Indian Submitted Place Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abakhājhiyā અબખાઝિયા, अबखाझिया (Political Subdivision) Gujarati, Marathi
Ābakhājiẏā আবখাজিয়া (Political Subdivision) Bengali
Abkhaaziya अब्खाज़िया (Political Subdivision) Hindi
Hindi version of Abkhazia.
Abkhājiyā ಅಬ್ಖಾಜಿಯಾ, అబ్ఖాజియా (Political Subdivision) Kannada, Nepali, Telugu
Kanarese, Nepali, and Telugu form of Abkhazia.
Abkhāsiya അബ്ഖാസിയ (Political Subdivision) Malayalam
Malayalam form of Abkhazia.
Aizawl (Settlement) Mizo, English
The capital city of Mizoram in far eastern India.
Almati আলমাটি, अलमाती, الماتی (Settlement) Kazakh, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Georgian, Hindi, Hungarian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Almaty as well as an alternate transcription of Almaty.
Alzeria আলজেৰিয়া (Country) Assamese
Assamese form of Algeria.
Aryaan (Other) Indian (Rare)
Aryaan is derived from the Indian word which means 'illustrious' and the Sanskrit word which means 'gentleman'. This is an Islamic name.
Asika (Settlement) Indian
Bahrin बहरीन, بحرین (Country) Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Bahrain.
Bangalore (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Hindi
An anglicised version of Bengalūru.
Bangladesh বাংলাদেশ, बांग्लादेश (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]
Baukungri (Mountain) Bodo
The name of both a famous hill in the autonomous Assamese subregion of Bodoland and the festival surrounding it.
Bengalūru (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kannada
Bengalūru is the name of the capital city of Karnataka.
Bharatpur (Region) Indian
Bharoto ଭାରତ (Country) Odia
Odia form of Bharat.
Bhutan ভুটান, भूटान, بھوٹان (Country) English, Bengali, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu
Probably from བོད (bod), the Tibetan name for the region of Tibet, derived from Sanskrit भोट-अन्त (bhoṭa-anta) meaning "end of Tibet" (referring to the country's geographical location in southern extremity of the Tibetan plateau)... [more]
Botsüana বৎচোৱানা (Country) Assamese
Assamese form of Botswana
Caina ചൈന (Country) Malayalam
Malayalam form of China
Chennai சென்னை (Settlement) Indian, Tamil, English
Most likely from the name of 17th-century Telugu monarch Damarla Chennapa Nayaka (or Chennappa Naicker). This is the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was officially called Madras until 1996.
Chittagong চিটাগাং (Settlement) Bengali, English
The etymology of Chittagong is uncertain. One explanation credits the first Arab traders for shatt ghangh, where shatt means "delta" and ghangh stood for the Ganges. The Arakanese chronicle states that a king named Tsu-la-taing Tsandaya, after conquering Bengal, set up a stone pillar as a trophy or memorial at the place since called Tst-ta-gaung as the limit of conquest... [more]
Darjeeling (Other) Indian
Darjeeling India is a part of India and is well known because Mother Teresa (1910-1997) went there in 1929 for missionary reasons.
Deesa (Settlement) Indian
Dehli دہلی (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Persian, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Delhi.
Dhaka ঢাকা (Settlement) Bengali, English
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (dhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari... [more]
Filipins फ़िलीपीन्स (Country) Dhivehi, Indian, Hindi
Dhivehi and Hindi form of Philippines.
Gandoh (Political Subdivision) Indian
Gongma (Body of Water & River) Garo
Gujarat (Political Subdivision & Region) Gujarati, English
Gujarat as a name is derived from the Pratihar dynasty of gurjars, who ruled Gujarat in the 8th and 9th centuries CE.
Habhana হাভানা (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Havana.
Hanoy ஹனோய் (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Tajik, Tamil
Form of Hanoi used in various languages as well as a Armenian, Bulgarian, and Tajik alternate transcription.
Ilankai இலங்கை (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Sri Lanka.
