Icelandic Submitted Place Names

Icelandic names are used on the island nation of Iceland. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abkasía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Abkhazia.
Afríka (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Africa.
Akureyri (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
Albanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Albania.
Algeirsborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form for Algiers.
Alsír (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Algeria.
Andorra (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Angóla (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Angola
Arabía (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Arabia.
Armenía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Armenia
Aserbaídsjan (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Azerbaijan
Asía (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asia.
Ástralía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Australia.
Aþena (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Athens.
Austurríki (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Austria.
Austur-Tímor (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of East Timor.
Bakú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Baku.
Bandaríkin (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic bönd "connections, relations, ties" and ríki "state". This is the Icelandic name for the United States.
Bangladess (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bangladesh
Barein (Country) Burmese, Icelandic, Korean
Burmese, Icelandic, and Korean form of Bahrain.
Belgía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Belgium.
Belís (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Belize
Brasilía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Brazil.
Bretland (Country) Icelandic, Faroese, Medieval English
Icelandic, Faroese and Old English form of Britain (see also: United Kingdom).
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
Búlgaría (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bulgaria.
Búrkína Fasó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Burkina Faso
Búrma (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Burma.
Djakarta (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Djíbútí (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Djibouti.
Dnjestr (River) Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch and Icelandic form of Dniester as well as a Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish alternative name for the river.
Dyflinn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Dublin.
Efrat (River) Bulgarian, Icelandic
Bulgarian and Icelandic form of Euphrates.
Egyptaland (Country) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Egypt.
Eistland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Estonia.
Erítrea (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eritrea
Eþíópía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ethiopia.
Evrasía (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eurasia.
Evrópa (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Europa (see Europe).
Eyjafjallajökull (Other) Icelandic
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja "island", fjall "mountain", and jökull "glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
Færeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of Føroyar.
Fídjíeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Fidji "Fiji" and eyjar "islands". This is the Icelandic name for Fiji.
Fílabeinsströndin (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic fílabein "ivory" and strönd "coast", making this an Icelandic calque of Côte D'ivoire.
Filippseyjar (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of the Philippines.
Frakkland (Country) Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Ultimately from Old Norse frakkar "Franks" and land "land". This is the Icelandic and Old Norse form of France.
Gabon (Country) Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Derived from Portuguese gabão meaning "cloak, overcoat", used to refer to the shape of the estuary of the Komo River by Libreville. This is the name of a country in Central Africa along the Atlantic coast.
Galílea (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Galilee.
Gambía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gambia.
Ganges (River) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gángēs) from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā) meaning "swift-goer", ultimately from गच्छति (gacchati) meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
Georgía (Country & Political Subdivision) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Georgia 1 and Georgia 2
Gínea (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guinea.
Gínea-bissá (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guinea-Bissau.
Grænhöfðaeyjar (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic grænn "green", höfði "headland, promontory", and eyjur "islands". This is the Icelandic name for Cape Verde.
Gran Canaria (Island) Spanish, English, Esperanto, Dutch, Welsh, Breton, Asturian, Aragonese, German, Estonian, Faroese, Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Scots, Slovene
From Spanish gran "grande, great" and Canaria referring to the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
Grenada (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة‎ (ḡarnāṭa) possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Grikkland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Greece.
Gvam (Political Subdivision & Island) Icelandic, Serbian, Slovene
Icelandic, Serbian and Slovenian form of Guam.
Gvatemalaborg (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Gvatemala and Icelandic borg "city". This is the Icelandic name for the capital of Guatemala.
Hafnarfjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
Hondúras (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Honduras
Hvíta-Rússland (Country) Icelandic
Means "white Russia", an Icelandic calque of Belarus.
Indland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of India.
Indónesía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Indonesia.
Írak (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iraq.
Íran (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Iran.
Ísafjörður (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" from Icelandic ís meaning "ice" and fjörður meaning "fjord". This is the name of a town in Iceland.
Ísrael (Country) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Israel.
Ítalía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Italy.
Japani (Country) Finnish, Icelandic, Swahili
Finnish, Icelandic and Swahili form of Japan
Jerúsalem (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jerusalem.
Jórdanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jordan.
Jórvík (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
Kabúl (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Kabul.
Kákasus (Region & Mountain) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Caucasus.
Kambódía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Cambodia.
Karþagó (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Carthage.
Kasakstan (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic, Faroese
Afrikaans, Icelandic and Faroese form of Kazakhstan.
Katalónía (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Catalonia.
Katmandú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Kathmandu.
Kaupmannahöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Copenhagen.
Kína (Country) Icelandic, Hungarian
Icelandic and Hungarian form of China.
Kisínev (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Chișinău.
Kópavogur (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur "seal" and vogur "bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
Kórea (Country) Icelandic, Slovak
Icelandic and Slovak form of Korea
Kórinþa (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Kosta Ríka (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Costa Rica
Króatía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Croatia.
