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.
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.
Mauritius (Country & Island) English, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dutch Mauritius, which was derived from the given name Maurits, bestowed in honour of Dutch prince Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625)... [more]
Maurizio (Country & Island) Italian
Italian form of Mauritius.
Mayombe (Political Subdivision & Region) French, English
French and English variant of Mayumbe.
Mecca (Settlement) English, Italian, Romanian
From Arabic مكة (Makka) which is from بكة (bakka), an ancient name for the region. The name is of uncertain origin and meaning; it may be from Arabic بكى (baka) meaning "to cry, to mourn" or Ge'ez ምኵራብ (məkʷrab) meaning "temple, sanctuary"... [more]
Medien (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Media.
Meije (Mountain) French
From Occitan meija meaning "middle, centre, half," taken from its original name l'Agulha de la Meija meaning "the needle of the Meije."... [more]
Meknès (Settlement) French
French form of Meknes.
Mékong (River) French
French form of Mekong.
Melville (Region) English, French, Scottish
Means "bad town" in French.
Memmingen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Messénie (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Messenia.
Messenien (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish 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.
Mindel (River) German
River in Germany.
Mindelheim (Settlement) German
Town in Germany, named after the Mindel river on which it is situated.
Mirabeau (Political Subdivision) French
From Provençal mirar ("to see") and bel ("beautiful"). This is the name of a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, which is in southeastern France.
Mittelmeer (Body of Water) German
Combination of German mittel "middle, medium" and Meer "sea". This is the German name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Mittenwald (Settlement) German
Town in Germany. Meaning "middle forest".
Mittenwalde (Settlement) German
The name of two towns in Germany. Meaning "middle forest".
Modena (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Dutch, Georgian, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
From Latin Mutina, itself from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Modène (Settlement) French
French form of Modena.
Mogadischu (Settlement) German
German form of Mogadishu.
Mogadiscio (Settlement) Catalan, French, Italian, Spanish
Catalan, French, Italian and Spanish form of Mogadishu.
Moldavie (Country) French
French form of Moldavia (see Moldova).
Molise (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, French
Most likely derived from the Norman family de Moulins of Moulins-la-Marche. Rodolphe de Moulins, forefather of the family, became count of Bojano in 1053, which would go on to form the County of Molise.... [more]
Molucche (Region) Italian
Italian form of Moluccas, which is a common alternative name for the Maluku Islands.
Molukken (Region) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Moluccas, which is a common alternative name for the Maluku Islands.
Moluques (Region) Catalan, French
Catalan and French form of Moluccas, which is a common alternative name for the Maluku Islands.
Monaco (Country) English, French
This is the name of a sovereign city-state and microstate bordering France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on one side.... [more]
Monténégro (Country) French
French form of Montenegro
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]
Mosca (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Moscow.
Moscou (Settlement) Catalan, French, Portuguese
Catalan, French and Portuguese form of Moscow
Motzfeld (Settlement) German
München (Settlement) German, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "by the monks", ultimately derived from Old High German munih or Middle High German mün(e)ch. München is the third largest city in Germany.
Munich (Settlement) English, French
English and French form of München.
Murano (Island) Italian
A series of islands in the Venetian lagoon in Northern Italy, famous for its glassmaking. The toponym is derived from Latin name Amurius or Mur(r)ius.
Nadrauen (Region) German
German form of Nadruvia.
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.
Nanchino (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Nanjing.
Nantes (Settlement) French (Latinized)
Nantes is a settlement in France , founded in 70BC.... [more]
Narni (Settlement) Italian
Derived from the name of the Nera River which was called Nar in Latin. Author C.S. Lewis used the town's Latin name Narnia for a fictional country in his Chronicles of Narnia series of fantasy novels first released 1950.
Nasran (Settlement) German
German form of Nazran.
Natangen (Region) German
German form of Natangia.
Navarre (Country) French
From the name of the historic Royaume de Navarre, a kingdom in the West Pyrenees mountains which is divided today between Spain and France. It is either derived from the Basque nabar, meaning "brownish" or "multicolor" (which would be a contrast with the green mountain lands north of the original County of Navarre); or from the Basque naba, "valley" or "plain", and herri, "land" or "people".
N'djaména (Settlement) French
French form of N'djamena.
N'djamena (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From the name of the village of نجامينا (Nijamina) meaning "place of rest" in Arabic. This is the name of the capital city of Chad, chosen in 1973 by president François Tombalbaye.
Neapel (Settlement) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Naples.
Neukaledonien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of New Caledonia.
Neuseeland (Country & Island) German
German form of New Zealand.
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]
Nice (Settlement) French, English
Founded by Greek colonists and given the name Νίκαια (Nikaia), ultimately derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". Nice is a city on the south east coast of France.
Nicosie (Settlement) French
French form of Nicosia.
Nimwegen (Settlement) German
German form of Nijmegen.
