Settlement Submitted Place Names

type
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Berlyn (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Berlin.
Bêrût (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Beirut.
Besozzo (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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]
Beverege (Settlement) Medieval English
Means "beaver island". From the words beofor "beaver" and eg "island"
Bexda (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Baghdad.
Beyjing (Settlement) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Beijing.
Beýrut (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Beirut.
Beyzhin (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Beijing.
Biandronno (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Bientian (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Vientiane.
Biŝkeko (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Bishkek.
Billyuseu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Vilnius.
Bìng-iōng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of Pyongyang.
Birinyusu (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Vilnius.
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.
Birkirkara (Settlement) Maltese
Means "running water" or "cold water". Birkirkara is the second largest city in Malta.
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'.
Bishaket (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Bishkek.
Bishikaike (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bishkek.
Bishkek (Settlement) Kyrgyz, English, Russian
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 traditional dairy product. It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high", or it could mean "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.
Bîşkek (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Bishkek.
Bişkek (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Bishkek.
Biskek (Settlement) Greek, Hungarian, Spanish
Greek, Hungarian, and Spanish form of Bishkek.
Biszkek (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Bishkek.
Bixkek (Settlement) Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Galician
Asturian, Basque, Catalan, and Galician form of Bishkek.
Biyzhin (Settlement) Dungan
Dungan form of Beijing.
Björneborg (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish björn "bear" and borg "castle, fortress". This is the Swedish name for Pori (whose name is a Finnicized form of -borg).
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
Blythburgh (Settlement) English (British)
Blythburgh is a village and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of the English county of Suffolk. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Southwold and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Halesworth and lies on the River Blyth... [more]
Bnum Binh (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Phnom Penh.
Boedapest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Budapest.
Boekarest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bucharest.
Bogor (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
Means "sugar palm" (a type of tree) in Indonesian. This is the name of a city in West Java province, Indonesia.
Bogori (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Bogor.
Bogota (Settlement) English, Japanese, Polish, Slovak
From an unattested Chibcha word, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Colombia.
Bohor (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Bogor.
Boise (Settlement) English
Most likely from French, but of uncertain ultimate origin. One account states that it may come from a story of a French-speaking person who yelled "Les bois! Les bois!" ("The woods! The woods!"); another account is that the name comes from the phrase la rivière boisée ("the wooded river").... [more]
Boku (Settlement) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Baku.
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').
Boqor (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Bogor.
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]
Bostún (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Boston.
Bothnian Sea (Settlement) English
English form of Bottenhavet.
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
Bragh (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Prague.
Brampton (Settlement) English
A city in the Great Toronto-Hamilton area of Ontario, Canada. From the surveyor of the same name.
Bratyslava (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Bratislava.
Bratysława (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Bratislava.
Brenta (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Brescia (Settlement) Italian, English, Catalan, French, Polish, Romanian, Sicilian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Brixia, itself probably from a Gaulish or Celtic root denoting a hill. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Breslavia (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
Italian, Spanish and Tagalog form of Wrocław.
Bridgemont (Settlement) English
This very old and rare medieval English surname is almost certainly locational and derives from a now "lost" medieval village called "Bridgemont". Meaning, "mount of the bridge."
Brighton (Settlement) English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
Brisbane (Settlement) English (Australian)
Named after sir Thomas Brisbane
Brisel (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian
Macedonian and Serbian form of Brussels as well as a Bosnian and Croatian variant of the name.
Brissõl (Settlement) Livonian
Livonian form of Brussels
Brixton (Settlement) English
The name of Brixton (a town in England).
Brno (Settlement) Czech
Meaning uncertain. Possible explanations are that it's derived from Old Czech brnie "muddy, swampy", from the Slavic verb brniti "to fortify", or that it's related to Welsh bryn "hill, mound" (Celtic languages were spoken in the area in ancient times)... [more]
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.
Brüksel (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Turkish
Crimean Tatar and Turkish form of Brussels.
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.
Brussels (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
Union of Proto-Germanic elements brōk, "marsh", and sali, "building, room"; influenced by Dutch Brussel. This is the name of the capital city of Belgium.
Brüsszel (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian 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.
Bryssel (Settlement) Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of Brussels.
Bucarest (Settlement) Italian, Occitan, Spanish
Italian, Occitan and Spanish form of Bucharest.
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]
Bucheon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 富 (부, bu, "wealth") and 川 (천, cheon, "river, stream"), thus "wealthy river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
București (Settlement) Romanian
Original Romanian form of Bucharest.
