American Submitted Place Names

American names are used in the United States. See also about American names.
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Coal Brook (River & Settlement) English
The name of multiple brooks in Atlantic Canada, a brook in Pennsylvania, and a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador... [more]
College (Political Subdivision) English
College is a city in Alaska.
Collegedale (Political Subdivision) English
Collegedale is a city in Tennessee.
Colombo (Settlement) English
Probably from the old Sinhalese word kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon tota) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola amba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove"... [more]
Colorado (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Colorado river, from Spanish colo + "colored" rado "reddish", "ruddy".
Columbus (Settlement) English
Named after famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, including the capital city of the state of Ohio.
Compton (Settlement) English
Conception Bay (Body of Water) English
Calque of Medieval Portuguese Baía da Conceição, "Bay of the Conception," named for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Concord (Settlement) English
Connecticut (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Connecticut river, from Algonquian quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from kwen "long" + ehtekw "tidal river" + enk "place".
Connellsville (Political Subdivision) English
Connellsville is a city in Pennsylvania.
Constantinople (Settlement) English, Greek (Anglicized), French
The original name for Istanbul derived from Greek Κωνσταντινούπολις (Konstantinoupolis) meaning "city of Constantine" derived from the name Konstantinos and πόλις (polis) "city".
Cook Islands (Other) English
A territory of New Zealand.
Copenhagen (Settlement) English
English form of København via Low German Kopenhagen. This is the capital of Denmark.
Coquet (River) English
A river in Northumberland, England. Its name originates from words of a local Brythonic-Celtic language, equivalent to the Welsh coched, meaning 'red, brown'.
Cornwall (Political Subdivision & Region) English, Dutch
An English county or country, a place next to Devon at the bottom of southwestern England, derived from Old English Cornwealas which eventually turned into Cornwall... [more]
Coronation Street (Settlement) English, Popular Culture
The titular cobbled street in the current longest running tv soap in world history. It is also called Corrie. It gets its name from Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
Corpus Christi (Settlement) English
The name of a city in Texas, it translates from Body of Christ from Latin.
Corsica (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, English, Italian, Romanian
Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
Costa Rica (Country) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
Cotabato (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
From Maguindanao Kutawatu meaning "stone city", from kuta meaning "city, fort" and wato meaning "stone, rock". This is the name of both a province and a city in the southern Philippines.
Côte D'ivoire (Country) French, English, Malay, Tagalog
French form of Ivory Coast, also borrowed into English, Malay and Tagalog.
Courtaney (Settlement) English
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Crete (Island) English
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krete) of uncertain meaning. It may come from Krus, a mythological hero, whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it is derived from Luwian kursawar meaning "island" or kursattar meaning "cutting, sliver"... [more]
Crimea (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Italian, Spanish
From Crimean Tatar Qırım, which is of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from a corruption of Latin Cimmerium or Greek Κιμμερικόν (Kimmerikon), the name of an ancient city, from Old Turkic qurum meaning "protection, defense" or qirum meaning "fosse, trench", or Ancient Greek κρημνοί (kremnoi) meaning "cliffs"... [more]
Crompton (Settlement) English
From Old English crumbe ("bent") + tun ("town"), referring to its location on a river bend. It is the name of a former town now part of Shaw and Crompton.
Crowcroft (Settlement) English
Means "crows farm". From crawe "crow" and croft "enclosed field"
Cuba (Country) English
From the Taíno language. The exact meaning of the name is unclear but it may be translated either as 'where fertile land is abundant' (cubao), or 'great place' (coabana). Authors who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese state that Cuba was named by Columbus for the town of Cuba in the district of Beja in Portugal.
Cuillin (Mountain) English
The Cuillin (Scottish Gaelic: An Cuilthionn or An Cuiltheann) is a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
Culleenatreen (Settlement) English
From Irish Coillín an Triain from coillín "little forest" and trian "third" (literally "little forest of the third"). It is the name of a village in County Roscommon, Ireland also known as Flagford.
Cumberland (Region) English
A historical English county, covering the Northern half of modern-day Cumbria. It derives from the Brythonic combrogi, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'.
Cupertino (Settlement) English
From the name of Italian saint Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663), who hailed from the town of Copertino in Apulia, Italy. This is the name of a city in California.
Curaçao (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, English
From Portuguese Curação of uncertain origin, possibly from a name used by the indigenous peoples of the island. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Netherlands.
Cutshin (Other) English
Cutshin is an unincorporated community located in Leslie County, Kentucky, United States. ... [more]
Czech Republic (Country) English
The traditional English name "Bohemia" derives from Latin: Boiohaemum, which means "home of the Boii" (Gallic tribe). The current English name comes from the Polish ethnonym associated with the area, which ultimately comes from the Czech word Čech... [more]
Dahomey (Other) English
The name of the Kingdom. Dahomey Kingdom was an African kingdom that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Behanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.
Daingerfield (Settlement) English
A city in Texas.
Da Lat (Settlement) English
Simplified form of Đà Lạt.
Da Nang (Settlement) English
Simplified variant of Đà Nẵng.
