Settlement Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Sligo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. Means "shelly place", because of the large amount of shellfish the nearby river.
Smara (Settlement) English
Meaning unknown. Smara is a Moroccan-controlled city in the disputed Western Sahara.
Sochi (Settlement) Russian
Sochumi (Settlement) German, Slovak
German and Slovak form of Sukhumi.
Soechoemi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sukhumi.
Soeng Hoi (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shanghai.
Soerabaja (Settlement) Indonesian (Archaic)
Older Indonesian spelling of Surabaya based on Dutch orthography.
Sofia (Settlement) Bulgarian, English
Capital of Bulgaria named after the Saint Sofia Church located in the city. The name was first used by Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman in the 14th century.
Soghum (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of Sukhumi.
Sohum (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Sukhumi.
Sokhumi (Settlement) Georgian, Mingrelian
Georgian and Mingrelian form of Sukhumi.
Sollefteå (Settlement) Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish sol "sun" and the place name suffix -eå "river". The river Ångermanälven runs through the town.
Solna (Settlement) Swedish
From Old Swedish Solnö, a combination of soln "sun" and ö "island". Solna is a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.
Solzha-Ghala (Settlement) Chechen
Means "city (on the) Sunzha River" from Chechen Соьлжа (Solzha) referring to the Sunzha River and гӏала (ghala) meaning "town". This is the Chechen name for Grozny.
Sønderborg (Settlement) Danish (Modern)
Town in Denmark located in North Slesvig specifically on the southern part of the island of Als and partly on the peninsula Jutland. Sønder meaning "southern" and borg meaning "castle"... [more]
Sông-hói (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Shanghai.
Songkhla (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Derived from Malay Singgora, itself from Sanskrit सिंहपुर (sinhapura) meaning "city of lions", from सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) meaning "city, town"... [more]
Soquel (Settlement) English
Soquel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States approximately 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco, and forms part of the north coast of Monterey Bay.... [more]
Sorbhâjâ (Settlement) Madurese
Madurese form of Surabaya.
Sortobe (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Dungan origin. This is the name of a town in southern Kazakhstan.
Sotsji (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sochi.
Souchoumi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Sukhumi.
Soukhoumi (Settlement) French
French form of Sukhumi.
Souru (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Seoul.
Spalding (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places in England, USA, Canada and Australia, including one located in the eastern English county of Lincolnshire.... [more]
Sparta (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Manx, Polish, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, History
From Doric Greek Σπάρτα (Sparta) and Attic Greek Σπάρτη (Spartē), which is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from σπάρτον (sparton) meaning "rope, cable" - a reference to the cords laid as the city’s foundation boundaries, though this could be just a folk etymology.... [more]
Split (Settlement) Croatian
Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia.... [more]
Spokane (Settlement) English (Canadian)
The history of Spokane, Washington in the northwestern United States developed because Spokane Falls and its surroundings were a gathering place for numerous cultures for thousands of years. The area's indigenous people settled there due to the fertile hunting grounds and abundance of salmon in the Spokane River... [more]
Springville (Settlement) English (American)
The city of Springville in Utah was named after Fort Springville, a fort that religious leader Brigham Young ordered to be built to be turned into a town as soon as possible.
Sredets (Settlement) Bulgarian
Original Bulgarian name of Sofia in use until the 18th century. It is also the name of a city in southeastern Bulgaria.
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Settlement) English
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ (shri jayawardhanapura kotte) meaning "blessed fortress city of growing victory" or "fortified city of victory"... [more]
Stambuł (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Istanbul.
Stambula (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Istanbul.
Stambulas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Istanbul.
Stăncuţa (Settlement) Romanian
Staraya Russa (Settlement) Russian
Staraya Russa is a town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Polist River.
Statham (Settlement) English
This is the name of a hamlet in the civil parish of Lymm, part of the borough of Warrington in Cheshire (Lancashire before 1974) in northern England. See Statham on the surname site for more information.
Steinauer (Settlement) Medieval German
The first settlement at Steinauer was made in the 1850s by Joseph Steinauer and his two brothers. Steinauer was platted in 1886 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Joseph A. Steinauer, an early settler and the first postmaster.
