Swedish Submitted Place Names

Swedish names are used in the country of Sweden in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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ABISKO (Other) Swedish
From Northern Sami Ábeskovvu meaning "forest by the big water", from Sami áphi "lake, sea, big water" and skovvu, identical to Swedish skog "forest". The "big water" is probably Torneträsk... [more]
ÅBO (Settlement) Swedish
Possibly from Swedish å "river" and bo "home, dwelling" or "dweller, inhabitant". Other meanings are possible, like it being derived from the given name AABO... [more]
ACEH (Region) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Malay, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish
Meaning uncertain. A popular backronym states that it is derived from Indonesian Arab, Cina, Eropa, Hindia meaning "Arab, China, Europe, Indies" referring to the groups and regions that have historically influenced the people of Aceh... [more]
AKADIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Acadia.
AKARNANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Akarnania (see Acarnania).
ÅLAND (Island) Swedish
Either derived from Old Norse *Ahvaland meaning "land of water" (from ahva "water"), or from Finnish Ahvenanmaa "perch land" (from ahven "perch"). Åland is an autonomous archipelago province in the BALTIC SEA... [more]
ALGERIET (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of ALGERIA.
AMERIKAS FÖRENTA STATER (Country) Swedish
Formal Swedish name for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The country is usually referred to as USA or AMERIKA in everyday speech.
ANATOLIEN (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of ANATOLIA.
ANDALUSIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Andalusia.
ÅNGERMANLAND (Region) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse anger "deep fjord". Ångermanland is a historical province in Northern Sweden.
ÅRE (Settlement) Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Old West Norse *ár "peak, crest". Åre is a village and a popular ski resort in Jämtland, Sweden.
ARKADIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of ARCADIA.
ASTURIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of ASTURIAS.
AZERBAJDZJAN (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of AZERBAIJAN.
BAKU (Settlement) English, Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Persian باکو (bâku) which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bâd) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat" (given in reference to the area's storms and high winds)... [more]
BALI (Island & Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Balinese, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Sanskrit बलि (bali) meaning "offering, tribute". This is the name of an island province in Indonesia.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Settlement) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Malay Seri Begawan, a title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (śrī bhagvān) meaning "radiance of the gods"... [more]
BANGLADESH (Country) English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla) meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see BENGAL) combined with দেশ (desh) "country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá)... [more]
BISALTIEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Bisaltia.
BISJKEK (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of BISHKEK.
BOIOTIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Boiotia (see Boeotia).
BRO (Settlement) Swedish
Means "bridge" in Swedish. This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It's also a common place name element (see ÖREBRO).
BRUNEI (Country) Malay, English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Probably derived from Borneo, the name of an island, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
BURUNDI (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, 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.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
From Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
DAGESTAN (Political Subdivision) Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Russian Дагестан (Dagestan), which is from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a republic in southern Russia.
DARDANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Dardania.
EGYPTEN (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of EGYPT.
ERMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Warmia in the West and North Germanic languages.
ESBO (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish name for ESPOO.
ESKILSTUNA (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of the Swedish name ESKIL and Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot"... [more]
ETRURIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Etruria.
FÄRÖARNA (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of FØROYAR.
GALICIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Galicia.
GALILEEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of GALILEE.
GÖTALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being SVEALAND and NORRLAND.
GÖTEBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish Göte "Geat" and borg "castle, fortress". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day GÖTALAND in Sweden.
GOTLAND (Island) Swedish
Named after a North Germanic tribe, the Gutes (Old Norse gotar).
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.
GREKLAND (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of GREECE.
HÄLSINGLAND (Region) Swedish
Hälsingland is a province in central Sweden meaning "land of the Hälsings". Hälsing is believed to be a combination of Swedish hals "throat, neck" and inge "dweller". The hals-part is probably not referring to the anatomical part, but rather to a narrow strait of water.
HELSINGBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Helsingborg is a city in SCANIA, Sweden. The name is a combination of hals "neck, narrow strait" and borg "castle, fortification". There has been a permanent settlement around Helsingborg since 1085, making it one of Sweden's oldest cities.
HELSINGFORS (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of HELSINKI, meaning "the Helsinge rapids".
HJÄLMAREN (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber "noise, rumble". Hjälmaren is the 4th largest lake in Sweden.
HYRKANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Hyrcania.
INGERMANLAND (Region) Swedish, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ingria, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical region in northeastern Europe.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Malay, Romanian, Swedish
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished". This is the name of the capital city of Indonesia.
JAVA (Island) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Indonesian Jawa which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) meaning "island of barley", Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)", or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
JOHOR (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar). This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
JUDEEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUKKASJÄRVI (Settlement) Swedish, Finnish
Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name JUKKA)... [more]
KALABRIEN (Region) German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Calabria.
KALEDONIEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Caledonia.
KALIFORNIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of CALIFORNIA as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
KAMBODJA (Country) Afrikaans, Swedish
Afrikaans and Swedish form of CAMBODIA.
KANTABRIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CANTABRIA.
KARANTANIEN (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Carantania.
KARLSHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KASTILIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CASTILE.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of CATALONIA.
KATRINEHOLM (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in SÖDERMANLAND. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife CATHARINA.
KAUKASIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KEBNEKAISE (Mountain) Swedish
Derived from Lule Sami giebnne "cauldron" and gájsse "elevated and pointy crest". Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden.
KELANTAN (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent... [more]
KIRUNA (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara, composed of Finnish kiiruna "ptarmigan" and vaara "large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri "mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
KORINTH (Settlement) Danish, German, Swedish, Turkish
Danish, German, Swedish and Turkish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KRESTONIEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Crestonia.
KRISTIANSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king KRISTIAN IV. The city is located in SKÅNE which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
KRISTINEHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Named after Swedish queen KRISTINA (1626-1689). The town was previously named BRO. ... [more]
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
LAKONIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of LACONIA.
LAUSITZ (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
LETTLAND (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of LATVIA.
LIVLAND (Region) German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of LIVONIA.
LÖNNEBERGA (Settlement) Swedish, Literature
Combination of Swedish lönn "maple" and berg "mountain". This is the name of a small village and parish in Småland, southern Sweden... [more]
LOVISA (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of LOVIISA.
LULEÅ (Settlement) Swedish
City in Northern Sweden named after LULE ÄLV. Luleå is located in the province/county Norrbotten.
LULE ÄLV (River) Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv "river".
LUSITANIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Lusitania.
LUXEMBURG (Country) Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Swedish form of LUXEMBOURG.
LUZON (Island) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish
Of uncertain meaning, probably from Tagalog lusong meaning "mortar (for pounding rice)". This is the name of the largest island in the Philippines.
MADRID (Settlement) Spanish, Croatian, English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water". This is the name of the capital of Spain.
MAGUINDANAO (Political Subdivision) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
MAKEDONIEN (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of MACEDONIA.
MÄLAREN (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse mælir meaning "gravel". Mälaren is the third largest lake in SWEDEN.
MALAYSIA (Country) Malay, English, Indonesian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Romanian
From Malay, which refers to the Malay Peninsula and the Malay people, combined with the Greek suffix -σία (síā). The name Malay is from Melayu or Malayu, the name of a Sumatran kingdom, which is probably derived from Tamil மலை (malai) or Malayalam മല (mala) meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
MALMÖ (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
MALTA (Country) English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
MARIEFRED (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae "Maria's peace". A combination of the name MARIA and Swedish fred "peace" (pax means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
MARIEHAMN (Settlement) Swedish, English
Mariehamn is the capital of ÅLAND, named after Russian empress MARIA Alexandrovna.
MARIESTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "MARIA's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
MASOVIEN (Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Masovia.
MESSENIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Messenia.
MOLDAVIEN (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of MOLDOVA.
MONGOLIET (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of MONGOLIA.
NÄRKE (Region) Swedish
Närke is Swedish historical province. The name is believed to be derived from the word när meaning "ridge, hill" (not to be confused with the word nära "close, near").
NILEN (River) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of NILE.
NORDAMERIKA (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish and German form of North AMERICA.
NORDKOREA (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of North KOREA.
NORRLAND (Region) Swedish
Literally means "Northland" in Swedish. Norrland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being GÖTALAND and SVEALAND.
NYA ZEELAND (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of NEW ZEALAND.
ÖREBRO (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish ör, an archaic word meaning "gravel", and BRO "bridge. ... [more]
OSJ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
OSSETIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of OSSETIA.
ÖSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ostrobothnia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish region and the historical Swedish province.
ÖSTERGÖTLAND (Region) Swedish
A county (län) and historical province in Sweden. Östergötland means "Eastern GÖTALAND". ... [more]
ÖSTERSJÖN (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the eastern sea" in Swedish. This is the Swedish name for the BALTIC SEA.
PAIONIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Paionia (see Paeonia).
PANAMA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The name of the Country in Central America. Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route... [more]
PELAGONIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pelagonia.
PODLASIEN (Region) Swedish, German
Swedish form of Podlachia as well as a German variant of PODLACHIEN.
POMESANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pomesania.
RIKSGRÄNSEN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "the national border" in Swedish. Riksgränsen is a small village and popular ski-resort in Northern Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.
