Settlement Submitted Place Names

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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
Combination of helsing (itself a combination of Danish hals "narrow strait, neck" and -ing, a suffix denoting an inhabitant) and ør "gravel" (in this case referring to Øresund, a strait separating Denmark from Sweden)... [more]
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.
Hengbin (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Yokohama.
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.
Hinda (Settlement) Kongo
The name of a small town in the Southwest part of Republic of the Congo. Rhymes with Linda.
Hinesville (Settlement) English
Combination of the surname Hines and the suffix -ville.
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".
Hiroshima (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 広 (hiro) meaning "vast, wide" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Hòa Bình (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hòa) meaning "peace" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
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".
Holon (Settlement) Hebrew
The name comes from the word "חול" meaning "sand"... [more]
Holywood (Settlement) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
English translation of Latin Sanctus Boscus, meaning “holy wood”. Holywood is a seaside town in County Down, Northern Ireland. This was the name the Normans gave to the woodland surrounding the monastery of Saint Laiseran, son of Nasca, founded before 640 on the site of the present Holywood Priory... [more]
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
Hưng Yên (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning "prosperous" and 安 (yên) meaning "peace".
Huntsville (Settlement) English
Means "Hunt's town". This is the name of a city in Alabama, as well as several other places in the United States.
Húsavík (Settlement) Icelandic, Faroese
Combination of Icelandic and Faroese hús "house" and vík "bay".
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.
Ikoma (Settlement) Japanese
Ikoma is a northwestern city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The mountain in Ikoma is named after it.
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".
Ilulissat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the icebergs" in Greenlandic. Ilulissat is the 3rd largest town in Greenland.
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]
Inbhir Theòrsa (Settlement) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Thurso.
Incheon (Settlement) Korean
From Sino-Korean 仁 (in) meaning "compassionate, benevolent" and 川 (cheon) meaning "river, stream". 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.
Invercargill (Settlement) English (New Zealand)
This is a city in New Zealand. Invercargill is the Southernmost city in the country, about 20 minutes from Bluff, where ferries to Stewart Island arrive and leave from.... [more]
Inverness (Settlement) Scottish
A coastal city in northern Scotland. From Scottish Gaelic Inbhir, meaning 'estuary, confluence'and nis, the Gaelic name of the River Ness.
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.
Isauria (Region & Settlement) Italian
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) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Istanbul.
Istambyl (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of Istanbul.
Istanboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Istanbul.
Istanbul (Settlement) English, Arabic
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis ten polin) 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, Banjar, 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.
Jamestown (Settlement) English
Jamestown, named after King James, was a settlement in Virginia, one of the original thirteen colonies.
Jangon (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Yangon.
Jangona (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Yangon.
Jayton (Settlement) English
Jayton is a city in Texas.
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.
Jesi (Settlement) Italian
Jesi is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in Marche, Italy.
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 Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in 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) Old Norse
Old Norse name for Jerusalem. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
Jórvík (Settlement) Old Norse, 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]
Jullié (Settlement) French
Jullié is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.
Jumilla (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
Jurutungo (Settlement & Other) Taíno
A town in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Juula (Settlement) Estonian
Jyväskylä (Settlement) Finnish
Possibly a combination of Finnish jyvä "grain" and kylä "village". Jyväskylä is the 7th largest city in Finland.
Kabale (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Other) Kiga, Nkore
Kiga word for “Small Stone”.
Kabel (Settlement) Pashto
Pashto form of Kabul.
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) English
From Pashto کابل (Kabel) 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.
Kagoshima (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 鹿子 (kako) meaning "fawn, young deer" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
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.
Kalasin (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai กาฬ (kala) meaning "black, dark" and สินธุ์ (sin) meaning "river, stream", believed to be taken from the name of the nearby Nam Kam river. This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as said province's capital city.
Kaloega (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
Kamakura (Settlement) Japanese
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture.
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.
Kamphaeng Phet (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai กำแพง (kamphaeng) meaning "wall" and เพชร (phet) meaning "diamond". This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as a city in said province.
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]
Kanchanaburi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai กาญจน (kanchana) meaning "gold" and บุรี (buri) meaning "city, town". This is the name of a province of Thailand as well as said province's capital city.
Kanga (Settlement & Other) Kongo, Popular Culture, Literature
Even though it is also the name of a hill range in westernmost Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kanga is best known internationally as the name of a certain Kangaroo from Winnie the Pooh books and the basis for the name Kaänga.
Kankakee (Settlement) Indigenous American
Kankakee is probably derived from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: "open country/ exposed land/ land in open/ land exposed to view".
Kansk (Settlement) Russian
"City" on the Gan River
Kanungu (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Kiga
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) Spanish
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]
Karnataka (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Mountain) Kannada
The name of this South Indian state is the Kannada word for a “lofty land”.
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.
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.
Kashima (Settlement) Japanese
Kashima is located in Ibaraki, Japan.
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) Icelandic, Spanish
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.
Kazabazua (River & Settlement) Algonquin (Gallicized)
River and town in Quebec. From 'kachibadjiwan', meaning "hidden current" in Algonquin, as the river is primarily underground.
Kazán (Settlement) Spanish
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"
Keighley (Settlement) English
Means "Cyhha's clearing", a combination of the Old English name Cyhha and Old English leah "woodland clearing". Keighley is city in Britain.
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."
Keraman (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Island) Italian
Keraman is a Continental European variant of Kuraman.
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]
Kingston (Settlement) English
A common name for cities in English speaking nations. It means "King's town." This is the capital of Jamaica.
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.
Kioto (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Kyoto.
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'.
Kirksville (Settlement) English
A city in Missouri, USA.
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.
Kisoro (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan
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.
Kiyanja (Mountain, Other & Settlement) Konjo, Eastern African, Obscure
Kiyanja is the Bakonjo name of Mt Baker.
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.
Königsberg (Settlement) German (East Prussian)
Königsberg was the historic Prussian city that is now Kaliningrad, Russia. Königsberg was founded in 1255 on the site of the ancient Old Prussian settlement Twangste by the Teutonic Knights during the Northern Crusades, and was named in honour of King Ottokar II of Bohemia... [more]
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.
Kon Tum (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Bahnar kon meaning "village" and tum meaning "pool".
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.