Bulgarian Submitted Place Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
KIEV (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
PLOVDIV (Settlement) Bulgarian, English
"Plovdiv" is the British English form of the city's original Greek name: Philippopolis
, which means "the city of Phillip". It is also the Bulgarian evolution of one of the city's names: Pulpudeva
SOFIA (Settlement) Bulgarian, English
Capital of Bulgaria named after the Saint Sofia Church located in the city. The name was first used by Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman in the 14th century.
SREDETS (Settlement) Bulgarian
Original Bulgarian name of SOFIA
in use until the 18th century. It is also the name of a city in southeastern Bulgaria.
TUNIS (Settlement & Country) English, Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Armenian
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis)
, of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns)
meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens
meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith
, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes
, the name of an ancient city... [more]