Belgian Submitted Place Names

Belgian names are used in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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Aardenburg (Settlement) Dutch (Dutchified, ?)
Aardenburg is a small city close to the Dutch border with Belgium. It is part of the Sluis Municipality, located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. Its medieval name was Rodenburgh (Red Castle).
Abchazië (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Abkhazia.
Abidjan (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek
The largest city and economic capital of the Ivory Coast, meaning uncertain. It is traditionally believed to be derived from the Ebiré phrase min-chan m'bidjan meaning "I just cut the leaves", supposedly exclaimed by an old villager to a European explorer when asked the village's name... [more]
Abkhazie (Country) French
French form of Abkhazia.
Aboe Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
Abondance (Political Subdivision) French
Abou Dabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, English, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "father of gazelles" in Arabic, from أبو (abu) meaning "father of" and ظبي (dhabiyy) meaning "gazelle", so named for the abundance of gazelles in the region. This is the name of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the name of one of its seven emirates.
Abyssinie (Country) French
French form of Abyssinia.
Acadie (Region) French
French form of Acadia.
Acadië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Acadia.
Acarnanie (Region) French
French form of Acarnania.
Achgabat (Settlement) French
French form of Ashgabat.
Açores (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese, Catalan, French
Portuguese form of Azores, which has been adopted into Catalan and French.
Addis-abeba (Settlement) French, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malagasy, Russian, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of Addis Ababa used in various languages.
Adyguée (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Adygea.
Afrike (Region) Walloon, Yiddish
Walloon and Yiddish form of Africa.
Afrique Du Sud (Country) French
French form of South Africa.
Agadir (Settlement) Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber, English, French
Means "fortified fortress, wall" in Central Atlas Tamazight, ultimately from Phoenician gdr meaning "wall, compound". This is the name of a city in Morocco.
Ain (River & Political Subdivision) French
A river and department in France.
Aken (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Aachen.
Albaneye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Albania.
Albanië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Albania.
Aldjereye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Algeria.
Alep (Political Subdivision) Catalan, Croatian, French, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Aleppo used in multiple languages.
Aleppo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Italian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian
Italian form of Arabic حلب (Halab) of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from حَلَب (halaba) meaning "to give out milk", a reference to the traditional belief that Abraham distributed milk to travelers in the region... [more]
Alexandrie (Settlement) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Alexandria.
Alexandrië (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Alexandria.
Almagne (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Alemannia, used as the Walloon name of Germany.
Alpen (Mountain) Dutch, German, Luxembourgish
Dutch, German and Luxembourgish form of Alps.
Alpes (Mountain) French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alps.
Alsace (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English
From Old High German Ali-saz or Elisaz, meaning "foreign domain". Alternatively, from Germanic Ell-sass, meaning "seated on the Ill", a river in Alsace.... [more]
Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Combination of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine.... [more]
Ambracie (Settlement) French
French form of Ambracia.
Amman (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely derived from the Arabic root ع م م‎ (' m m) related to concepts such as kinship and large extended groups or tribes. Alternatively it may come from the name of the ancient kingdom of Ammon, which existed between the 10th and 4th centuries BCE in land east of the Jordan River... [more]
Anatolie (Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Anatolia.
Anatolië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Anatolia.
Ancre (River) French
This is the name of a river in Picardy, France.
Andalusië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Andalusia.
Andelle (River) French
The name of a river in Normandy, France.
Andôre (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Andorra.
Andorra (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Andorra La Vella (Settlement) Catalan, English, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Means "Andorra the town" from the name of the country of Andorra and a corruption of Catalan vila meaning "settlement, town". This is the name of the capital city of Andorra.
Andorre (Country) French
French form of Andorra.
Andorre-la-vieille (Settlement) French
French form of Andorra La Vella.
Anjou (Other) English, French
From the name of the former county/duchy/province centered around the city of Angers in the Loire Valley of western France, which is in the present-day département of Maine-et-Loire. It was the cradle of the House of Plantagenet who ruled England from the twelfth century, of whom the current royal family are descendants... [more]
Ankara (Settlement & River) Turkish, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook", referring to a river bend. This is the name of the capital city of Turkey as well as a river of the same name.
