French Submitted Place Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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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.
Abondance (Political Subdivision) French
Abou Dabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Abu Dhabi.
Abyssinie (Country) French
French form of Abyssinia.
Acadie (Region) French
French 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.
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.
Alep (Political Subdivision) Catalan, Croatian, French, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Aleppo used in multiple languages.
Alexandrie (Settlement) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Alexandria.
Alpes (Mountain) French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alps.
Alsace (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English, English (American)
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.
Ancre (River) French
This is the name of a river in Picardy, France.
Andelle (River) French
The name of a river in Normandy, France.
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]
Antarctique (Region) French
French form of Antarctica.
Anticosti (Island) French (Quebec)
Anticosti is an island in the Minganie Regional County Municipality Canada. Originally inhabited by natives , The Innu called it Notiskuan which means "where bears are hunted", and the Mi'kmaq called it Natigôsteg meaning "forward land".... [more]
Aoeur'gny (Island) Norman
Auregnais Norman version of Alderney.
Aoste (Settlement) French
French form of Aosta.
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]
Arachosie (Region) French
French form of Arachosia.
Arcadie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French 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]
Arie (Region) French
French 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.
Arpitanie (Region) French
French 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.
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]
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.
Aurigny (Island) French
French version of Alderney.
Australasie (Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Australasia.
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.
Bachkirie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Bashkiria.
Bakou (Settlement) Breton, French, Haitian Creole
Breton, French, and Haitian Creole form of Baku.
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.
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.
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.
Barbade (Island & Country) French
French form of Barbados, usually written with the definite article la.
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.
Basseterre (Settlement) French (Caribbean)
Means “low lying” in French.
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]
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]
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.
Bengale (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, French
Afrikaans and French form of Bengal.
Béotie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Boeotia.
Bergame (Settlement) French
French form of Bergamo.
Berne (Settlement & Political Subdivision) French, Latvian, English
French and Latvian form of Bern as well as an English variant.
Beyrouth (Settlement) French
French form of Beirut.
Bhoutan (Country) Breton, French
Breton and French form of Bhutan
Bisaltie (Region) French
French form of Bisaltia.
Biscaye (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Biscay.
Bombay (Settlement) English (Archaic), Dutch, French, Spanish
From Portuguese Bombaim, which may have been derived from the phrase bom baim meaning "good little bay" or from the Marathi name मुंबई (Mumbai). This is an older English name for Mumbai, officially used until 1995... [more]
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]
Bouriatie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Buryatia.
Bouville (Settlement) French
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.
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.
Brusselle (Settlement) Picard
Picard 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.
Burcy (Settlement) French
A town in France.
Burhou (Island) Norman
A Channel Island in England. Means "storehouse island", from bur meaning "storehouse", and -hou, a Norman suffix derived from Old Norse holmr meaning "island".
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.
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.
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.
Cameroun (Country) Danish, French
Danish and French form of Cameroon
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.
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.
Caquorobert (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands. Unknown meaning.
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.
Caraïbes (Region) French
French form of Caribbean.
Carantanie (Country) French
French form of Carantania.
Carélie (Region) French
French form of Karelia.
Carnie (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
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".
Catalongne (Political Subdivision & Region) Norman, Picard
Norman and Picard 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.
Centre-Val de Loire (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning literally "Centre-Loire Valley", as the centre of the Loire flows through the region.... [more]
Cerq (Island) Norman
Sercquiais Norman version of Sark.
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 (Other) French
a village in Dauphine, France, named from words meaning "Battle King" (location of the Carthusian Monastery on Chartreuse Mountain)
Chausey (Island) Norman
A large group of islands in the Channel Islands, France. The -ey is the Norman word for "island".
Chiraz (Settlement) French
French form of Shiraz.
Chorasmie (Region) French
French form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Circassie (Region) French
French form of Circassia.
Ciscaucasie (Region) French
French form of Ciscaucasia.
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.
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".
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
Corinthie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
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".
Crevichon (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands, England. Means "isle of crabs, crayfish, and cranes", due to the abundance of those animals in the area.