Danubia (Region) English
A region that consists of the land on the banks of the Danube river.
Dartmouth (Settlement) English
A city in Devon.
Darton (Settlement) English
Darton is a large village in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley (part of South Yorkshire), on the border with West Yorkshire, England.
Dawei (Settlement) English
From Burmese ထားဝယ် (dawe) derived from Mon ထဝဲါ (thawai) meaning "to sit cross-legged", referring to the Buddha's posture on the palin (a type of throne). This is the name of a city in Myanmar, formerly known as Tavoy in English.
Dayville (Settlement) English
A city in Oregon.
Decorah (Settlement) English
Decorah, Iowa.
Delaware (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Delaware river, which was named after Lord De La Warr, from French de la guerre or de la werre literally "of the war".
Delta (Political Subdivision) English
This is a state in Nigeria, a western African country. This is where the Isoko peoples live.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Country) English
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire (1971–1997). It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th-largest in the world... [more]
Denton (Political Subdivision) English
A city in Texas.
Denver (Settlement) English
Named after James W. Denver; the surname itself comes from Old English Denefær ("crossing of the Danes") or den-ōfer ("valley-bank")... [more]
Dersingham (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English "homestead belonging to Deorsige".
De Smet (Other) English
De Smet was founded by a French missionary priest travelling through the Midwest of America. It is best known for being one of the many homes of the Ingalls Wilder family, and the place where most of the Ingalls family is buried.
Des Moines (Settlement) English
Name of the capital and the most populous city in Iowa, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
Detroit (Political Subdivision) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”
Devizes (Settlement) English
Derived from castrum ad divisas, latin for “castle at the boundary”
Devonshire (Other) English
A county in southwestern England; county town, Exeter. Also called Devon.
Dhaka (Settlement) Bengali, English
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (dhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari... [more]
Dharamsala (Settlement) English
Variant of Dharamshala.
Dharamshala (Settlement) English
From Hindi धर्मशाला (dharmshala) referring to a type of sanctuary for religious pilgrims, itself derived from Sanskrit धर्म (dharma) meaning "law, duty, virtue" (with the additional meaning of "religion, faith" in Hindi) and शाला (shala) meaning "house"... [more]
Dinagat (Political Subdivision & Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Surigaonon, Waray, Tagalog, English
From Cebuano dinagat meaning "of the sea", ultimately from dagat meaning "sea". This is the name of an island in the Philippines, as well as a province (called Dinagat Islands).
Dingus (Other) English
Dingus is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Kentucky, named after its first postmaster, Charles Dingus.
Dingwall (Settlement) English
A city in Scotland. From the Scandinavian 'Þingvöllr ', meaning "the meeting place of the assembly".
Diomede Islands (Island) English (American)
The Diomede islands are two islands both in the USA and Russia. They consist of big Diomede and little Diomede.... [more]
Djibouti (Country) English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It's home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert... [more]
Dniester (River) English
Derived from Sarmatian dānu nazdya meaning "the close river" (as in, the river close-by). This is the name of a river in Eastern Europe, which flows through Ukraine and Moldova to the Black Sea.
Dominica (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
Derived from Latin dominica meaning "lordly" or "Sunday", named by explorer Christopher Columbus for his sighting of the island on a Sunday. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Dominican Republic (Country) English
Calque of Spanish República Dominicana named in honour of Saint Dominic (Santo Domingo de Guzmán), the founder of the Dominican Order... [more]
Doncaster (Settlement) English
A town in England located on the River Don. The first element is from the Roman fort Danum, likely from an earlier Celtic settlement relating to the River Don. The second element is the Old English ceaster, 'fort' (c.f Modern English castle).
Donetsk People’s Republic (Country & Political Subdivision) English
Not available.
Doral (Settlement) English
Dortmund (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
First mentioned in the 9th century AD as Throtmanni, of uncertain origin and meaning, the form Dortmunde first appeared in the 13th century. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Dover (Settlement) English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr, 'water, tears').... [more]
Drayton (Settlement) English
Drayton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England.
DRC (Country) English
Abbreviation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dubai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, English, Albanian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Arabic دَبَّ (dabba) meaning "to creep, to crawl", referring to the slow flow of a creek in the area. This is the name of an emirate of and city in the United Arab Emirates.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Croatian
From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Irish Duibhlinn itself from Middle Irish Dublind meaning "black pool", derived from dub meaning "black, dark" and lind meaning "pool, lake"... [more]
Duluth (Settlement) English
After Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut. Name of a city in Minnesota.
Durban (Settlement) English
The name of a city in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa (known in Zulu as eThekwini). From D'Urban, named for Lieutenant General Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849), who was the governor of the Cape Colony when the city was named in 1835.
Durham (Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm, which comprises of the Celtic element dun, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas, 'city') and the Old Norse holme, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).
Dushanbe (Settlement) Tajik, English, Russian
Mean "Monday" in Tajik, so named for a popular market that used to be held in the area on Mondays. This is the name of the capital city of Tajikistan.