Annecy (Other) French
Town in southeastern France, the capital of the Haute-Savoie department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.... [more]
Antananarivo (Settlement) Malagasy, French, English
Means "city of thousand" in Malagasy, from the prefix an- combined with tanana meaning "city, town" and arivo meaning "one thousand". The name was chosen by Merina King Andriamasinavalona (1675-1710), who renamed the city in honour of the thousand soldiers who captured the site under the rule of King Andrianjaka... [more]
Antiochië (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
Aoste (Settlement) French
French form of Aosta.
Apulië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Apulia.
Aquitaine (Region) French
French form of Aquitania. This is the name of a historical region of France located roughly between the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Garonne... [more]
Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Combination of Aquitaine, Limousin, and Poitou-Charentes.... [more]
Aquitanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Aquitaine.
Arachosie (Region) French
French form of Arachosia.
Arachosië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Arachosia.
Arcadie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Arcadia.
Arcadië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Arcadia.
Ardenne (Region & Other) French, French (Belgian)
From the forest known as Arduenna Silva in the Roman period; Arduenna probably derives from a Gaulish cognate of the Brythonic word ardu, as in Irish ard "high"... [more]
Ardennes (Other & Region) French (Anglicized), English
English pluralised form of Ardenne. ... [more]
Årdjintene (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Argentina.
Arie (Region) French
French form of Aria.
Arië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Aria.
Arles (Political Subdivision) French (Gallicized)
From Arelati, a Gaulish word meaning "by the marsh" or "in front of the marsh". Latinized Arelate.
Årmeneye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Armenia.
Arpitanie (Region) French
French form of Arpitania.
Arpitanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Arpitania.
Aruba (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Asjchabad (Settlement) Swedish, Dutch, Frisian
Swedish, Dutch and Frisian form of Ashgabat.
Asmara (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish
From Tigrinya ኣርባዕተ ኣስመራ (arbate asmera) meaning "the four (women) made them unite," referring to Tigrinya oral tradition in which four women convinced their clans to unite and defeat a common enemy... [more]
Assyrië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Assyria.
Astana (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (astaneh). This is the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan.
Asturië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Asturias.
Atjeh (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Aceh.
Aurigny (Island) French
French version of Alderney.
Australasie (Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Australasia.
Australazië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Australasia.
Austrasië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Austrasia.
Autriche-hongrie (Country) French
French form of Austria-hungary.
Auvergne (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From the ethnonym of a Celtic tribe, the Arverni, a Latinised form of Gaulish *Aruernoi. Its etymology remains unclear; proposed origins include *ar(e)-uer-no-, meaning "those who are above", or *uernā-, meaning "alder".... [more]
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Political Subdivision & Region) French
A region in southeast central France, combined from the former two regions of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes.
Azerbaïdjan (Country) French
French form of Azerbaijan.
Azerbayidjan (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Azerbaijan.
Azerbeidzjan (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Azerbaijan.
Azeye (Region) Walloon
Walloon form of Asia.
Azië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Asia.
Azoren (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, German, Luxembourgish
Dutch, German and Luxembourgish form of Azores.
Baarn (Settlement) Dutch
Baarn is a municipality/town is the Netherlands , Founded in 1391.... [more]
Babylonië (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Babylonia.
Bachkirie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Bashkiria.
Bactrië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bactria.
Bahama's (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of The Bahamas.
Bakoe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Baku.
Bakou (Settlement) Breton, French, Haitian Creole
Breton, French, and Haitian Creole form of Baku.
Bamako (Settlement) Fula, English, French, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Bambara Bamakɔ meaning "crocodile river", derived from bama meaning "crocodile" and meaning "stream, river". This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Banaat (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Banat.
Bangladesh (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Uzbek
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", from the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
Banjul (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek
Derived from Mandinka bang julo meaning "rope fibre". This is the name of the capital city of The Gambia.
Barbåde (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Barbados.
Barbade (Island & Country) French
French form of Barbados, usually written with the definite article la.
