Settlement Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Karþagó (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Carthage.
Karthágó (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Carthage.
Karti (Settlement) Mingrelian
From the Kartvelian root kart- referring to a Georgian person (compare the Georgian endonym ქართველი (kartveli)). This is the Mingrelian name for Tbilisi.
Kartúm (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Khartoum.
Kashan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kazan.
Kashiwa (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 柏 (kashiwa) meaning "oak". This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Kateumandu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Kathmandu.
Káthmándú (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu (Settlement) Nepali, English
From the name of Kasthamandap, a Hindu temple and shrine in Nepal. The name means "wooden pavilion" from Sanskrit काष्ठ (kashtha) meaning "wood" combined with मण्डप (mandapa) meaning "pavilion, hall, square"... [more]
Katmando (Settlement) Esperanto
Variant of Katmanduo.
Katmandou (Settlement) French
French form of Kathmandu.
Katmandú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Kathmandu.
Katmanduo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Kathmandu.
Katomanzu (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kathmandu.
Katrineholm (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in Södermanland. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife Catharina.
Kaufbeiren (Settlement) Upper German
Bavarian form of Kaufbeuren.
Kaufbeuren (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Kaunas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Probably derived from a personal name. Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania.
Kaupmannahöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Copenhagen.
Kawaguchi (Settlement) Japanese
Means "estuary, mouth of a river" in Japanese, from 川 (kawa), meaning "river", and 口 (kuchi), meaning "mouth-like opening"... [more]
Kawasaki (Settlement) Japanese
Means "river bank" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 川 (kawa), meaning "river, stream, brook", and 崎 (saki), meaning "peninsula, promontory, cape, spit"... [more]
Kayro (Settlement) Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Kairo.
Kazán (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician, and Spanish form of Kazan.
Kazan (Settlement) Tatar, Russian
Probably derived from Turkic qazan meaning "kettle, cauldron". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
Kazań (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Kazan.
Kazaň (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Kazan.
Kazanj (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian
Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Serbian form of Kazan.
Kearsley (Settlement) English
Derived from the words cærse "watercress" and either hlaw "mound, small hill" or leah "woodland, clearing"
Keith (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Moray, North-East Scotland. It's name is derived from a Pictish word kit, which meant 'forest' (Welsh coed, 'wood').
Kelowna (Settlement) Salishan
Name of a large town in British Columbia, from the Okanagan word kelowna, meaning "grizzly bear"
Kemoduo (Settlement & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Komodo.
Kempten (Settlement) German
Large town in Germany.
Kenwyn (Settlement) Cornish
This is the name of a town and river, located in the south-western English county of Cornwall, which is called Keynwynn in Cornish. It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
Keulen (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Cologne.
Khanoi (Settlement) Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Khanoy.
Khanty-mansiysk (Settlement) Russian
"Town" of the "Khanty- and Mansi-nations"
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Khartum (Settlement) Bengali, Catalan, Finnish, German, Italian, Mongolian, Yiddish, Russian
Form of Khartoum used in several languages.
Khatanga (Settlement) Russian
"Large Water"
Khovd (Settlement & River) Mongolian
Of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city and a river in Mongolia.
Kibwa (Settlement) African
Kidonija (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Cydonia.
Kidoniya (Settlement) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Cydonia.
Kiëf (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kiev.
Kîev (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Kiev.
Kiëv (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch variant spelling of Kiev.
Kiev (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
Kilkenny (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "church of Cainnech". Saint Cainnech was the man who converted the county to Christianity in 597.
Killough (Settlement) Irish
Killough, derived from Irish Cill Locha "church of the loch", is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland.
King's Lynn (Settlement) English
Derived from the Celtic lin meaning "lake" or "pool", referring to the tidal pool on the River Ouse. It became known at Bishop's Lynn in the 12th Century, when Bishop Herbert de Losinga of Thetford began the first Medieval town there... [more]
Kînşasa (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Kinshasa.
Kinshasa (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Swedish
Named after a nearby village, this name derives from Kikongo ki, a locative marker, and nshasa ("salt"), thus "salt market". This is the name of the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kirishima (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is located near the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture in south-western mainland Japan.... [more]
Kirkcudbright (Settlement) Scottish
Coastal town in South-West England. It derives from Scots language words meaning 'Church of St. Cuthbert'.