Dwarf (Other) English
Dwarf is an unincorporated community located in Perry County, Kentucky, named for Jeremiah Combs, a short townsman who used hand drills and gunpowder to create a tunnel through solid rock nearby to divert water to his family's mill.
Easingwold (Settlement) English
A town in North Yorkshire, England, which derives from Old English words meaning 'the forest belonging to Esa'.
East China Sea (Body of Water) Chinese, English
Name of a Sea, it is called this because it is east of China.
East Timor (Country) English
Combination of the English word east and Malay timur also meaning "east", therefore making it a tautological place name meaning "East East". East Timor is a small country in Southeast Asia.
Eatonton (Political Subdivision) English
A city in Georgia.
Écréhous (Island) Norman, English, Medieval Scandinavian
Island chain in the Channel Islands in England. Derived from Old Norse 'esker', as in a "skerry", or a "small, rocky islet". and -hou, meaning "island".
Ecuador (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands... [more]
Eden (River) English
The name of a river in Cumbria, England. It derives from the Brythonic *ituna, 'to gush forth'.
Edgewood (Settlement) English
A city in Washington.
Edmonton (Settlement) English
From Eadhelm and ton, mean "field owned by Eadhelm". City in Canada, named after the district of London.
El Aaiún (Settlement) Spanish, English
Spanish form of Laayoune as well as an English variant.
Ellesmere (Settlement) English
The name of a town in Shropshire, England, which possibly meant either "Elli's lake", "principal lake" or "eel lake". The first element may refer to the personal name Elli or to an adjoining lake or mere that was the largest of several in the neighbourhood, or could be derived from Old English ǣl meaning "eel"; the second element is Old English mere "sea, ocean; lake, pool, pond, cistern".
Ellicott (Settlement) English
A city in Maryland.
El Paso (Settlement) English, Spanish
From Spanish el paso, meaning "the pass". This is the name of several settlements in the world, including the city in Texas.
El Salvador (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Amharic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Means "the saviour" in Spanish, referring to Jesus and shortened from the original name Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo literally meaning "Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World"... [more]
Elsinore (Settlement) Literature, English
Anglicized form of Helsingør. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
Emilia (Region) Italian, English, Finnish, Polish, Spanish
From the Via Aemilia, itself from Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the Roman consul who planned the road. This is the name of a traditional region of northern Italy, now contained in the modern political region of Emilia-romagna.
Emilia-romagna (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, German, Romanian
Combination of the names of the two traditional regions, Emilia and Romagna, within the modern political region in northern Italy.
Empoli (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Of uncertain origin: possibly from the Germanic first name *Empo- with the suffix -ulus, or from Latin in portu ("in the port") as per the Tabula Peutingeriana. An eighth-century castle is documented with the names Empolum, Emporium and Empolis... [more]
Ennis (Settlement) Irish, English
From Irish inis meaning "island", short for Inis Cluana Rámhfhada, meaning "island of the long rowing meadow".... [more]
Erie (Body of Water) English
Lake Erie is one of the Great Lakes of the United States, having fresh water.
Eritrea (Country) English
A country in Africa.
Espírito Santo (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, English
Portuguese for "Holy Spirit", the third person of the Christian Trinity. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Essex (Region) English
The name of a county in south-eastern England, it is derived from Old English Ēastseaxe meaning "East Saxons," referring to the Kingdom of the East Saxons.
Eswatini (Country) Swazi, English
Means "land of the Swazis" Swazi. Since 2018, this is the official name of the landlocked country in Southern Africa. formally known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, the nation renamed itself the Kingdom of Eswatini, reflecting the extant Swazi name for the state "eSwatini", to mark the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence, and was partially intended to prevent confusion with the similarly named country, Switzerland.
Etruria (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman, History
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an ancient country in the Italian Peninsula (located in what is now Tuscany) inhabited by the Etruscans.... [more]
Eureka (Settlement) English
A port city in northwest California, on Humblodt Bay off the Pacific Ocean, which is a noted lumbering center; pop. 25,300 (est. 2008)
Evans (Settlement) English
There are two cities named Evans in the United States, one in Colorado, the other in Georgia.
Evanston (Settlement) English
Meaning "Evan's town", this is a city in Illinois.
Evansville (Settlement) English
A city in Indiana.
Exmouth (Settlement) English
Exmouth has the -mouth ending, which denotes at the mouth of a river, the river being the river Exe in this case. Exmouth means 'on the mouth of the river Exe'.
Fairbanks (Settlement) English (American)
Fairbanks is a settlement in Alaska USA. Fairbanks was founded in 1901 by E.T.Barnette.... [more]
Falkland Islands (Island) English
An archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf and an overseas territory administered by the United Kingdom and claimed by Argentina (known in Spanish as Islas Malvinas)... [more]
Falmouth (Settlement) English
Faroe Islands (Country) English
English form of Føroyar. The name is probably derived from Old Norse fær "sheep". The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the Danish kingdom.
Faroes (Country) English
Shortened form of Faroe Islands.
Fayette (Political Subdivision & Other) English
Fayette is a county in Pennsylvania, and there is a city named Lexington-Fayette in Kentucky.