Barbados (Island & Country) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Portuguese barbados meaning "bearded ones", ultimately from barba meaning "beard". It is unclear what exactly the name refers to; it may have come from the hanging vines of fig trees on the island, from the beards worn by the native Carib (Kalinago) people, or from the 'beard' formed by sea foam surrounding the island... [more]
Barcelone (Settlement) French
French form of Barcelona.
Bari (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Latin Barium, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from Messapic *baur or *bur, meaning "house", ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhreu ("to grow, to be"). This is the name of the capital city of Apulia, in southern Italy.
Basilicata (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
The origin of the name is uncertain: it may come from the Greek term βασιλικός (basilikos), a title given to the Byzantine governors of the region; it may be derived from the church of Acerenza, whose bishop had jurisdiction over the territory; or it may be connected to Basil II Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025.... [more]
Basjkirië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bashkiria.
Basjkortostan (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Bashkortostan.
Baskenland (Political Subdivision) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Basque Country.
Bastille (Other) French
This is the name of a fortress, formally known as Bastille Saint-Antoine, which played an important role in France's internal conflicts.... [more]
Batavia (Region & Settlement) English, Dutch, Indonesian
From Latin Batavia, itself from Proto-Germanic Batawjō meaning "good island", derived from bataz meaning "good" and awjō meaning "island". This is the name of a historical and geographical region located in what is now the Netherlands... [more]
Batoche (Settlement & Other) French
A historic village and National Historic Site in modern day Saskatchewan, Canada. Batoche is where Métis leader Louis Riel and his forces were defeated by the Canadian Army... [more]
Batoemi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Batumi.
Beieren (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Bavaria.
Beiroet (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Beirut.
Belarûsseye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Belarus.
Beldjike (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Belgium.
Belgrade (Settlement) English, French
From Serbian Београд (Beograd) meaning "white city", derived from the Slavic root beli or beo meaning "white" combined with grad meaning "city, town". This is the name of the capital city of Serbia.
Belgrado (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Belgrade.
Beloetsjistan (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Balochistan.
Bengale (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, French
Afrikaans and French form of Bengal.
Bengalen (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Bengal.
Béotie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Boeotia.
Bergame (Settlement) French
French form of Bergamo.
Bergen (Settlement) Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
Berlijn (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Berlin.
Bern (Settlement & Political Subdivision) German, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Alemannic German Bärn of uncertain meaning. A popular folk etymology suggests that it is derived from German Bär meaning "bear", although it is more likely of Celtic origin, perhaps from the word *berna meaning "cleft"... [more]
Berne (Settlement & Political Subdivision) French, Latvian, English
French and Latvian form of Bern as well as an English variant.
Bessarabië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bessarabia.
Betuwe (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Batavia (the region).
Beyrouth (Settlement) French
French form of Beirut.
Bhoetan (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bhutan.
Bhoutan (Country) Breton, French
Breton and French form of Bhutan
Bhutan (Country) English, Bengali, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu
Probably from བོད (bod), the Tibetan name for the region of Tibet, derived from Sanskrit भोट-अन्त (bhoṭa-anta) meaning "end of Tibet" (referring to the country's geographical location in southern extremity of the Tibetan plateau)... [more]
Birmaneye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Burma.
Bisaltie (Region) French
French form of Bisaltia.
Biscaye (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Biscay.
Bisjkek (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Bishkek.
Bithynië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bithynia.
Boedapest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Budapest.
Boekarest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bucharest.
Boekovina (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bukovina.
Boeotië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Boeotia.
Boergondië (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch (Rare)
Afrikaans form of Burgundy as well as a Dutch variant spelling of Bourgondië.
Boerjatië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Buryatia.
Bohemen (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bohemia.
Bonaire (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is a special municipality of the Netherlands.
Bossier (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
A city and parish in Louisiana, a place with Creole roots. This is also a French surname.
Boucherville (Political Subdivision) French
A city in Quebec.
Boukhara (Settlement) French
French form of Bukhara.
Bourgogne (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From the ethnonym for the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period.... [more]
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning literally "Burgundy-Free County".... [more]
Bourgondië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Burgundy.
Bouriatie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Buryatia.
Bouville (Settlement) French
Braezi (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Brazil.