Kýpur (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Cyprus.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
Lausitz (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
Lesótó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lesotho.
Lettland (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
Líbanon (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lebanon.
Líbería (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Liberia
Líbía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Libya
Litháen (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lithuania.
Lúsitanía (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lusitania.
Lúxemborg (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Luxembourg. This is the name of both the country and its capital.
Makedónía (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Macedonia.
Malasía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Malaysia.
Maldíveyjar (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Maldives
Malí (Country) Icelandic, Spanish
Icelandic and Spanish form of Mali.
Máritanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mauritania.
Maríuhöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mariehamn.
Marokkó (Country) Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of Morocco.
Mexíkó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mexico.
Miðbaugs-gínea (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic miðbaugur "equator" and Gínea. This is the Icelandic name for Equatorial Guinea.
Miðjarðarhafið (Body of Water) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic mið/ur "middle", jarðar (the genitive singular form of jörð) "earth" and haf "sea". This is the Icelandic name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Módena (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Icelandic, Portuguese, Spanish
Icelandic, Portuguese and Spanish form of Modena.
Moldóva (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Moldova.
Mónakó (Country & Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Monaco.
Mongólía (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mongolia.
Mósambík (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Mozambique.
Namibía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Namibia
Nígería (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nigeria
Nikaragúa (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nicaragua
Nikósía (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Nicosia.
Noregur (Country) Icelandic, Faroese (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic form of Norðvegr, the Old Norse form of Norway.
Norður-kórea (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of North Korea
Norður-Makedónía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of North Macedonia.
Óman (Country) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Oman
Ósló (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Oslo.
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Palestína (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Palestine
Panama (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Paragvæ (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Paraguay.
Parþía (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Parthia.
Pjongjang (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Pyongyang. In Belgium and the Netherlands, this spelling is technically considered dated but still used regularly there (especially in Belgium)... [more]
Pólland (Country) Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese and Icelandic form of Poland.
Portúgal (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Portugal.
Portúgali (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Portugal
Reykjavík (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir, plural of reykr “smoke” and vík "bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
Rín (River) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rhine.
Rúanda (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rwanda
Rúmenía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Romania.
Rússland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Russia.
Sahara (Country & Region) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Thai, Turkmen, Yiddish
Derived from Arabic صَحَارَى‎ (ṣaḥārā) meaning "deserts", the plural of صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa as well as a disputed territory and semi-independent state (Western Sahara).
Sambía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic from of Zambia
San Marínó (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of San Marino.
Siam (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Portuguese Sciam, which was derived from Thai สยาม (sayam) of debated origin. The name may have come from Pali suvaṇṇabhūmi meaning "land of gold", Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue" or Mon ရာမည (ramanya) meaning "stranger"... [more]
Síle (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Chile.
Singapúr (Country, Settlement & Island) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Singapore
Sjanghæ (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Shanghai.
Sjimkent (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Shymkent.
Slóvakía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Slovakia.
Slóvenía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Slovenia.
Sómalía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Somalia
Spánn (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Spain.
Sparta (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Manx, Polish, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, History
From Doric Greek Σπάρτα (Sparta) and Attic Greek Σπάρτη (Spartē), which is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from σπάρτον (sparton) meaning "rope, cable" - a reference to the cords laid as the city’s foundation boundaries, though this could be just a folk etymology.... [more]
Steiermark (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
Stokkhólmur (Settlement) Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Stockholm.
Stóra-bretland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Great Britain.
Súdan (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sudan
Súmatra (Political Subdivision & Island) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sumatra.
Surtsey (Island) Icelandic
Means "Surtr's island" in Icelandic. Surtsey is an uninhabited island south of Iceland that formed in a volcanic eruption (which lasted several years) in the mid-1960s.
Suður-kórea (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of South Korea
Svartfjallaland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Montenegro, from Icelandic svartur "black", fjall "mountain" and land "country".
Sviss (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Switzerland.
Svíþjóð (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic Svíi "Swede" and þjóð "a people, a nation". This is the Icelandic form of Sweden.
Taíland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Thailand.
Taívan (Country & Island) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Taiwan.
Tansanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Tanzania
Tékkland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic (see Czechia).
Téténía (Political Subdivision) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Chechnya.
Thingvellir (Other) Icelandic
The ancient site of the Icelandic government, now a national park. From the Scandinavian 'Þingvöllr', meaning "the meeting place of the assembly".
Þórshöfn (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Tórshavn.
Þýskaland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of Deutschland.
Túrkmenistan (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Turkmenistan
Tyrkland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Turkey.
Úkraína (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ukraine.
Ungverjaland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hungary.
Varsjá (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Warsaw.
Víetnam (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Vietnam
Vín (Settlement) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Wien.
Wales (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Old English Wealas, the plural of wealh meaning "foreigner, Celt". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the western part of the island of Great Britain... [more]