Kirkwall (Settlement) Scottish
A town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It's name is derived from Old Norse Kirkjuvagr, meaning 'church bay'.
Kiruna (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara, composed of Finnish kiiruna "ptarmigan" and vaara "large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri "mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
Kišiněv (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Chișinău.
Kisínev (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Chișinău.
Kišiņeva (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Chișinău.
Kitakyūshū (Settlement) Japanese
Means "North Kyūshū (city)" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Kittim (Settlement) Hebrew
Kittim was a settlement in present-day Larnaca on the west coast of Cyprus, known in ancient times as Kition, or (in Latin) Citium. On this basis, the whole island became known as Kittim in Hebrew, including the Hebrew Bible.
Kiyet (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Kyiv.
Kıyiv (Settlement) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Kiev.
Kleef (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kleve (see Cleves).
København (Settlement) Danish, Norwegian
From Old Norse Kaupmannahǫfn, meaning "merchants' harbour". This is the capital of Denmark.
Kobul (Settlement) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Kabul.
Koergan (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurgan.
Koersk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kursk.
Koetaisi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kutaisi.
Kōfu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "capital of Kai Province" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 甲 (), originally an abbreviation of 甲斐 (kai), of uncertain meaning, and 府 (fu), meaning "government office"... [more]
Kolamba (Settlement) Sinhalese
Sinhalese form of Colombo.
Komodo (Settlement & Island) Indonesian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the name of a local ethnic group. This is the name of an island and village in eastern Indonesia.
Konstantinápoly (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Constantinople.
Konstantinopoli (Settlement) Finnish, Georgian
Finnish and Georgian form of Constantinople.
Konstantinopolj (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Constantinople.
Konstantinoupoli (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek form of Constantinople. The city was officially renamed to Istanbul in 1923, but in Greece, the original name was and continues to be preferred significantly over Istanmpoul.
Konstantynopol (Settlement) Polish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of Constantinople.
Kööpenhamina (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Copenhagen derived from the Swedish form Köpenhamn.
Kópavogur (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur "seal" and vogur "bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
Kopenchagi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Copenhagen.
Kopengagen (Settlement) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian and Uzbek of Copenhagen.
Kopenhageni (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Copenhagen.
Kopenhahen (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Copenhagen.
Köpenhamn (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Copenhagen.
Koppenhága (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Copenhagen.
Korfoe (Settlement & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Corfu.
Korinf (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korint (Settlement) Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korinta (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korintas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korinth (Settlement) Danish, German, Swedish, Turkish
Danish, German, Swedish and Turkish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Kórinþa (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korinthe (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korynf (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korynt (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Kota Bharu (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "new city" in Malay, from kota meaning "city, town, fort" and baharu meaning "new". This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Kelantan.
Kouala Loumpour (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kozhumpu (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Colombo.
Krabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Means "sword" in Thai. This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Kristianstad (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian IV. The city is located in Skåne which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
Kristinehamn (Settlement) Swedish
Named after Swedish queen Kristina (1626-1689). The town was previously named Bro. ... [more]
Kronburg (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Krung Thep (Settlement) Thai, English
Means "city of gods" from Thai กรุง (krung) meaning "city" and เทพ (thep) meaning "god, deity". This is a Thai name for Bangkok, used as a shortened form of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon... [more]
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Settlement) Thai
Means "city of gods, great city" from Thai กรุง (krung) meaning "city", เทพ (thep) meaning "god, deity", มหา (maha) meaning "grand, great" and นคร (nakhon) meaning "city"... [more]
Kualalampoe (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lampur (Settlement) Persian, Urdu
Persian and Urdu form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kualalampur (Settlement) Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur meaning "mud". This is the name of the capital city of Malaysia.
Kuala-Lumpuri (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala-Lumpuro (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Terengganu (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and the name Terengganu. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Terengganu.
Kuantan (Settlement) Malay, English
Uncertain, possibly from the name of a Sumatran village or of Chinese origin. The name was first mentioned by writer Munshi Abdullah (1796-1854) around 1851 or 1852. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Pahang.