Breda (Settlement) Dutch
Breda is a city and municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Brabant. The name derived from brede Aa ('wide Aa' or 'broad Aa') and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa.
Brescia (Settlement) Italian, English, Catalan, French, Polish, Romanian, Sicilian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Brixia, itself probably from a Gaulish or Celtic root denoting a hill. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Britse Maagdeneilanden (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of British Virgin Islands.
Bruges (Settlement) French, English, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian
French form of Brugge, which some countries (mostly Romance ones) have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
Bruneï (Country) French
Variant of Brunei.
Bruneyi (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Brunei.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Brussele (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Brussels.
Bruxelles (Settlement) French, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Italian, Romanian
French form of Brussels, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
Bruxelles (Settlement) French, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Italian, Romanian
Form of Brussels used in numerous languages.
Bucaresse (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Bucharest.
Buchara (Settlement) Czech, Dutch, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, Swedish
Form of Bukhara used in numerous languages.
Budapesse (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Budapest.
Bulgareye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Bulgaria.
Burcy (Settlement) French
A town in France.
Burundi (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Cachemire (Region) French
French form of Kashmir.
Cadix (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Cádiz.
Cagliari (Settlement) Italian, English, Danish, French, Galician, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Latin Calaris, itself from Phoenician Krly, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy.
Caïro (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Cairo.
Calabrië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Calabria.
Calcutta (Settlement) English (Archaic), Dutch, French, Italian, Romanian, Swedish
Anglicized form of Kolkata. It is considered outdated in English but is still regularly used in other languages.
Calédonie (Region) French
French form of Caledonia.
Caledonië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
Californië (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of California.
Calvados (Political Subdivision) French
A department in Normandy, France. It is named after a cluster of sparsely vegetated rocks off the coast, likely from 'calva dorsa', meaning "bare backs".
Cambodge (Country) French
French form of Cambodia.
Cambodja (Country) Catalan, Danish, Dutch
Catalan, Danish, and Dutch form of Cambodia.
Cambodje (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Cambodia.
Cameroun (Country) Danish, French
Danish and French form of Cameroon
Campanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Campania.
Campobasso (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Literally "low field"; derived from Latin Campus Vassorum, denoting that the city was host to vassals. This is the name of the capital city of the southern Italian region of Molise.
Canberra (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Maltese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Ngunawal kamberra meaning "meeting place". This is the name of the capital city of Australia.
Cantabrië (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Cantabria.
Canton (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English (Archaic), French, Italian
Derived from Portuguese Cantão, which was ultimately from Chinese 广东 (Guǎngdōng) (see Guangdong). Used for both the Chinese province of Guangdong and the city of Guangzhou, it is considered dated in English but still current in French and Italian.
Cappadocië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cappadocia.
Caracas (Settlement) English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
From the earlier name Santiago de León de Caracas. The name Caracas is most likely derived from the name of a tribe that used to live in the area. This is the name of the capital city of Venezuela.
Caraïben (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Caribbean.
Caraïbes (Region) French
French form of Caribbean.
Carantanie (Country) French
French form of Carantania.
Carélie (Region) French
French form of Karelia.
Carmanië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Carmania.
Carnie (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
Carthago (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
Casablanca (Settlement) English, French, Spanish
Means "white house" in Spanish. The name comes from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدار البيضاء (ad-Dar al-Bayda'), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
Casquet (Island) French
An island chain in the Channel Islands. Could from derived from French 'cascade', referring the nearby strong tides, or from 'casque', referring to the helmet-like shape of the rocks, or from 'cas', meaning "broken" and 'quet', "rock".
Castilië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Castile.
Catalonië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of Catalonia.
Catanzaro (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, German
From Latin Catanciarium, itself derived from Catacium, ultimately from Ancient Greek Καταρτάριοι, meaning "silk spinners". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, the second city in Calabria, as well as its capital city.
Caucase (Region) French
French form of Caucasus.
Cazaxhistan (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Kazakhstan.
Centre-Val de Loire (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning literally "Centre-Loire Valley", as the centre of the Loire flows through the region.... [more]
Chakassië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Khakassia.