Budapesht (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Budapest used in several languages.
Budapeşt (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Kurdish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Kurdish form of Budapest.
Budimpešta (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene 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.
Buhara (Region & Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen
Crimean Tatar, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Bukhara.
Bukiktinggi (Settlement) Minangkabau
Minangkabau variant of Bukittinggi.
Bukittinggi (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau
Means "tall hill" from Indonesian bukit meaning "hill" and tinggi meaning "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
Bulage (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Prague.
Burcy (Settlement) French
A town in France.
Burgau (Settlement) German, Portuguese
Name of towns in Germany, Austria, and Portugal.
Buriram (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Means "city of happiness" from Thai บุรี (buri) meaning "city, town" and รัมย์ (ram) meaning "joyful, pleasurable". This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Busan (Settlement) Korean
From Sino-Korean 釜山 (Busan) meaning "cauldron mountain", from 釜 (bu) meaning "cauldron, pot, kettle" and 山 (san) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Buxheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany, named after the Buxach river.
Buxoro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Bukhara.
Byzance (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Gallicized), History (Gallicized)
French form of Byzantion via the Latinized form Byzantium.
Cabul (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kabul.
Caeo (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
Cagliari (Settlement) Italian, English, Danish, French, Galician, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Latin Calaris, itself from Phoenician Krly, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy.
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.
Cakarta (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Jakarta.
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]
Campobasso (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Literally "low field"; derived from Latin Campus Vassorum, denoting that the city was host to vassals. This is the name of the capital city of the southern Italian region of Molise.
Canberra (Settlement) English
From the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Caracas (Settlement) English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
From the earlier name Santiago de León de Caracas. The name Caracas is most likely derived from the name of a tribe that used to live in the area. This is the name of the capital city of Venezuela.
Caravate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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]
Carson (Settlement) English (American)
Carson City is the capital of the American state of Nevada.
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, French, Spanish
Means "white house" in Spanish. The name comes from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدار البيضاء (ad-Dar al-Bayda'), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
Casalzuigno (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Casciago (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy. Possibly the site of the ancient Cassiciacum, a place where Saint Augustine and his friends lived after his conversion to Christianity.
Castelveccana (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Catania (Settlement) Italian, English, German, Sicilian, Spanish
From Ancient Greek Kατάvη (Katánē), itself either from Sicel katane ("grater"), due to its proximity to Mount Etna and the resulting rough earth, or from Proto-Italic katina ("basin"), owing to the wide valley around the town... [more]
Catanzaro (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, German
From Latin Catanciarium, itself derived from Catacium, ultimately from Ancient Greek Καταρτάριοι, meaning "silk spinners". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, the second city in Calabria, as well as its capital city.
Cazã (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kazan.
Cebu (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Filipino, Tagalog, English
From Cebuano Sugbo, derived from Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of the phrase sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
Cezayir (Country & Settlement) Kurdish, Turkish
Kurdish and Turkish form of Algeria and Algiers.
Chagi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of The Hague.
Chakata (Settlement) Khmer, Thai
Khmer and Thai form of Jakarta.
Changwon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 昌 (창, chang, "prosperity") and 原 (원, won, "meadow"), thus "prosperous meadow". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Chansen (Settlement) Thai
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.
Charlottetown (Settlement) English (Canadian)
The capital city of Prince Edward Island, Canada.... [more]
Cheldon (Settlement) English
Chengdu (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 成 (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" and 都 (dū) meaning "capital city, large city", supposedly named during the city's founding by the ninth king of the Kaiming dyntasty of the ancient state of Shu... [more]
Chennai (Settlement) Indian, Tamil, English
Most likely from the name of 17th-century Telugu monarch Damarla Chennapa Nayaka (or Chennappa Naicker). This is the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was officially called Madras until 1996.
Cheonan (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 天 (천, cheon, "sky, heaven") and 安 (안, ān, "peace"), thus "heavenly peace". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Cheongju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 淸 (청, cheong, "clear, clean") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "clear province", or "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
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]
Chhim-chùn (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Shenzhen.
Chhṳ̂m-chun (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Shenzhen.
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".
Chĭng-dáung (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Shenzhen.
