Mexican Submitted Place Names

Mexican names are used in the country of Mexico in southern North America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Sahara (Region) English, French, Italian, Spanish
Derived from Arabic صحارى‎ (sahara) meaning "deserts", the plural of صحراء (sahra') meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa.
Samarcanda (Settlement) Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Catalan, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Samarkand.
Saná (Settlement) Czech, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Portuguese, Slovak and Spanish form of Sanaa.
San Juan (Other) Spanish
The name of the Capital of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos... [more]
San Lorenzo (Settlement) Spanish
This was one of the principal sites of the Olmec peoples when they were making a life for themselves near the Gulf of Mexico.
Santa Clara (Settlement) English, Spanish
Name of a city in California, named for Saint Claire (Spanish for “Saint Claire”)
Santa Lucía (Country & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Saint Lucia.
Seúl (Settlement) Spanish, Icelandic, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Icelandic, Asturian and Galician form of Seoul.
Seychelles (Country) French, English, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
From the name of Jean Moreau de Séchelles (1690-1761), a French politician who served as Minister of Finance during the reign of King Louis XV. This is the name of an East African island country in the Indian Ocean.
Siberia (Region) English, Albanian, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Spanish
From Russian Сибирь (Sibir) of uncertain origin and meaning. This is the name of a region in North Asia.
Sicilia (Political Subdivision & Island) Ancient Roman, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
Ancient Roman (i.e. Classical Latin) form of Sicily, which some modern countries have adopted as their name for the island.
Sinaí (Region & Mountain) Catalan, Spanish
Catalan and Spanish form of Sinai.
Sinaloa (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Derived from Mayo sinalobola meaning either "round pitaya" or "cut corn". This is the name of a state of Mexico.
Sinkiang (Political Subdivision & Region) Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish
Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Xinjiang.
Sofía (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Sofia.
Sonoma (Political Subdivision) Spanish
County and town in the American state of California, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Sri Lanka (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) meaning "holy island", derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
Suazilandia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Swaziland
Sucre (Settlement) Spanish
This is the constitutional capital city of Bolivia, it was named after Venezuelan revolutionary leader Antonio José de Sucre in 1839.
Sudáfrica (Country) Spanish
Form of South Africa used in Spanish speaking countries.
Sudáfrica (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of South Africa.
Sudetes (Mountain) English, Spanish
A mountain range in Central Europe, which in the Anglosphere is also known under its German name Sudeten.
Sujumi (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Sukhumi.
Taipéi (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Taipei.
Taiwán (Country & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Taiwan.
Tallin (Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Spanish, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Form of Tallinn used in multiple languages.
Tamaulipas (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Uncertain, possibly derived from Huastec Tamaholipa perhaps meaning "place of high hills". Alternately it may come from the phrase ta ma ho'lipam meaning "place where the Lipan Apache prey"... [more]
Tánger (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Tangier.
Tayikistán (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Tajikistan.
Tegucigalpa (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Capital of Honduras, possibly from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa, which means "hills of silver".
Teherán (Settlement) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
Form of Tehran used in various languages.
Teide (Mountain) Spanish
Meaning uncertain, but possibly derived from a Guanche term referring to a powerful being living inside the volcano. Teide is a volcano on the Spanish island Tenerife... [more]
Tenerife (Island) Spanish, English
Means "snow mountain" or "white mountain" in Guanche, probably referring to the volcano Teide. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, Spain.
Tesprotia (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of Thesprotia.
Tibás (Political Subdivision) Spanish (Latin American)
Canton of Costa Rica.... [more]
Tíbet (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Tibet.
Tiflis (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, English (Archaic), German, Spanish, Turkish, Turkmen
Crimean Tatar, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Turkmen form of Tbilisi as well as a historical English name for the city.
Tijuana (Settlement) Spanish
Derives from the rancho that Santiago Argüello Moraga established in 1829 on his Mexican land grant, naming it Rancho Tía Juana.... [more]
Timbu (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish
Macedonian, Serbian, and Spanish form of Thimphu.
Timbu (Settlement) Korean, Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog
Form of Thimphu used in various languages.
Tirana (Settlement) Albanian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkmen, Uzbek
Perhaps derived from Doric Greek Τυρσανοί (Tursanoi) meaning "Tyrrhenians", which was an exonym for non-Greek inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the name of the capital city of Albania.
Tlaxcala (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish
From Nahuatl Tlaxcallān either derived from tlaxcalli meaning "tortilla" or texcalli meaning "crag" or "oven" combined with the suffix -tlan. This is the name of a state of, as well as a city in, Mexico... [more]
Tlaxcallan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Nahuatl form of Tlaxcala.
Togo (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.
