Spanish Submitted Place Names

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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Abjasia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Abkhazia.
Abuya (Settlement) Spanish, Asturian
Spanish and Asturian form of Abuja.
Addis Abeba (Settlement) Amharic, German, Italian, Spanish
Amharic, German, Finnish, Italian and Spanish form of Addis Ababa.
Ajijic (Settlement) Spanish
Means "place of water" or "place where water bubbles up" in Nahuatl.
Almatí (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Almaty.
Almería (Settlement) Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city. Means 'the mirror of the sea.'
Alpes (Mountain) French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alps.
Alsacia (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Alsace (a region of France).
Amalfi (Settlement) Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of a coastal in the Italian province of Salerno and a town and municipality in the Antioquia Department of Colombia which is named in honour of the Italian town.... [more]
Amazonas (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
Reportedly named this way after the warriors, led by women, that attacked Francisco de Orellana's expedition, reminding him of the Amazons of Greek mythology. The word Amazon may come from Iranian *ha-maz-an- ("(one) fighting together") or *ha-mazan- ("warriors").... [more]
Andalucía (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Andalusia.
Andorra (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Antananarivo (Settlement) English, Catalan, Esperanto, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Yiddish
Means "City of the Thousand" in Malagasy, in honor of Merina king Andrianjaka, whose garrison of a thousand soldiers seized and guarded the area... [more]
Apulia (Political Subdivision) English, Ancient Roman, Polish, Spanish
From Latin Apulia, itself of unknown origin, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep-, meaning "water". This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Aquitania (Region) Spanish
Aquitania was a region of Gaul inhabited by the Aquitani, a people living in Gallo-Roman times in what is now Aquitaine, France.
Arabia (Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Basque, English, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish
Of Semitic origin, but the precise meaning is uncertain, as the root word has many possible meanings in the Semitic languages.... [more]
Arabia Saudí (Country) Spanish
Variant of Arabia Saudita.
Aracosia (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Arachosia.
Arequipa (Political Subdivision) Spanish (Latin American)
Legend says it comes from Ari-quepay "(let's) stay here" in Quechua.
Arica (Settlement) Spanish
It is the name of province, and town in Chile. It is also the name of a town in Colombia.
Aruba (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Asjabad (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ashgabat.
Astaná (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Astana.
Asunción (Settlement) Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish, as in “assumption of Mary to heaven". This is the capital of Paraguay. Originally called Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción (meaning "Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption") by its founder, it was later shortened to Asunción.
Australasia (Region) English, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish
Means "south of Asia" from Latin australis meaning "southern" combined with Asia. This is the name of a region in Oceania consisting of Australia, New Zealand, and other neighbouring islands.
Azerbaiyán (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Azerbaijan
Azores (Political Subdivision & Region) English, Greek, Spanish
From Portuguese Açores meaning "goshawks", the plural of açor meaning "goshawk". This is the name of an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean and one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.
Bakú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Baku.
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.
Barcelona (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, English
Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.
Baréin (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Bahrain.
Bari (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Latin Barium, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from Messapic *baur or *bur, meaning "house", ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhreu ("to grow, to be"). This is the name of the capital city of Apulia, in southern Italy.
Basilicata (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
The origin of the name is uncertain: it may come from the Greek term βασιλικός (basilikos), a title given to the Byzantine governors of the region; it may be derived from the church of Acerenza, whose bishop had jurisdiction over the territory; or it may be connected to Basil II Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025.... [more]
Bastilla (Other) Spanish
Spanish form of Bastille.
Belgrado (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Belgrade.
Beocia (Political Subdivision & Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Boeotia.
Bielorrusia (Country) Asturian, Basque, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Basque, Galician and Spanish form of Belarus
Biskek (Settlement) Greek, Hungarian, Spanish
Greek, Hungarian, and Spanish form of Bishkek.
Bonaire (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is a special municipality of the Netherlands.
Brescia (Settlement) Italian, English, Catalan, French, Polish, Romanian, Sicilian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Brixia, itself probably from a Gaulish or Celtic root denoting a hill. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Breslavia (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
Italian, Spanish and Tagalog form of Wrocław.
Bucarest (Settlement) Italian, Occitan, Spanish
Italian, Occitan and Spanish form of Bucharest.
Buenos Aires (Settlement) Spanish
Ultimately derived from Aragonese buen ayre “good air”. It is the capital city of Argentina. The explorer who founded the city originally called it Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Nuestra Señora la Virgen María de los Buenos Aires meaning "City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Good Airs" which was later shortened to just Buenos Aires.
Buriatia (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Buryatia.