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
Chittagong (Settlement) Bengali, English
The etymology of Chittagong is uncertain. One explanation credits the first Arab traders for shatt ghangh, where shatt means "delta" and ghangh stood for the Ganges. The Arakanese chronicle states that a king named Tsu-la-taing Tsandaya, after conquering Bengal, set up a stone pillar as a trophy or memorial at the place since called Tst-ta-gaung as the limit of conquest... [more]
Choibalsan (Settlement) Mongolian
In honor of Communist leader Khorloogin Choibalsan, who took part in the Mongolian Revolution of 1920. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Chongqing (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 重 (chóng) meaning "repeat, duplicate" and 庆 (qìng) meaning "congratulate, celebrate"... [more]
Christiania (Settlement) Norwegian (Archaic)
Named in honor of Christian IV (1577-1648), king of Denmark-Norway. This was the name of the capital of Norway between 1624 and 1925.
Cidónia (Settlement) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Cydonia.
Cidônia (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
Cidonia (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
Cill Mhantáin (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish name for the county of Wicklow. Meaning "church of Mantan". It is named after a peer of Saint Patrick. Mantan had his teeth knocked out by Irish pagans, and then he was renamed Mantan, which means "toothless one".
Cingapura (Country, Island & Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Singapore
Cittiglio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Cív (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Kiev
Claddagh (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
Clairvaux (Settlement) French
Cleveland (Settlement & Other) English
This is the name of several settlements, mainly in the United States, as well as a geographical region in Yorkshire, England; in both cases, the name comes from the combination of the Middle English words cleve ("cliff") and land.... [more]
Coira (Settlement) Italian, Romansh
Italian and Surmiran Romansh form of Chur.
Coire (Settlement) French
French form of Chur.
Colmar (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
Colombo (Settlement) English
Probably from the old Sinhalese word kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon tota) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola amba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove"... [more]
Colossae (Settlement) Greek
either "Establishing a Temple or Shrine" or "to Punish" or "Dyed Wool," but no direct connection to "the Colossus of Rhodes"
Columbus (Settlement) English
Named after famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, including the capital city of the state of Ohio.
Comerio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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.
Constantinopel (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinople.
Constantinopla (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinople.
Constantinopol (Settlement) Romanian
Romanian form of Constantinople.
Copenaghen (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen (Settlement) English
English form of København via Low German Kopenhagen. This is the capital of Denmark.
Corcaigh (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Cork.
Corint (Settlement) Catalan, Romanian
Catalan and Romanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Corinth (Region & Settlement) English
From Greek Κόρινθος (Korinthos), ultimately from Doric Greek Ϙόρινθος. This is the name of a former municipality in Corinthia in south-central Greece, as well as the name of an ancient Greek city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth.
Corinthe (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Corinto (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Cork (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
A county and city in Ireland. Meaning "swamp".
Costa D'avorio (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Côte D'ivoire.
Costantinopoli (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Constantinople.
Cotabato (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
From Maguindanao Kutawatu meaning "stone city", from kuta meaning "city, fort" and wato meaning "stone, rock". This is the name of both a province and a city in the southern Philippines.
Cracovia (Settlement) Galician, Italian, Ancient Roman, Sicilian, Spanish
Galician, Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish form of Krakow.
Crawfordjohn (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See Crawford.
Crowcroft (Settlement) English
Means "crows farm". From crawe "crow" and croft "enclosed field"
Cuera (Settlement) Romansh
Sursilvan and Sutsilvan form of Chur.
Cuira (Settlement) Romansh
Puter, Rumantsch Grischun, and Sutsilvan form of Chur.
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'.
Cuoira (Settlement) Romansh
Vallader form of Chur.
Cuveglio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Cuvio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Cuzco (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Hispanicized), Quechua (Hispanicized), 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".
Daca (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Dhaka.
Dacca (Settlement) Finnish, French, Italian, Romanian
Form of Dhaka.
Daegu (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 大 (대, dae, "big, large") and 邱 (구, gu, "hill"), thus "large hill". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Daejeon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 大 (대, dae, "big, large") and 田 (전, jeon, "cultivated piece of land"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Dài-báe̤k (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Taibei.
Đài Bắc (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Taipei.
Dako (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Dhaka.
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).
Damasko (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Damascus.
Damaszek (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Damascus.
Damaszkusz (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Damascus.
Da Nang (Settlement) English
Simplified variant of Đà Nẵng.
Đà Nẵng (Settlement) Vietnamese
Uncertain, possibly from Eastern Cham đanak meaning "mouth of a river" or đarak meaning "large river" or from Western Cham đaknan meaning "wide water, large water" (all referring to the Han River)... [more]
Daplin (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Dublin.
Dardanie (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
Dardanija (Region & Settlement) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Dardania.
Darkhan (Settlement) Mongolian
Means "blacksmith" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Daşkənd (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Tashkent.
