Settlement Submitted Place Names

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.
Aabenraa (Settlement) Danish
Aabenraa is a settlement in south Denmark. ... [more]
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.
Aadorf (Settlement) German (Swiss)
Aadorf is a municipality in Münchwilen District Switzerland , founded in the 13th century but first mentioned in 886.... [more]
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.
Aasiaat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "spiders" in Greenlandic, though spiders are very rare on the island. Aasiaat is town in Greenland.
Abae (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Abakan (Settlement & River) Russian
Possibly from Khakas аба (aba) meaning "bear" or "father" and хан (khan) meaning "blood". This is the name of a city and river in Russia.
Abana (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Havana.
Abauntza (Settlement) Basque
The name of a town and its church near Álava, Spain.
Abbyville (Settlement) English
A city in Reno County, Kansas.
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) Finland 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.
Aboyne (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name derives from Gaelic abh bò fionn, meaning "(place by) white cow river".
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
Spanish form of Abuja.
Abū Ẓabī (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Abu Dhabi.
Abuzabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Abu Dhabi.
Abyne (Settlement) Scots
Scots form of Aboyne.
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.
Achkabat (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Ashgabat.
Actium (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Adamstaun (Settlement) English Creole
Pitkern form of Adamstown.
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).
Adih Ababa (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Addis Ababa.
Adis Ababa (Settlement) Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Hindi, Persian and Urdu form of Addis Ababa.
Adıyaman (Settlement) Turkish
A province of Turkey.
Adony (Settlement) Hungarian
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".
A'erji'er (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Algiers.
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.
Afyonkarahisar (Settlement) Turkish
A province of Turkey.
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) Berber
A Haia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of The Hague
Aietxu (Settlement) Basque
The name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
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.
Aimstardaim (Settlement) Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Amsterdam.
Aintzila (Settlement) Basque
Means "hill of mud" in Basque. It is the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
Aintzioa (Settlement) Basque
The name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
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."
Aithin (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Athens.
Aitrang (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Aitzaga (Settlement) Basque
Aitzuriaga (Settlement) Basque
The name of a little village near Lizoain (in the general area of Navarre) that disappeared shortly after the 13th century.
Aizawl (Settlement) Mizo, English
The capital city of Mizoram in far eastern India.
Àjàṣẹ́ (Settlement) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Porto-Novo.
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.
Akishima (Settlement) Japanese
This is a city in Tokyo prefecture, meaning "bright island".
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.
Aktau (Settlement) Russian, English
From Kazakh Ақтау (Aqtau) meaning "white mountain", derived from ақ (aq) meaning "white" and тау (tau) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Aktobe (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Russian
From Kazakh Ақтөбе (Aqtobe) meaning "white hill", derived from ақ (aq) meaning "white" and төбе (töbe) meaning "hill". This is the name of a region of, as well as a city in, Kazakhstan.
Akureyri (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
Alaaskaq (Settlement) Inupiat
Inupiaq form of Alaska.
Alabanda (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Alagyiya (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Algiers.
Alaki (Settlement) Tongan
Alamutu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Almaty.
Albaina (Settlement) Spanish
Albaina is a hamlet and minor local entity located in the municipality of Condado de Treviño, in Burgos province, Castile and León, Spain.
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.
Albiztur (Settlement) Basque
Albiztur is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the north of Spain.
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.
Alehandriya (Settlement) Filipino, Tagalog
Tagalog form of Alexandria via the Spanish form Alejandría.
Alejandría (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandria.
Aleksandria (Settlement) Bulgarian
Aleksandria (Settlement) Coptic, Armenian, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Polish, Swahili
Form of Alexandria used in various languages.
Aleksandrija (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Alexandria used in multiple languages.
Aleksandriya (Settlement) Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Ukrainian
Form of Alexandria used in multiple languages.
Aleksandriya (Settlement) Bulgarian, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Ukrainian
Form of Alexandria used in multiple languages.
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.
Alessandria (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Alexandria.
Alexandría (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Icelandic
Asturian, Galician and Icelandic form of Alexandria.
Alexandrie (Settlement) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Alexandria.
Alexandrië (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Alexandria.
Algeirsborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form for Algiers.
Alġier (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Algiers.
Algír (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Algiers.
Algjer (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Algiers.
Alhambra (Settlement) English
From the name of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain, itself derived from Arabic الحمراء‎ (al-hamra') meaning "the red (one)". This is the name of a city in California.
Aliağa (Settlement) Turkish
Aljazira (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of الجزائر (al-Jaza'ir) (see Jaza'ir), referring to the city of Algiers.
Aljazireh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Jaza'ir, referring to the city of Algiers.
