Settlement Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Marawi (Settlement) Filipino, Maranao, Tagalog
From Maraghui or Marahui, the name of a Maranao fort that was seiged in 1895. This is the name of the capital city of the Philippine province of Lanao del Sur.
Mariefred (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae "Maria's peace". A combination of the name Maria and Swedish fred "peace" (pax means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
Mariehamn (Settlement) Swedish, English
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, named after Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna.
Mariestad (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Maria's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
Maríuhöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mariehamn.
Măriuța (Settlement) Romanian
Marrakesz (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Marrakesh.
Marsella (Settlement) Catalan
Marsella is the catalan version of the city of Marseilles. It is a place name.
Maskau (Settlement) Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Moscow.
Matsue (Settlement) Japanese
The kanji that make up the name are 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree", and 江 (e), meaning "creek, inlet, bay"... [more]
Matsuyama (Settlement) Japanese
Means "pine mountain" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree", and 山 (yama), meaning "mountain"... [more]
Mawsako (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Moscow.
Maykop (Settlement) Russian
From Adyghe Мыекъуапэ (Myeqwapa) meaning "cape of apples", from мые (mye) meaning "apple" and къуапэ (qwapa) meaning "cape, gorge, height". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Adygea.
Maynila (Settlement) Filipino, Tagalog
Tagalog form of Manila.
Mayo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "plain of the yew".
Mebane (Settlement) English (Rare)
Mebane, NC
Mecca (Settlement) English, Italian, Romanian
From Arabic مكة (Makka) which is from بكة (bakka), an ancient name for the region. The name is of uncertain origin and meaning; it may be from Arabic بكى (baka) meaning "to cry, to mourn" or Ge'ez ምኵራብ (məkʷrab) meaning "temple, sanctuary"... [more]
Médan (Settlement) Balinese, Javanese
Balinese and Javanese form of Medan.
Mèdan (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Medan.
Medan (Settlement) Indonesian
Possibly from Tamil மைதானம் (maidhanam) meaning "ground, field". This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.
Medicine Hat (Settlement) English (Canadian)
A city in Alberta, Canada. The name is from the Siksiká 'saamis', the word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men.
Medîne (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Medina.
Medine (Settlement) Kazakh, Turkish, Uyghur
Kazakh, Turkish, and Uyghur form of Medina.
Mehiko (Country & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Tagalog
Cebuano, Ilocano, and Tagalog form of Mexico.
Mekiko (Country & Settlement) Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Mexico.
Mekkah (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
Indonesian and Sundanese form of Mecca.
Mekke (Settlement) Kazakh, Turkish, Uyghur
Kazakh, Turkish, and Uyghur form of Mecca.
Meksikas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Mexico City. The country is referred to as Meksika.
Meksîko (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Mexico (the city).
Melaka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Malay
Malay form of Malacca.
Mellieħa (Settlement & Body of Water) Maltese
The name of a large village or small town located on the northern tip of Malta's main island, it comes from mellieħa meaning "salt pan," derived from the Semitic root m-l-h (compare melħ meaning "salt"), probably referring to the ancient Punic-Roman salt pans which existed at Mellieħa Bay, the site of which is now occupied by the Għadira Nature Reserve.
Melrose (Settlement) Scottish
Habitational namefor a place near Galashiels in the Scottish borders, so named from British words that were ansetors of Welsh moel 'bare', 'barren' rhos 'heath'.... [more]
Melusia (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Melouseia.
Memmingen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Mengluoweiya (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Monrovia.
Mengmai (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Mumbai.
Mesa (Settlement) English, Spanish
From Spanish mesa, literally "table", referring to a flat-topped elevation. This is the name of a city in the US state of Arizona.
Mèssicu (Country & Settlement) Sardinian, Sicilian
Sardinian and Sicilian form of Mexico.
Metkahsiko (Country & Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Mexico.
Meukah (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Mecca.
Miami (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Florida. The name was first mentioned by Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, a captive of Indians in southern Florida for 17 years, when he referred to what is now Lake Okeechobee as the "Lake of Mayaimi, which is called Mayaimi because it is very large"... [more]
Miklagarðr (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for the city of Constantinople, which has been known as Istanbul since 1923.