Burundi (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Bután (Country) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician and Spanish form of Bhutan
Cabo Verde (Country) Portuguese (African), Spanish, Võro
Portuguese, Spanish and Võro form of Cape Verde.
Cagliari (Settlement) Italian, English, Danish, French, Galician, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Latin Calaris, itself from Phoenician Krly, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy.
Calabria (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Finnish, Galician, Spanish
From Ancient Greek Καλαβρία (Kalabría), itself derived from the name of a local Oscan tribe. This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Caleta (Settlement) Spanish
City name meaning ''little bay, inlet, or cove''. Most often La Caleta.
California (Political Subdivision) Spanish, English
From the name of a fictional utopian island featured in the 16th-century novel Las sergas de Esplandián by Spanish author Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo. The name comes from the island's queen, Calafia (or Califia), whose name is derived from Arabic خليفة (khalifah) meaning "caliph"... [more]
Camboya (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Cambodia
Camerún (Country) Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish from of Cameroon
Campania (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Galician, Spanish, Ancient Roman
From Latin Campania, itself from campania felix, denoting the fertile countryside around Mount Vesuvius. This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Campobasso (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Literally "low field"; derived from Latin Campus Vassorum, denoting that the city was host to vassals. This is the name of the capital city of the southern Italian region of Molise.
Canaán (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Canaan.
Cantabria (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Caonia (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Chaonia.
Caracas (Settlement) English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
From the earlier name Santiago de León de Caracas. The name Caracas is most likely derived from the name of a tribe that used to live in the area. This is the name of the capital city of Venezuela.
Caribe (Region) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Caribbean.
Carmania (Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Persian (Latinized), English, Italian, Spanish
Latinized form of ancient Persian Karmana via its hellenized form Karmania. This was the name of a region and province of several Persian empires.
Cárpatos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Carpathians.
Cartago (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
Casablanca (Settlement) English, French, Spanish
Means "white house" in Spanish. The name comes from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدار البيضاء (ad-Dar al-Bayda'), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
Catania (Settlement) Italian, English, German, Sicilian, Spanish
From Ancient Greek Kατάvη (Katánē), itself either from Sicel katane ("grater"), due to its proximity to Mount Etna and the resulting rough earth, or from Proto-Italic katina ("basin"), owing to the wide valley around the town... [more]
Catanzaro (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, German
From Latin Catanciarium, itself derived from Catacium, ultimately from Ancient Greek Καταρτάριοι, meaning "silk spinners". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, the second city in Calabria, as well as its capital city.
Catar (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Qatar.
Cáucaso (Region & Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Caucasus.
Cerdeña (Region & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Sardinia.
Chechenia (Political Subdivision) Spanish, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Asturian, and Galician form of Chechnya.
Chequia (Country) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician and Spanish form of Czechia
Chiquinquira (Settlement) Spanish
the name of a town in venezuela
Cidonia (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
Circasia (Region) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician, and Spanish form of Circassia.
Ciscaucasia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "on this side of the Caucasus", derived from Latin cis meaning "on this side of" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region)... [more]
Constantinopla (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinople.
Corasmia (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Corea Del Sur (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of South Korea
Corintia (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Corinthia.
Corinto (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Costa De Marfil (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Ivory Coast
Costa Rica (Country) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
Cracovia (Settlement) Galician, Italian, Ancient Roman, Sicilian, Spanish
Galician, Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish form of Krakow.
Crimea (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Asturian, Catalan, Italian, Spanish
From Crimean Tatar Qırım, which is of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from a corruption of Latin Cimmerium or Greek Κιμμερικόν (Kimmerikon), the name of an ancient city, from Old Turkic qurum meaning "protection, defense" or qirum meaning "fosse, trench", or Ancient Greek κρημνοί (krēmnoí) meaning "cliffs"... [more]
Curazao (Political Subdivision & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Curaçao.
Cuzco (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Hispanicized), Quechua (Hispanicized), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
Daca (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Dhaka.
Daguestán (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Dagestan.
Danubio (River) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Danube.
Dniéster (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Dniester.
Dominica (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
Derived from Latin dominica meaning "lordly" or "Sunday", named by explorer Christopher Columbus for his sighting of the island on a Sunday. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Dortmund (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
First mentioned in the 9th century AD as Throtmanni, of uncertain origin and meaning, the form Dortmunde first appeared in the 13th century. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Dusambé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Dushanbe.
El Aaiún (Settlement) Spanish, English
Spanish form of Laayoune as well as an English variant.
El Paso (Settlement) English, Spanish
From Spanish el paso, meaning "the pass". This is the name of several settlements in the world, including the city in Texas.
