Korean Submitted Place Names

Korean names are used in South and North Korea. Note that depending on the Korean characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Korean names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abana 아바나 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Havana.
Aden (Settlement & Body of Water) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Akkadian edinu, "plain, lowland", itself loaned from Sumerian eden ("plain, open country"). This is the name of a city and a gulf in Yemen.
Ajereubaijan 아제르바이잔 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Azerbaijan.
Angkara 앙카라 (Settlement) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of Ankara.
Ansan 안산, 安山 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 安 (안, ān, "peace") and 山 (산, san, "mountain"), thus "peaceful mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Anyang 안양, 安養 (Settlement) Korean
From the Anyang temple, established by Emperor Wang Geon. Combination of 安 (안, ān, "peace") and 養 (양, yang, "to raise"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Apeuganiseutan 아프가니스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Afghanistan.
Areumenia 아르메니아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Armenia.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Banggeulladesi 방글라데시 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Bangladesh.
Barein 바레인 (Country) Burmese, Icelandic, Korean
Burmese, Icelandic, and Korean form of Bahrain.
Benesuella 베네수엘라 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Venezuela.
Beoma 버마 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Burma.
Beteunam 베트남 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Vietnam.
Beurunai 브루나이 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Brunei.
Bientian 비엔티안 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Vientiane.
Billyuseu 빌뉴스 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Vilnius.
Boseunia 보스니아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Bosnia.
Bucheon 부천, 富川 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 富 (부, bu, "wealth") and 川 (천, cheon, "river, stream"), thus "wealthy river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Busan 부산, 釜山 (Settlement) Korean
From Sino-Korean 釜山 (Busan) meaning "cauldron mountain", from 釜 (bu) meaning "cauldron, pot, kettle" and 山 (san) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Changwon 창원, 昌原 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 昌 (창, chang, "prosperity") and 原 (원, won, "meadow"), thus "prosperous meadow". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Chechen 체첸 (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian
Form of Chechnya.
Cheonan 천안, 天安 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 天 (천, cheon, "sky, heaven") and 安 (안, ān, "peace"), thus "heavenly peace". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Cheongju 청주, 淸州 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 淸 (청, cheong, "clear, clean") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "clear province", or "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Chereukeseu 체르케스 (Country & Region) Korean
Korean form of Circassia.
Daegu 대구, 大邱 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 大 (대, dae, "big, large") and 邱 (구, gu, "hill"), thus "large hill". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Daejeon 대전, 大田 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 大 (대, dae, "big, large") and 田 (전, jeon, "cultivated piece of land"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Dageseutan 다게스탄 (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of Dagestan.
Delli 델리 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Delhi.
Geuriseu 그리스 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Greece.
Gimhae 김해, 金海 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 김 (gim, "money, gold") and 해 (hae, "sea, ocean"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Goyang 고양, 高陽 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 高 (고, go, "high, tall") and 陽 (양, yang, "sky, sun, sun light, morning"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Gwangju 광주, 光州 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 光 (광, gwang, "light, shine, lustre") and 州 (주, ju, "province"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Hwaseong 화성, 華城 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 華 (화, hwa, "bright, colorful") and 城 (성, seong, "castle"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Ijipteu 이집트 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Egypt.
Incheon 仁川 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 仁 (인, in, "benevolence") and 川 (천, cheon, "river, stream"), thus "kind river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Iseutanbul 이스탄불 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Istanbul.
Jaba 자바 (Island) Korean
Korean form of Java.
Jameika 자메이카 (Country & Island) Korean
Korean form of Jamaica.
Jeonju 전주, 全州 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 全 (전, jeon, "perfect") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Jibuti 지부티 (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Sinhalese, Turkmen, Urdu
Form of Djibouti.
Kabul 카불 (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]
Kaelliponia 캘리포니아 (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of California.
Kajaheuseutan 카자흐스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Kazakhstan.
Kambodia 캄보디아 (Country) Korean, Malagasy
Korean and Malagasy form of Cambodia.
Katareu 카타르 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Qatar.
Kateumandu 카트만두 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Kathmandu.
Keurim 크림 (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Korean
Korean form of Crimea.
Keuroatia 크로아티아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Croatia.
Kireugiseuseutan 키르기스스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Kyrgyzstan.
Magindanao 마긴다나오 (Political Subdivision) Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian
Form of Maguindanao.
Malleisia 말레이시아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Malaysia.