Kuara Runpūru (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kuara Runpuru.
Kuara Runpuru (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuching (Settlement) Malay, English
Probably either derived from Malay kucing meaning "cat" or from Cochin (or Kochi), the name of a city in India. Other theories suggest that the name comes from Malay mata kucing, the name of a type of fruit, or from Chinese 古 () meaning "past, classic, old" combined with 井 (jǐng) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit"... [more]
Kuopio (Settlement) Finnish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from the Karelian given name Prokopij.
Kvala Lumpūras (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kwalalanpu (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kyōto (Settlement) Japanese
Name of a city and former Imperial capital in Western Japan, borrowed from Middle Chinese 京都 (kˠiæŋ tuo), referring to a capital city of a country.
Kyoto (Settlement) Japanese
Variant transcription of Kyōto.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
Laayoune (Settlement) English, Slovene
From French Laâyoune derived from Arabic اَلْعَيُون (al-ʿayūn) meaning "the springs". This is the name of the capital city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara, though it is administered by Morocco.
Laconia (Settlement) English
Laconia is a place in New Hampshire.
Lagos (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, English
From Portuguese lagos meaning "lakes". This is the name of a city in Nigeria as well as a state of the same name.
Lahti (Settlement) Finnish
Taken directly from Finnish lahti "bay". Lahti is the name of several places in Finland, including the 8th largest city.
Lahtis (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Lahti.
Lakari (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
Lampert (Settlement) English
A tiny hamlet in Northumberland, near the border with Cumbria. Despite this location's small size, several theories have emerged relating to the etymology of this unique name, which was first recorded in c.1290 as Lythel Lampard.... [more]
Lanark (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Lanarkshire, Central Scotland. It's name is of Cumbric origin and is thought to be equivalent with Welsh llanerch, 'open space in a forest'.
Lanchester (Settlement) English
Derived from the words lang "long" and chester "camp, fortress"
Lansing (Settlement) English
The English usage is a place name originally derived from the town of Lancing in West Sussex (and which has also given names to other towns such as Lansing, Michigan and Lansing, New York). ''Lancing'' comes from the Old English personal name ''Wlanc'', meaning ''proud, imperious'', with the added suffix ''-ing'', indicating ''family of or follower of''.
Laodicea (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Λαοδίκεια (Laodikeia), which was derived from the Greek name Laodike and the feminine suffix -εια (-eia)... [more]
Las Piñas (Settlement) Filipino
The City of Las Piñas was founded on either 1762 or 1797. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 32.69 km2 and has 588,894 people living in it as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Lassa (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lhasa.
Las Vegas (Settlement) American
A city in Nevada in the United States of America. It is know for the Strip and it's various hotels and casinos.
Latina (Settlement) Italian, English, Finnish, French
Derived from the former name Latinia, itself adopted in 1944 to replace the name Littoria, which had been chosen by the Fascist government upon the inauguration of the city in 1932... [more]
Lauben (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Leeds (Settlement) Celtic
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It derives it's name from a Brythonic term Ladenses, meaning 'people of the fast-flowing river' (Welsh llawd). The word likely originally denoted a forest which covered the area of modern day Leeds.... [more]
Lefkoşa (Settlement) Turkish, Crimean Tatar
Turkish and Crimean Tatar form of Nicosia via its Greek name Λευκωσία (Lefkosía).
Lefkosia (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Nicosia.
Leith (Settlement & River) Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith, meaning 'damp, moist'.
Leitrim (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and town in Ireland. Meaning "gray ridge", from 'liath' ("grey") and 'droim' ("ridge").
Leningrad (Settlement) Russian
Changed from Petrograd to honour Lenin. Means "lenin's city" from Lenin and gorod, "city"... [more]
Lérida (Settlement) Spanish
Lexington (Settlement) English
A place name meaning "Leaxa's town" in Old English.
Lhasa (Settlement) Tibetan, English
Probably from Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa) meaning "land of gods", derived from ལྷ (lha) meaning "deity, god" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth". Alternatively, it may have been an alteration of Old Tibetan ར་ས (ra sa) meaning "land of goats" or "fortified land" from ར (ra) meaning "goat" or "enclosure" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth"... [more]
Lhassa (Settlement) French
French form of Lhasa.