Indoneshiya ইন্দোনেশিয়া, ઈંડોનેશિયા, इंडोनेशिया, इन्दोनेशिया, ఇండోనేషియా (Country) Bengali, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit, Telugu
Form of Indonesia.
Islam Abad اسلام آباد (Settlement) Urdu, Kashmiri, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Arabic
Form of Islamabad.
Islamabad इस्लामाबाद (Settlement) English, Hindi
From Urdu اسلام آباد (Islam Abad) meaning "city of Islam" from the name of the religion and Urdu آباد (abad) meaning "inhabited place, city". This is the name of the capital city of Pakistan.
Islamapat இஸ்லாமாபாத் (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Islamabad.
Jamaika জামাইকা, जमैका, جمیکا (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Bengali, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Turkish, Urdu
Form of Jamaica.
Jibuti জিবুতি, जिबूती, جبوتی (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Turkmen, Urdu
Form of Djibouti.
Kachin (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Bengali, Assamese, English (British)
The well known British English pronunciation of Ga Hkyeng, which means ‘red soil’ in Jingpho.
Kambodiya কম্বোডিয়া, કમ્બોડીયા, कम्बोडिया, ಕಾಂಬೋಡಿಯ, കംബോഡിയ (Country) Bengali, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
Form of Cambodia.
Karnataka (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Mountain) Kannada
The name of this South Indian state is the Kannada word for a “lofty land”.
Kasablanka কাসাব্লাংকা (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Casablanca.
Kataloniya কাতালোনিয়া (Political Subdivision & Region) Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Catalonia.
Khartum খার্তুম (Settlement) Bengali, Catalan, Finnish, German, Italian, Mongolian, Yiddish, Russian
Form of Khartoum used in several languages.
Komoros কোমোরোস, कोमोरोस (Country) Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, Eastern African, Hausa
Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, and Hausa form of Comoros.
Kozhumpu கொழும்பு (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Colombo.
Kuala Lampur کوالا لمپور (Settlement) Persian, Urdu
Persian and Urdu form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kualalampur कुआलालम्पुर (Settlement) Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of Kuala Lumpur.
Lahore ਲਹੌਰ, لاہور (Settlement) Punjabi, Urdu
Lakari (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
Landan لندن, लंदन, लन्डन् (Settlement) Arabic, Burmese, Hausa, Hindi, Nepali, Persian, Sanskrit, Sinhalese, Urdu
Form of London.
Lasa লাসা, ਲਾਸਾ, ലാസ (Settlement) Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Punjabi, Serbian, Slovene, Uyghur, Thai
Form of Lhasa.
Libiya লিবিয়া, लीबिया, لیبیا (Country) Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Crimean Tatar, Dhivehi, Hindi, Nepali, Tajik, Urdu
Form of Libya.
Luzun لوزون (Island) Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Luzon.
Madina मदीना, مدینہ (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Hindi, Japanese, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Madinah as well as the form of Medina used in various languages.
Majaristan مجارستان (Country) Urdu
Urdu form of Majarestan, referring to Hungary.
Makka मक्का, مکہ (Settlement) Arabic, Hindi, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
Malesiya மலேசியா (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Malaysia.
Mali माली (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.
Manamah منامہ (Settlement) Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Arabic and Urdu alternate transcription of Manama as well as the Indonesian form. In Arabic it is usually written with the definite article: منامة (al-Manamah), which is also used in Indonesian.
Meghalaya (Political Subdivision) Indian
Means "abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a state in northeastern India.
Mizoram (Region) Mizo
The name of the state is derived from "Mizo", the self-described name of the native inhabitants, and "Ram", which in the Mizo language means "land." Thus "Mizo-ram" means "land of the Mizos".
Mumbai मुंबई (Settlement) Indian, Marathi, English
From Marathi मुंबा (mumba) referring to Mumba, a local incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess Devi, combined with आई (ai) meaning "mother"... [more]
Mumpai மும்பை (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Mumbai.
Naijeria নাইজেরিয়া (Country) Bengali, Japanese
Bengali and Japanese form of Nigeria.