Crimée (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Crimea.
Dacca (Settlement) Finnish, French, Italian, Romanian
Form of Dhaka.
Daghestan (Political Subdivision) French, Italian, Persian, Romanian
French, Italian, Persian, and Romanian form of Dagestan.
Dardanie (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
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.
Dithouïl'yes (Island) Norman
Jèrriais Norman version of Dirouilles
Djeddah (Settlement) French
French form of Jeddah.
Djouba (Settlement) French
French form of Juba.
Dniestr (River) French, Polish
French and Polish form of Dniester.
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.
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]
Durcet (Settlement) French
It is the name of a commune in north-western France.
Êcrého (Island) Norman
Jèrriais Norman version of Écréhous.
Ecrehos (Island) Norman
Variant of Écréhous
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".
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]
Engadine (Region) French
French form of Engadin.
Erevan (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, French, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Yerevan as well as the form used in various languages.
Érythrée (Country) French
French form of Eritrea
Essaouira (Settlement) French, English
Derived from Arabic الصويرة (as-Sawirah) meaning "the small wall", from a diminutive of سور (sur) meaning "wall, fence, rampart, border". This is the name of a city in Morocco.
Estonie (Country) French
French form of Estonia.
Étrurie (Region) French
French form of Etruria.
Euphrate (River) French
French form of Euphrates.
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.
Fleury (Settlement) French
The name of various places in northern France, derived from Latin Floriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate which was composed of the personal name Florus and the locative suffix -acum... [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]
Forillon (Other) French
National park in Quebec, Canada. The name is thought to refer to a flowerpot island or sea stack in the area that has since been submerged in the ocean.
Franche-Comté (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From Franche-Comté de Bourgogne, or "Free County of Burgundy", a region separated from Burgundy proper in the 15th century. Comté, "county", was formerly feminine, although today it is masculine.... [more]
Fribourg-en-Brisgau (Settlement) French
French form of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Fundy (Other & Body of Water) French
Bay and national park in New Brunswick, Canada. The name comes from the French word 'fendu', meaning "split".
Galilée (Region) French
French form of Galilee.
Gambie (Country & River) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Gambia.
Gange (River) French, Italian
French and Italian form of Ganges.
Gange (River) French, Italian, Romanian
French, Italian and Romanian form of Ganges.
Gatineau (Settlement & River) French (Quebec)
City and river in Quebec, Canada. Named after city official Nicholas Gatineau dit Duplessis.
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).
Gédrosie (Region) French
French form of Gedrosia.
Genève (Settlement) French
French form of Geneva.
Gibraltar (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Spanish, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Arabic جبل طارق (jabal tariq) meaning "mountain of Tariq", so named for 7th-century Umayyad commander Tariq bin Ziyad, who led the Muslim conquest of Hispania... [more]
Gizeh (Settlement) Catalan, French, German
Catalan, French and German form of Giza.
Grand Est (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning literally "Great East" in French, reflecting the rich cultural history of the east of France and the region's borders with four other countries.... [more]
Groenland (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of Greenland.
Groningue (Settlement) French
French form of Groningen.
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]
Gùernesey (Island) Norman
Cotentinais Norman form of Guernsey.
Guernesey (Island) French
French form of Guernsey.
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.
Haerme (Island) Norman
Norman version of Herm.
Haïti (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
Hanoï (Settlement) French
French form of Hanoi.
Hauts-de-France (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning literally "heights of France", also "Upper France".... [more]
Havane (Settlement) French
French form of Havana, usually written with the definite article: La Havane.
Hawaï (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Hawaii.
Hazard (Other) French
The French word was probably borrowed from Arabic az-zahr, meaning “the dice” or “one of the dice.” ... [more]
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.
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.
Houmet (Island) Norman
The Houmets are an islet chain in the Channel Islands. The name is from the Norman word 'hou', meaning "island".
Hué (Settlement) French
French form of Huế.
Hyrcanie (Region) French
French form of Hyrcania.
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).
Iekaterinbourg (Settlement) French
French form of Yekaterinburg.