Lhásza (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Lhasa.
Lhôk Seumaw'è (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Lhokseumawe.
Lhokseumawe (Settlement) Indonesian
From the Acehnese name Lhôk Seumaw'è from lhôk meaning "deep" and Seumaw'è referring to the swirling water in the sea along the coast of eastern Aceh. This is the name of a city in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Liatroim (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Leitrim.
Lideta (Settlement) African
Lidice (Settlement) Czech
Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic, which was completely destroyed by German Nazis in 1942. All people from Lidice, including over 100 children, were murdered. People and places all over the world have been named after the village to commemorate the massacre.
Liditze (Settlement) Hungarian (?)
It is a small town in Hungeria that was invaded and destroyed by the Nazi and was built again years later.
Lijia (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Riga.
Lille (Settlement) French
Name of a city in France.
Lilongwe (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) English, Chewa, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili
From Chewa Lilongwe, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river and the capital city of Malawi, as well as the district around it.
Lima (Settlement) Spanish (Latin American)
Lima is a corruption of the name Rimac.
Lindley (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places located in England, United States and South Africa.... [more]
Linköping (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ljung "heather" and köping "marketplace". The name was first mentioned in Old Swedish as Liunga. kaupinga in 1103.
Linley (Settlement) English
This is the name of a hamlet, located in Shropshire in England.... [more]
Linz (Settlement) English
From *lentos (“bend” in Proto-Celtic), describing the bend in the Danube where the original Celtic settlement was placed.
Lioumpliana (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Ljubljana.
Lisabona (Settlement) Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian
Latvian, Lithuanian, and Romanian form of Lisbon.
Lisavona (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek form of Lisbon. The more traditional form is actually Λισσαβώνα (Lissavona), but the current form of Lisavona first came into use in the 1990s and has since become increasingly popular to the point that it has now virtually replaced Lissavona.
Lisbon (Settlement) English
From Portuguese Lisboa derived from Latin Olisīpō, which is of uncertain meaning. Folk etymologies state that it comes from the name Odysseus or Ulysses, though it may have been derived from Phoenician ʿlyṣ ʿbʾ or ʿaliṣ-ʿuboʾ meaning "safe harbour"... [more]
Lisbona (Settlement) Italian, Occitan, Romansh
Italian, Occitan and Romansh form of Lisbon.
Lisbonne (Settlement) French
French form of Lisbon.
Lishbunah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Lisbon.
Lisiben (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Lisbon.
Lisszabon (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Lisbon.
Lisza (Settlement) Hungarian
Lisa (German: Lissa; Hungarian: Lisza) is a commune located in Romania, Brașov County, in the Făgăraș area.
Little Rock (Settlement) English
From the name of a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River, used as a landmark by early river traffic. This is the name of the capital city of the US state of Arkansas.
Liverpool (Settlement) English, Welsh
A port city in western England on the mouth of the River Mersey. Uncertain origin. Possibly derived from Cumbric words equivalent to the Welsh leidiau, meaning 'mud' and pwll, meaning 'pool', or else the Old English formation *Liferpōl, 'thick, muddy pool'.
Livorno (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Old Italian Ligorno, itself from Latin Liburnus, derived from the tribe of the Liburnians (in Latin Liburni). This is the name of a port city in north-central Italy.
Liyade (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Riyadh. 利雅得 (Lìyǎdé) is the spelling used in mainland China while 利雅德 (Lìyǎdé) is more common in Taiwan.
Lizbon (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Lisbon.
Lizbona (Settlement) Polish, Slovene
Polish and Slovene form of Lisbon.
Ljubljana (Settlement) Slovene, Croatian, English
The origin of the city's name is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use... [more]
Lkhas (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Lhasa.
Llanberis (Settlement) Welsh
A village in North Wales. The first element is Welsh llan, 'parish, church of-'. The second is a corruption of Peris, a 6th century Welsh saint.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Settlement) Welsh
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey, Wales, on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor... [more]
Lloret De Mar (Settlement) Catalan
Lockerbie (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Southern Scotland. It derives from the personal name Lockhard and the Old Norse suffix -by, meaning 'town'. ... [more]
Londinensi (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom.
