Settlement Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Einsiedeln (Settlement) Medieval German
The settlement of Einsiedeln is first mentioned in 1073. The town is known as Äinsidle ˈæɪnˌsɪdlə, in the local Highest Alemannic dialect ... and in neighboring dialects as Äisele, Näisele, Äisidle, Näisidle, Äisigle ˈæɪsələ ˈnæɪsələ ˈæɪˌsɪdlə ˈnæɪˌsɪdlə ˈæɪˌsɪglə... [more]
El Aaiún (Settlement) Spanish, English
Spanish form of Laayoune as well as an English variant.
El Paso (Settlement) English, Spanish
From Spanish el paso, meaning "the pass". This is the name of several settlements in the world, including the city in Texas.
Elsinki (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Helsinki.
Elsinore (Settlement) Literature, English
Anglicized form of Helsingør. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
Elvet (Settlement) English (British)
English place name meaning "swan-stream."
Emden (Settlement) German
A city and seaport in Northwest Germany that has existed at least since the 8th century.
Emman (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Amman.
Empoli (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Of uncertain origin: possibly from the Germanic first name *Empo- with the suffix -ulus, or from Latin in portu ("in the port") as per the Tabula Peutingeriana. An eighth-century castle is documented with the names Empolum, Emporium and Empolis... [more]
Enqere (Settlement) Kurdish, Uyghur
Kurdish and Uyghur form of Ankara.
Ephesus (Settlement) Ancient Greek, Turkish, Hittite
"Overseer", tho it may just be folk-etymology
Erdenet (Settlement) Mongolian
Means "with treasure" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Ereban (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Yerevan.
Ereván (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Yerevan.
Erevan (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, French, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Yerevan as well as the form used in various languages.
Erevani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Yerevan.
Erevano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Yerevan.
Êrîvan (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Yerevan.
Erivan (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Yerevan.
Erkheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Erywań (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Yerevan.
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]
Esparta (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Asturian form of Sparta.
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.
Estambul (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Istanbul.
Ethen (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Athens.
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.
Eureka (Settlement) English
A port city in northwest California, on Humblodt Bay off the Pacific Ocean, which is a noted lumbering center; pop. 25,300 (est. 2008)
Exmouth (Settlement) English
Exmouth has the -mouth ending, which denotes at the mouth of a river, the river being the river Exe in this case. Exmouth means 'on the mouth of the river Exe'.
Falkland (Settlement) Scottish
A village, parish and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland. It is derived from Scottish Gaelic, a combination of an unclear first element, possibly falach meaning "hidden," failc meaning "wash" or falc meaning "heavy rain," and the second element lann meaning "enclosure" (might also come from a Pictish cognate).
Falmouth (Settlement) English
Featherstonhaugh (Settlement) English
A town in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
Ferizaj (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian name of a city in Kosovo.
Filibe (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Plovdiv.
Firenze (Settlement) Italian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian
Italian form of Florence.
Fleury (Settlement) French
The name of various places in northern France, derived from Latin Floriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate which was composed of the personal name Florus and the locative suffix -acum... [more]
Flint (Settlement & River) English
The name of a town in north Wales and numerous communities in the United States, notably the city in Michigan, as well as several rivers in the United States and Jamaica.... [more]
Florence (Settlement) English, Dutch, French, Latvian
From Latin Florentia, derived from florens, ("flowering"), ultimately from flos, meaning "flower". This is the name of the capital city of Tuscany, in central Italy, as well as several settlements throughout the United States.... [more]
Florentia (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of Florence.
Fort Worth (Settlement) English
Named in honor of officer William J. Worth, who fought in the Mexican-American War. This is the name of a city in Texas.
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.
Fredericton (Settlement) English (Canadian)
The name of the capital city of the province New Brunswick in Canada.... [more]
Fresno (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish for "ash tree".
Funabashi (Settlement) Japanese
Means either "bridge on a ship" or "bridge made of ships" in Japanese, from 船 (funa), meaning "ship, vessel", and 橋 (hashi), meaning "bridge"... [more]
Fyvie (Settlement) Scottish
From the name of a Scottish village, chiefly distinguished for its castle (allegedly haunted, with a history going back to 1211), the meaning of which is uncertain. Earlier it may have been Fycyn or Fywin, according to one source from the Gaelic flodh abhuinn “wilderness by the river”... [more]
Ga (Settlement) Ga
Ga form of Accra.
Gahire (Settlement) Armenian (Western)
Western Armenian form of Cairo.
Ĝakarto (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Jakarta.
Galatia (Settlement) Greek
from Gaul
Galway (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
City and county in Ireland. Means "fort Gaillimh", named after the Gaillimh river that flows through the city.