Featherstonhaugh (Settlement) English
A town in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
Fernlees (Settlement) English (Rare)
Fernlees is a rural town in the locality of Gindie, Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.
Fernleigh (Political Subdivision) English
Fernleigh, Nova Scotia is a residential subdivision in Fairview on Mainland Halifax within the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia on the shore of the Bedford Basin in Halifax Harbour.
Finistère (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English
The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning “end of the earth”. As its name suggests, it is the westernmost department in mainland France.
Flagford (Settlement) English
From flag "flagstone" and ford "ford, river crossing." It is the name of a village in County Roscommon, Ireland also known as Culleenatreen.
Flint (Settlement & River) English
The name of a town in north Wales and numerous communities in the United States, notably the city in Michigan, as well as several rivers in the United States and Jamaica.... [more]
Florence (Settlement) English, Dutch, French, Latvian
From Latin Florentia, derived from florens, ("flowering"), ultimately from flos, meaning "flower". This is the name of the capital city of Tuscany, in central Italy, as well as several settlements throughout the United States.... [more]
Foggia (Settlement) Italian, English
Possibly from Latin fovea, referring to the pits where wheat was stored, or to a drainage basin.... [more]
Foochow (Settlement) English (Archaic)
Dated romanization of Fuzhou.
Fort Worth (Settlement) English
Named in honor of officer William J. Worth, who fought in the Mexican-American War. This is the name of a city in Texas.
Frankfurt (Settlement) German, English
Combination of Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and furt "ford, river crossing". This is the name of the fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt am Main in Hesse, as well as a sizable city in Brandenburg, Frankfurt an der Oder.
Freetown (Settlement) English
It was founded as a settlement for freed Afro-American, Afro-Caribbean and liberated African slaves, hence the name “Freetown” being a free town for freed slaves. This is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Freiburg im Breisgau (Settlement) Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
It was founded in 1120 as a free market town, hence its name, which translates to "free (or independent) town in the Breisgau". Frei means "free", Burg is a fortified town in German and Breisgau is an geographical area of Germany, so basically it means: "fortified town of free citizens in the Breisgau ". This is a city in the Baden-Württemberg state of Germany.
French Guiana (Other) English
French Guiana is an overseas region of France on the northeast coast of South America, composed mainly of tropical rainforest. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Cépérou overlook the capital, Cayenne, with its colorful Creole houses and street markets... [more]
French Polynesia (Other) English
Combination of French and Polynesia, named after it’s French governance. This is an overseas collectivity of France.
Friendswood (Settlement) English
A city in Texas.
Fugate (Country) English
Fuji (Mountain) Japanese, English
The name of a mountain (a symbol for the Japanese for centuries), known in Japanese as Fuji-san or Fujiyama (富士山), located on the boundaries of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in central Japan... [more]
Funan (Country) Chinese, Khmer, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Chinese transcription of Khmer ភ្នំ (phnum) meaning "mountain". This was the name of an ancient kingdom (or group of kingdoms) that existed on mainland Southeast Asia from the 1st to 6th centuries.
Funan (Country) Chinese, Khmer, Thai, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Chinese transcription of Khmer ភ្នំ (phnum) meaning "mountain". This was the name of an ancient kingdom (or group of kingdoms) that existed on mainland Southeast Asia from the 1st to 6th centuries.
Galdhøpiggen (Mountain) English, Norwegian
This is a 2469 meter tall mountain in Norway, it’s also the tallest mountain above sea level in Scandinavia... [more]
Gambia (Country & River) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River... [more]
Ganges (River) English, Ancient Greek
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Ganges) derived from Sanskrit गङ्गा (ganga) meaning "swift-goer", itself from गच्छति (gacchati) meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
Garston (Settlement) English
Gastonia (Settlement) English
Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.
Gateshead (Settlement) English
A town in Northeast England. It most likely means 'goat's headland', implying that wild goats were a part of the local fauna.
Gaylord (Settlement) English (American)
Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States... [more]
Gaza (Region & Settlement) English, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
From Hebrew עזה ('azza) most commonly believed to be derived from the word עז ('az) meaning "strong, fierce". This is the name of a region in western Asia on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea (referred to as the Gaza Strip), as well as a city in this region (called Gaza City).
General Salipada Khalid Pendatun (Settlement) English
General Salipada K. Pendatun is a municipality in the Philippines. It is named for General Salipada K. Pendatun, who is a forerunner Mindanaoan Legislator and General during the Second World War.
Geneva (Settlement) English
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.... [more]
George Town (Settlement) English, Malay
Derived from the given name George, named in honour of British king George III. This is the name of a city in Malaysia as well as the capital city of the Cayman Islands.
Georgetown (Settlement) English
The capital of Guyana, and is a port at the mouth of the Demerara River, pop. 133,000 (est. 2007)
German Democratic Republic (Country) English
Official name of East Germany. See Deutsche Demokratische Republik for the German form.
Gigha (Island) English
Anglicisation of Giogha.