Londino (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of London.
Londonderry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Another name for Derry. The prefix -london was added because donations from the city of London help rebuild Derry in 1613.
Longford (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Meaning "the port".
Longyearbyen (Settlement) Norwegian
Means "the Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro Longyear (1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
Lönneberga (Settlement) Swedish, Literature
Combination of Swedish lönn "maple" and berg "mountain". This is the name of a small village and parish in Småland, southern Sweden... [more]
Louisville (Settlement) English
Named in honor of King Louis XVI of France, whose soldiers were aiding the Americans during the Revolution. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, including the lagrest city in the state of Kentucky.
Louth (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
County and village in Ireland. From "Lugh", an ancient Irish god.
Loviisa (Settlement) Finnish
Loviisa is a town in the south of Finland named after Swedish queen Lovisa Ulrika.
Lovisa (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Loviisa.
Loxton (Settlement) English
A town in England.
(Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Louth. is the modern Irish form of the ancient Irish god Lugh.
Luanda (Settlement & Other) English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
From lu-, a plural marker in several Bantu languages, and ndandu, "value" or "object of commerce", referring to the shells of sea snails, which were used as currency in the ancient kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.... [more]
Lüblâna (Settlement) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Ljubljana.
Lucera (Settlement) Italian
Lucera is an Italian city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia, and the seat of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia.... [more]
Lucerne (Settlement) English, French
Luik (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liège.
Luján (Settlement) Spanish
The name of a city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, best known for its basilica.... [more]
Lüksemburg (Country, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Turkish, Veps
Turkish and Veps form of Luxembourg
Luleå (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the name of the Lule River (see Lule Älv). A combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people) and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river.
Lumhalghs (Settlement) Medieval English
The name of a lost place in the historic county of Lancashire; the hamlet of Lumhalghs was located east of the river Roch. Allegedly, it was derived from the Old English elements lum "pool" and halh "nook, recess".... [more]
Lundun (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of London.
Lusaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Chewa, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From Lusaaka, the name of a local Lenje chief. This is the name of the capital city of Zambia, as well as the district and the province in which the city is located.
Lutecia (Settlement) Aragonese
Luvinate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Lúxemborg (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Luxembourg. This is the name of both the country and its capital.
Lxasa (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Lhasa.
Lydbrook (Settlement) English
This is a village in the Forest of Dean, Old English for "dwell by the river"
Maan Guk (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Bangkok.
Macáçar (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Makassar.
Macasar (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Makassar.
Machatsjkala (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Makhachkala.
Maddicut (Settlement) English (American)
This is the name of a Massachusets town
Madeli (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Madrid.
Madhina (Settlement) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Medina.
Madina (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Karakalpak, Lak, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tajik, Telugu, Tatar, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Madinah as well as the form of Medina used in various languages.
Madinat (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Medina.
Madineh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Medina.
Madison (Settlement) English
Madison (Settlement) English
Named after James Madison (1751–1836), Founding Father and fourth President of the United States. This is the name of several settlements, including the capital city of the State of Wisconsin.
Madison Heights (Settlement) English (American)
Madison Heights ranked as fifth highest populated City in South Oakland County. The first City Hall was located at 26305 John R Road, the former township offices. On April 5, 1963, a new municipal building was constructed which is on the present location at 300 West Thirteen Mile Road.
Madrid (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From the older name Magerit, which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط‎ (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge"... [more]
Madriti (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Madrid.
Madžapahit (Country & Settlement) Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian
Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, and Serbian form of Majapahit.
Madzhapahit (Country & Settlement) Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian and Ukrainian form of Majapahit.
Madzhapakhit (Country & Settlement) Belarusian, Kazakh, Russian
Belarusian, Kazakh, and Russian form of Majapahit.
Maebashi (Settlement) Japanese
From earlier 厩橋 (Umayabashi), derived from 駅家 (umaya), meaning "stable", denoting a small refreshment house with a stable, not far from a bridge (橋, hashi) that crossed the Tone River... [more]
Mahachqala (Settlement) Avar
Avar form of Makhachkala.
Maidina (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Medina.
Maigh Eo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Mayo.