Namibia نمیبیا (Country) Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Danish, English, Finnish, Georgian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu
From the name of the Namib Desert, derived from Khoekhoe namib meaning "desert" or "vast place". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Namibiya নামিবিয়া, नामीबिया (Country) Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Indian, Hindi, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Persian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Namibia.
Naneli (Settlement) Indian
Narela (Settlement) Indian
Nikosiya निकोसिया (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Hindi, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of Nicosia.
Oman ওমান, ओमान (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Arabic عمان‎ (ʿUmān), which is of disputed etymology. It may be from Arabic عُمَانَة (ʿumāna), a byname for the historical city of Sohar (presently located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman), which is probably derived from the root ع م ن‎ (ʿ-m-n) meaning "to settle, to remain, to dwell"... [more]
Orissa (Settlement) Indian
The former name of the Indian state of Odisha.
Panjab پنجاب, ਪੰਜਾਬ (Political Subdivision & Region) Punjabi, Urdu, Persian
Punjabi, Urdu and Persian form of Punjab.
Perak பேராக் (Political Subdivision) Malay, Tamil, English
Means "silver" in Malay, given in reference to the region's abundance of tin. This is the name of a state of Malaysia.
Phawngpui (Mountain) Mizo
Pulinkunnoo പുളിങ്കുന്ന് (Region, Settlement, Island, Body of Water & River) Malayalam
Birthplace of Kunchacko.
Qatar قطر, क़तर (Country) Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Catharrei, the name given to the inhabitants of region by Roman writer Pliny the Elder, which may have been based on the name of a local settlement. The name Catara was later used by Greek astronomer Ptolemy to refer to the peninsula, which was eventually transmitted into Arabic... [more]
Samōva (Country) Telugu
Telugu form of Samoa.
Saneta समझदार (Settlement) Indian
Town in Punjab, India.
Saravak सारावाक (Political Subdivision) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Indian, Hindi, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Form of Sarawak.
Saudi Arab सउदी अरब, सऊदी अरब, سعودی عرب‎ (Country) Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Saudi Arabia.
Sayam সায়াম্ (Country) Thai, Bengali
Thai and Bengali form of Siam.
Sha Alam ஷா ஆலாம் (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Shah Alam.
Sindh سندھ (Political Subdivision) Sindhi, Urdu, English
Derived from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu) meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a province of Pakistan.
Sinkappur சிங்கப்பூர் (Country, Settlement & Island) Tamil
Tamil form of Singapore.
Surinam सूरीनाम, سرینام (Country) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, English, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
English variant of Suriname as well as the standard name for the country in several languages.
Sylhet সিলেট (Settlement) Bengali
A metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh. The city is located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal. Sylhet is one of Bangladesh's most important spiritual and cultural centres... [more]
Tashkand ताशकंद, ताशकन्द (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Pashto, Persian
Hindi, Pashto, and Persian form of Tashkent.
Timpu திம்பு (Settlement) Georgian, Tamil, Uyghur
Georgian, Tamil, and Uyghur form of Thimphu.
Tonga টোঙ্গা, टोंगा (Country) Tongan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Samoan toga meaning "southern, south". This is the name of an archipelagic country in Oceania.
Tunis تونس (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]
Ukrain உக்ரைன் (Country) Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Tamil, Yiddish
Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Tamil, and Yiddish form of Ukraine.
Ulan Bator उलान बतोर (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Urumchi उरुमची, ارومچی (Settlement) Armenian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Ürümqi used in various languages.
Vilnus विल्नुस (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Macedonian
Hindi and Macedonian form of Vilnius.
Viyatnam वियतनाम, ویتنام, வியட்நாம், వియత్నాం (Country) Hindi, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Hindi, Persian, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu form of Vietnam.
Vuhan वूहान, ووہان (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Hungarian, Macedonian, Persian, Serbian, Slovene, Turkish, Urdu
Form of Wuhan.
Yunan यूनान, یونان, ਯੂਨਾਨ (Country) Arabic, Dhivehi, Hindi, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu
Form of Ionia used to refer to the country of Greece. The Arabic name is usually written with a definite article as اليونان (al-Yunan).