Scandinavian Submitted Place Names

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Varsjá (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Warsaw.
Västerås (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
Västerbotten (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county (län) and historical province (landskap) in Northern Sweden. The name refers to its geographical location west of the Bothnian Bay and Bothnian Sea... [more]
Västergötland (Region) Swedish
Västergötland is a historical province in Sweden meaning "Western Götaland". The largest city is Göteborg... [more]
Västmanland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Means "land of the western people". Western people referred to people living west of Uppland. ... [more]
Västra Götaland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Västra Götaland is a Swedish county (län). The name means "Western Götaland". ... [more]
Vatikanstaten (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Vatican City. Their name for the country literally means "The Vatican State".
Vättern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but possibly derived from Swedish vatten "water". Vättern is the second largest lake in Sweden and the sixth largest lake in Europe.
Vest-Agder (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Norwegian word vest meaning "west" and the place name agder. It means "the western part of Agder."... [more]
Vestfold (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the old name of the Olsofjord fold and the Norwegian word vest. The name means, "the region west of the fold."... [more]
Víetnam (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Vietnam
Vín (Settlement) Icelandic, Irish
Icelandic and Irish form of Wien.
Vjetnam (Country) Faroese, Maltese
Faroese and Maltese form of Vietnam.
Vogesene (Mountain) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Vosges.
Vogeserna (Mountain) Swedish
Swedish form of Vosges.
Vogeserne (Mountain) Danish
Danish form of Vosges.
Wales (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Old English Wealas, the plural of wealh meaning "foreigner, Celt". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the western part of the island of Great Britain... [more]
Yamoussoukro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French, Danish, Portuguese
In honor of Yamousso, a Baoulé queen and great-aunt of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905–1993), with the addition of the suffix kro ("village"). This is the name of the de iure capital city of Côte D'ivoire, as well as the name of the district around it.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Yemen (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman), itself probably from يمين (yamin) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
Ytterby (Settlement) Swedish
Means "outer village" in Swedish. ... [more]
Zinkgruvan (Settlement) Swedish
Means "the zink mine" in Swedish. Zinkgruvan is both a village and a mine. It is the only locality in Sweden starting with Z.