El Salvador (Country) Spanish
El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It's known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals... [more]
Emilia (Region) Italian, English, Finnish, Polish, Spanish
From the Via Aemilia, itself from Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the Roman consul who planned the road. This is the name of a traditional region of northern Italy, now contained in the modern political region of Emilia-romagna.
Emiratos Árabes Unidos (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of United Arab Emirates
Empoli (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Of uncertain origin: possibly from the Germanic first name *Empo- with the suffix -ulus, or from Latin in portu ("in the port") as per the Tabula Peutingeriana. An eighth-century castle is documented with the names Empolum, Emporium and Empolis... [more]
Ereván (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Yerevan.
Esparta (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Asturian form of Sparta.
Estados Unidos (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of United States.
Estambul (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Istanbul.
Etruria (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman, History
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an ancient country in the Italian Peninsula (located in what is now Tuscany) inhabited by the Etruscans.... [more]
Eufrates (River) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Euphrates.
Eurasia (Region) English, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish
Combination of Europe and Asia. This is the name of a landmass comprising all of Europe and Asia.
Florida (Political Subdivision) English, Spanish
Means "flowery, ornate" in Spanish, a short form of either la Florida meaning "the flowery one" or Pascua Florida meaning "flowery Easter" (a Spanish name for Palm Sunday, so named because the region was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León on that day in 1513)... [more]
Fresno (Settlement) Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish for "ash tree".
Gabón (Country) Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of Gabon
Ganges (River) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gángēs) from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā) meaning "swift-goer", ultimately from गच्छति (gacchati) meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
Garajonay (Mountain) Spanish
The name of a mountain peak which is the highest point on the Canarian island of La Gomera, located at the center of the island and regarded as a spiritual center of power by the ancient inhabitants... [more]
Gran Canaria (Island) Spanish, English, Esperanto, Dutch, Welsh, Breton, Asturian, Aragonese, German, Estonian, Faroese, Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Scots, Slovene
From Spanish gran "grande, great" and Canaria referring to the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
Guam (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
Guinea-bisáu (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Guinea Bissau
Guinea Ecuatorial (Country) Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of Equatorial Guinea
Habana (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of Havana. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana.
Hanói (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hanoi.
Hircania (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Hyrcania.
Honduras (Country) Spanish
Means "depths" in Spanish.
Indostán (Country & Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Hindustan.
Ingusetia (Political Subdivision) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Ingushetia.
Islandia (Country & Island) Georgian, Greek, Indonesian, Polish, Spanish
Form of Iceland.
Islas Malvinas (Island) Spanish
An archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf and an overseas territory claimed by Argentina and administered by the United Kingdom (known in English as the Falkland Islands)... [more]
Isnaya (Settlement) Spanish
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Java (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvipa) meaning "island of barley", though it may have come from Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)" or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
Jumilla (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
Kabul (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]
Kalmukia (Political Subdivision) Asturian, Finnish, Spanish
Asturian, Finnish, and Spanish form of Kalmykia.
Kampala (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From K'empala, a shortening of the original Baganda Akasozi ke'Empala ("Hill of the Impala"). This is the name of the capital city of Uganda.
Karagandá (Settlement) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Karaganda.
Katmandú (Settlement) Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Spanish
Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, and Spanish form of Kathmandu.
Kazán (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician, and Spanish form of Kazan.
Kazbek (Mountain) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Russian Казбек (Kazbek) which is from Arabic قَاضِي (qāḍī) meaning "judge, arbiter" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
Kirguisia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Spain is Kirguistán.
Kurdistán (Region) Czech, Spanish
Czech and Spanish form of Kurdistan.
Kuwait (Country) Arabic, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Of uncertain meaning, possibly from the alleged Arabic root ك و ت (k-w-t) or from a word meaning "fortress built near water". This is the name of a country in Western Asia, usually written with the definite article: الكويت (al-Kuwait) in Arabic.
Labrador (Political Subdivision) Portuguese, Spanish
Province in Canada. Likely from Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador. Lavrador means "farmer" in Portuguese, as does the Spanish word 'labrador'.
Lánao (Political Subdivision & Body of Water) Spanish
Spanish form of Lanao.
Lérida (Settlement) Spanish
Letonia (Country) Albanian, Greek, Romanian, Spanish
Albanian, Greek, Romanian and Spanish form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
Líbano (Country) Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of Lebanon
Lima (Settlement) Spanish (Latin American)
Lima is a corruption of the name Rimac.