Stembol (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Istanbul.
Stockholbma (Settlement) Sami
Means "Stockholm" in North Sami.
Stokcholmi (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Stockholm.
Stokholmi (Settlement) Meänkieli, Albanian
Means Stockholm in Albanian and Meänkieli (one of five minority languages in Sweden).
Stokkhólmur (Settlement) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Stockholm.
St Quivox (Settlement) Scottish
Straatsburg (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Strasbourg.
Stralsund (Settlement) German
From the polabian name Stralov. From slavic stral- (arrow) and -ow (place).... [more]
Strängnäs (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of an uncertain first element (possibly from a word describing a snare used for hunting, but other meanings are possible), and Swedish näs "isthmus". On June 6 in 1523, Gustaf Vasa was elected king of Sweden here... [more]
Stranraer (Settlement) Scottish
A port town in South-West Scotland. Its name derives from Gaelic An t-Sròn Reamhar, literally meaning 'the fat nose', but which more prosaically might be rendered as 'the broad headland', referring to the local geography.
Stungaičiai (Settlement) Lithuanian
Stungaičiai is located in Šilalė district municipality, Tauragė county, Lithuania.
Suchumi (Settlement) Czech, Polish, Swedish
Czech, Polish and Swedish form of Sukhumi.
Suchumis (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Sukhumi.
Sudbury (Settlement) English
City in Ontario, Canada. Meaning "south fortress" from Old English suð (south) and byrig (fortified place).
Sufumi (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Sukhumi.
Sugbo (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Filipino, Cebuano
Cebuano form of Cebu.
Suhhumi (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Sukhumi.
Sujumi (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Sukhumi.
Sukhum (Settlement) Armenian, English, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Ossetian, Russian
Form of Sukhumi used in various languages as well as an English variant.
Sukhumi (Settlement) English
From Georgian სოხუმი (sokhumi) of uncertain origin. It may be from Georgian ციხე (tsikhe) meaning "fortress" combined with the suffix ომი (omi) denoting a geographical location or from Svan ცხუმ (tskhum) meaning "hornbeam"... [more]
Sultan Kudarat (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Maguindanao, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Named for Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat (1581–1671), the seventh sultan of Maguindanao, whose third name is derived from Arabic قدرة (qudrah) meaning "power"... [more]
Sumaran (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Semarang.
Sunderland (Settlement) English
A port city in North-East England. Derives from Old English sundor, 'separate' (c.f German sondern, 'but, instead') and land, 'land'.
Sunzh-qala (Settlement) Avar
Avar form of Solzha-Ghala.
Surabaia (Settlement) Belarusian, Galician, Georgian, Portuguese
Belarusian, Galician, Georgian, and Portuguese form of Surabaya.
Surabaya (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), itself derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who supposedly saw a vision of a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been a prediction of the Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th century)... [more]
Suva (Settlement) Fijian
Suva is the capital and largest metropolitan city in Fiji.
Suwon (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 水 (수, su, "water") and 原 (원, won, "meadow"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Suxumi (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Azerbaijani and Uzbek form of Sukhumi.
Swindon (Settlement) English
Previously it was called Suindune which could have been derived from the Old English words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill" or possibly Sweyn's hill which was probably the owner’s name
Sylhet (Settlement) Bengali
A metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh. The city is located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal. Sylhet is one of Bangladesh's most important spiritual and cultural centres... [more]
Szanghaj (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Shanghai.
Szapporo (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sapporo.
Szarajevó (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sarajevo.
Szentendre (Settlement) Hungarian
Compound from szent (saint) and Endre.... [more]
Szingapúr (Country, Settlement & Island) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Singapore.
Szkopje (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Skopje.
Szófia (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sofia.
Szöul (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Seoul.
Szuhumi (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sukhumi.
Tachkent (Settlement) French
French form of Tashkent.
Taguig (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Taguig was founded on April 25, 1587. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has an area of 53.67 km2 and has 804,915 people living in Taguig as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Tähran (Settlement) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Tehran.
Taibei (Settlement) Chinese, Korean
Chinese and Korean form of Taipei.
Taipé (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Taipei.
Taipeh (Settlement) German
German form of Taipei.
