Settlement Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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).
Koshigaya (Settlement) Japanese
Koshigaya is a city in Saitama Prefecture.
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 (Settlement) Thai
Means "the city of gods" in Thai.
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]
Kumamoto (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Kuopio (Settlement) Finnish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from the Karelian given name Prokopij.
Kuraman (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Island) Malaysian, Malay
Kuraman is best known as the island headquarters of the fictional public domain character Sandokan. Its other name is Mompracem... [more]
Kuroishi (Settlement) Japanese
Kuroishi is a city in Aomori, Japan. It means "black stone".
Kvala Lumpūras (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kwalalanpu (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kyōto (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kyoto.
Kyoto (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 京都 (kyōto) meaning "capital city", itself borrowed from Middle Chinese. This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
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.
La Haya (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of The Hague.
La Haye (Settlement) French
French form of The Hague.
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.
L'Aia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of The Hague.
Lai Châu (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 萊 (lai) meaning "pigweed" and Thai เจ้า (jâo) meaning "master".
Lakari (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
Lakeside (Settlement) English
Lakeside means "at the side of the lake". Multiple cities have this name in the United States.
Lakeville (Settlement) English
This is the name of a city in both Massachusetts and Minnesota.
Lakewood (Settlement) English
This place name meaning "lake by the wood" is a very common city name in the United States.
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".
Lạng Sơn (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 諒 (lạng) meaning "excuse, forgive" and 山 (sơn) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in Vietnam as well as the province in which it is located.
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''.
Lào Cai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Vietnamese
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.
Lawrenceville (Settlement) English
A city in Georgia 2.
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").
Lelystad (Settlement) Dutch
Means "Lely-city" in Dutch, named after Cornelis Lely. This is the capital city of the Flevoland province in the Netherlands.
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.
Lifford (Settlement) Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Leifear.... [more]
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.
Limerick (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish, English
Possibly derives from loimeanach, meaning "bare marsh" or "spot made bare by feeding horses". Other potential derivations connect with luimnigthe "cloaked" and luimnechda, meaning "shielded"... [more]
Lincolnia (Settlement) English
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]
Lontoo (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of London.
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.
Loveland (Settlement) English
This is the name of multiple cities in different English speaking countries. One is the city in Colorado.
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.
Lucca (Settlement) Italian
Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio River, in a fertile plain near the Ligurian Sea.
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
Lufkin (Settlement) English
A city in Texas.
Luik (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liège.
Luimneach (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
The Irish name for Limerick, a city and the county town of the county in the province of Munster, Ireland... [more]
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.
Lumberton (Settlement) English
This is a city in Robeson County, North Carolina.
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, Hindi, Japanese, Tajik, 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.
Maiombe (Region, Settlement, Political Subdivision & Other) Portuguese, Portuguese (African), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of Mayumbe.
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.
Makabana (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kongo
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, Hindi, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
Makkah (Settlement) Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, English
Arabic, Indonesian 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
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.
Manágua (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Managua.
Managua (Settlement) Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
This is the capital city of Nicaragua, there are two possible origins for the name "Managua". It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water"... [more]
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.
Maniitsoq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "place of rugged terrain" in Greenlandic. Maniitsoq is a city and ice cap in Greenland.
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.
Maniwaki (Settlement) Algonquin (Gallicized)
Town in Quebec. Algonquin for "Mary's Land", for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate who lived there.
Mansfield (Settlement) English (American)
The name of a city in Ohio.
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.
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.
Martinsville (Settlement) English
A city in Virginia.
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".
Mayumbe (Region, Other, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Mountain) Kongo, Central African, Yombe
Maiombe and Mayombe are its variants.
Mcalester (Settlement) Irish
A city in Oklahoma, USA.
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.
Medija (Settlement) Slovene
Medîne (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Medina.
Medine (Settlement) Kazakh, Turkish, Uyghur
Kazakh, Turkish, and Uyghur form of Medina.
Mediolan (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Milan.
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.
M'gar (Settlement & Mountain) Rade
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]
Mianlan (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Medan.
Miklagarðr (Settlement) Old Norse
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.