Livonia (Region) History, Albanian, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, English, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Livonia was a historic region in the Baltic, located approximately in present-day southern Estonia and northern Latvia... [more]
Livorno (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Old Italian Ligorno, itself from Latin Liburnus, derived from the tribe of the Liburnians (in Latin Liburni). This is the name of a port city in north-central Italy.
Los Ángeles (Other) American, Spanish
A city and county in Southern California in the United States of America. Its full name being El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (English: The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula).
Luanda (Settlement & Other) English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
From lu-, a plural marker in several Bantu languages, and ndandu, "value" or "object of commerce", referring to the shells of sea snails, which were used as currency in the ancient kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.... [more]
Luján (Settlement) Spanish
The name of a city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, best known for its basilica.... [more]
Lusaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Chewa, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From Lusaaka, the name of a local Lenje chief. This is the name of the capital city of Zambia, as well as the district and the province in which the city is located.
Luxemburgo (Country) Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of Luxembourg
Luzón (Island) Spanish, Portuguese, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese, Asturian and Galician form of Luzon.
Macasar (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Makassar.
Madagascar (Country & Island) English, Catalan, Nahuatl, French, Italian, Manx, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Corsican
From Middle French Madagascar, from Madageiscar, as a corrupted transliteration of Mogadishu by Marco Polo's misreading of Arabic.... [more]
Madrid (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From the older name Magerit, which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط‎ (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge"... [more]
Maguindánao (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Maguindanao.
Majachkalá (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Makhachkala.
Málaga (Settlement) Spanish
The city name of Málaga came from the latin name "Malacca".
Malasia (Country) Spanish, Asturian
Spanish and Asturian form of Malaysia.
Malaui (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Malawi
Maldivas (Country & Island) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of the Maldives
Malí (Country) Icelandic, Spanish
Icelandic and Spanish form of Mali.
Mallorca (Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Majorca.
Manila (Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Maranao, English, Spanish
From Tagalog Maynila, which is derived from the term may-nila meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nila) referring to the indigo plant as well as indigo dye... [more]
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]
Mauritania (Country) Albanian, English, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Latin Maurītānia, itself from Maurus meaning "Moor", a historical name for the Muslims that inhabited Northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. This is the name of a country in West Africa.
Méjico (Country) Spanish
Variant spelling of México used in Spain.
Mesa (Settlement) English, Spanish
From Spanish mesa, literally "table", referring to a flat-topped elevation. This is the name of a city in the US state of Arizona.
Mesenia (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of Messenia.
Micronesia (Country & Region) Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
From Greek μικρός (mikrós) meaning "small, little" and νῆσος (nesos) meaning "island". This is the name of a subregion of Oceania as well as an island country... [more]
Migdonia (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Mygdonia.
Módena (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Icelandic, Portuguese, Spanish
Icelandic, Portuguese and Spanish form of Modena.
Mónaco (Country & Settlement) Galician, Portuguese (European), Spanish
Galician, European Portuguese and Spanish form of Monaco
Montenegro (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Means "black mountain" in Venetian, originally a calque of the Montenegrin name Црна Гора (Crna Gora) referring to Mount Lovćen... [more]
Nagorno-karabaj (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Nagorno-karabakh
Naipyidó (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Naypyidaw.
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 (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.
Nápoles (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, Galician
Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, and Galician form of Naples.
Navarra (Region) Spanish
Nazrán (Settlement) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of Nazran.
Niamey (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Slovak, Spanish
Of uncertain origin; there are several theories on the origin of the name. It may be derived from a combination of Zarma words nia ("tree") and me ("shore where water is drawn"), or from the phrase "Wa niammané" ("take this city"), reportedly said by a Kalle clan chief... [more]
Niza (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish for the city of Nice, France.
Nom Pen (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Phnom Penh.
Omán (Country) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Spanish form of Oman.
Osetia (Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of Ossetia.
Páez (Other, Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Spanish (Latin American), Paezean
The name of places in Venezuala and Colombia.... [more]
Palermo (Settlement) Italian, English, Dutch, Esperanto, Georgian, German, Greek, Maltese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Panormus, itself from Ancient Greek Πάνορμος (Pánormos), composed of the words πᾰν (pan, "all") and ὅρμος (hórmos, "port"), influenced by Arabic بَلَرْم‎ (balarm)... [more]
Panamá (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Panama.
Paraguay (Country) Spanish, English
Meaning unknown, but probably derived from a river with the same name. This is the name of a landlocked country in South America.