Île-de-France (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning literally "island of France". Its ultimate etymology is unclear; the "island" may refer to the land between the rivers Oise, Marne and Seine, or it may have been a reference to the Île de la Cité, where the French royal palace and cathedral were located... [more]
Ingouchie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Ingushetia.
Isère (Other) French
The name of a region as well as a river in France.
Islande (Country & Island) French, Latvian
French and Latvian form of Iceland.
Ispahan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Isfahan.
Ithaque (Island) French
French form of Ithaca.
Jamaïque (Country & Island) French
French form of Jamaica.
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]
Jerri (Island) Guernésiais, Norman
Guernésiais and Cotentinais Norman form of Jersey.
Jethou (Island) Norman
One of the Channel Islands in England. The -'hou' suffix means small island or small hill.
Johannesburg (Settlement) French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
Judée (Region) French
French form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Jullié (Settlement) French
Jullié is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.
Kaboul (Settlement) French
French form of Kabul.
Kalmoukie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Kalmykia.
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.
Katmandou (Settlement) French
French form of Kathmandu.
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Kinshasa (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Swedish
Named after a nearby village, this name derives from Kikongo ki, a locative marker, and nshasa ("salt"), thus "salt market". This is the name of the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kirghizie (Country) French
French form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in France is Kirghizistan.
Kosovo (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Albanian Kosova or Kosovë, which is derived from Serbian кос (kos) meaning "blackbird", an ellipsis of Косово Поље (Kosovo Polje) meaning "blackbird field"... [more]
Koweït (Country) French
French form of Kuwait.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
Laconie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Laconia.
La Haye (Settlement) French
French form of The Hague.
La Mecque (Settlement) French
French form of Mecca.
La Salette (Settlement) French (Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical)
The former name of a village in southeastern France, now called La Salette-Fallavaux, which was the location of an 1846 Marian apparition reported by two children... [more]
Latina (Settlement) Italian, English, Finnish, French
Derived from the former name Latinia, itself adopted in 1944 to replace the name Littoria, which had been chosen by the Fascist government upon the inauguration of the city in 1932... [more]
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]
La Valette (Settlement) French
French form of Valletta.
Le Caire (Settlement) French
French form of Cairo.
Lesotho (Country) Southern African, Sotho, English, Afrikaans, Bengali, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Means "land of the Sotho", from the ethnic name of the Sotho (Basotho) people derived from the word motho meaning "person". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Lettonie (Country) French
French form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
Lhassa (Settlement) French
French form of Lhasa.
Liban (Country) Bosnian, Breton, French, Macedonian, Occitan, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Walloon
Form of Lebanon used in multiple languages.
Liburnie (Region) French
French form of Liburnia.
Libye (Country) Czech, French, Yiddish
Czech, French, and Yiddish form of Libya.
Lihou (Island) Norman, Breton
Island in the Channel Islands in England. From the Breton words 'lydd' or 'ligg', meaning "in or near water", and the Norman suffix -'hou', meaning "island". The island and reef in Australia named after this island.
Lille (Settlement) French
Name of a city in France.
Lilongwe (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) English, Chewa, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili
From Chewa Lilongwe, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river and the capital city of Malawi, as well as the district around it.
Lima (Settlement) Spanish, Aymara, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely a corruption of Rímac, the name of a river, itself derived from Quechua rimaq meaning "speaker, talker" (ultimately from rimay meaning "to speak")... [more]
Limousin (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From the ethnonym of a Celtic tribe, the Lemovices, from Gaulish *Lemouīcēs, meaning "those who vanquish by the elm", probably referring to the wood their weapons were made of, which derives from the Proto-Celtic stem *lēmo- or *limo-, which comes from from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élem or *h₁leym-... [more]
Lisbonne (Settlement) French
French form of Lisbon.
Livonie (Region) French
French form of Livonia.