Alje (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Algiers possibly via the French form Alger.
Aljir (Settlement) Hebrew, Indonesian
Hebrew and Indonesian form of Algiers.
Aljiyars (Settlement) Hindi
Hindi form of Algiers.
Aljiyars (Settlement) Bengali, Hindi
Bengali and Hindi form of Algiers.
Alleksandeuria (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Alexandria.
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
Altzabeheti (Settlement) Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
Altzagarate (Settlement) Basque
Altzagarate is a district of the municipality of Altzaga in Gipuzkoa.
Altzai (Settlement) Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
Alxer (Settlement) Galician
Galician form of Algiers.
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.
Amã (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Amman.
Amagasaki (Settlement) Japanese
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]
Amán (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Amman.
Aman (Settlement) Amharic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Persian, Serbian, Slovene, Tagalog
Form of Amman used in multiple languages.
Amanas (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Amman.
Amani (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of Amman.
Amarapura (Settlement) Burmese
Means "immortal city", derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and पुर (pura) meaning "fortress, city"... [more]
Amarita (Settlement) Basque
Amarita is a village and city council in the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the province of Álava, Basque Country, Spain. It is included within the rural area northwest of Vitoria.
Ambon (Island & Settlement) Indonesian
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from Ambonese bong or ombong meaning "dew", so named because the mountain peaks on the island are often covered in dew. Alternately it may come from the Dutch name Amboina of Papiamentu origin... [more]
Ambrácia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambracia.
Ambracie (Settlement) French
French form of Ambracia.
Amesterdã (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Amsterdam.
Amesterdão (Settlement) Portuguese
European Portuguese form of Amsterdam.
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.
Ammán (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Spanish form of Amman.
Amman (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely derived from the Arabic root ع م م‎ (' m m) related to concepts such as kinship and large extended groups or tribes. Alternatively it may come from the name of the ancient kingdom of Ammon, which existed between the 10th and 4th centuries BCE in land east of the Jordan River... [more]
Ammāna (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Latvian
Latvian form of Amman.
Amnat Charoen (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai อำนาจ (amnat) meaning "authority, power" and เจริญ (charoen) meaning "prosper, grow". This is the name of a province of, as well as a district and city in, Thailand.
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.
Amsatoedam (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Amsterdam.
Amseutereudam (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Amsterdam.
Amstardam (Settlement) Irish, Sinhalese
Irish and Sinhala form of Amsterdam.
Amstedam (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Amsterdam.
Amsterdã (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Amsterdam.
Ámsterdam (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Amsterdam.
Amsterdama (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Amsterdam.
Amsterdamas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Amsterdam.
Amsterdami (Settlement) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of Amsterdam.
Amsterntam (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Amsterdam.
Amstirdam (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Amsterdam.
Amszterdam (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Amsterdam.
Â-muòng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Xiamen.
Amusitedan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Amsterdam.
Amusuterudamu (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Amsterdam.
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".
Añana (Settlement) Basque
Añana is both a valley and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain.
Ancara (Settlement) Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese form of Ankara.
Anchorage (Settlement) English (American)
Anchorage is the most populous settlement in Alaska USA.... [more]
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]
Andao'ercheng (Settlement) Chinese
From the name Andao'er and Chinese 城 (chéng) meaning "city". This is the Chinese name of Andorra La Vella.
Andora La Weya (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Andorra La Vella.
Andora Ra Berya (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Andorra La Vella.
Andorarabeya (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Andorra La Vella.
Andorra-a-velha (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Andorra La Vella.
Andorra La Vella (Settlement) Catalan, English, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Means "Andorra the town" from the name of the country of Andorra and a corruption of Catalan vila meaning "settlement, town". This is the name of the capital city of Andorra.
Andorra La Vieja (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Andorra La Vella.
Andorre-la-vieille (Settlement) French
French form of Andorra La Vella.
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.
Angkara (Settlement) Khmer, Korean, Thai
Khmer, Korean and Thai form of Ankara.
Âng-mô͘-kiô (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Ang Mo Kio.
Ang Mo Kio (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Hokkien 紅毛 (Âng-mô͘) meaning "white person, Caucasian" (literally "red-haired") and 橋 (kiô) meaning "bridge". This is the name of a planning area and town in Singapore.
Ang Thong (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Means "golden basin" from Thai อ่าง (ang) meaning "basin, bowl" and ทอง (thong) meaning "gold". This is the name of a province of, as well as a district and city in, Thailand.
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.
Ankara (Settlement & River) Turkish, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook", referring to a river bend. This is the name of the capital city of Turkey as well as a river of the same name.