Garaganda (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Karaganda.
Garston (Settlement) English
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.
Gatineau (Settlement & River) French (Quebec)
City and river in Quebec, Canada. Named after city official Nicholas Gatineau dit Duplessis.
Gat Lung Bo (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Gavana (Settlement) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek
Form of Havana.
Gavirate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Gaylord (Settlement) English (American)
Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States... [more]
Gebenhagen (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Copenhagen.
Gelabad (Settlement) Iranian
Geluozini (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Grozny.
Gemonio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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.
Georgetown (Settlement) English
The capital of Guyana, and is a port at the mouth of the Demerara River, pop. 133,000 (est. 2007)
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]
Ghiffa (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy, known for the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa pilgrimage site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Giacarta (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Jakarta.
Gimhae (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 김 (gim, "money, gold") and 해 (hae, "sea, ocean"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
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.
Glina (River & Settlement) Croatian
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
From the name of Göta älv ("River of the Geats"), combined with Swedish borg "castle, fortress". The Geats were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. Göteborg is the second largest city in Sweden.
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.
Goyang (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 高 (고, go, "high, tall") and 陽 (양, yang, "sky, sun, sun light, morning"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Gressenhall (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English grēosn "gravel" or gærsen "grass" and the Anglian halh meaning "a nook of land". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
Grosnî (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Grozny.
Grozna (Settlement) Circassian, Ossetian
Kabardian (Eastern Circassian) and Ossetian form of Grozny.
Groznij (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Grozny.
Grozno (Settlement) Georgian, Mingrelian
Georgian and Mingrelian form of Grozny.
Groznõi (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Grozny.
Grozny (Settlement) Russian, English
Means "formidable, menacing, fearsome" in Russian. This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Grozný (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Grozny.
Groznyi (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Grozny.
Groznyj (Settlement) Norwegian, Slovak, Swedish
Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish form of Grozny.
Guillena (Settlement) Aragonese
Gujin (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kuching.
Gundremmingen (Other & Settlement) German
Name of a town and a nuclear power plant in Germany.
Gvatemalaborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Gvatemala and Icelandic borg "city". This is the Icelandic name for the capital of Guatemala.
Gwangju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 光 (광, gwang, "light, shine, lustre") and 州 (주, ju, "province"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Gyakata (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Jakarta.
Gyeruhsalin (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Jerusalem.
Gyibuti (Country & Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Djibouti.
Habana (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of Havana. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana.
Habhana (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Havana.
Hachiōji (Settlement) Japanese
Means "eight princes" in Japanese, from 八 (hachi), meaning "eight", 王 (ō), meaning "king", and 子 (shi), meaning "child"... [more]
Hackney (Settlement) English
A district of London. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
Hadria (Settlement) Ancient Roman
The name of two Roman settlements. The first one is modern Adria. It is an important Etruscan port town in northern Italy. The second one is modern Atri. It is named after the northern town in Italy... [more]
Hafana (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Havana.
Hafnarfjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
Hải Phòng (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Haiphong.
Haiphong (Settlement) English
From Vietnamese Hải Phòng derived from Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "sea, ocean" and 防 (phòng) meaning "defend, protect, guard"... [more]
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
Hamamatsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "pine beach" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 浜 (hama), meaning "beach, seashore", and 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree"... [more]
Hà Nội (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanoi.
Hanói (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hanoi.
Hanoi (Settlement) English
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội), which is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 () meaning "river, stream" and 内 (nèi) meaning "inside", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
Hanoï (Settlement) French
French form of Hanoi.
Hanoj (Settlement) Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, and Slovene form of Hanoi.
Hanoja (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Hanoi.
Hanojo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Hanoi.
Hanojus (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hanoi.
Hanoy (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Tajik, Tamil
Form of Hanoi used in various languages as well as a Armenian, Bulgarian, and Tajik alternate transcription.
Hanui (Settlement) Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Hanoi.
Harlan (Region, Settlement, Mountain & Other) German
Harlan is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. Harlan County is well known in folk and country music, having produced many prominent musicians. During the 20th century, it was often a center of labor strife between coal mine owners and union workers, especially in the Harlan County War of the 1930s.
Harrisburg (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Harris. In the case of the capital city of the US state of Pennsylvania, the city was named after founder John Harris Sr.
Hartford (Settlement) English
Variant of Hertford, from the union of the words heorot ("hart, stag") and ford. This spelling is mostly used in the United States, most famously by the capital city of the State of Connecticut.
Hasa (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Lhasa.