Milaan (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Milan.
Milton (Settlement) English
Name of a town in Ontario, Canada.
Milwaukee (Settlement) English
From Algonquian millioke, meaning "good", "beautiful" and "pleasant land". This is the name of several settlements in the United States, including the largest city in the state of Wisconsin.
Min (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Minsk.
Mindelheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany, named after the Mindel river on which it is situated.
Minnetonka (Settlement) English
Name of a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, means "great water" from Dakota mni "river, stream" and tanka "freat".
Mins (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Minsk.
Minsk (Settlement) Belarusian, English, Russian
From Old East Slavic Мѣньскъ (Menisku), which was derived from a river named Men. This is the name of the capital city of Belarus.
Minska (Settlement) Latvian
Minski (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Minsk.
Minszk (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Minsk.
Missoula (Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
City in Montana, United States. From the Salish word 'nmesuletkw', meaning "place of frozen water".
Mito (Settlement) Japanese
The kanji that make up the name are 水 (mizu), meaning "water", and 戸 (to), meaning "door". This is the name of the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Mitsue (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a village located in the eastern-most part of Nara prefecture in western Japan.... [more]
Mittenwald (Settlement) German
Town in Germany. Meaning "middle forest".
Mittenwalde (Settlement) German
The name of two towns in Germany. Meaning "middle forest".
Módena (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Icelandic, Portuguese, Spanish
Icelandic, Portuguese and Spanish form of Modena.
Mòdena (Settlement) Catalan, Neapolitan, Sicilian
Catalan, Neapolitan and Sicilian form of Modena.
Modena (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Dutch, Georgian, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
From Latin Mutina, itself from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Modène (Settlement) French
French form of Modena.
Mòdna (Settlement) Emilian-Romagnol
Emilian-Romagnol form of Modena. More specifically, this is the Modenese dialect form of the name.
Moermansk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Murmansk.
Mollobia (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Monrovia.
Mónaco (Country & Settlement) Galician, Portuguese (European), Spanish
Galician, European Portuguese and Spanish form of Monaco
Mònaco (Country & Settlement) Catalan
Catalan form of Monaco
Monage (Country & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Monaco.
Monaghan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "land of little hills", "bushy field", or "hilly field".
Mónakó (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Monaco.
Mònakò (Country & Settlement) Kashubian
Kashubian form of Monaco
Monakô (Country & Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Monaco.
Moncton (Settlement) English
City in New Brunswick, named after military leader Lt. Col. Robert Monckton
Monoikos (Settlement) Greek
This is the name of a 6th century BC Phocaean Greek colony, near what is now Monaco.... [more]
Monrobia (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Monrovia.
Monrovia (Settlement) English
The capital city of Liberia, named after American president James Monroe (1758-1831).
Monterey (Settlement) English
Montreal (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Canada, from French le mont Royal "mont royal". Jacques Cartier named it after the nearby mountain, but it is uncertain how royal became real... [more]
Morioka (Settlement) Japanese
Means "prosperous hill" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 盛 (mori), meaning "prosper", and 岡 (oka), meaning "hill". This is the name of the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Mörön (Settlement) Mongolian
Means "river" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city in Mongolia.
Morvah (Settlement) Cornish
From Cornish Morvedh, derived from mor "sea" and bedh "grave". This is the name of a small Cornish village.
Mosca (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Moscow.
Moscha (Settlement) Greek
New Latin and Greek form of Moscow.
Moscou (Settlement) Catalan, French, Portuguese
Catalan, French and Portuguese form of Moscow
Moscow (Settlement) English
From the name of the Moskva River, which is of uncertain origin. It may be from the Proto-Indo-European root meu meaning "wet" or mesg meaning "to dip, to sink" or from the Finno-Ugric name Mustajoki meaning "black river"... [more]
Mos Eisley (Settlement) Popular Culture
Mos Eisley is a fictional town and large spaceport located on the planet Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' universe. The name is unexplained.
Moskoa (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Moscow.
Moskokh (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Moscow.
Moskou (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Moscow.
Moskva (Settlement & River) Russian
Original Russian form of Moscow, which refers to the city as well as the Moskva River.