Giza (Settlement) Arabic (Egyptian), English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Syriac ܓܣܐ (gissa) meaning "side", Persian ‎دژ (dezh) meaning "fort, fortress, castle" or Egyptian r-gs-ḥr meaning "the side of the high one"... [more]
Glaston (Settlement) English
This name is derived from towns scattered around Europe. There are French towns named Glaston, and it also is similar to the famous town Glastonbury Tor, the predicted location of the Holy Grail.
Glen Burnie (Settlement) English
Name of an unincorporated town in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is named after Elias Glenn, who owned a property called Glennsburne.
Glen Cove (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Nassau County, New York. It is named after Glencoe, Scotland.
Glendale (Other) English
Named for the suburb in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, Australia. The name is Scottish in origin and is taken from two words which both mean "valley".
Glenside (Political Subdivision) English
A city in Pennsylvania.
Gloversville (Settlement) English (American)
Gloversville is the name of 2 settlements in the usa. One in Virginia and one in New york.... [more]
Goa (Political Subdivision) English, Portuguese
From Konkani गोंय (Gõy), ultimately derived from Sanskrit गोमन्त (gomanta) possibly referring to an ancient kingdom or tribe. This is the name of a state in southwestern India.
Goldfield (Settlement) English
A city in Nevada, USA.
Goodlettsville (Settlement) English
A city in Tennessee.
Gothenburg (Settlement) English
English form of Göteborg.
Grandbury (Settlement) English
A city in Texas.
Grandview (Political Subdivision) English
Grandview is a city in Missouri and a city in Washington.
Grandville (Political Subdivision) English
Grandville is a city in Michigan.
Greenland (Country) English, Scots
Cognate of Grœnland.
Greenleigh (Settlement) English
Greenwich (Settlement) English
Green Harbor or -Settlement
Grenada (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة‎ (ḡarnāṭa) possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Gressenhall (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English grēosn "gravel" or gærsen "grass" and the Anglian halh meaning "a nook of land". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
Groningen (Settlement) Dutch, English, German
This is a city in the north of the Netherlands and the capital city of the Groningen province. The meaning and origin of the name "Groningen" is unknown, one theory is that "Groningen" meant among the people of Groni, which was derived from lake Gronesbeke... [more]
Groningen (Political Subdivision) Dutch, English, German
This is a province in the north of the Netherlands, it derived it's name from it's capital and largest city Groningen... [more]
Grozny (Settlement) Russian, English
Means "formidable, menacing, fearsome" in Russian. This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Guadeloupe (Region & Island) English
Guam (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
Guimaras (Political Subdivision & Island) Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English
From a Spanish corruption of the name Himal-us of uncertain origin and meaning. This is the name of an island province of the Philippines.
Guinea-Bissau (Country) English
A country in Africa.
Gujarat (Political Subdivision & Region) Gujarati, English
Gujarat as a name is derived from the Pratihar dynasty of gurjars, who ruled Gujarat in the 8th and 9th centuries CE.
Guttenberg (Settlement) English
Name of a town in Hudson County, New Jersey. It was either named after Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, or the German word for "good village".
Guyana (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region... [more]
Guyana (Country) English, Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from an indigenous word (perhaps Tupi or Guarani) meaning "land of many waters". This is the name of a country in South America.
Hackney (Settlement) English
A district of London. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
Hadley (Settlement) English
Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,325 at the 2020 census. The name means “heather field.” and it was renamed for Hadleigh, Suffolk
Hague (Settlement) English
Alternative English form of The Hague.
Haiphong (Settlement) English
From Vietnamese Hải Phòng derived from Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "sea, ocean" and 防 (phòng) meaning "defend, protect, guard"... [more]
Haiti (Country) English
The name of the Country in the Caribbean. Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact... [more]
Hakha (Settlement) English
From Burmese ဟားခါး (Hahka) possibly derived from Shan ဟား (ha) meaning "requesting, begging" and ခါး (hka) meaning "bitterness, without sweetness", referring to the residents of the historical village who had to pay taxes to the village's original founders... [more]
Half Moon Bay (Settlement) English
Refers to a crescent-shaped bay that lies north of the city. This is the name of a city in California.
Halifax (Settlement) English
Halifax (Settlement) English
Halifax is the capital and largest municipality of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and the largest municipality in Atlantic Canada. The city was named after George Montagu-Dunk, the 2nd Earl of Halifax, a market town in West Yorkshire, England... [more]
Hallow (Settlement) English
Hallow is a village and civil parish beside the River Severn.
Hamhung (Settlement) English, Korean
From Korean 함흥 (Hamheung) derived from Sino-Korean 咸 (ham) referring to the city's former name, Hamju, combined with 興 (heung) meaning "thrive, prosper, flourish". This is the name of a city in North Korea, also used as an alternate transcription of Korean 함흥 (see Hamheung).
Hampshire (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, foremost a large county in South England, from the name Hampton + Old English scir "division", "district".
Hampton (Other) English
Name of numerous places in England, from Anglo-Saxon ham "homestead " or hamm "water meadow" + tun "enclosure" "settlement".
