Swiss Submitted Place Names

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Dniestr (River) French, Polish
French and Polish form of Dniester.
Dnister (River) Afrikaans, German, Ukrainian
Afrikaans, German and Ukrainian form of Dniester.
Dnjestr (River) Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch and Icelandic form of Dniester as well as a Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish alternative name for the river.
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.
Douchanbé (Settlement) French
French form of Dushanbe.
Dresden (Settlement) German
Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. The name is of Slavic origin.
Dschibuti (Country) German
German form of Djibouti
Dschuba (Settlement) German
German variant form of Juba.
Dubai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, English, Albanian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Arabic دَبَّ (dabba) meaning "to creep, to crawl", referring to the slow flow of a creek in the area. This is the name of an emirate of and city in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubaï (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Dubai.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Irish Duibhlinn itself from Middle Irish Dublind meaning "black pool", derived from dub meaning "black, dark" and lind meaning "pool, lake"... [more]
Dublino (Settlement) Italian, Esperanto
Italian and Esperanto form of Dublin.
Düna (River) German
German name of the river Daugava.
Durcet (Settlement) French
It is the name of a commune in north-western France.
Duschanbe (Settlement) German
German form of Dushanbe.
Düsseldorf (Settlement) German
Settlement in Germany.... [more]
Egipta (Country) Romansh
Romansh form of Egypt
Eigias (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Romansh
El Salvador (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Amharic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Means "the saviour" in Spanish, referring to Jesus and shortened from the original name Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo literally meaning "Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World"... [more]
Emden (Settlement) German
A city and seaport in Northwest Germany that has existed at least since the 8th century.
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.
Emilia-romagna (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, German, Romanian
Combination of the names of the two traditional regions, Emilia and Romagna, within the modern political region in northern Italy.
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]
En (River) Romansh
Romansh form of Inn.
Engadin (Region) Swiss, German
Valley in Switzerland. It means "Valley of the Inn", from the river that flows through it.
Engadina (Region) Italian
Italian form of Engadin.
Engadine (Region) French
French form of Engadin.
Engiadina (Region) Romansh
Romansh form of Engadin.
Enotria (Region) Italian, History
Italian form of Oenotria. Enotria or Oenotria refers to an ancient region of southern Italy.
Erevan (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, French, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Yerevan as well as the form used in various languages.
Erkheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Ermland (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Warmia in the West and North Germanic languages.
Érythrée (Country) French
French form of Eritrea
Essaouira (Settlement) French, English
Derived from Arabic الصويرة (as-Sawirah) meaning "the small wall", from a diminutive of سور (sur) meaning "wall, fence, rampart, border". This is the name of a city in Morocco.
Estonie (Country) French
French form of Estonia.
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]
Étrurie (Region) French
French form of Etruria.
Etrurien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Etruria.
Eufrate (River) Italian
Italian form of Euphrates.
Euphrat (River) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Euphrates.
Euphrate (River) French
French form of Euphrates.
Fano (Settlement) Italian
Fano is a town and comune of the province of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region of Italy.
Fennoskandien (Region) German
German form of Fennoscandia.
Filippinas (Country) Romansh
Romansh form of the Philippines
Finistère (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English
The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning “end of the earth”. As its name suggests, it is the westernmost department in mainland France.
Firenze (Settlement) Italian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian
Italian form of Florence.
Firenze (Settlement) Italian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian
Italian form of Florentia (see Florence), as well as the form used in numerous other languages.
Fleury (Settlement) French
The name of various places in northern France, derived from Latin Floriacum, the name of a Gallo-Roman estate which was composed of the personal name Florus and the locative suffix -acum... [more]
Florence (Settlement) English, Dutch, French, Latvian
From Latin Florentia, derived from florens, ("flowering"), ultimately from flos, meaning "flower". This is the name of the capital city of Tuscany, in central Italy, as well as several settlements throughout the United States.... [more]
Florenz (Settlement) German
German form of Florentia (see Florence).
Foggia (Settlement) Italian, English
Possibly from Latin fovea, referring to the pits where wheat was stored, or to a drainage basin.... [more]
Forillon (Other) French
National park in Quebec, Canada. The name is thought to refer to a flowerpot island or sea stack in the area that has since been submerged in the ocean.
Franche-Comté (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From Franche-Comté de Bourgogne, or "Free County of Burgundy", a region separated from Burgundy proper in the 15th century. Comté, "county", was formerly feminine, although today it is masculine.... [more]
Frankfurt (Settlement) German, English
Combination of Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and furt "ford, river crossing". This is the name of the fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt am Main in Hesse, as well as a sizable city in Brandenburg, Frankfurt an der Oder.
