Khmer Submitted Place Names

Khmer names are used in the country of Cambodia in southeastern Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abkhahsaei អាបខាហ្សី (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Khmer form of Abkhazia.
Bangkak បាងកក (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Bangkok.
Banteay Meanchey បន្ទាយ្មានជ័យ្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
From Khmer បន្ទាយ្ (banteay) meaning “fortress” and from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning “victory”.
Battambang បាត់ដំបង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “loss of stick”, referring to the local legend, Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung.
Chakata ចាកាតា (Settlement) Khmer, Thai
Khmer and Thai form of Jakarta.
Chen ចិន (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of China.
Chvea ជ្វា (Political Subdivision & Island) Khmer
Khmer form of Java.
Kampong Cham កំពង់ចាម្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “port of the chams” in Khmer.
Kampong Chhnang កំពង់ឆ្នាំង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “port of pottery” in Khmer.
Kampong Speu កំពង់ស្ពឺ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “port of starfruit” in Khmer.
Kampong Thom កំពង់ធំ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “great port” in Khmer.
Kampot កំពត្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Kampuchea កម្ពុជា (Country) Khmer, English (Archaic)
Khmer form of Cambodia as well as an archaic English variant.
Kandal កណ្តាល្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Kata កាតា (Country) Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Thai
Burmese, Khmer, Lao and Thai form of Qatar.
Kep កែប្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “saddle” in Khmer.
Koh Kong កោះកុង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Kratié ក្រចេះ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Malesi ម៉ាឡេស៊ី (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of Malaysia.
Mondulkiri មណ្ឌល្គិរី (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “center of mountains” in Khmer.
Oddar Meanchey ឧត្ដរ្មានជ័យ្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
From Sanskrit उत्तर (uttara) meaning “north” and from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning “victory”.
Pailin ប៉ៃលិន្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Panama ប៉ាណាម៉ា (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]
Phnum Pin ភ្នំពេញ (Settlement) Khmer
Khmer form of Phnom Penh.
Preah Sihanouk ព្រះសីហនុ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “province of the holy Sihanouk (former king)” in Khmer.
Preah Vihear ព្រះវិហារ្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “sacred sanctuary” in Khmer.
Prey Veng ព្រៃវែង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “long forest” in Khmer.
Pursat ពោធិ៍សាត់ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “drifting awakened” in Khmer.
Ratanak Kiri រតនគិរី (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Siam សៀម (Country) English, Khmer
From Portuguese Sciam, which was derived from Thai สยาม (sayam) of contested origin. It may have come from Pali suvaṇṇabhūmi meaning "land of gold", from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue" or from Mon ရာမည (ramanya) meaning "stranger"... [more]
Siem Reap សៀមរាប (Settlement) Khmer, English
Means "submission of Siam", from Khmer សៀម (Siem) referring to Siam (or Thailand) and រាប (reap) meaning "submissive, obedient, tame"... [more]
Siem Riep សៀម្រាប្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “Siam defeated” in Khmer.
Stung Treng ស្ទឹង្ត្រែង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “river of reeds” in Khmer.
Svay Rieng ស្វាយ្រៀង្ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Takéo តាកែវ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “crystal grandfather” in Khmer.
Tboung Khmum ត្បូង្ឃ្មុំ (Political Subdivision) Khmer
Means “amber” in Khmer.