Taïpei (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Taipei.
Taipéi (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Taipei.
Taipei (Settlement) English, Japanese
From Chinese 臺北 (Táiběi) derived from 臺 (tái) referring to Taiwan and 北 (běi) meaning "north". This is the name of the capital city of Taiwan.
Taipeja (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Taipei.
Taipėjus (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Taipei.
Takamatsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "tall pine tree" 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 高 (taka), meaning "tall", and 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree"... [more]
Takamori (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
Taŝkento (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Tashkent.
Talinka (Settlement) Russian
Tallentire (Settlement) English
A village in Cumbria, England. From Cumbric tal-y-tir, probably meaning 'end of the land'.
Tallinn (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Estonia and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
Tammerfors (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors "rapid". This is the Swedish name of Tampere.
Tampa (Settlement) English
After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
Tampere (Settlement) Finnish
From Tammerkoski, the name of the rapids that flow through the city. The first element tammer is of uncertain etymology. The second element is koski "rapids"... [more]
Tánger (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Tangier.
Tanger (Settlement) French
French form of Tangier.
Tangerang (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
Derived from Sundanese tengger or tanggeran meaning "sign, marker". The name comes from a monument that was built in the 17th century to mark the boundary between the Sultanate of Banten and a neighbouring territory to the east controlled by the Dutch East India Company (VOC)... [more]
Tangier (Settlement) English
From Latin Tingis, itself from the Punic root tng of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from Berber tingis meaning "marsh", based on the old Berber name ⵜⵉⵏⴳⵉ (Tingi)... [more]
Tanjah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Tangier.
Tann (Settlement) German
The name of various towns in Germany and Switzerland. Meaning "fir tree".
Tanne (Settlement) German
Alternate spelling of Tann.
Tannhausen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany. Seat of the noble Thannhausen family.
Taranto (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Georgian, Romanian, Russian
From Latin Tarentum, itself from Ancient Greek Τάρᾱς (Tárās), itself probably derived from Illyrian *darandos, meaning "oak". This is the name of a city in southern Italy.
Taschkent (Settlement) German
German form of Tashkent.
Tashkand (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Pashto, Persian
Hindi, Pashto, and Persian form of Tashkent.
Tashken (Settlement) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Tashkent.
Tashkent (Settlement) English, Russian
From Uzbek Toshkent meaning "stone city", from tosh meaning "stone" combined with Turkic kend meaning "city". This is the name of the capital city of Uzbekistan.
Tasjkent (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Tashkent.
Taşkent (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, Turkish
Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Tashkent.
Taszkent (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Tashkent.
Taunggyi (Settlement) Burmese
Means "large mountain" in Burmese, from တောင် (taung) meaning "mountain" and ကြီး (gyi) meaning "big, large". This is the name of the capital of Shan State, Myanmar.
Taype (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Taipei.
Tbilis (Settlement) Mongolian, Ossetian
Mongolian and Ossetian form of Tbilisi.
Tbîlîsî (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Tbilisi.
Tbilisi (Settlement) Georgian, English, Russian
Derived from Georgian თბილი (tbili) meaning "warm", given in reference to the area's sulfuric hot springs. This is the name of the capital city of Georgia (the country).
Tbiliso (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Tbilisi.
Tbilissi (Settlement) French
French form of Tbilisi.
Tbiliszi (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Tbilisi.
Tchaj-pej (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Taipei.
Tegeran (Settlement) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian and Russian form of Tehran.
Teherano (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Tehran.
Tehron (Settlement) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Tehran.
Țeica (Settlement) Romanian
Teirani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Tehran.
Tel Aviv (Settlement) Hebrew
Comes from two hebrew words: Tel, meaning mound of an old settelment, and Aviv, meaning spring. Comes from the hebrew translation of Benjamin Zeev Herzel's book altnoyland (old new land).
Tenri (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Nara prefecture which used to be (briefly) the capital of Japan under the reign of Emperor Ninken (probably reigned from 488–498).... [more]
Tessera (Settlement) Italian
Tetzcohco (Settlement) Aztec
Original Nahuatl form of Texcoco.
Thabilisi (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Tbilisi.
Thaipe (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Taipei.