Freiburg im Breisgau (Settlement) Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
It was founded in 1120 as a free market town, hence its name, which translates to "free (or independent) town in the Breisgau". Frei means "free", Burg is a fortified town in German and Breisgau is an geographical area of Germany, so basically it means: "fortified town of free citizens in the Breisgau ". This is a city in the Baden-Württemberg state of Germany.
Fribourg-en-Brisgau (Settlement) French
French form of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Fundy (Other & Body of Water) French
Bay and national park in New Brunswick, Canada. The name comes from the French word 'fendu', meaning "split".
Galicien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Galicia.
Galiläa (Region) German
German form of Galilee.
Galilée (Region) French
French form of Galilee.
Galinden (Region) German
German form of Galindia.
Gambie (Country & River) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Gambia.
Gange (River) French, Italian
French and Italian form of Ganges.
Gange (River) French, Italian, Romanian
French, Italian and Romanian form of Ganges.
Gavirate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Gaza (Region & Settlement) English, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
From Hebrew עזה ('azza) most commonly believed to be derived from the word עז ('az) meaning "strong, fierce". This is the name of a region in western Asia on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea (referred to as the Gaza Strip), as well as a city in this region (called Gaza City).
Gédrosie (Region) French
French form of Gedrosia.
Gedrosien (Region) German
German form of Gedrosia.
Gemonio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Genève (Settlement) French
French form of Geneva.
Genevra (Settlement) Romansh
Romansh form of Geneva.
Genf (Settlement) German
German form of Geneva.
Genf (Settlement) German, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic
German, Estonian, Hungarian and Icelandic form of Geneva.
Gerfalco (Settlement) Italian
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared." The second element is derived from Old High German falko "falcon"... [more]
Ghiffa (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy, known for the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa pilgrimage site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Giamaica (Country & Island) Italian
Italian form of Jamaica.
Giapun (Country) Lombard, Romansh
Lombard and Romansh form of Japan.
Giava (Political Subdivision & Island) Italian
Italian form of Java.
Ginevra (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Geneva.
Giuba (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Juba.
Giudea (Region) Italian
Italian form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Giza (Settlement) Arabic (Egyptian), English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Syriac ܓܣܐ (gissa) meaning "side", Persian ‎دژ (dezh) meaning "fort, fortress, castle" or Egyptian r-gs-ḥr meaning "the side of the high one"... [more]
Gizeh (Settlement) Catalan, French, German
Catalan, French and German form of Giza.
Godern (Settlement) German
Grand Est (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning literally "Great East" in French, reflecting the rich cultural history of the east of France and the region's borders with four other countries.... [more]
Graubünden (Political Subdivision) German (Swiss)
A canton in Switzerland. Meaning "the grey league", after the grey clothes commonly worn by the inhabitants there.
Grenada (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة‎ (ḡarnāṭa) possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Grigioni (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Graubünden.
Grischun (Political Subdivision) Romansh
Romansh form of Graubünden.
Grisons (Political Subdivision) Swiss
Another name for Graubünden.
Groenland (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of Greenland.
Groninga (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Groningen.
Groningen (Settlement) Dutch, English, German
This is a city in the north of the Netherlands and the capital city of the Groningen province. The meaning and origin of the name "Groningen" is unknown, one theory is that "Groningen" meant among the people of Groni, which was derived from lake Gronesbeke... [more]
Groningen (Political Subdivision) Dutch, English, German
This is a province in the north of the Netherlands, it derived it's name from it's capital and largest city Groningen... [more]
Groningue (Settlement) French
French form of Groningen.
Grönland (Political Subdivision) German, Hungarian, Swedish, Turkish
Form of Greenland.
Großbritannien (Country) German
German form of United Kingdom.
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]
Guernesey (Island) French
French form of Guernsey.
Gundremmingen (Other & Settlement) German
Name of a town and a nuclear power plant in Germany.
Günz (River) German
River in Germany.
Guyana (Country) English, Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from an indigenous word (perhaps Tupi or Guarani) meaning "land of many waters". This is the name of a country in South America.
Haïti (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
Hamburg (Political Subdivision) German (Germanized)
Hamburg is a name of a German city.... [more]
Hamm (Settlement) German
Hamm is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Hanoï (Settlement) French
French form of Hanoi.