Hanley (Settlement) English
Hanoi (Settlement) English
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội), which is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 () meaning "river, stream" and 内 (nèi) meaning "inside", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
Harbin (Settlement) Manchu, English
From a dialectal name meaning "(place of) drying fishnets" in Manchu, so named because the area was once a small fishing village. This is the name of a city in China.
Harrington (Settlement) English
Harrisburg (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Harris. In the case of the capital city of the US state of Pennsylvania, the city was named after founder John Harris Sr.
Hartford (Settlement) English
Variant of Hertford, from the union of the words heorot ("hart, stag") and ford. This spelling is mostly used in the United States, most famously by the capital city of the State of Connecticut.
Havana (Settlement) English
From Spanish Habana, derived from Habaguanex, the name of a Taíno chief who controlled the area. This is the name of the capital city of Cuba.
Hawaii (Island) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin. Theories from Proto-Polynesian hawaiki which possibly means place of the gods" or from Proto-Polynesian sawaiki "homeland", or possibly named for Hawaiʻiloa, legendary discoverer of the Hawaiian islands.
Helena (Settlement) English
Name of the capital city of Montana. Form the given name Helena
Hellas (Country) Norwegian, English (Rare), Czech (Rare)
From Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellás) "Greece". This is the Norwegian name for Greece, used since 1932. It was previously called Grekenland (compare Grekland, Griekeland)... [more]
Helmsley (Settlement) English
A small market town in Northern England. It's name derives from the Old English Helm, a personal name and leah, which means 'clearing, field'.
Helsinki (Settlement) Finnish, English
Finnish form of Helsingfors via the colloquial name Helsinge. This is the capital of Finland.
Hempstead (Settlement) English
Name of a town and village in Nassau County, New York. It is either named after the Dutch castle of Heemstede, or the British town of Hemel Hempstead.
Herefordshire (Political Subdivision & Region) English
May mean "county of the army river crossing", deriving from the Old English for "army", here, and "river crossing", ford, making Hereford, and sċīr, from Proto-West Germanic *skīru... [more]
Herkimer (Settlement) English (American)
Herkimer is a small settlement in new york USA. Herkimer was founded in 1788.... [more]
Hershey (Settlement) English
A small community in Pennsylvania.
Hertford (Settlement) English
Comes from a ford where a Hart (a male deer) drank at a ford.
Herzegovina (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English
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Herzegovina (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English
From German herzog meaning “duke’s land.” It is a geographical region part of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Hesse (Political Subdivision) English
From the name of a Germanic tribe originally called Chatti, later Chassi, and from the 8th century called Hassi or Hessi. Hesse is a state in Germany.
Hialeah (Settlement) American
The name of a city in the American state of Florida, commonly said to mean "pretty prairie" from Muskogee haiyakpo "prairie" and hili "pretty". Alternatively it may mean "high prairie" or "upland prairie" in Seminole.
Hiawassee (Settlement) English
The name of a town in the U.S. state of Georgia, located on the Hiwassee River. It is derived from a Cherokee or Creek word ayuhwasi meaning "meadow".
Hilo (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Hawaiian hilo meaning "twist, braid, spin". This is the name of a town in the US state of Hawaii.
Himalaya (Mountain) Sanskrit, Nepali, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit, from हिम (hima) meaning "snow, frost, cold, winter" and आलय (alaya) meaning "abode, dwelling". This is the name of a mountain range in Asia.
Himalayas (Mountain) English
Plural form of Himalaya.
Hinesville (Settlement) English
Combination of the surname Hines and the suffix -ville.
Hinxton (Settlement) English
The name of a village in Cambridgeshire, ultimately derived from a contraction of Old English Hengestestun which possibly meant "town of Hengest", itself from the genitive of the Old English byname Hengest (or from Old English hengest "stallion") and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Ho Chi Minh (Settlement) English
From the name of Vietnamese revolutionary and politician Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969; natively Hồ Chí Minh in Vietnamese)... [more]
Hoisington (Political Subdivision) English
Hoisington is a city in Kansas.
Hollywood (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places throughout the United States as well as a few places in England. The most notable place is the district in Los Angeles, California, known for being the home of the U.S. motion-picture industry, whose name allegedly means "hauling wood".
Honduras (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "depths" in Spanish, either referring to the deep waters off the northern coast of the country or from Christopher Columbus' alleged quote "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas honduras" meaning "Thank God we have departed from those depths"... [more]
Hong Kong (Settlement, Political Subdivision & Island) English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Cantonese 香港 (Hoeng Gong) derived from 香 (hoeng) meaning "fragrant" and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour". This is the name of a city, island and special administrative region of China.
Honolulu (Settlement) Hawaiian, English
Means "sheltered harbor", from Hawaiian hono "bay, harbor" and lulu "shelter". This is the state capital of Hawaii.
Horningtoft (Settlement) English
From the Old English horn "horn-shaped" -ingas "people of" toft "curtilage". "people of the horn-shaped curtilage". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
Hsi-an (Settlement) Chinese, English
Alternate romanization of Xi'an based on the Wade–Giles system.
