English (British) Submitted Place Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Britain. See also about English names.
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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
Cambridgeshire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
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".
Kirrin (Island) English (British)
Kirrin Island is the fictional island in Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five' series of children's books.
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
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.
Scunthorpe (Settlement) English (British)
Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire in Lincolnshire, England of which it is the main administrative center. Scunthorpe had an estimated total population of 82,334 in 2016... [more]
Suffolk (Region) English (British)
County in England. Meaning "southern people", from suf, 'south'', and folk, 'people'.
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]
United Kingdom (Country) English (British)
A country in Europe.... [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.
Worcestershire (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England.