Hanover (Settlement) German
Settlement in lower Saxony region Germany.... [more]
Harlan (Region, Settlement, Mountain & Other) German
Harlan is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. Harlan County is well known in folk and country music, having produced many prominent musicians. During the 20th century, it was often a center of labor strife between coal mine owners and union workers, especially in the Harlan County War of the 1930s.
Hauts-de-France (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning literally "heights of France", also "Upper France".... [more]
Havane (Settlement) French
French form of Havana, usually written with the definite article: La Havane.
Hawaï (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Hawaii.
Hazard (Other) French
The French word was probably borrowed from Arabic az-zahr, meaning “the dice” or “one of the dice.” ... [more]
Hessen (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Hesse.
Himalaja (Mountain) Afrikaans, Croatian, Finnish, German
Afrikaans, Croatian, Finnish and German form of Himalaya.
Himalaya (Mountain) Sanskrit, Nepali, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit, from हिम (hima) meaning "snow, frost, cold, winter" and आलय (alaya) meaning "abode, dwelling". This is the name of a mountain range in Asia.
Honduras (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "depths" in Spanish, either referring to the deep waters off the northern coast of the country or from Christopher Columbus' alleged quote "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas honduras" meaning "Thank God we have departed from those depths"... [more]
Hong Kong (Settlement, Political Subdivision & Island) English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Cantonese 香港 (Hoeng Gong) derived from 香 (hoeng) meaning "fragrant" and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour". This is the name of a city, island and special administrative region of China.
Hongkong (Island, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai
Form of Hong Kong used in various languages.
Hué (Settlement) French
French form of Huế.
Hyrcanie (Region) French
French form of Hyrcania.
Hyrkanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Hyrcania.
Ibiza (Island) Spanish, French, Italian, English, Czech, German, Polish, Portuguese
Spanish form of Catalan Eivissa, which is a derivative of Arabic يَابِسَة‎ (yābisa), itself from Latin Ebusus, from Phoenician 𐤀𐤉𐤁𐤔𐤌‎ (ʾybšm).
Iekaterinbourg (Settlement) French
French form of Yekaterinburg.
Il Cairo (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Cairo.
Île-de-France (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning literally "island of France". Its ultimate etymology is unclear; the "island" may refer to the land between the rivers Oise, Marne and Seine, or it may have been a reference to the Île de la Cité, where the French royal palace and cathedral were located... [more]
Iller (River) German
River in Germany.
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.
Ingouchie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Ingushetia.
Inguscezia (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Ingushetia.
Inguschetien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Ingushetia.
Inn (River) German
A river in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. From the Celtic 'en', meaning "water".
Innsbruck (Settlement) German
A city in Austria. Meaning "bridge over the Inn", from the river it is situated on.
Ircania (Region) Italian
Italian form of Hyrcania.
Isauria (Region & Settlement) Italian
Iscandar (Other) Japanese, Arabic (Maghrebi), Italian, Popular Culture
Iscandar is both the name of a recurring outer space planet and the clan name of its own royals in the famed Space Battleship Yamato franchise. It is likely derived from the Arabic Iskandar, which is ultimately based on the Greek Alexander.
Isère (Other) French
The name of a region as well as a river in France.
Islanda (Country & Island) Albanian, Italian, Romanian
Albanian, Italian and Romanian form of Iceland.
Islande (Country & Island) French, Latvian
French and Latvian form of Iceland.
Isola Bella (Island) Italian (Rare)
Isola Bella (lit. 'beautiful island') is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. From Italian isola meaning island, and bella meaning beautiful.
Isole Pelagie (Island) Italian
Italian form of Pelagie Islands.
Ispahan (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Isfahan.
Ithaque (Island) French
French form of Ithaca.
Izmir (Region & Other) English, Russian, Bosnian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Yakut, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Uzbek, Turkmen, Tatar, Croatian, Kyrgyz, Czech, Dutch, German, Romanian, Frisian, Tajik, Finnish, Georgian, Estonian, Polish, Armenian, Bashkir, Chuvash, Hungarian, Udmurt, Mongolian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of İzmir used in languages that do not have the 'İ/i' character in the alphabet.... [more]
Jamaïque (Country & Island) French
French form of Jamaica.
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]
Jena (Settlement) German
Settlement in Thuringia Germany. ... [more]
Jerewan (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
Jesi (Settlement) Italian
Jesi is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in Marche, Italy.
Juba (Settlement) English, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Uzbek
Of uncertain origin, from the Nilotic Bari language of South Sudan. It is the name of the capital and largest city of South Sudan, as well as the former village on its site.