Hatanga (Settlement) Russian
Wikipedia redirected me to Khatanga
Hat Yai (Settlement) Thai
From a short form of Thai มะหาดใหญ่ (mahat yai) meaning "big monkey fruit" (a type of tree). This is the name of a city in southern Thailand.
Ħavana (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Havana.
Havana (Settlement) English
From Spanish Habana, derived from Habaguanex, the name of a Taíno chief who controlled the area. This is the name of the capital city of Cuba.
Havane (Settlement) French
French form of Havana, usually written with the definite article: La Havane.
Havano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Havana.
Hawana (Settlement) Chinese, Polish, Thai, Uyghur
Chinese, Polish, Thai and Uyghur form of Havana.
Heijō (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate reading of Pyon'yan. This was the name for Pyongyang used during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 20th century.
Heishan (Country, Political Subdivision & Settlement) Chinese
Means "black mountain" in Chinese, from 黑 (hēi) meaning "black" and 山 (shān) meaning "mountain", used as the Chinese name for Montenegro (derived from a calque of the country's Montenegrin and Serbo-Croatian name, Crna Gora)... [more]
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.
Helsînkî (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Helsinki.
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]
Henei (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Hanoi.
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.
Hertseliyya (Settlement) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Herzliya.
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.
Higashiōsaka (Settlement) Japanese
Means "East Ōsaka" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan.
Himeji (Settlement & Other) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the largest castle in Japan, as well as a city in Hyōgo Prefecture.
Hingapoa (Country, Settlement & Island) Maori
Maori form of Singapore.
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".
Ho Chi Minh (Settlement) English
From the name of Vietnamese revolutionary and politician Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969; natively Hồ Chí Minh in Vietnamese)... [more]
Hồ Chí Minh (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ho Chi Minh.
Hội An (Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 會 (hội) meaning "meeting, festival" and 安 (an) meaning "safe, secure". This is the name of a city in Vietnam.
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".
Ho Noi (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Hanoi.
Honolulu (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of Hawaii.
Horningtoft (Settlement) English
From the Old English horn "horn-shaped" -ingas "people of" toft "curtilage". "people of the horn-shaped curtilage". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
Hovono (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Havana.
Hsitdani (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Sydney.
Htaingpe (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Taipei.
Huddinge (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Uddunge (first mentioned as Wddunge in 1314) meaning "those who live by the headland". Huddinge is a part of Stockholm urban area.
Hull (Settlement & River) American, English
Hwaseong (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 華 (화, hwa, "bright, colorful") and 城 (성, seong, "castle"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
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.
Iacárta (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Jakarta.
Ianhon (Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Yangon.
Ieper (Settlement) Dutch
Probably from the name of the river Ieperlee which, itself, may be derived from the Dutch word for elm, iep.
Iereván (Settlement) Galician
Galician form of Yerevan.
Il Cairo (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Cairo.
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]
Incheon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 仁 (인, in, "benevolence") and 川 (천, cheon, "river, stream"), thus "kind river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Indianapolis (Settlement) English
Union of "Indiana", itself meaning "Land of the Indians" in Latin, and the Greek suffix polis. This is the name of the capital city of the US state of Indiana.
Ingoldisthorpe (Settlement) English
From the Old Norse "Ingjaldr's" þorp "outflying farmstead". The name of a village in Norfolk.
Innsbruck (Settlement) German
A city in Austria. Meaning "bridge over the Inn", from the river it is situated on.
Innschbruck (Settlement) German (Austrian)
Austro-Bavarian form of Innsbruck.
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.
Ipoh (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay ipuh meaning "upas" (a type of poisonous tree). This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak.
Ipokh (Settlement) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Ipoh.
Iqaluit (Settlement) Inuit
Iqaluit is the capital of the Canadian territory, Nunavut. ... [more]
İrəvan (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yerevan.
Irkoetsk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
Ísafjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" from Icelandic ís meaning "ice" and fjörður meaning "fjord". This is the name of a town in Iceland.
Iseutanbul (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Istanbul.
Ishbiliyyah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Seville.
Îslamabad (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Islamabad.
Islamabad (Settlement) English, Hindi
From Urdu اسلام آباد (Islam Abad) meaning "city of Islam" from the name of the religion and Urdu آباد (abad) meaning "inhabited place, city". This is the name of the capital city of Pakistan.
Islamabado (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Islamabad.
Islamabat (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Islamabad.
Islamapat (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Islamabad.
Isnaya (Settlement) Spanish
Istambul (Settlement) Galician, Kabyle, Lak, Portuguese
Form of Istanbul.
Istambyl (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of Istanbul.
Istanboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Istanbul.
