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.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Transdanubien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transdanubia.
Transkarpatia (Region) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Transcarpathia.
Transkarpatien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transcarpathia.
Transkaspia (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Transcaspia.
Transkaspien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaspia.
Transkaukasia (Region) Basque, Finnish, Norwegian
Basque, Finnish and Norwegian form of Transcaucasia.
Transkaukasien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaucasia.
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]
Transnistrien (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transnistria.
Transoxanien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transoxiana via its Latin form Transoxania.
Transsylvanien (Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Transylvania.
Trelleborg (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the word trelleborg meaning "ring fort" or "Viking ring fortress", referring to a type of circular forts built during the Viking Age. The word trelleborg itself might be a combination of Old Norse þræll "slave" or trel "wooden staves" and borg "fortress, castle".
Tripolitanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Tripolitania.
Troms (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
A county in Norway. The name comes from the Norse word trums and could mean "stream" or "streaming water".
Tromsø (Settlement) Norwegian
From the name of an island, Tromsøya (Old Norse: Trums), whose name is derived from Old Norse straumr possibly meaning "stream, strong current". Tromsø is a city in northern Norway. See also: Troms
Trondheim (Settlement) Norwegian
Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway. It was originally named Nidaros but known colloquially as kaupangr "marketplace" or kaupangr í Þróndheimi "the marketplace in Trondheim/Trøndelag" which was later shortened to just Þróndheimr... [more]
Tsjerkessia (Region) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Circassia.
Tsjetsjenia (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Chechnya.
Tuna (Other) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse tún meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot". This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It is also a common place-name element (see Eskilstuna).
Tunesien (Country) Danish, German
Danish and German form of Tunisia
Tunis (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]
Tunisia (Country) Basque, English, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Thai
The name of a country in North Africa, named after its capital city Tunis.
Tunisien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Tunisia.
Turkiet (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Turkey.
Túrkmenistan (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Turkmen Türkmenistan, which is from the name of the Turkmen people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is believed by some to mean "resembling a Turk" or "co-Turk", from the name of the Turkic peoples combined with the Sogdian suffix -myn or -men... [more]
Tyrkiet (Country) Danish
Danish form of Turkey
Tyrkland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Turkey.
Udmurtien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Udmurtia.
Úkraína (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ukraine.
Ulan Bator (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.
Uleåborg (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Combination of Ule, the name of a river whose name derives from the Finnish dialectal word oulu "floodwater", Swedish å "river, stream", and borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
Umeå (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the Ume River. Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river. Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed".
Ungverjaland (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Hungary.
Uppland (Region) Swedish
Uppland is a Swedish historical province. The name is a combination of Swedish upp "up" and land "land". The name is believed to refer to its location north of Lake Mälaren.
Uppsala (Settlement) Swedish
Means "upstream from Sala", from Old Norse upp "up" and salir "halls, rooms". Sala was a village located downstream from Uppsala (it is nowadays a neighbourhood known as Sala backe)... [more]
Uppsalir (Settlement) Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Uppsala.
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]
Usbekistan (Country) Danish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Somali, Tagalog
Form of Uzbekistan used in various languages.
Vadstena (Settlement) Swedish
Probably a combination of Old Swedish *vazt "place to fish" and sten "stone". Vadstena is a city in Sweden that had an important role in Sweden's early Christian history. Saint Bridget (Heliga Birgitta) founded the Bridgettine Order here at the Vadstena Abbey in the 14th centry.
Vanda (Settlement) Finland Swedish
Swedish form of Vantaa.
Vänern (Body of Water) Swedish
Meaning uncertain. One theory is that the name is derived from Old Swedish vænir and therefore related to Archaic Swedish words vån "hope, prospect" and vän "beautiful, fair"... [more]
Värmland (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma meaning "warmth, to heat up".
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.
Visby (Settlement) Swedish
Visby is a settlement in Gotland island Sweden. Visby was founded in the 12th century.... [more]
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.
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]
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.