French Submitted Place Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
São Paulo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Portuguese, English, French, German, Norwegian
Portuguese form of Saint Paul. This is the name of a city and a state in Brazil.
Sardaigne (Region & Island) French
French form of Sardinia.
Seine (River) French
From Gaulish Sēquana, the Gallo-Roman goddess of the river. Sometimes associated with Latin; the Latin word seems to derive from the same root as Latin sequor "to follow", from Proto-Indo-European *seikw-, meaning 'to flow'.... [more]
Ser (Island) Norman, Sercquiais
Sercquiais and Cotentinais Norman form of Sark.
Sercq (Island) French
French version of Sark.
Seychelles (Country) French, English, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
From the name of Jean Moreau de Séchelles (1690-1761), a French politician who served as Minister of Finance during the reign of King Louis XV. This is the name of an East African island country in the Indian Ocean.
Sibérie (Region) French
French form of Siberia.
Sicile (Political Subdivision & Island) French
French form of Sicily.
Sinaï (Region & Mountain) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Sinai.
Singapour (Country, Settlement & Island) French
French form of Singapore.
Sithonie (Region) French
French form of Sithonia.
Skopje (Settlement) Macedonian, English, French, German
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ... [more]
Soukhoumi (Settlement) French
French form of Sukhumi.
Sri Lanka (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) meaning "holy island", derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
Sudètes (Mountain) French
French form of Sudetes.
Tachkent (Settlement) French
French form of Tashkent.
Tadjikistan (Country) Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French, Romanian
Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French and Romanian form of Tajikistan.
Taïwan (Country & Island) French
French form of Taiwan.
Tallinn (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Estonian Taani-Linn(a) meaning "Danish town" (originally "Danish castle"). This is the capital of Estonia.
Tananarive (Settlement) French
French variant of Antananarivo.
Tanger (Settlement) French
French form of Tangier.
Tbilissi (Settlement) French
French form of Tbilisi.
Tchétchénie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Chechnya.
Thesprotie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Thesprotia.
Thimphou (Settlement) French
French form of Thimphu.
Togo (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to meaning "water" and go meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
Toscane (Region) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Tuscany.
Toulouse (Settlement) French
Transcarpatie (Region) French
French form of Transcarpathia.
Transcaspie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Transcaspia.
Transcaucasie (Region) French
French form of Transcaucasia.
Transdanubie (Region) French
French form of Transdanubia.
Transnistrie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Transnistria.
Transoxiane (Region) French
French form of Transoxiana.
Transylvanie (Region) French
French form of Transylvania.
Tripolitaine (Region) French
French form of Tripolitania.
Tunis (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess Tanith... [more]
Tunisie (Country) French
French form of Tunisia.
Turin (Settlement) English, French, German, Piedmontese, Russian
From Latin Augusta Taurinorum, itself from Taurini, the name of a tribe. This is the name of the capital city of Piedmont, in northern Italy.
Turkménie (Country & Political Subdivision) French (Rare)
Gallicization of Turkmeniya, the Russian name for the country of Turkmenistan. In the Francophone world, this name was primarily used during the Soviet era... [more]
Turkménistan (Country) French
French form of Turkmenistan.
Ukraine (Country) Danish, English, French, German, Malay
From Ukrainian Україна (Ukrayina) which is from Old East Slavic украина (ukraina) meaning "boundary, borderland, outskirts", derived from оу (u) meaning "at" and краи (krai) meaning "edge, end, rim"... [more]
Valdallière (Settlement) French
Town in France.
Verdun (Settlement) French
Vevey (Settlement) French
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
Vientiane (Settlement) English, French
French form of Lao ວຽງຈັນ (Wiangchan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from Lao ວຽງ (wiang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon"... [more]
Virunga (Region, Settlement, Mountain, Country & Political Subdivision) French, French (African), French (Belgian), French (Swiss), French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
Virunga is a French variant of Ibirunga which means “Volcano” in Kinyarwanda. Wirunga is amongst its other variants.
Y (Settlement) French
Probably from the Y family of Vermandois, who owned the district. This is the name of a commune in the Department of Somme, Hauts-de-France, France.
Yamoussoukro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French, Danish, Portuguese
In honor of Yamousso, a Baoulé queen and great-aunt of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905–1993), with the addition of the suffix kro ("village"). This is the name of the de iure capital city of Côte D'ivoire, as well as the name of the district around it.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Yougoslavie (Country) French
French form of Yugoslavia
Ypres (Settlement) French
French form of Ieper, known for the battles that occurred in 1914 and 1915 during the First World War.