ROSLAGEN (Region) Swedish
Derived from roslag, an old dialectal word meaning "rowing crew", ultimately derived from Old Swedish *roþs- "rowing". Compare RUS, and modern Swedish ro "to row".
SAMARIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Samaria.
SAMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
SÁPMI (Region) Sami, Swedish, English, German, Breton, Faroese, Manx, Scots, Vietnamese
Perhaps ultimately derived from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē meaning "earth". Suomi, the Finnish name for Finland, is believed to be derived from the same root... [more]
SARAJEVO (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is believed to be derived from the term saray ovası meaning "the plains around the palace". The first element is derived from the Turkish word saray meaning "palace"... [more]
SARDINIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
SEMGALLEN (Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Semigallia.
SIBIRIEN (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish, and Danish form of SIBERIA.
SINAI (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
SINGAPORE (Country) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
From Malay Singapura, which is derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) "city". This is the name of an island city-state in Southeast Asia.
SKANDINAVIEN (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish, and German form of SCANDINAVIA.
SKÅNE (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Province and county in southern Sweden that was a part of Denmark until 1658. The name is likely derived from Old Norse Skáney (ultimately derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō) meaning "danger" or "damage"... [more]
SKELLEFTEÅ (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in VÄSTERBOTTEN. The first element of the name is of unknown meaning, but is believed to be of Sami origin. The second element is -eå "river".
SÖDERMANLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Södermanland is a Swedish county and province meaning "land of the southern people". The southern people referred to people living south of MÄLAREN... [more]
SOLLEFTEÅ (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish locality located in ÅNGERMANLAND, Västernorrland County. The first element is possibly derived from sol "sun"... [more]
SÖRMLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Shortened form of SÖDERMANLAND.
STEIERMARK (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
STILLA HAVET (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the calm sea" in Swedish, from stilla "still, calm" and havet "the sea". This is the Swedish name for the PACIFIC OCEAN.
STORBRITANNIEN (Region) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Great BRITAIN, also used when referring to United Kingdom.
STORSJÖN (Body of Water) Swedish
Means "the great lake" in Swedish (from stor "big, great, large" and sjön "the lake"). Storsjön is the 5th largest lake in Sweden, but it's also known for being the supposed home of Storsjöodjuret ("The Great-Lake monster"), a lake monster similar to the one in Loch Ness.
SULAWESI (Island) Indonesian, English, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Possibly means "iron island" in an uncertain South Sulawesi language, from sula (cognate with Indonesian pulau) meaning "island" and mesi (Indonesian besi) meaning "iron"... [more]
SURABAYA (Settlement) Javanese, Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been referring to a Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th-century)... [more]
SVALBARD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian, English, Swedish
Originally from Old Norse Svalbarð, composed of svalr "cold" and barð "edge, ridge". Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean located right between continental NORWAY and the North Pole.
SVEALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Swedes" (see SVEA). The Swedes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. ... [more]
SVEA RIKE (Country) Swedish (Archaic)
Older form of SVERIGE.
SYDAMERIKA (Region) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of South AMERICA.
SYDKOREA (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of South KOREA.
TADZJIKISTAN (Country) Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of TAJIKISTAN.
TALLINN (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of ESTONIA and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TAMMERFORS (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors "rapid". This is the Swedish name of TAMPERE.
TASJKENT (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of TASHKENT.
TATARSTAN (Political Subdivision) Tatar, Russian, English, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From the ethnic name татар (tatar) combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is believed to be derived from tata, an endonym for the Mongols... [more]
TAVASTLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Swedish form of Tavastia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical Swedish province that is now part of Finland.
TERENGGANU (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Possibly from Malay terang ganu meaning "bright rainbow" or taring anu meaning "fang of something", supposedly said by a hunter when he found the tooth of an unknown animal. This is the name of a state of Malaysia.
TJECKOSLOVAKIEN (Country) Swedish
Combination of TJECKIEN and SLOVAKIEN, thus making it the Swedish form of CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
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.
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).
ULEÅBORG (Settlement) 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
Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå "river". Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed". Umeå is the largest city in NORRLAND and the 12th largest city in Sweden... [more]
UNGERN (Country) Swedish
Swedish 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.
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".
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) Norwegian, Swedish
Means "The Vatican state". This is the Norwegian and Swedish form of Vatican City.
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.
VENEZUELA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
The name of the Country in South America. Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago... [more]
VIENTIANE (Settlement) French, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swedish, Turkish
From Lao ວຽງຈັນ (wīang chan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from ວຽງ (wīang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon"... [more]
VILNIUS (Settlement) Lithuanian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of LITHUANIA. Named after the Vilnia River whose name is derived from Lithuanian vilnis "wave".
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.
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