Transcarpatia (Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Transcarpathia.
Transcaspia (Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caspian Sea", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with Latin Caspia meaning "Caspian Sea".... [more]
Transcaucasia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caucasus", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region)... [more]
Transdanubia (Region) English, Finnish, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish
Means "beyond the river Danube", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with the Latin noun Danubius meaning "the river Danube".... [more]
Transnistria (Political Subdivision & Region) Basque, English, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish
Means "beyond the river Dniester", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with the Romanian noun Nistru meaning "the river Dniester".... [more]
Trípoli (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Tripoli.
Túnez (Country & Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of both Tunisia and Tunis.
Tunicia (Country) Aragonese, Asturian, Spanish
Aragonese and Asturian form of Tunisia as well as a Spanish variant.
Turkmenistán (Country) Czech, Spanish
Czech and Spanish form of Turkmenistan.
Ulán-Udé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ulan-Ude.
Uruguay (Country & River) Spanish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Finnish
From Guaraní, either urugua meaning "shellfish" or uru, referring to a type of bird, and gua meaning "from" combined with y meaning "water."... [more]
Uvalde (Settlement) Spanish
named after Juan de Ugalde, governor of Coahuila (a part of Texas).... [more]
Vaduz (Settlement) German, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Derived from Rhaeto-Romance auadutg meaning "aqueduct", ultimately from Latin aquaeductus. This is the name of the capital city of Liechtenstein.
Vallejo (Settlement) Spanish, English
The name of a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, which was founded by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890), a Californio military leader and landowner... [more]
Valonia (Region) Georgian, Spanish
Georgian and Spanish form of Wallonia.
Varsovia (Settlement) Aragonese, Basque, Breton, Galician, Greek, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
New Latin form of Warsaw, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Polish city.
Victorica (Settlement) Spanish (Latin American)
Town in La Pampa Province in Argentina.
Viena (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian, Catalan, Cebuano, Basque, Filipino, Galician, Ladin, Lithuanian, Occitan, Lombard, Papiamento, Portuguese, Romanian, Tagalog, Venetian
Form of Vienna in various languages.
Viena (Settlement) Bulgarian, Catalan, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
Form of Vienna used in multiple languages.
Vientián (Settlement) Hungarian, Spanish
Hungarian and Spanish form of Vientiane.
Villarreal (Settlement) Spanish
Villarreal is a city in the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Villaviciosa (Settlement) Spanish, Filipino
Combination of villa meaning "small town" and viciosa meaning "vigorous; abundant" (usually "vicious, profligate").... [more]
Vilna (Settlement) Finnish, Italian, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Vilnius.
Vosgos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Vosges.
Xeresa (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Xeresa is a municipality in the comarca of Safor in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Yeniséi (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Yenisey.
Yibuti (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Djibouti
Yuba (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Juba.
Yucatán (Political Subdivision & Region) Spanish
Most likely from Chontal Maya Yokot'an either meaning "I do not understand you" or "hear how they talk!", both phrases supposedly uttered by the Mayans when questioned by Spanish explorers. Alternately it may mean "land of yucas", referring to the edible tuber... [more]
Yuriria (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Mexican
Short form of Purépecha Yuririapundaro meaning "lake of blood" or "place of the bloody lake". This is the name of a lake, town and municipality in central Mexico, located in the 'Bajío', or lowlands, of Guanajuato (state)... [more]
Yúukatan (Political Subdivision & Region) Indigenous American, Mayan
Yucatec Maya form of Yucatán.
Zacatecas (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Derived from Nahuatl zacatēcah meaning "people of the place of grass" or "where grass is abundant", ultimately from zacatl meaning "grass". This is the name of a state of Mexico.
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian, English, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the given name Chabrag, a pet form of Cyprian, from Proto-Slavic *grębъ meaning "hill, uplift" or from a Roman place name... [more]
Zamboanga (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Chavacano, Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Spanish
Spanish form of Sinama Samboangan meaning "mooring place", derived from samboang meaning "mooring pole" and the place marker suffix -an. This is the name of a peninsula in the Philippines, as well as three provinces and a city located on the peninsula.
Zamora (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish
The name of a Spanish city and municipality, possibly derived from Berber ⴰⵣⵎⵎⵓⵔ (azemmur) meaning "wild olive tree".
Zapopan (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
From Nahuatl Tzapopan, from a combination of tzapotl, referring to a sapote tree, and the locative suffix -pan.... [more]
Zaragoza (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Saragossa.
Zaragoza (Settlement) Spanish, English
From Çaragoça, the medieval form of the Arabic name سرقسطة (Saraqusṭa), from the Roman name Caesaraugusta, which is the combination of two Roman names Caesar and Augusta.