Indian Submitted Place Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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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
Asiya ఆసియా (Region) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Hausa, Telugu, Uyghur
Form of Asia.
Bahrin बहरीन, بحرین (Country) Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Bahrain.
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]
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
Brunai ব্রুনাই (Country) Arabic, Bengali, Thai, Acehnese
Arabic alternate transcription of Brunay as well as the Bengali, Thai, and Acehnese form of Brunei.
Brunei ब्रुनेई (Country) Malay, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian
Probably derived from the name of the island of Borneo, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
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]
Cinkappur சிங்கப்பூர் (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Singapore.
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]
Eshiya এশিয়া, એશિયા, एशिया (Region) Indian, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi
Bengali, Gujarati and Hindi form of Asia.
Filipins फ़िलीपीन्स (Country) Dhivehi, Indian, Hindi
Dhivehi and Hindi form of Philippines.
Gandoh (Political Subdivision) Indian
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.
Istanbul इस्तांबुल, استنبول (Settlement) Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tḗn pólin) meaning "to the City", a colloquial name for the city of Constantinople (reflecting its status as the only major city in the vicinity)... [more]
Jamaika জামাইকা, जमैका, جمیکا (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Bengali, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Turkish, Urdu
Form of Jamaica.
Jawa جاوا (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Urdu
Form of Java used in various languages as well as an Arabic alternate transcription of Jawah.
Jibuti জিবুতি, जिबूती, جبوتی (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Turkmen, Urdu
Form of Djibouti.
Kabul কাবুল, काबुल (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Pashto کابل (Kabal) which may have been derived from Kambuja or Kamboja, the name of an ancient Indo-Iranian tribe and kingdom. The name is of uncertain meaning, possibly from Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and भुज् (bhuj) meaning "use, possess, rule"... [more]
Kambodiya কম্বোডিয়া, કમ્બોડીયા, कम्बोडिया, ಕಾಂಬೋಡಿಯ, കംബോഡിയ (Country) Bengali, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
Form of Cambodia.
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.
Lakari (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
Lanao लानाओ (Political Subdivision & Body of Water) Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Maranao ranaw meaning "lake, body of water". This is the name of a lake and two provinces in the southern Philippines.
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 મદીના, ਮਦੀਨਾ, मदीना, മദീന, ಮದೀನಾ (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Karakalpak, Lak, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tajik, Telugu, Tatar, 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, మక్కా, مکہ (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
Mali माली (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, 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, Tatar, 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.
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]
Panama পানামা, पनामा, پاناما (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]
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.
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]
Qazan قازان (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Karachay-Balkar, Kazakh, Lak, Ossetian, Urdu, Uyghur
Form of Kazan.
Sahara सहारा, ಸಹಾರ, സഹാറ, ਸਹਾਰਾ, సహారా (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).
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.
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.
Singapur सिंगापुर, سنگاپور (Country, Settlement & Island) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, German, Hindi, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Singapore.
Sulu سولو, सुलु (Political Subdivision, Region & Body of Water) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Suluk, the Malay name for the Tausug people, in turn derived from Tausug Tau Sūg meaning "people of the current", from tau meaning "man, person" and sūg meaning "(sea) current, flow of water"... [more]
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) Uyghur, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Chuvash, Georgian, Hindi, Lezgin, Ossetian, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Uyghur alternate transcription of Ürümchi as well as the 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.
Yaman यमन, یمن (Country) Arabic, Chechen, Dhivehi, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Tatar, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Yemen. In Arabic, it is usually written with the definite article: اليمن (al-Yaman).
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).