Mosul (Settlement) Arabic
"the Joined," in reference to a bridge & ford over the Tigris
Muineachán (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Monaghan.
Muntinlupa (Settlement) Filipino
The City of Muntinlupa was founded in 1601. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 39.75 km2 and has 504,509 people living in it as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Mutina (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Modena, from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning.
Myequape (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of Maykop.
Naatsaret (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Nazareth.
Nācarete (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Nazareth.
Nacka (Settlement) Swedish
From Swedish nacke "mountain ridge". Nacka is a part of Stockholm urban area.
Nagasaki (Settlement) Japanese
Long Headland or -Promontory
Nagoya (Settlement) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning; the name may be derived from the adjective nagoyaka (なごやか), meaning "peaceful". This is the name of the capital city of Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Naha (Settlement) Japanese
Possibly a corruption of naba, a Western Japanese and Ryukyuan word for "mushroom". This is the name of the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Nahliel (Settlement) Hebrew
Naipiido (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Naypyidaw.
Naipyidó (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Naypyidaw.
Nairn (Settlement) Scottish
A town in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The town is so called due to its location on the river Nairn, the name of which is probably of pre-Celtic origin.
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Namyangju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 南 (남, nam, "south"), 楊 (양, yang, "willow") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "southern willow province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Nandru (Settlement) Romanian
Naneli (Settlement) Indian
Nanka (Settlement) Igbo
Napels (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Naples.
Nápoles (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, Galician
Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, and Galician form of Naples.
Napoles (Settlement) Basque, Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Basque, Cebuano, and Tagalog form of Naples.
Napolli (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Naples.
Napori (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Naples.
Napule (Settlement) Neapolitan
Neapolitan form of Naples.
Napulj (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian form of Naples.
Nara (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital of Nara Prefecture in western Japan. The kanji used are 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
Narathiwat (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
From Thai นร (nara) meaning "man" and อธิวาส (athiwat) meaning "residence, house". This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Narela (Settlement) Indian
Narni (Settlement) Italian
Derived from the name of the Nera River which was called Nar in Latin. Author C.S. Lewis used the town's Latin name Narnia for a fictional country in his Chronicles of Narnia series of fantasy novels first released 1950.
Naryan Mar (Settlement) Russian
"Red Town"... [more]
Nasare (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of Nazran.
Nashville (Settlement) English
Name of the capital city in Tennessee, named after Gen. Francis Nash.
Nasıra (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Nazareth.
Nasran (Settlement) German
German form of Nazran.
Navotas (Settlement) Filipino
The City of Navotas was founded on December 20, 1827. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 10.77 km2 and has a population of 249,463 as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Nayland (Settlement) English
Naypido (Settlement) Armenian, Kyrgyz
Armenian and Kyrgyz form of Naypyidaw.
Naypyida (Settlement) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Naypyidaw.
Naypyidaw (Settlement) English
From Burmese နေပြည်တော် (Nepyidaw) meaning "abode of the king" or "royal abode", from နေပြည် (ne pyi) meaning "abode" and တော် (taw) meaning "royal, sacred"... [more]
Nay Pyi Taw (Settlement) English, Norwegian, Occitan, Slovak
English variant of Naypyidaw as well as the Norwegian, Occitan, and Slovak form.
Nazaré (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nazareth.
Názáret (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nazareth.
Nazaretas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Nazareth.
Nazareti (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Nazareth.
Nazrán (Settlement) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Nazran.
Nazran (Settlement) Russian
From Ingush Наьсаре (Nasare) possibly from Нясара (Nyasara), supposedly the name of the first person to settle in the region. This is the name of a town in Ingushetia that served as the republic's capital until 2000.
Nazrań (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Nazran.
Nazraň (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Nazran.
Nazraņa (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Nazran.
Nazranė (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Nazran.
Nazrani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Nazran.
Nazranj (Settlement) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Nazran.
Ndakaaru (Settlement) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of Dakar.
Neapelj (Settlement) Slovene
Slovene form of Naples.
Neapoli (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Naples.