Hudson (River) English
The Hudson River in the United States.
Hue (Settlement) English
English unaccented form of Huế.
Hull (Settlement & River) American, English
Huntsville (Settlement) English
Means "Hunt's town". This is the name of a city in Alabama, as well as several other places in the United States.
Huron (Body of Water) English
One of the Great Lakes of the United States of America, so named because it has fresh water, a rarity around the world.
Hyderabad (Settlement) English
From Urdu حیدر آباد‎ (haidar abad), derived from Arabic حيدر (haydar) meaning "lion, warrior" (see the given name Haidar) and Urdu آباد (abad) meaning "populated area, inhabited area, city" (of Persian origin)... [more]
Ibiza (Island) Spanish, French, Italian, English, Czech, German, Polish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Catalan Eivissa, which is a derivative of Arabic يَابِسَة‎ (yābisa), itself from Latin Ebusus, from Phoenician 𐤀𐤉𐤁𐤔𐤌‎ (ʾybšm).
Iceland (Country & Island) English
From Icelandic Ísland, which is derived from Old Norse íss meaning "ice" and land meaning "land, country". This is the name of a Nordic island country in the Atlantic Ocean.
Idaho (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin, possibly from Shoshone term ee-da-how, meaning "gem of the mountains" or "the sun comes from the mountains".
Ilkley (Settlement) English
Of uncertain origin. The English-born clergyman Robert Collyer (1823-1912) claimed this is derived from an old British word llecan meaning "rock". The second syllable may be derived from Old English leah "(woodland) clearing".
Illinois (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the modern French spelling of the Algonquian people who called themselves Inoca or Ilinouek.
Iloilo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English
Derived from Hiligaynon Ilong-Ilong, itself from ilong meaning "nose" referring to the nose-like shape of a landform in the region. This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, the Philippines.
Independence (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Missouri, it is named after the Declaration of Independence.
Indian (Body of Water) English
Name of an ocean, they named it that because it was by India.
Indianapolis (Settlement) English
Union of "Indiana", itself meaning "Land of the Indians" in Latin, and the Greek suffix polis. This is the name of the capital city of the US state of Indiana.
Ingoldisthorpe (Settlement) English
From the Old Norse "Ingjaldr's" þorp "outflying farmstead". The name of a village in Norfolk.
Ingushetia (Political Subdivision) English
Means "(place) of the Ingush", from the Russian name for the Ingush people. The Russian name is believed to be derived from Ангушт (Angusht), the Ingush name of the village of Tarskoe located in present-day North Ossetia–Alania... [more]
Inniswood (Other) English
Part of the name of Inniswood Metro Gardens formed from the estate of Mary and Grace Innis.
Iowa (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, possibly from Dakota ayuxba "sleepy ones".
Ipoh (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay ipuh meaning "upas" (a type of poisonous tree). This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak.
Irrawaddy (River) English
From Burmese ဧရာဝတီ (Eyawadi), ultimately derived from Sanskrit इरावती (iravati) meaning "gaining drink or refreshment, satiating, endowed with provisions". This is the name of a river in Myanmar.
Islamabad (Settlement) English, Hindi
From Urdu اسلام آباد (Islam Abad) meaning "city of Islam" from the name of the religion and Urdu آباد (abad) meaning "inhabited place, city". This is the name of the capital city of Pakistan.
Istanbul (Settlement) English, Arabic
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis ten polin) meaning "to the City", a colloquial name for the city of Constantinople (reflecting its status as the only major city in the vicinity)... [more]
Itasca (Body of Water) English
Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota.... [more]
Ivory Coast (Country) English
Calque of French Côte d'Ivoire meaning "coast of ivory", a reference to the historical ivory trade prominent in that region. This is the name of a country in western Africa, sometimes also referred to by its French name.
Izmir (Region & Other) English, Russian, Bosnian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Yakut, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Uzbek, Turkmen, Tatar, Croatian, Kyrgyz, Czech, Dutch, German, Romanian, Frisian, Tajik, Finnish, Georgian, Estonian, Polish, Armenian, Bashkir, Chuvash, Hungarian, Udmurt, Mongolian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of İzmir used in languages that do not have the 'İ/i' character in the alphabet.... [more]
Jacklin (Body of Water) English
Jacklin Lake is located in Wisconsin. Some of its native creatures are the northern pout, the pike, and the panfish.
Jackson (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Jackson, such as Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), seventh President of the United States. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, such as the capital city of the State of Mississippi.
Jacksonville (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in Florida, named in honor of Andrew Jackson who was the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.
Jaipur (Settlement) English, Punjabi, Telugu
From Hindi जयपुर (Jaypur) derived from the given name Jay 2 (so named for the city's founder, 18th century ruler Jai Singh II) and Sanskrit पुर (pura) meaning "fortress, city"... [more]
Jakarta (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Balinese, Javanese, Madurese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Malay, English
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and कृत (krta) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Jamestown (Settlement) English
Jamestown, named after King James, was a settlement in Virginia, one of the original thirteen colonies.