Istanbul (Settlement) Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tḗn pólin) meaning "to the City", a colloquial name for the city of Constantinople (reflecting its status as the only major city in the vicinity)... [more]
Istanmpoul (Settlement) Greek (Rare)
Greek form of Istanbul. This is an alternative name for the city; the standard name in Greece is Konstantinoupoli.
Istmala (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Istanbul.
Istmale (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Istanbul.
Iszlámábád (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Islamabad.
Isztambul (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Istanbul.
Jabarsá (Settlement) Medieval Arabic
The name of a city in "1001 Arabian Nights", which was also called the city of Japheth. The people there were fire-worshippers. The palace of Japheth was there and housed a sword-spear hybrid which was said to have been used by Japheth.
Jacarta (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jakarta.
Jackson (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Jackson, such as Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), seventh President of the United States. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, such as the capital city of the State of Mississippi.
Jakarta (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Madurese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Malay, English
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and कृत (krta) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
Jakaruta (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Jakarta.
Jangon (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Yangon.
Jangona (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Yangon.
Je Gaa Daat (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jakarta.
Jeonju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 全 (전, jeon, "perfect") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Jereván (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Yerevan.
Jerevani (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Yerevan.
Jerewan (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
Jerúsalem (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jerusalem.
Jerusalemo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto 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.
Jinbian (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Phnom Penh.
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
From the name Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Johor state, Malaysia.
Joilet (Settlement) English (American)
It was renamed in 1845 for Louis Jolliet, the French Canadian explorer who visited the site in 1673. Joliet was once known as “Stone City” for its limestone, which was used throughout the Midwest (e.g., in the Rock Island Arsenal, the Illinois State House, and the Lincoln Monument in Springfield).Joliet (/ˈdʒoʊliɛt, dʒoʊliˈɛt/) is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Chicago... [more]
Jolo (Settlement & Island) Filipino, Tagalog, English
Probably derived from Hokkien 好儂 (hó lâng) meaning "good people", named by Chinese traders to reflect how they perceived the native people of the region. This is the name of an island in the southern Philippines as well as the capital city of the province of Sulu.
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.
Jugang (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 巨 () meaning "big, enormous" and 港 (gǎng) meaning "port, harbour". This is the Chinese name for Palembang.
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”.
Juula (Settlement) Estonian
Jyväskylä (Settlement) Finnish
Possibly a combination of Finnish jyvä "grain" and kylä "village". Jyväskylä is the 7th largest city in Finland.
Kaboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
Kabol (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Kabul.
Kaboul (Settlement) French
French form of Kabul.
Kabu'er (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kabul.
Kábul (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Kabul.
Kabúl (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Kabul.
Kabûl (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Kabul.
Kabul (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Pashto کابل (Kabal) which may have been derived from Kambuja or Kamboja, the name of an ancient Indo-Iranian tribe and kingdom. The name is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and भुज् (bhuj) meaning "use, possess, rule"... [more]
Kabuli (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Kabul.
Kabulo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Kabul.
Kabūru (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kabul.
Kaherah (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Cairo.
Kahire (Settlement) Armenian (Eastern), Turkish
Eastern Armenian and Turkish form of Cairo.
Kaïro (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cairo.
Kairó (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Cairo.
Kaiyō (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
Kalachi (Settlement) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Karachi chiefly used in Taiwan.
Kalaganda (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Karaganda.
Kalak (Settlement) Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ქალაქი (kalaki) meaning "town, city". This is another Ossetian name for Tbilisi.
Kalake (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Kalak.
Kalaqi (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Karachi.
Kaloega (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
Kamloops (Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
From the Shuswap word Tk'emlúps, meaning "where the rivers meet"
Kampala (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From K'empala, a shortening of the original Baganda Akasozi ke'Empala ("Hill of the Impala"). This is the name of the capital city of Uganda.
Kanazawa (Settlement) Japanese
Means "marsh of gold" in Japanese; derived from a local legend, according to which a peasant who found flakes of gold while digging for potatoes. The kanji that make up the name are 金 (kana), meaning "metal, gold", and 沢 (sawa), meaning "marsh"... [more]
Kansk (Settlement) Russian
"City" on the Gan River
Kapenhahen (Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Copenhagen.
Karaganda (Settlement) English, Russian
From Kazakh Қарағанды (Qaraghandy), which is derived from қараған (qaraghan) meaning "caragana" (a type of flower). This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Karagandá (Settlement) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Karaganda.
Karağandı (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Karaganda.
Karagandy (Settlement) Basque, Kyrgyz
Basque and Kyrgyz form of Karaganda.
Karahanda (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Karaganda.
Karaqanda (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Karaganda.
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]
Kart (Settlement) Abkhaz
Abkhaz form of Karti.
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.