Neftekama (Settlement) Bashkir, Crimean Tatar, Tatar
Bashkir, Crimean Tatar, and Tatar form of Neftekamsk.
Neftekamsk (Settlement) Russian
From Russian нефть (neft) meaning "oil, petroleum" combined with the name of the Kama River. This is the name of a city in Bashkortostan, Russia.
Neibidu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Naypyidaw.
Neiel (Settlement) Biblical
Neipidas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Naypyidaw.
Neipyijto (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Naypyidaw.
Nejpjido (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Naypyidaw.
Nepido (Settlement) Japanese, Korean, Thai
Japanese alternate transcription of Nepidō as well as the Korean and Thai form of Naypyidaw.
Nepidō (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Naypyidaw.
Nepjida (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Naypyidaw.
Nepjido (Settlement) Macedonian, Slovene
Macedonian and Slovene form of Naypyidaw.
Nepxhidou (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Naypyidaw.
Nepyidaw (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Naypyidaw.
Nesara (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Nazran.
Newcastle (Settlement) English
A city in North-East England. It simply denoted the site of a New Castle, as this is where a castle was erected by William the Conquer in 1080.... [more]
Neypido (Settlement) Kazakh, Mongolian, Russian, Uzbek
Form of Naypyidaw.
Ngá-ka-ta̍t (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Jakarta.
Ngayogyakarta (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Javanese
Javanese form of Yogyakarta, formed with the prefix Nga-.
Nha Trang (Settlement) Vietnamese
Possibly from Eastern Cham YjaTran, Ea Trang or Ea Dran (literally meaning "reed river"), all names for the Cái River. This is the name of a city in Vietnam.
Niagara (Body of Water, Settlement & Region) Iroquois
Name of a popular waterfall, a town, and region, in Canada. Derived from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra, meaning either "the strait", or "bisected bottom lands"
Niamey (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Slovak, Spanish
Of uncertain origin; there are several theories on the origin of the name. It may be derived from a combination of Zarma words nia ("tree") and me ("shore where water is drawn"), or from the phrase "Wa niammané" ("take this city"), reportedly said by a Kalle clan chief... [more]
Nicomedië (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Nicomedia.
Nicósia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nicosia.
Nicosia (Settlement) English
From a French corruption of Greek Λευκωσία (Lefkosia), which is of uncertain meaning. The most probable theory states that it is derived from the Greek phrase λευκό περιουσία (lefko periousia) meaning "white estate"... [more]
Nicosie (Settlement) French
French form of Nicosia.
Nida (Settlement) Lithuanian
The name of a Lithuanian resort town located at the westernmost point of Lithuania and the Baltic states, close to the border with the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast exclave. It is said to be derived from Old Prussian nida meaning "fluent."
Nidaros (Settlement) Medieval Scandinavian
From the the name of the River Nid (see Nidelva) combined with Old Norse óss denoting the city's location near the river. This was the former name of Trondheim.
Niigata (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "new lagoon" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 新 (nii), meaning "new", and 潟 (kata), meaning "lagoon". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Nikhosia (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Nicosia.
Nikoshia (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Nicosia.
Nikósía (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nicosia.
Nikósie (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Nicosia.
Nikosija (Settlement) Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese
Latvian, Lithuanian, and Maltese form of Nicosia.
Nikózia (Settlement) Slovak
Slovak form of Nicosia.
Nikozia (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Nicosia.
Nikoziya (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Nicosia.
Nikozja (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Nicosia.
Nipigon (River & Settlement) Ojibwe
Town and river in Ontario, Canada. From the Ojibwe word Alimipigon, possibly meaning "where the water begins".
Nipissing (Body of Water & Settlement) Algonquin
Lake and town in Ontario, Canada. From the Algonquin word meaning "big water"
Nixa (Settlement) English
Named after one of the towns first civic leaders, Nicholas A. Inman. Originally supposed to be called 'Nix' before the inclusion of Inman's middle initial.
Niza (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish for the city of Nice, France.
Nkran (Settlement) Akan, Twi
Akan and Twi form of Accra.
Nom Pen (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Phnom Penh.
Norwich (Settlement) English
From Old English "north" and wic "trading center"/"harbor". Name of a city in the county of Norfolk.