Judäa (Region) German
German form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Judée (Region) French
French form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Jullié (Settlement) French
Jullié is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.
Kaboul (Settlement) French
French form of Kabul.
Kalabrien (Region) German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Calabria.
Kalkutta (Settlement) Finnish, German, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
Form of Calcutta (see Kolkata) used in multiple languages.
Kalmoukie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Kalmykia.
Kambodscha (Country) German
German form of Cambodia
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.
Kantabrien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Cantabria.
Kap Verde (Country & Island) Danish, Finnish, German, Swedish
Danish, Finnish, German and Swedish form of Cape Verde.
Karantanien (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Carantania.
Karmanien (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Carmania.
Karnien (Region) German
German form of Carnia.
Karpaten (Mountain) Dutch, German, Luxembourgish
Dutch, German and Luxembourgish form of Carpathians.
Kastilien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Castile.
Katalonien (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Catalonia.
Katmandou (Settlement) French
French form of Kathmandu.
Kaufbeiren (Settlement) Upper German
Bavarian form of Kaufbeuren.
Kaufbeuren (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Kaukasien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the Caucasus geographical region.
Kempten (Settlement) German
Large town in Germany.
Keraman (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Island) Italian
Keraman is a Continental European variant of Kuraman.
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Khartum (Settlement) Bengali, Catalan, Finnish, German, Italian, Mongolian, Yiddish, Russian
Form of Khartoum used in several languages.
Kiev (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
Kinshasa (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Swedish
Named after a nearby village, this name derives from Kikongo ki, a locative marker, and nshasa ("salt"), thus "salt market". This is the name of the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kirghisia (Country) Romansh
Romansh form of Kyrgyzstan
Kirghizie (Country) French
French form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in France is Kirghizistan.
Kirgisien (Country) Danish, German (Rare)
Danish and German form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in both Denmark and Germany is Kirgisistan.
Korinth (Settlement) Danish, German, Swedish, Turkish
Danish, German, Swedish and Turkish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Korinthien (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Corinthia.
Kosovo (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Albanian Kosova or Kosovë, which is derived from Serbian кос (kos) meaning "blackbird", an ellipsis of Косово Поље (Kosovo Polje) meaning "blackbird field"... [more]
Koweït (Country) French
French form of Kuwait.
Krim (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Crimea.
Kronburg (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
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.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
Laconie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Laconia.
La Haye (Settlement) French
French form of The Hague.
L'Aia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of The Hague.
Lakonien (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Laconia.
La Mecque (Settlement) French
French form of Mecca.
La Salette (Settlement) French (Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical)
The former name of a village in southeastern France, now called La Salette-Fallavaux, which was the location of an 1846 Marian apparition reported by two children... [more]
Latina (Settlement) Italian, English, Finnish, French
Derived from the former name Latinia, itself adopted in 1944 to replace the name Littoria, which had been chosen by the Fascist government upon the inauguration of the city in 1932... [more]
Lauben (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Lausanne (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, English (British), French
From Latin Lausanna or Lausonium, ultimately from Proto-Celtic lausa meaning “slab.” This is the name of the fourth most populated city of Switzerland... [more]
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.
La Valette (Settlement) French
French form of Valletta.
La Valletta (Settlement) Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian form of Valletta.
Le Caire (Settlement) French
French form of Cairo.
Lesotho (Country) Southern African, Sotho, English, Afrikaans, Bengali, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Means "land of the Sotho", from the ethnic name of the Sotho (Basotho) people derived from the word motho meaning "person". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Lettland (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
Lettonia (Country) Italian
This is the New Latin name for Latvia, which the Italians have adopted as their standard name for the country.
Lettonie (Country) French
French form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
Lhassa (Settlement) French
French form of Lhasa.
Liban (Country) Bosnian, Breton, French, Macedonian, Occitan, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Walloon
Form of Lebanon used in multiple languages.
Libano (Country) Esperanto, Italian
Esperanto and Italian form of Lebanon.
Liburnie (Region) French
French form of Liburnia.
Liburnien (Region) German
German form of Liburnia.
Libye (Country) Czech, French, Yiddish
Czech, French, and Yiddish form of Libya.
Libyen (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Libya.
Lille (Settlement) French
Name of a city in France.
Lilongwe (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) English, Chewa, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili
From Chewa Lilongwe, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river and the capital city of Malawi, as well as the district around it.