Maijia (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Mecca.
Maïkop (Settlement) French
French form of Maykop.
Mainile (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Manila.
Majachkalá (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Makhachkala.
Majapahit (Country & Settlement) Indonesian, Malay, English
Means "bitter maja", from Javanese maja referring to the bael tree (genus Aegle) and Malay pahit meaning "bitter, acrid". This was the name of a kingdom (as well as its capital city) based on the island of Java that existed from 1293 to 1527.
Majapait (Country & Settlement) Javanese, Portuguese
Javanese and Portuguese form of Majapahit.
Makaou (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Macau.
Makasara (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Makassar.
Makasaras (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Makassar.
Makassar (Settlement) Indonesian, Buginese
From the Makassarese phrase akkasaraki nabbiya meaning "appearance of the prophet", taken from a legend in which a 16th-century king was supposedly approached by Muhammad himself... [more]
Makassaru (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Makassar.
Makau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dhivehi, Indonesian, Malay, Polish
Dhivehi, Indonesian, Malay, and Polish form of Macau.
Makhachkala (Settlement) Russian
Means "Makhach's fortress", from the given name Makhach and Kumyk къала (qala) meaning "fortress". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Dagestan, named in honour of Magomed-Ali "Makhach" Dadaev (1882-1918), a Dagestani revolutionary.
Makhatchkala (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Makhachkala.
Makka (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
Makkah (Settlement) Arabic, Malay, English
Arabic and Malay form of Mecca as well as an English variant.
Malabon (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino
The City of Malabon was founded on May 21, 1599. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 15.71 km2 and has 365,525 people living in it as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Malacca (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) English, French, Italian, Romanian
From Malay Melaka, probably derived from the Malay name for the Indian gooseberry (genus Phyllanthus), a type of tree. This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia as well as a city (Malacca City) and a narrow body of water between the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra (the Strait of Malacca)... [more]
Málaga (Settlement) Spanish
The city name of Málaga came from the latin name "Malacca".
Malakka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Form of Malacca.
Malawei (Country & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Malawi and Marawi.
Maliujia (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Chinese
Chinese form of Malacca.
Malmö (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
Manama (Settlement) Arabic, English
Means "place of sleep, place of rest" in Arabic. This is the name of the capital city of Bahrain, usually written with the definite article: المنامة (al-Manama) in Arabic.
Manamah (Settlement) Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Arabic and Urdu alternate transcription of Manama as well as the Indonesian form. In Arabic it is usually written with the definite article: منامة (al-Manamah), which is also used in Indonesian.
Manameh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Manama.
Manamo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Manama.
Manchester (Settlement) English
A large city in North-West England. Manchester is an Anglicization of the town's Latin name Mancunium. This was likely derived from an earlier name in a language similar to Welsh. It may have derived from words equivalent to Welsh mamau, meaning 'mother', in reference to a local river goddess... [more]
Mandalai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian
Form of Mandalay used in various languages as well as an alternate transcription of the same name.
Mandalay (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
From Burmese မန္တလေး (mandale) of unclear origin, possibly from Sanskrit मण्डल (mandala) meaning "circle, disk". This is the name of an administrative division of Myanmar as well as its regional capital.
Mandale (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Burmese, Thai
Burmese and Thai form of Mandalay.
Mangu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bangkok.
Manîla (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Manila.
Manila (Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Maranao, English, Spanish
From Tagalog Maynila, which is derived from the term may-nila meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nila) referring to the indigo plant as well as indigo dye... [more]
Manille (Settlement) French
French form of Manila.
Manilo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Manila.
Manira (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Manila.
Manzheboyi (Country & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Majapahit.
Mapleton (Settlement) English
The name Mapleton is derived from the old English words of maple and tūn. The word maple plainly refers to the deciduous species of tree native to the area, with tūn being a descriptive term for an enclosure, a farmstead, a village or an estate.
Maputo (Settlement & River) English, Danish, Esperanto, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
The city may have been named after Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of the Tsonga people found in Mozambique and South Africa, or after the Maputo River.... [more]
Marakka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Japanese
Japanese form of Malacca.
Maravi (Settlement) Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian
Russian, Tatar, and Ukrainian form of Marawi.