Nottingham (Settlement) English
Dervied from its Old English name "homestead of Snot's people"; the initial S was lost in the 12th century, due to the influence of Anglo-Norman French (the combination of sn- is alien to French). Name of a city in Nottinghamshire, from which the county gets its name.
Nouakchott (Settlement) French, English
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwakshut), itself from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks". This is the name of the capital of Mauritania.
Noyabrsk (Settlement) Russian
Nu'er-Sudan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Nur-Sultan.
Nur-Soltan (Settlement) Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Nur-Sultan.
Nur-Sultan (Settlement) Kazakh, English, Russian
From the given name Nursultan. This is the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which was renamed in honour of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-)... [more]
Nursultano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Nur-Sultan.
Nur-Szultan (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nur-Sultan.
Nu-Sultan (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Nur-Sultan.
Oakland (Settlement) English
This is name of places in the United States and Canada (including the one in California).... [more]
Oban (Settlement) Scottish
An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning ''The Little Bay''.
Odense (Settlement) Danish
From Old Norse Óðinn's vé meaning "Odin's sanctuary". This is the 3rd largest city in Denmark and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the author of fairy tales such as 'The Little Mermaid' (1837), and 'The Snow Queen' (1844).
Odessza (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Odessa.
Oefa (Settlement & River) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Ufa.
Ofo (Settlement) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Ufa, referring only to the city.
Oggebbio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Ojai (Settlement) English
Derived from a hispanicized form of the Ventureño Chumash word ʼawhaʼy which meant "moon". This is the name of a city and valley in Southern California.
Oka (Settlement) Mohawk
Unknown meaning. Name of town in Quebec
Ölgii (Settlement & Mountain) Mongolian
Means "motherland" in Mongolian. This is the name of a city and a mountain in western Mongolia.
Olisipo (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Ancient name of Lisboa used while the city were a part of the Roman Empire. Probably derived from the name Odysseus.
Omaha (Settlement) Sioux
Siouan people of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, Maha, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow." The Nebraska city was founded in 1854.
Onga (Settlement) Hungarian
Onslow (Settlement) English
Meaning, "a place within the liberty of Shrewsbury, in Salop', the original and still confusingly used, name for the county of Shropshire.
Oran (Settlement) English, French
From the Arabic name وهران‎ (Wahran), which is ultimately derived from the Berber root hr meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
Ordas (Settlement) Hungarian
Örebro (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ör, an archaic word meaning "gravel", and Bro "bridge. ... [more]
Orem (Settlement) English (American)
Name of a city in Utah, from the name of Walter C. Orem, the builder of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad.
Orino (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Orival (Settlement) French
Derived from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale/valley," the name belonging to three communes (one since defunct), located in the Seine-Maritime & Somme départements of northern France and Charente département of western France.
Orphir (Settlement) English
Orsay (Settlement) French
A town near Paris. Originates from the Latin given name Orcius
Orşelîm (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Jerusalem.
Orshalim (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Jerusalem.
Osijek (Settlement) Croatian
Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia... [more]
Osj (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
Ósló (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Oslo.
Oslo (Settlement) Norwegian
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a combination of Old Norse áss meaning either "ridge" or "Æsir god", and "meadow, clearing". Oslo is the capital city of Norway... [more]
Ostona (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Astana.
Ōtsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "large port" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 大 (ō), meaning "big, large", and 津 (tsu, Japanese kun reading of jīn), meaning "port"... [more]
Ottawa (Settlement) Algonquin (Anglicized)
Capital of Canada. From the Algonquin word adawe meaning "trade".
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Ouarzazate (Settlement) Morocco
Oufa (Settlement & River) French
French form of Ufa.
Oulan-Bator (Settlement) French
French form of Ulaanbaatar.
Oulan-Oude (Settlement) French
French form of Ulan-Ude.
Oulu (Settlement) Finnish
From the name of the Oulu River (Finnish: Oulujoki). Oulu is probably taken directly from the Finnish dialectal word oulu meaning "flood water". Oulu is a city in Northern Finland.
Paarys (Settlement) Manx
Manx form of Paris.