Thaka (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of Dhaka.
Thâm Quyến (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Shenzhen.
Thannhausen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Thebes (Settlement) English
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a city in city in Boeotia, Greece, that played an important role in many Greek myths (as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus, Heracles and others).
Thessalonika (Settlement) English
Greek city
Thessaloniki (Settlement) English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós) referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē) "victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
Thetford (Settlement) English
From the Old English þeodo "people" and "ford". The name of a town in Norfolk.
Thimbú (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Thimphu.
Thimphou (Settlement) French
French form of Thimphu.
Thimphu (Settlement) Bhutanese, Tibetan, English
From Bhutanese ཐིམ་ (thim) meaning "to sink" and ཕུ་ (phu) meaning "high ground, foothill, upland" or "to fly". This is the name of the capital city of Bhutan.
Thingwall (Settlement) English
A town in England. From the Scandinavian 'Þingvöllr', meaning "the meeting place of the assembly".
Thòi-pet (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Taibei.
Þórshöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Tórshavn.
Thượng Hải (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Shanghai.
Tianjin (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 天 (tiān) meaning "sky, heaven" and 津 (jīn) meaning "ferry, ford". This is the name of a city in China.
Tiblisi (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Tbilisi.
Tiflis (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, English (Archaic), German, Spanish, Turkish, Turkmen
Crimean Tatar, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Tbilisi as well as a historical English name for the city.
Tihiran (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Tehran.
Timboektoe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Timbuktu.
Timbu (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish
Macedonian, Serbian, and Spanish form of Thimphu.
Timbuctù (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Timbuktu.
Timfu (Settlement) Arabic, Pashto, Persian
Arabic, Pashto, and Persian form of Thimphu.
Timperley (Settlement) English
Timperley is a suburban village in Altrincham in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.... [more]
Timpouktou (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Timbuktu.
Timpu (Settlement) Georgian, Tamil, Uyghur
Georgian, Tamil, and Uyghur form of Thimphu.
Tintagel (Settlement) English, Cornish
Tiobraid Árann (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Tipperary.
Tipperary (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Town and county in Ireland. From Tiobraid Árann, meaning "well of the Arra". The Arra is a river that flows through it.
Tiptree (Settlement) English
Tiptree is a village in the East of England. Tiptree comes from Tipper's Tree.
Tirintha (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name of Tyrins.
Tjoemen (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tyumen.
Toela (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tula.
Tofino (Settlement) English
Spanish explorer's name.
Toi Bak (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Taibei.
Tokija (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Tokyo.
Tokijas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Tokyo.
Tokió (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Tokyo.
Tokjo (Settlement) Albanian, Maltese
Albanian and Maltese form of Tokyo.
Toluca (Settlement) Paiute
From a Paiute word meaning "fertile valley" or "beautiful valley". This is the name of a neighborhood and lake in Los Angeles, California, USA, i.e., Toluca Lake.
Tombuctu (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Timbuktu.
Tombuktu (Settlement) Georgian, Russian
Georgian and Russian form of Timbuktu.
Tomsk (Settlement) Russian
"Town" on the Tom River
Topanga (Settlement) Indigenous American
Topanga is a community in western Los Angeles County, California, United States located in the Santa Monica mountains. The name is given by the Native American indigenous Tongva tribe, and may mean "where the mountain meets the sea" or "a place above".
Tòquio (Settlement) Catalan
Catalan form of Tokyo.
Toronto (Settlement) English
The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water". This refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish... [more]
Torontó (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Toronto.
Tórshavn (Settlement) Faroese
Means "Thor's harbour" in Faroese. Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands.
Toshkand (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik form of Tashkent.
Toshkent (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Tashkent.
Toucou (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Tokyo.
Tråante (Settlement) Sami
Southern Sámi form of Trondheim.
Trachtenberg (Settlement) German
See Trachtenberg on the surname site
Tranent (Settlement) Scottish
A town in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It's name derives from the Brythonic-Celtic *traf-, meaning 'town, village' (Welsh treff) and *-neint, meaning 'stream, small river' (Welsh nant).