Ljubljana (Settlement) Slovene, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" or from the name of the Ljubljanica River (itself derived from the given name Ljubovid)... [more]
Loire (River) French
From Latin Liger, a transcription of the native Gaulish name of the river, derived from the Gaulish word liga, meaning "silt, sediment", itself deriving from the Proto-Indo-European root *legʰ-, meaning "to lie".... [more]
Luanda (Settlement & Other) English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
From lu-, a plural marker in several Bantu languages, and ndandu, "value" or "object of commerce", referring to the shells of sea snails, which were used as currency in the ancient kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.... [more]
Lucerne (Settlement) English, French
Luçon (Island) French
French form of Luzon.
Lusaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Chewa, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From Lusaaka, the name of a local Lenje chief. This is the name of the capital city of Zambia, as well as the district and the province in which the city is located.
Lusitanie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Lusitania.
Macao (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
Variant of Macau, as well as the usual form used in multiple languages.
Madagascar (Country & Island) English, Catalan, Nahuatl, French, Italian, Manx, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Corsican
From Middle French Madagascar, from Madageiscar, as a corrupted transliteration of Mogadishu by Marco Polo's misreading of Arabic.... [more]
Maïkop (Settlement) French
French form of Maykop.
Makhatchkala (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Makhachkala.
Maldives (Country) Catalan, English, French, Greek, Malay
Uncertain, possibly means "Malé islands" from Dhivehi މާލެ (māle) referring to Malé, the capital city of the Maldives, combined with Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpá) meaning "island"... [more]
Malé (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dhivehi މާލެ (Male) most likely derived from މާ (ma) meaning "great, big, large" and ލޭ (le) meaning "blood", so named for the large amount of tuna blood that surrounded the sandbanks of a certain island... [more]
Mali (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
Managua (Settlement) Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
This is the capital city of Nicaragua, there are two possible origins for the name "Managua". It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water"... [more]
Mandchourie (Region) French
French form of Manchuria.
Manille (Settlement) French
French form of Manila.
Marne (River) French
From Latin Dea Mātrōna, meaning literally “divine mother goddess”, the name of a mother goddess associated with the river who was worshipped by the Gauls.... [more]
Marseille (Settlement) French, English
From the name of the ancient Greek colony and city of Μασσαλία (Massalia), of uncertain meaning. It may have been derived from Ligurian mas meaning "spring" or from Greek meaning "(city) on the far end of the sea", derived from μάσσων (masson) meaning "further" and ἅλς (hals) meaning "sea"... [more]
Mascate (Settlement) French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Muscat.
Maurice (Country & Island) French
French form of Mauritius.
Mauritanie (Country) French
French form of Mauritania.
Mayombe (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English
French and English variant of Mayumbe.
Meije (Mountain) French
From Occitan meija meaning "middle, centre, half," taken from its original name l'Agulha de la Meija meaning "the needle of the Meije."... [more]
Meknès (Settlement) French
French form of Meknes.
Mékong (River) French
French form of Mekong.
Melville (Region) English, French, Scottish
Means "bad town" in French.
Messénie (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Messenia.
Minquier (Island) Breton, Norman, English
An island chain in the Channel Islands, England. Could be from Breton 'minihi', meaning "sanctuary, or from 'minkier' meaning "seller of fish".
Mîntchièr (Island) Norman
Jèrriais Norman version of Minquier
Mirabeau (Political Subdivision) French
From Provençal mirar ("to see") and bel ("beautiful"). This is the name of a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, which is in southeastern France.
Modène (Settlement) French
French form of Modena.
Mogadiscio (Settlement) Catalan, French, Italian, Spanish
Catalan, French, Italian and Spanish form of Mogadishu.
Moldavie (Country) French
French form of Moldavia (see Moldova).
Molise (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, French
Most likely derived from the Norman family de Moulins of Moulins-la-Marche. Rodolphe de Moulins, forefather of the family, became count of Bojano in 1053, which would go on to form the County of Molise.... [more]
Moluques (Region) Catalan, French
Catalan and French form of Moluccas, which is a common alternative name for the Maluku Islands.
Monaco (Country) English, French
This is the name of a sovereign city-state and microstate bordering France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on one side.... [more]