Padang (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau
Means "field, plain" in Indonesian. This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra.
Páez (Other, Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Spanish (Latin American), Paezean
The name of places in Venezuala and Colombia.... [more]
Pakking (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Beijing.
Pakse (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Means "mouth of the river" from Lao ປາກ (pak) meaning "mouth" and ເຊ (se) meaning "river". This is the name of a city in Laos.
Paksé (Settlement) French
French form of Pakse.
Palana (Settlement & Body of Water) Russian
"having a Waterfall"
Palémbang (Settlement) Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese
Balinese, Javanese and Sundanese form of Palembang.
Palèmbang (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Palembang.
Palembang (Settlement) Indonesian
Meaning unclear, possibly from the prefix pa- denoting location combined with Malay limbang meaning "to pan gold, to wash rice" or lembang meaning "to cause (water) to flow" or "lowland basin, valley" (a reference to the area's geography as a wetland)... [more]
Palembanh (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Palembang.
Palermo (Settlement) Italian, English, Dutch, Esperanto, Georgian, German, Greek, Maltese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Panormus, itself from Ancient Greek Πάνορμος (Pánormos), composed of the words πᾰν (pan, "all") and ὅρμος (hórmos, "port"), influenced by Arabic بَلَرْم‎ (balarm)... [more]
Palestrina (Settlement) Italian
The name of a town east of Rome in central Italy, apparently derived from Praeneste, its ancient name.
Pali (Settlement) Lao
Lao form of Paris.
Palmyra (Settlement) English
Palmyra is a Syrian city.
Palo Alto (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, from Spanish palo "(tree) stick" + alto "tall".
Panevėžys (Settlement) Lithuanian
Means "along the Nevėžis" referring to the Nevėžis River in Lithuania. This is the name of a city and county in northeast Lithuania.
Paräis (Settlement) Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Paris.
Parañaque (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Parañaque was founded on November 30th, 1572. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 47.69 km2 and has 665,822 people living in it as of the 2015 census... [more]
Parás (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Paris.
Pari (Settlement) Burmese, Japanese, Korean
Burmese, Japanese and Korean form of Paris.
Pariaman (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau
From Arabic بر أمان (barr 'aman) meaning "safe land, secure land". This is the name of a town in West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
Parigge (Settlement) Neapolitan
Neapolitan form of Paris.
Pariggi (Settlement) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Paris.
Parighji (Settlement) Corsican
Corsican form of Paris.
Pariġi (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Paris.
Pariis (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Paris.
Pariisi (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Paris.
Parijs (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Paris.
Parîs (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Paris.
Parisi (Settlement) Albanian, Greek
Albanian and Greek form of Paris.
Paříž (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Paris.
Pariž (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Paris.
Parīze (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Paris.
Parizh (Settlement) Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Uyghur
Form of Paris.
Parizi (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Paris.
Parizo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Paris.
Párizs (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Paris.
Parma (Settlement) Italian, English, Ancient Roman, Catalan, German, Maltese, Spanish, Russian
From Latin Parma, itself from Etruscan parme, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Parys (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Paris.
Paryzh (Settlement) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Paris.
Paryžius (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Paris.
Pasadena (Settlement) English
Name of a city in California, from Ojibwe pa-sa-de-na, meaning "valley of the valley" "crown of the valley" "key of the valley" or "hill of the valley"... [more]
Pasig (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Pasig was founded in 1573. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has an area of 31.00 km2 and has 755,300 people living in it as of the 2015 census. The city shares its name with the Pasig River... [more]
Pattani (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Most likely from Pattani Malay pata ni meaning "this beach" (compare standard Malay pantai ini). Alternately, it may have come from Sanskrit पत्नी (patni) meaning "mistress, lady, wife" or from Malay petani meaning "farmer"... [more]
Pavlodar (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived from the name of Pavel Alexandrovich, a former Grand Duke of Russia. The city was originally named Koryakovsky before Pavel's birth. Pavlodar is a northeastern city in Kazakhstan.
Paxson (Settlement) English
This is the name of 3 places, two being in America and one being in Canada.... [more]
Pchenjanas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Pyongyang.
Pchjongjang (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Pyongyang.