English (British) Submitted Place Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Britain. See also about English names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ashford (Other) English (British)
The name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō or worth meaning "enclosure".... [more]
Blythburgh (Settlement) English (British)
Blythburgh is a village and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of the English county of Suffolk. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Southwold and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Halesworth and lies on the River Blyth... [more]
Bolton (Settlement) English (British)
A town in Greater Manchester, England. Derived from the Old English bothl-tun
Boughton Malherbe (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English (British)
From Boughton, which means "farmstead where the beech-tree grows" from Old English boc meaning "beech tree" and tun "enclosure, farmstead", combined with Malherbe, a manorial affix taken from the 13th-century owner Robert de Malherbe, distinguishing the village from others with the same name (all of which Domesday Book records as Boltune or Boltone).... [more]
Cambridgeshire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
Cheltenham (Settlement) English (British)
First recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, 'steep hill', here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean 'settlement' or 'water-meadow'... [more]
Elvet (Settlement) English (British)
English place name meaning "swan-stream."
Gloucester (Settlement) English (British)
from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (could be related to Old English gleaw "wise, prudent") and Old English ceaster "Roman town" - see Chester.... [more]
Guernsey (Island) Medieval Scandinavian, English (British)
A Channel Island in England. From the Old Norse root -ey meaning "island", guern is unknown.
Herm (Island) Medieval French, English (British), Medieval Scandinavian
One of the Channel Islands in England. Likely from Old Norse 'arms', meaning "arm" due to the shape of the island, or maybe from Old French 'eremite', meaning "hermit".
Kachin (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Bengali, Assamese, English (British)
The well known British English pronunciation of Ga Hkyeng, which means ‘red soil’ in Jingpho.
Lausanne (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, English (British), French
From Latin Lausanna or Lausonium, ultimately from Proto-Celtic lausa meaning “slab.” This is the name of the fourth most populated city of Switzerland... [more]
Lea (River) English (British)
Lea is a river in the UK. It's found in southeast England and flows from the Chiltern Hills and flows to the river Thames at Bow Creek.... [more]
Leominster (Other) English (British)
The first recorded name was “Llanllienni” a Welsh name meaning Church in a Place of Streams. Renamed by the Saxons, after Leofric Earl of Hereford and husband of Lady Godiva. It appears as “Leofminstrein” in the Domesday Book... [more]
Luton (Settlement) English (British)
A settlement in the United Kingdom , situated on the River Lea. Luton was founded in the 6th century by the Anglo-Saxons.... [more]
Manour (Settlement) English (British)
The town was granted its name by a group of British explorers who stumbled upon the area during their quest for hidden treasures. As they journeyed through the lush countryside, they came upon a serene valley adorned with majestic manor houses, each more grandiose than the last.
Newark (Settlement) English (British)
Newark-on-trent/Newark is a market town in the UK , Founded 1054 or 1123. Old names are Newarcha , Niweweorche and Newerche (in the book Domesday).... [more]
Norfolk (Region) English (British)
County in England. Meaning "northern people", from nor "north" and folk "people".
Penistone (Settlement) English (British)
Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census. ... [more]
Queensland (Political Subdivision) English (Australian), English (British), English (American)
Named after Queen Victoria (1819–1901). This is the name of a state of Australia.
Suffolk (Region) English (British)
County in England. Meaning "southern people", from suf "south" and folk "people".
Tameside (Political Subdivision) English (British)
The Borough takes its name from the River Tame which helped power the Industrial Revolution two centuries ago.
Underwood (Region & Other) English (British)
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. The community took its name from the local Underwood family.... [more]
Walkden (Settlement) English (British)
The name Walkden or Walkeden derives from the Old English 'denu', a valley, belonging to a man possibly called Wealca.
Woolhope (Settlement) English (British)
Means "Wulfgifu's valley", derived from the Old English feminine given name Wulfgifu and Middle English hop meaning "small valley"... [more]
Worcestershire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England.
Yeovil (Settlement) English (British)
Derived from the Celtic river name, 'gifl' meaning forked river - which was an earlier name for the River Yeo, which runs through Yeovil.