Maputo (Settlement & River) English, Danish, Esperanto, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
The city may have been named after Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of the Tsonga people found in Mozambique and South Africa, or after the Maputo River.... [more]
Modena (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Dutch, Georgian, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
From Latin Mutina, itself from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Mollobia 몬로비아 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Monrovia.
Monggol 몽골 (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Korean
Korean form of Mongolia.
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Namibia 나미비아 (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.
Namyangju 남양주, 南楊州 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 南 (남, nam, "south"), 楊 (양, yang, "willow") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "southern willow province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Napolli 나폴리 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Naples.
Nepido 네피도 (Settlement) Japanese, Korean, Thai
Japanese alternate transcription of Nepidō as well as the Korean and Thai form of Naypyidaw.
Nikaragwa 니카라과 (Country) Burmese, Korean
Burmese and Korean form of Nicaragua.
Oman 오만 (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]
Osetiya 오세티야 (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, Korean
Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, and Korean form of Ossetia.
Pakiseutan 파키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Pakistan.
Panama 파나마 (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]
Pari 파리 (Settlement) Burmese, Japanese, Korean
Burmese, Japanese and Korean form of Paris.
Peunompen 프놈펜 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Phnom Penh.
Peuraha 프라하 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Prague.
Piemonte (Political Subdivision) Italian, Danish, Galician, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Swedish, Venetian
Italian and Portuguese form of Piedmont, a region in northern Italy.
Pillipin 필리핀 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Philippines.
Pohang 포항, 浦項 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 浦 (포, po, "riverside") and 項 (항, hang, "item, matter"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Pukket 푸껫 (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Korean
Korean form of Phuket.
Pyeongyang 평양, 平壤 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Pyongyang.
Pyongyang 평양, 平壤 (Settlement) Korean, English
From Sino-Korean 平 (pyeong) meaning "flat, level, plane" and 壤 (yang) meaning "soil, land". This is the name of the capital city of North Korea.
Ribia 리비아 (Country) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of Libya.
Riseubon 리스본 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Lisbon.
Ruson 루손 (Island) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of Luzon.
Sahara 사하라 (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).
Sanghai 상하이 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Shanghai.
Sarayebo 사라예보 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Sarajevo.
Satporo 삿포로 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Sapporo.
Saudiarabia 사우디아라비아 (Country) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of Saudi Arabia.
Sebu 세부 (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Serbian, Russian, Tatar, Thai, Ukrainian
Form of Cebu.
Sejong 세종, 世宗 (Settlement) Korean
In honor of King Sejong the Great (1397–1450), creator of the Hangul alphabet. Combination of 世 (세, se, "life, age, generation") and 宗 (종, jong, "school, sect, purpose"), thus "kind river"... [more]
Seongnam 성남, 城南 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 城 (성, seong, "castle") and 南 (남, nam, "south"), thus "southern castle". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Seoul 서울 (Settlement) Korean, Danish, English, German, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "capital" in Korean, probably derived from Sillan 서라벌 (Seorabeol) referring to the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla. This is the name of the capital city of South Korea.
Seupein 스페인 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Spain.
Siam 시암 (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]
Sinjang 신장 (Political Subdivision & Region) Korean
Korean form of Xinjiang.
Somallia 소말리아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Somalia.
Sseuchwan 쓰촨 (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of Sichuan.
Sumateura 수마트라 (Political Subdivision & Island) Korean
Korean form of Sumatra.
Surinam 수리남 (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.
Suwon 수원, 水原 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 水 (수, su, "water") and 原 (원, won, "meadow"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Taeguk 태국, 泰國 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Taiguo.
Taibei 타이베이 (Settlement) Chinese, Korean
Chinese and Korean form of Taipei.
Tajikiseutan 타지키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Tajikistan.
Togo 토고 (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.
Tureukeumeniseutan 투르크메니스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Turkmenistan.
Uhan 우한 (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean, Thai
Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Korean and Thai form of Wuhan.
Ujeubekiseutan 우즈베키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Uzbekistan.
Ulsan 울산, 蔚山 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 蔚 (울, ul, of uncertain meaning) and 山 (산, san, "mountain"), thus "kind river". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Yanggon 양곤 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Yangon.
Yemen 예멘 (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Uyghur
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman) which is probably from يَمِين (yamīn) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
Yereban 예레반 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Yerevan.
Yongin 용인, 龍仁 (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 용 (yong, "dragon") and 인 (in, "benevolence"). This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Yurasia 유라시아 (Region) Korean
Korean form of Eurasia.