culture, English
Gotham, or Gotham City, is a fictional city and the home of Batman in the comic books published by DC Comics. Outside of the comics, Gotham is a nickname for NEW YORK City first used in 1807 by writer Washington Irving in his work "Salmagundi"... [more]
GOTHAM CITY (Settlement) Popular Culture
Gotham City is a fictional city and the home of superhero Batman (see GOTHAM).
GOTHENBURG (Settlement) English
English form of GÖTEBORG.
GROZNY (Settlement) Russian, English, Dutch, French
Means "formidable, menacing, fearsome" in Russian. This is the name of the capital city of Chechnya, a republic in southern Russia.
GUILLENA (Settlement) Aragonese
HABANA (Settlement) Spanish
From the Spanish name of the capital city of Cuba, known in English as Havana, the origin and meaning of which is obscure. Most likely it is based on Habaguanex, the name of a local Taíno (Arawak) chief.
HACKNEY (Settlement) English
A district of LONDON. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
HAFNARFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
HAKONE (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a resort town in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture which, apart from its hot spring resorts, houses the Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, はこねじんじゃ) which dedicates to the Hakone Gongen (箱根権現, はこねごんげん).... [more]
HALIFAX (Settlement) English
HELMSLEY (Settlement) English
A small market town in Northern England. It's name derives from the Old English Helm, a personal name and leah, which means 'clearing, field'.
HELSINGBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Helsingborg is a city in SCANIA, Sweden. The name is a combination of hals "neck, narrow strait" and borg "castle, fortification". There has been a permanent settlement around Helsingborg since 1085, making it one of Sweden's oldest cities.
HELSINGFORS (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of HELSINKI, meaning "the Helsinge rapids".
HELSINGØR (Settlement) Danish, Norwegian
Danish city founded in the 1420s. The name is derived from the word hals meaning "neck, narrow strait". William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is set in ELSINORE (Kronborg), a castle in Helsingør.
HELSINKI (Settlement) Finnish
The first settlers of the modern Helsinki area came from HÄLSINGLAND, Sweden. A parish called Helsinge parish was founded in the 14th century and was later developed into a town called Helsinge fors "the Helsinge rapids"... [more]
HENGESDON (Settlement) Medieval English
Earlier name for Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead, Devon, recorded in 1333. It meant "Hengest's hill" or "stallion's hill" from the Old English byname HENGEST (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English dun "hill".
HERSHEY (Settlement) English
A small community in Pennsylvania.
HERTFORD (Settlement) English
Comes from a ford where a Hart (a male deer) drank at a ford.
HESHMON (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
City south of Judah, recorded in Joshua 15:27. Literal meaning, "fatness." Contextual meaning, "abundant blessing."
HESTITONA (Settlement) Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of Old English Hengestestun meaning "town of Hengest", derived from the genitive of the Old English personal name HENGEST and tun "enclosure, yard, town"... [more]
HIALEAH (Settlement) American
The name of a city in the American state of Florida, commonly said to mean "pretty prairie" from Muskogee haiyakpo "prairie" and hili "pretty". Alternatively it may mean "high prairie" or "upland prairie" in Seminole.
HINXTON (Settlement) English
The name of a village in Cambridgeshire, ultimately derived from a contraction of Old English Hengestestun which possibly meant "town of Hengest", itself from the genitive of the Old English byname HENGEST (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
HOLLYWOOD (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places throughout the United States as well as a few places in England. The most notable place is the district in Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, known for being the home of the U.S. motion-picture industry, whose name allegedly means "hauling wood".
HONOLULU (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of HAWAII.
HULL (Settlement & River) American, English
HYŪGA (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Shifted from earlier HIMUKA, belonging to an old province which corresponds to modern Miyazaki Prefecture and a modern city in that prefecture, formed on April 1, 1951.
IEPER (Settlement) Dutch
Probably from the name of the river Ieperlee which, itself, may be derived from the Dutch word for elm, iep.
IERUSALIM (Settlement) Romanian, Russian
Romanian and Russian form of JERUSALEM.