Lima (Settlement) Spanish, Aymara, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely a corruption of Rímac, the name of a river, itself derived from Quechua rimaq meaning "speaker, talker" (ultimately from rimay meaning "to speak")... [more]
Limousin (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From the ethnonym of a Celtic tribe, the Lemovices, from Gaulish *Lemouīcēs, meaning "those who vanquish by the elm", probably referring to the wood their weapons were made of, which derives from the Proto-Celtic stem *lēmo- or *limo-, which comes from from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élem or *h₁leym-... [more]
Lisbona (Settlement) Italian, Occitan, Romansh
Italian, Occitan and Romansh form of Lisbon.
Lisbonne (Settlement) French
French form of Lisbon.
Livland (Region) German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of Livonia.
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]
Livonie (Region) French
French form of Livonia.
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.
Ljubljana (Settlement) Slovene, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" or from the name of the Ljubljanica River (itself derived from the given name Ljubovid)... [more]
Loire (River) French
From Latin Liger, a transcription of the native Gaulish name of the river, derived from the Gaulish word liga, meaning "silt, sediment", itself deriving from the Proto-Indo-European root *legʰ-, meaning "to lie".... [more]
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]
Lubiana (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Ljubljana.
Lucania (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Roman, Italian, History
From the Osco-Sabellic luc, meaning "light", associated with the morning star Lucifer in the east, as Lucania was east of the river Sele (then known as Silarus). This was the homeland of the Oscan Lucani people, now known as Basilicata.
Lucca (Settlement) Italian
Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio River, in a fertile plain near the Ligurian Sea.
Lucera (Settlement) Italian
Lucera is an Italian city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia, and the seat of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia.... [more]
Lucerne (Settlement) English, French
Luçon (Island) French
French form of Luzon.
Luisiana (Political Subdivision) Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai form of Louisiana.
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.
Lusitanie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Lusitania.
Lusitanien (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Lusitania.
Luvinate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Macao (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
Variant of Macau, as well as the usual form used in multiple languages.
Macau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Portuguese, Macanese, Afrikaans, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, German, Tagalog
Portuguese corruption of Cantonese 阿媽港 (aa maa gong) meaning "port of Mazu", from 阿媽 (aa maa) referring to the goddess Mazu and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour"... [more]
Machelonia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Greek, English, Italian
Derived from Μαχελονία (Machelonia), the ancient Greek name for a region and satrapy of the Sasanian Empire. It was named after the Colchian (i.e. Kartvelian) tribe that lived there, who were known to the ancient Greeks as the Μαχελῶνες (Machelones) or the Μαχελονοι (Machelonoi)... [more]
Machelonien (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Machelonia.
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]
Maïkop (Settlement) French
French form of Maykop.
Makhatchkala (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Makhachkala.
Malakka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Form of Malacca.
Maldive (Country) Italian, Maltese, Romanian
Italian, Maltese, and Romanian form of Maldives.
Maldives (Country) Catalan, English, French, Greek, Malay
Uncertain, possibly means "Malé islands" from Dhivehi މާލެ (māle) referring to Malé, the capital city of the Maldives, combined with Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpá) meaning "island"... [more]
Malé (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dhivehi މާލެ (Male) most likely derived from މާ (ma) meaning "great, big, large" and ލޭ (le) meaning "blood", so named for the large amount of tuna blood that surrounded the sandbanks of a certain island... [more]
Malediven (Country) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Maldives.
Mali (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
Managua (Settlement) Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
This is the capital city of Nicaragua, there are two possible origins for the name "Managua". It may have originated from the term Mana-ahuac, which in the indigenous Nahuatl language translates to "adjacent to the water" or site "surrounded by water"... [more]
Manciuria (Region) Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of Manchuria.
Mandchourie (Region) French
French form of Manchuria.
Mandschurei (Region) German
German form of Manchuria.
Manille (Settlement) French
French form of Manila.
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]
Marne (River) French
From Latin Dea Mātrōna, meaning literally “divine mother goddess”, the name of a mother goddess associated with the river who was worshipped by the Gauls.... [more]
Marseille (Settlement) French, English
From the name of the ancient Greek colony and city of Μασσαλία (Massalia), of uncertain meaning. It may have been derived from Ligurian mas meaning "spring" or from Greek meaning "(city) on the far end of the sea", derived from μάσσων (masson) meaning "further" and ἅλς (hals) meaning "sea"... [more]
Marsiglia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Marseille.
Mascate (Settlement) French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Muscat.
Masowien (Region) German
German form of Masovia.
Mauretanien (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Mauritania.
Maurice (Country & Island) French
French form of Mauritius.
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.
Mauritanie (Country) French
French form of Mauritania.