Ankaro (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Ankara.
An Lú (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for Louth, from , the modern Irish form of Lugh, a god from Irish mythology associated with skill in many disciplines, kingship and oaths.... [more]
Anman (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Burmese, Chinese, Japanese
Burmese, Chinese and Japanese form of Amman.
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".
An Mo Kiyo (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Ang Mo Kio.
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.
Anqing (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 安 (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" and 庆 (qìng) meaning "congratulate, celebrate"... [more]
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.
Ansatadan (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Amsterdam.
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]
An tÁth Leacach (Settlement, Other & Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of Athlacca and Flagford.
Antioch (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Antiocheia
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
Aolunbao (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Orenburg.
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.
Aosilu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Oslo.
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.
Apaj (Settlement) Hungarian
Apaj is a village in Pest County, Hungary.
Apopka (Settlement) Indigenous American
Apopka is a settlement in Orange County Florida.... [more]
Apperley (Settlement) English
Means "apple clearing". From æppel "apple" and leah "woodland, clearing"
Aqtau (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Aktau.
Aqtobe (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Aktobe.
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.
Arakalagudu (Settlement) Kannada
Kannada form of Arkalgud.
Arapaho (Settlement) Sioux
Arapaho is probably from Hidatsa arúpahu, or a cognate word in another Siouan language. Apparently borrowed from a widespread Siouan designation for one or more Arapaho bands, compare, in Siouan languages: Crow arappaho, Hidatsa arúpahu, Mandan "Arrapahó", Omaha-Ponca aðábahu, and Kansa aropwahì... [more]
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.
Arekusandoria (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Alexandria.
Arenburh (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Orenburg.
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.
Arhel (Settlement) Tagalog
Tagalog form of Algiers via the Spanish form Argel.
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
Arkalgud (Settlement) Hindi
Derived from Kannada ಅರಕೇಶ್ವರ (Arakeshvara), the name of a local deity, and ಗೂಡು (gudu) meaning "hut, hutment." It is a town in Karnataka.
Arkalgudu (Settlement) Hindi
Variant of Arkalgud.
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".
Arlandria (Settlement) English (American)
The name of a neighbourhood in north-eastern Alexandria, Virginia. It is a portmanteau of Arlington and Alexandria, reflecting its location on the border of Arlington County and Alexandria.
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’.
Aruje (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Algiers via the French form Alger.
Arumatoi (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Almaty.
Arvidsjaur (Settlement) Swedish
From Ume Sami Árviesjávrrie, composed of árvies "rich, abundant, fruitful" and jávrrie "lake".
Arxel (Settlement) Asturian
Asturian form of Algiers.
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.
Ašchabad (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Ashgabat.
Aseuhabateu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Ashgabat.
Aseumara (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Asmara.
Aseutana (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Astana.
Aşğabat (Settlement) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Ashgabat.
Ašgabat (Settlement) Croatian, Finnish
Croatian and Finnish form of Ashgabat.
Ašhabad (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian 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]
Ashhabad (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Ashgabat.
Ashhabat (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Ashgabat.
Ashigabāto (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Ashgabat.
Ashihabade (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ashgabat.
Ashkelon (Settlement) Ancient Hebrew
An ancient city of southwest Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea. Inhabited as early as the third millennium bc, it was a seat of worship for the goddess Astarte.
Ashkhabad (Settlement) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian and Russian form of Ashgabat.
Ashkhabadi (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Ashgabat.
Ashq Abad (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Ashgabat.
Ashqabad (Settlement) Hindi
Hindi form of Ashgabat.
Ashqobod (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Ashgabat.
Ashxobod (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Ashgabat.
Asika (Settlement) Indian
Asimala (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Asmara.
Asitana (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Astana.
Asiturri (Settlement) Basque
Asiturri is a vacant town in the municipality of Esteribar, in the province of Nafarroa Garaia, in the Ibarrak region.
Asjabad (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ashgabat.
Asjchabad (Settlement) Swedish, Dutch, Frisian
Swedish, Dutch and Frisian form of Ashgabat.
Asjkhabad (Settlement) Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Ashgabat.
Aşkabat (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Ashgabat.
Askabat (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer 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').
Əsməra (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Asmara.
Asmara (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish
From Tigrinya ኣርባዕተ ኣስመራ (arbate asmera) meaning "the four (women) made them unite," referring to Tigrinya oral tradition in which four women convinced their clans to unite and defeat a common enemy... [more]
Asmarah (Settlement) Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Asmara.
Asmera (Settlement) Tigrinya, Croatian, Georgian, Latvian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Asmara in several languages.
Aşqabad (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ashgabat.