Decorah (Settlement) English
Decorah, Iowa.
Deesa (Settlement) Indian
Deheilan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Tehran.
Dehli (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Persian, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Delhi.
Delchi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Delhi.
Delli (Settlement) Korean
Korean 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".
Denpasa (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Denpasar.
Dénpasar (Settlement) Balinese, Sundanese
Balinese and Sundanese form of Denpasar.
Denpasar (Settlement) Indonesian
From Balinese ᬤᬾᬦ᭄ᬧᬲᬃ (dénpasar) possibly meaning "north market". This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of Bali.
Denver (Settlement) English
Named after James W. Denver; the surname itself comes from Old English Denefær ("crossing of the Danes") or den-ōfer ("valley-bank")... [more]
Derry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
City and country in Northern Ireland. May mean "oak wood", from 'Daire Coluimb Chille', meaning "The Oak-wood of Saint Columba". Or the name may have been from Proto-Celtic 'calg-ac-os', meaning "possessing a blade" or "possessing a penis".
Dersingham (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English "homestead belonging to Deorsige".
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".
Detroit (Settlement) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”... [more]
Déva (Settlement) Hungarian
City in Romania.
Devizes (Settlement) English
Derived from castrum ad divisas, latin for “castle at the boundary”
Dhaka (Settlement) Bengali, English
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (dhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari... [more]
Dibai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Dubai.
Dibilisi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Tbilisi.
Dilhi (Settlement) Arabic, Quechua
Arabic and Quechua form of Delhi.
Dillí (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Delhi.
Dingwall (Settlement) English
A city in Scotland. From the Scandinavian 'Þingvöllr ', meaning "the meeting place of the assembly".
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.
Doho (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Doha.
Doire (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Derry.
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).
Donegal (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. Meaning "place of foreigners" (i.e. the Vikings). Alternatively, it may mean "land of Conall", a king from the area. Conall means "strong wolf".
Dordrecht (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
Dortmund (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
First mentioned in the 9th century AD as Throtmanni, of uncertain origin and meaning, the form Dortmunde first appeared in the 13th century. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Douchanbé (Settlement) French
French form of Dushanbe.
Doumpai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Dubai.
Doushanbeh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Dushanbe.
Douvlino (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Dublin.
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]
Dresden (Settlement) German
Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. The name is of Slavic origin.
Dublîn (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Dublin.
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.
Dublino (Settlement) Italian, Esperanto
Italian and Esperanto form of Dublin.
Dubrovnik (Settlement) Croatian
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. ... [more]
Duchanbe (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Dushanbe.
Dudinka (Settlement) Russian
"Mulberry Tree" + "Feminine" noun
Duibhlinn (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Dublin.
Duinkerke (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
Duinkerken (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
Dunedin (Settlement) English (New Zealand)
This is a city in the South Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Edinburgh Of The South' due to its many historical buildings.
Dŭng-gĭng (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of Tokyo.
Dung Ging (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Tokyo.
Dún Na Ngall (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Iranian, Irish
Irish form of Donegal.
Durban (Settlement) English
The name of a city in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa (known in Zulu as eThekwini). From D'Urban, named for Lieutenant General Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849), who was the governor of the Cape Colony when the city was named in 1835.
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).
Dusambé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Dushanbe.
Düşənbə (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Dushanbe.
Duşanbe (Settlement) Gagauz, Turkish, Turkmen
Gagauz, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Dushanbe.
Dušanbė (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dushanbe.
Dusanbe (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dushanbe.
Duschanbe (Settlement) German
German form of Dushanbe.
Duşenbe (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Dushanbe.
Dushanbe (Settlement) Tajik, English, Russian
Mean "Monday" in Tajik, so named for a popular market that used to be held in the area on Mondays. This is the name of the capital city of Tajikistan.
Dusjanbe (Settlement) Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Papiamento
Scandinavian and Papiamento form of Dushanbe.
Dyflinn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dublin.
Džakarta (Settlement) Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Jakarta.
Dżakarta (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Jakarta.
Dzaudzhyqau (Settlement) Ossetian
Means "Dzaug's settlement" in Ossetian, from the name of 18th-century figure Dzaug Bugulov combined with Ossetian хъӕу (qau) meaning "village, settlement". This is the Ossetian name for Vladikavkaz.
Dzhakartæ (Settlement) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Jakarta.
Dzsibuti (Country & Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Djibouti.
Easingwold (Settlement) English
A town in North Yorkshire, England, which derives from Old English words meaning 'the forest belonging to Esa'.
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