Champagne (Region) French
French region famous for its luxury sparkling wine.... [more]
Champagne-Ardenne (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Combination of Champagne and Ardenne.... [more]
Chantilly (Settlement) French
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
Chaonie (Region) French
French form of Chaonia.
Chardonnay (Settlement) French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
Chartreux (Settlement) French
A village in Dauphine, France, named from words meaning "Battle King" (location of the Carthusian Monastery on Chartreuse Mountain)
Chîpe (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Cyprus.
Chiraz (Settlement) French
French form of Shiraz.
Chorasmie (Region) French
French form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Chorasmië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Cilicië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cilicia.
Circassie (Region) French
French form of Circassia.
Circassië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Circassia.
Ciscaucasie (Region) French
French form of Ciscaucasia.
Cisjuranië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisjurania.
Ciskaukasië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Ciscaucasia.
Cisleithanië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisleithania.
Clairvaux (Settlement) French
Cluny (Settlement) French
Cognac (Settlement) French
A city in Charente, France.
Coire (Settlement) French
French form of Chur.
Colmar (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
Conakry (Settlement) French, English
The capital of Guinea. Its name is derived from Kɔnakiri, a local village populated by the Susu, a Mande speaking ethnic group.
Constantinopel (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinople.
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".
Copenhågue (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Copenhagen.
Copenhague (Settlement) French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Tagalog
French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog form of Copenhagen.
Corbie (Political Subdivision) French
Corée Du Nord (Country) French
French form of North Korea
Corée Du Sud (Country) French
French form of South Korea
Corêye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Korea.
Corinthie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
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]
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]
Côte D'ivoire (Country) French, English, Malay, Tagalog
French form of Ivory Coast, also borrowed into English, Malay and Tagalog.
Cotonou (Settlement) French
The name Cotonou comes from Fon origins, meaning, "by the river of death".
Crimée (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Crimea.
Crowaceye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Croatia.
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.
Dacca (Settlement) Finnish, French, Italian, Romanian
Form of Dhaka.
Dacië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dacia.
Daenmåtche (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Denmark.
Daenmåtche (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Denmark.
Daghestan (Political Subdivision) French, Italian, Persian, Romanian
French, Italian, Persian, and Romanian form of Dagestan.
Dalmatië (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dalmatia.
Dardanie (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
Den Haag (Settlement) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of The Hague.
Digne (Political Subdivision) French (Archaic)
Digne-les-Bains, or simply and historically Digne, is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, and situated in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Dijon (Settlement) French
From French Dijon, from the Roman name, Latin Divio, from the name Divius (“godly, divine”).... [more]
Dirouilles (Island) Norman, French
Islet chain in the Channel Islands. Each rock has many names. May mean "rags", as a direct transliteration of the French word dirouilles.
Djakarta (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Djamayike (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Jamaica.
Djapon (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Japão (see Japan).
Djedda (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Jeddah.
Djeddah (Settlement) French
French form of Jeddah.
Djeruzalem (Settlement) Walloon
Walloon form of Jerusalem.
Djeyordjeye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Georgia 1.
Djoeba (Settlement) Dutch
Historical Dutch form of Juba.
Djordaneye (Country) Walloon
Walloon form of Jordan.
Djouba (Settlement) French
French form of Juba.
Dniestr (River) French, Polish
French and Polish form of Dniester.
Dnjestr (River) Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch and Icelandic form of Dniester as well as a Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish alternative name for the river.
Doebai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
Doesjanbe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dushanbe.
Doldersum (Settlement) Dutch
It is unknown how this place got it's name, most think that it's a combination of Dolder and sum. Dolder being an ancient river in the northeastern Netherlands and sum meaning "village/settlement" in Old Saxon, so the meaning is "village/settlement on the Dolder"... [more]
Dolomieten (Mountain) Dutch
Dutch form of Dolomites.
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.
Dominicaanse Republiek (Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Dominican Republic.
Dordrecht (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
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.
Douchanbé (Settlement) French
French form of Dushanbe.
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.
Dubaï (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Dubai.
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]
Duinkerke (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
Durcet (Settlement) French
It is the name of a commune in north-western France.