Trang (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai
Either from Malay terang meaning "bright, light, clear" or from Sanskrit तरंग (taranga) meaning "wave, ripple". This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Tredegar (Settlement) Welsh
A town in South-East Wales. Its name derives from the Old Welsh tref, which means 'town' or traditionally 'farm, estate', and degewr, which meant 'ten acres'.
Trelleborg (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the word trelleborg meaning "ring fort" or "Viking ring fortress", referring to a type of circular forts built during the Viking Age. The word trelleborg itself might be a combination of Old Norse þræll "slave" or trel "wooden staves" and borg "fortress, castle".
Trewellard (Settlement) Cornish
Trewellard is a small village on the north coast road between St Just and St Ives in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Trewhitt (Settlement) English
Tribeca (Settlement) English
After the New York neighbourhood, ultimately derived from "TRIangle BElow CAnal street".
Trient (Settlement) German
German form of Trento.
Triëst (Region & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Trieste.
Trieste (Settlement) Italian
The name of a city in north-eastern Italy, bordering the Balkans. From old Venetic Tergeste, a combination terg, "market", and a typical place-name venetic suffix, -este.
Trim (Settlement) English
Tripoli (Settlement) English
Derived from Italian Tripoli, which is from Latin Tripolis, ultimately from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις ‎(Trípolis) meaning "three cities"; a combination of τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city"... [more]
Troa (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Troy.
Troija (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Troy.
Trojja (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Troy.
Tromsø (Settlement) Norwegian
From the name of an island, Tromsøya (Old Norse: Trums), whose name is derived from Old Norse straumr possibly meaning "stream, strong current". Tromsø is a city in northern Norway. See also: Troms
Trondheim (Settlement) Norwegian
Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway. It was originally named Nidaros but known colloquially as kaupangr "marketplace" or kaupangr í Þróndheimi "the marketplace in Trondheim/Trøndelag" which was later shortened to just Þróndheimr... [more]
Tronjami (Settlement) Kven
Kven form of Trondheim.
Trooja (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Troy.
Trowbridge (Settlement) English
It could be derived from the Old English treow-brycg which means “tree bridge”... [more]
Trùng Khánh (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Chongqing.
Truro (Settlement) Cornish
Truro, Cornwall
Trypoli (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Tripoli.
Tsu (Settlement) Japanese
Means "port" in Japanese; tsu is the Japanese kun reading of jīn. This is the name of the capital city of Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Ttuplis (Settlement) Lak
Lak form of Tbilisi.
Tucson (Settlement) English
Of Spanish origin, meaning "black hill."
Tulpis (Settlement) Avar
Avar form of Tbilisi.
Tulsa (Settlement) English
From Muscogee Tallasi, meaning "old town". This is the name of a city in the US state of Oklahoma.
Tunes (Country & Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Tunis, referring to both the country and city.
Tûng-kîn (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Tokyo.
Tunis (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess Tanith... [more]
Tunisa (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Tunis.
Tunisas (Country & Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of both Tunisia and its capital city Tunis.
Tunisi (Country & Settlement) Chinese, Georgian
Chinese and Georgian form of Tunisia and Tunis.
Tunisz (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Tunis (the city).
Tunus (Country & Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Tunisia or Tunis.
Turijn (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Turin.
Turin (Settlement) English, French, German, Piedmontese, Russian
From Latin Augusta Taurinorum, itself from Taurini, the name of a tribe. This is the name of the capital city of Piedmont, in northern Italy.
Turku (Settlement) Finnish
From Old East Slavic търгъ (tǔrgǔ) meaning "market place". Turku is the 3rd largest urban area in Finland.
Turyn (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Turin.
Tustan (Settlement) Persian
Tynida (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Tunis.
Tzakarta (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of Jakarta.
Ufa (Settlement & River) Russian
From Bashkir Өфө (Ofo), which is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains.
Ufi (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Ufi, referring only to the city.
Uhan (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean, Thai
Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean and Thai form of Wuhan.
Ukhani (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Wuhan.
Ulaan Baatar (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar (Settlement) Mongolian, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Romanian
Means "red hero" from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero". This is the name of the capital city of Mongolia.