Java (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvipa) meaning "island of barley", though it may have come from Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)" or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
Jayton (Settlement) English
Jayton is a city in Texas.
Jeddah (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic جدة (Jiddah) derived from the word جَدَّة (jaddah) meaning "grandmother", perhaps referencing the folk belief that the Tomb of Eve (who is considered the 'grandmother' of humanity) is located there... [more]
Jersey (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Medieval Scandinavian
One of the Channel Islands in England. Also a name of a state in the United States. May be derived from the Old Norse jarð meaning "earth" or jarl meaning "earl", or maybe from the given name Geirr... [more]
Jiddah (Settlement) Arabic, English
Arabic form of Jeddah as well as an English variant.
Joelton (Settlement) English (Modern)
Means "Joel's town".
Johnstown (Settlement) English
The are 27 settlements in the world named Johnstown. They can be found in the USA and Ireland.... [more]
Johor (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately of Persian origin. This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
Johor Bahru (Settlement) Malay, English
From Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
Joilet (Settlement) English (American)
It was renamed in 1845 for Louis Jolliet, the French Canadian explorer who visited the site in 1673. Joliet was once known as “Stone City” for its limestone, which was used throughout the Midwest (e.g., in the Rock Island Arsenal, the Illinois State House, and the Lincoln Monument in Springfield).Joliet (/ˈdʒoʊliɛt, dʒoʊliˈɛt/) is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Chicago... [more]
Jolo (Settlement & Island) Filipino, Tagalog, English
Probably derived from Hokkien 好儂 (hó lâng) meaning "good people", named by Chinese traders to reflect how they perceived the native people of the region. This is the name of an island in the southern Philippines as well as the capital city of the province of Sulu.
Juba (Settlement) English, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Uzbek
Of uncertain origin, from the Nilotic Bari language of South Sudan. It is the name of the capital and largest city of South Sudan, as well as the former village on its site.
Judea (Region) Biblical, English
From a Greek and Roman adaptation of the name Judah, ultimately from Hebrew Yehudah. This was/is the name of a mountainous southern part of the region of Palestine.
Judice (Settlement) English
Judice is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Juneau (Settlement) English
The capital city of Alaska, it is named after Canadian miner Joe Juneau.
Kabardino-Balkaria (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Кабардино-Балкария (Kabardino-Balkariya) comprised of the names of the Kabardian and Balkar people. This is the name of a republic of Russia.
Kabul (Settlement) English
From Pashto کابل (Kabel) which may have been derived from Kambuja or Kamboja, the name of an ancient Indo-Iranian tribe and kingdom. The name is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and भुज् (bhuj) meaning "use, possess, rule"... [more]
Kachin (Political Subdivision & Region) Burmese, English
From a collective term for various ethnolinguistic groups that inhibit the Kachin Hills in northern Myanmar, itself of unclear origin. This is the name of a state of Myanmar, as well as a geographical region in the northeastern part of the country.
Kalmykia (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Калмыкия (Kalmykiya) ultimately from хальмг (xal'mg), the native name of the Kalmyk people. The ethnic name is of probably Mongolian origin meaning "the people moving away", from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, flood", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
Kampala (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From K'empala, a shortening of the original Baganda Akasozi ke'Empala ("Hill of the Impala"). This is the name of the capital city of Uganda.
Kampuchea (Country) Khmer, English (Archaic)
Khmer form of Cambodia as well as an archaic English variant.
Kandy (Settlement) English
From Tamil கண்டி (Kanti) of uncertain meaning, possibly derived from Sinhala කන්ද උඩරට (kanda urarata) meaning "upland" or කන්ද උඩ පාස් රට (kanda ura pas rata) meaning "mountain pass country"... [more]
Kansas (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Kanas river, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there.
Karaganda (Settlement) English, Russian
From Kazakh Қарағанды (Qaraghandy), which is derived from қараған (qaraghan) meaning "caragana" (a type of flower). This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Karakalpakstan (Political Subdivision) English, Russian
From Karakalpak Қарақалпақстан (Qaraqalpaqstan), itself from the name of the Karakalpak people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of"... [more]
Karamea (Settlement) Maori, English
Means "speargrass" in Maori, peobably from a corruption of kakara taramea meaning "sweet-scented gum (of speargrass leaves)". This is the name of a town in New Zealand.
Karelia (Political Subdivision & Region) English
From Russian Карелия (Kareliya), which is from Karelian and Finnish Karjala derived from Finnish karja meaning "cattle, livestock" combined with the suffix -la denoting location... [more]
Kargil (Settlement) English, Urdu
Most likely derived from Tibetan དཀར (dkar) meaning "white, pure, bright" and སྐྱིལ (skyil) meaning "expanse" or འཁྱིལ ('khyil) meaning "mountainous amphitheater, place where water flows"... [more]
Kathmandu (Settlement) Nepali, English
From the name of Kasthamandap, a Hindu temple and shrine in Nepal. The name means "wooden pavilion" from Sanskrit काष्ठ (kashtha) meaning "wood" combined with मण्डप (mandapa) meaning "pavilion, hall, square"... [more]