ILKLEY (Settlement) English
Of uncertain origin. The English-born clergyman Robert Collyer (1823-1912) claimed this is derived from an old British word llecan meaning "rock". The second syllable may be derived from Old English leah "(woodland) clearing".
IMARI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city, known for Imari porcelain (even though it's actually made in nearby Arita) and for Imari pears, which is located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in south-western Japan.... [more]
INVERNESS (Settlement) Scottish
A coastal city in northern Scotland. From Scottish Gaelic Inbhir, meaning 'estuary, confluence'and nis, the Gaelic name of the River Ness.
IRKOETSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" or "fjord of ice" in Icelandic. Ísafjörður is a town in Iceland.
ISLAMABAD (Settlement) Urdu, English
Means "city of Islam", a combination of اسلام (Islām) referring to the monotheistic religion and the Persian آباد (ābād) "city, building, habitation". This is the name of the capital city of PAKISTAN.
ISNAYA (Settlement) Spanish
ISTANBOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ISTANBUL.
İSTANBUL (Settlement) Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ISTANBUL.
ISTANBUL (Settlement) English
Misinterpretation of a Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν" (eis tín pólin) meaning "to the city". It was formerly called Constantinople and Byzantium. Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey.
ITHACA (Settlement) Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Malay, Romanian, Swedish
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished". This is the name of the capital city of Indonesia.
JAKARUTA (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of JAKARTA.
JEREWAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of YEREVAN.
JERÚSALEM (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of JERUSALEM.
JERUUSALEMM (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of JERUSALEM.
JERUZALĖ (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JERUSALEM.
JERUZALÉM (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of JERUSALEM.
JERUZALEME (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of JERUSALEM.
JERUZSÁLEM (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of JERUSALEM.
JIČÍN (Settlement) Czech, Medieval Czech
Name comes from first name Jitka. Literally Jitka's town.
JILONGPO (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of KUALA LUMPUR.
JOELTON (Settlement) English (Modern)
Means "JOEL's town".
JOHANNESBURG (Settlement) French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
JOHOR BAHRU (Settlement) Malay, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
Means "new gem" from Arabic جَوْهَر‎ (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone, gem" and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
JORSALA (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for JERUSALEM. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
JÓRVÍK (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of YORK. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
JUDICE (Settlement) English
Judice is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States.
JUKKASJÄRVI (Settlement) Swedish, Finnish
Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name JUKKA)... [more]
JUMILLA (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
KABOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
KAÏRO (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CAIRO.
KAIYŌ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
KALOEGA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
KARASU (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town located in Japan's Mie Prefecture which merged and expanded, along with a few other towns and municipalities, into the city of Tsu.... [more]
KARATSJI (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Karachi.
KARFAGEN (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Russian
Azerbaijani and Russian form of Carthage.
KARFAHEN (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Carthage.
KARLSHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KARTAAGO (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Carthage.
KARTĀGA (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Carthage.
KARTAGA (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of Carthage.
KARTAGEN (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Carthage.
KARTAGINA (Settlement) Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian
Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish and Serbian form of Carthage.
KARTAĠNI (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Carthage.
KARTÁGO (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Carthage.
KARTAGO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Indonesian, Norwegian
Afrikaans, Indonesian and Norwegian form of Carthage.
KARÞAGÓ (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Carthage.
KARTHÁGÓ (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Carthage.
KASHIWA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture in eastern Japan. It is simply derived from 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak" (or more specifically, daimyo oak/sweet oak).... [more]
KĀṬHAMĀḌAUṀ (Settlement) Nepali
Original Nepali form of KATHMANDU.
KATHMANDU (Settlement) English
Named after the Kasthamandap Temple in Kathmandu, which is derived from Sanskrit काष्ठ (Kāṣṭha) meaning "wood" and मण्डप (Maṇḍap) meaning "covered shelter"; literally means "wood-covered shelter"... [more]
KATRINEHOLM (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in SÖDERMANLAND. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife CATHARINA.
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