Ulaan-Ud (Settlement) Mongolian
Mongolian form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulaan-Ude (Settlement) Buryat
Buryat form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulanbata (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ułan Bator (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulánbátor (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ulan Bator (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Ulan-Batori (Settlement) Georgian
Georgian form of Ulaanbaatar.
Ułan Ude (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulán-Udé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulan Udė (Settlement) Italian, Lithuanian
Italian and Lithuanian form of Ulan-Ude.
Ulan-Ude (Settlement) Russian
From Buryat Улаан-Үдэ (Ulaan-Ude) meaning "red Uda", derived from Buryat улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and Үдэ (Ude) referring to the Uda River. The name was originally given to reflect the Soviet Union's communist ideology... [more]
Ulan-Udè (Settlement) Catalan
Catalan form of Ulan-Ude.
Uleåborg (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Ule, the name of a river whose name derives from the Finnish dialectal word oulu "floodwater", Swedish å "river, stream", and borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
Ulsan (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 蔚 (울, ul, of uncertain meaning) and 山 (산, san, "mountain"), thus "kind river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Umeå (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the Ume River. Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river. Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed".
Uoshington (Settlement) Russian
Russian form ofWashington
Uppsala (Settlement) Swedish
Means "upstream from Sala", from Old Norse upp "up" and salir "halls, rooms". Sala was a village located downstream from Uppsala (it is nowadays a neighbourhood known as Sala backe)... [more]
Urimzhi (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Ürümqi.
Uroševac (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian name of Ferizaj.
Ürümchi (Settlement) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Ürümqi.
Urumchi (Settlement) Uyghur, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Chuvash, Georgian, Hindi, Lezgin, Ossetian, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Uyghur alternate transcription of Ürümchi as well as the form of Ürümqi used in various languages.
Urumchu (Settlement) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Ürümqi.
Urumçi (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, and Turkish form of Ürümqi.
Ürümqi (Settlement) English
From Uyghur ئۈرۈمچى (ürümchi), which may have been derived from Mongolian ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ (ülemji) meaning "great", a short form of the phrase ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠰᠠᠶ᠋ᠢᠬᠠᠨ ᠪᠡᠯᠴᠢᠭᠡᠷ (ülemji-yin say᠋iqan belchiger) meaning "great pasture" or "beautiful pasture"... [more]
Utsunomiya (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital and most populous city of Tochigi Prefecture, located in central Japan. The kanji used are 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
Uxan (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Wuhan.
Vadstena (Settlement) Swedish
Probably a combination of Old Swedish *vazt "place to fish" and sten "stone". Vadstena is a city in Sweden that had an important role in Sweden's early Christian history. Saint Bridget (Heliga Birgitta) founded the Bridgettine Order here at the Vadstena Abbey in the 14th centry.
Vahran (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Oran.
Vahrana (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of Oran.
Valdallière (Settlement) French
Town in France.
Vallejo (Settlement) Spanish, English
The name of a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, which was founded by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890), a Californio military leader and landowner... [more]
Valletta (Settlement) Maltese, English
From the name of 16th century French nobleman Jean de Valette. This is the name of the capital city of Malta.
Van (Settlement) English
Derived from the surname Vance. Van is a town Texas, USA.
Vancouver (Settlement & Island) English (Canadian)
City and Island in Canadian province British Columbia, named after the explorer George Vancouver.
Vanda (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Vantaa.
Vantaa (Settlement) Finnish
From the name of the Vantaa River. Vantaa is the 4th largest urban area in Finland.
Varaždin (Settlement) Croatian
Varaždin is a city in Northern Croatia.... [more]
Varese (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Province and city in Italy.
Varja (Settlement) Estonian
Varşava (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar and Gagauz form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsjá (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Warsaw.
Varsó (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Warsaw.
Varsòvia (Settlement) Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Latin Varsovia (see Warsaw).
Varsovia (Settlement) Aragonese, Basque, Breton, Galician, Greek, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
New Latin form of Warsaw, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Polish city.
Västerås (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
Vavylon (Settlement) Ukrainian, Greek
Ukrainian form of Babylon as well as the modern Greek transcription of the name. However, in modern Greece, Vavylona is typically the form used to refer to the capital city of ancient Babylonia.