Parma (Settlement) Italian, English, Ancient Roman, Catalan, German, Maltese, Spanish, Russian
From Latin Parma, itself from Etruscan parme, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Penang (Political Subdivision & Island) Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish
From Malay Pulau Pinang meaning "betel palm island", from pinang meaning "betel nut" or "betel palm" (a type of tree). This is the name of an island and state in Malaysia.
Peonia (Region) Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Italian, Romanian and Spanish form of Paeonia.
Pequín (Settlement) Catalan, Galician, Spanish
Catalan and Galician form of Beijing as well as a Spanish variant of Pekín.
Perrebia (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Perrhaebia.
Perugia (Settlement) Italian, English, Dutch, German, Spanish
From Latin Perusia, itself from Etruscan Perusna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Umbria, in central Italy.
Pionyang (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Pyongyang.
Pirineos (Mountain) Spanish
Spanish form of Pyrenees.
Pisa (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Catalan, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
From Latin Pisae, itself from Etruscan, of unknown meaning. This is the name of a city and province in Tuscany, Italy, known for its Leaning Tower.
Polinesia (Region) Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Spanish
Indonesian, Italian, Malay, and Spanish form of Polynesia.
Prato (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish, Dutch
Italian for "meadow". This is the name of a city in northern Italy, which was probably chosen because the city was founded on a meadow.
Puerto Rico (Political Subdivision) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
Means "rich port" in Spanish. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos... [more]
Quito (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
From the Quitu tribe, whose name is derived from the combination of the Tsafiki words quitso ("center") and to ("world"). This is the name of the capital city of Ecuador.
Rabat (Settlement) English, French, Spanish
From Arabic الرباط (ar-Ribat) meaning "the ribat", referring to a type of fortification used during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also used as a shortened form of the city's Arabic nickname, رباط الفتح (ribatu l-fath), which means "fortification of conquest, fortification of victory"... [more]
Rangún (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Slovak, and Spanish form of Yangon.
Reggio Emilia (Settlement) Italian, English, Dutch, German, Spanish
From Latin Regium, abbreviation of Regium Lepidi, named after Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who oversaw the construction of the Via Aemilia. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.... [more]
Reikiavik (Settlement) Greek, Spanish
Greek and Spanish form of Reykjavík.
Reino Unido (Country) Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of United Kingdom
Reynosa (Settlement) Spanish
Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is also the municipal seat of Reynosa Municipality.
Riad (Settlement) Basque, Catalan, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Riyadh used in several languages.
Rimac (River) Spanish (Latin American)
Rimac River, Rimac derives from quechua "Rimay" which means "to speak", Rimac River is called "the speaking river", "the river that babbles/chatters/speaks a lot", in some sense "the roaring river" or "the noisy river".
Rin (River) Catalan, Romanian, Spanish
Catalan, Romanian and Spanish form of Rhine.
Rodesia (Country) Greek, Spanish, Italian
Greek and Spanish form of Rhodesia as well as an Italian alternative name for the former country.
Roncesvalles (Settlement) Spanish
Town in Navarra (Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a fsmous battle against Arabs
Roraima (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Portuguese, Spanish, English
Of Peron origin, meaning either "parrot mountain" or "green peak," referring to Mount Roraima, located on the border between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela. Since 1962, the name has also been used on a federal territory in north-western Brazil, which became a state in 1988.
Sahara (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).
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.
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.
Shanghái (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Shanghai.
Siam (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]
Siberia (Region) Albanian, Basque, English, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests its derivation from Siberian Tatar Sib Ir meaning "sleeping land", while another suggests an origin from the ethonym Sirtya, Syopyr, an ethnic group which spoke a language that evolved into the Ugric languages... [more]
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.
Sinkiang (Political Subdivision & Region) Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish
Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Xinjiang.
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
Sudáfrica (Country) Spanish
Form of South Africa used in Spanish speaking countries.
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.
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".
Tesprotia (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of Thesprotia.
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.
Timbu (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish
Macedonian, Serbian, and Spanish form of Thimphu.
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]
Turkmenistán (Country) Czech, Spanish
Czech and Spanish form of Turkmenistan.
Ucrania (Country) Asturian, Sicilian, Spanish
Asturian, Sicilian and Spanish form of Ukraine
Ulán-Udé (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Ulan-Ude.
Uzbekistán (Country) Czech, Spanish
Czech and Spanish form of Uzbekistan.
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.
Vientián (Settlement) Asturian, Hungarian, Spanish
Asturian, Hungarian, and Spanish form of Vientiane.
Villarreal (Settlement) Spanish
Villarreal is a city in the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
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.
Yakarta (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Jakarta.
Yemen (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.
Yeniséi (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Yenisey.
Yibuti (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Djibouti