Nioué (Country) French
French form of Niue
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.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Political Subdivision & Region) French
A combination of the names of the constituent departments of Nord, meaning "North" (the northernmost department of France) and Pas-de-Calais "Strait of Calais", the French name of the Dover Strait.... [more]
Nouakchott (Settlement) French, English
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwakshut), itself from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks". This is the name of the capital of Mauritania.
Nouakchott (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwakshut) of unclear origin. It may come from a Berber name meaning "place of the winds" or perhaps from Arabic نأو (na'wi) meaning "shelter, harbor" combined with شط (shatt) meaning "beach, seashore, coast"... [more]
Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Political Subdivision & Region) French
Meaning "New Aquitaine".... [more]
Nouvelle-zélande (Country) French
French form of New Zealand
Novalesa (Settlement & Other) Italian
Noyal (Settlement) French, Breton
Nunavut (Political Subdivision) Inuit, English, French
Means "our land" in Inuktitut. This is the name of a territory of Canada.
Nuova Zelanda (Country) Italian
Italian form of New Zealand.
Occitanie (Region) French, English
The name of a southernmost administrative region in France. Not to be confused with Occitania, the historical region which it is named after.
Oceánie (Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Oceania.
Oggebbio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Oise (River & Political Subdivision) French
Related to the Latin name Isara, borrowed from Celtic, though ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *isərós “vigorous, quick”, from *eis(ə, related to Sanskrit इषिरम् “fast, quick”.... [more]
Oran (Settlement) English, French
From the Arabic name وهران‎ (Wahran), which is ultimately derived from the Berber root hr meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
Orenbourg (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Orenburg.
Orenburg (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Russian, English, Armenian, German, Italian, Kyrgyz, Polish, Tajik, Uzbek
From the Or River and German burg, meaning "fortress of the Or." It is the name of a city in Russia and the district and oblast in which it is located.
Orino (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Orinoco (River) English, Spanish, Italian
The name of a river in Venezuela and Colombia, one of the longest rivers in South America.
Orival (Settlement) French
Derived from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale/valley," the name belonging to three communes (one since defunct), located in the Seine-Maritime & Somme départements of northern France and Charente département of western France.
Orsay (Settlement) French
A town near Paris. Originates from the Latin given name Orcius
Orta (River) Italian
Ossétie (Region) French
French form of Ossetia.
Ossetien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Ossetia.
Ossezia (Region) Italian
Italian form of Ossetia.
Ostallgäu (Region) German
District in Germany. Meaning "eastern Allgäu".
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.
Osterinsel (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Easter Island.
Ostia (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Italian
From Latin ōs, meaning "mouth", transferred to mean "opening, entrance". This was a major port city in Ancient Rome, which is still the name of a coastal area of the modern city of Rome.
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Oudmourtie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Udmurtia.
Oufa (Settlement & River) French
French form of Ufa.
Oulan-Bator (Settlement) French
French form of Ulaanbaatar.
Oulan-Oude (Settlement) French
French form of Ulan-Ude.
Oural (Region, River & Mountain) French
French form of Ural.
Ozeanien (Region) German
German form of Oceania.
Paionien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Paionia (see Paeonia).
Paksé (Settlement) French
French form of Pakse.
Palaos (Country) French, Spanish
French and Spanish form of Palau.
Palau (Country) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Palauan Belau either derived from aidebelau meaning "indirect replies" (referring to an island creation myth) or beluu meaning "village". This is the name of a country in Oceania.
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]
Palestine (Country & Region) English, Biblical, French
From Hebrew Pelesheth, which probably means "land of the Philistines". This is the name of a historical/geographic region in Western Asia. It is also the name of a sovereign state in Western Asia (officially the State of Palestine).
Palestine (Region & Country) English, French
From Ancient Greek (via Latin) Παλαιστίνη (Palaistine), itself most likely derived from Hebrew פלשת (peleshet) meaning "Philistia, land of the Philistines". This is the name of a region and country in western Asia.
Palestrina (Settlement) Italian
The name of a town east of Rome in central Italy, apparently derived from Praeneste, its ancient name.
Pantelleria (Settlement & Island) Italian
Not found.
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.
Parthie (Region) French
French form of Parthia.
Parthien (Region) German
German form of Parthia.
Pasci (Other) French
Pays De La Loire (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning  "lands of the Loire", describing the river that flows through the area.... [more]
Pélagonie (Region) French
French form of Pelagonia.
Pelagonien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pelagonia.
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.
Péonie (Region) French
French form of Paeonia.
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.
Pfäffikon (Political Subdivision) German (Swiss)
Phnom Penh (Settlement) English, French
From Khmer ភ្នំពេញ (Phnum Pin) meaning "Penh's hill", from ភ្នំ (phnum) meaning "hill, mountain" and ពេញ (pin), the name of a legendary woman who supposedly founded the city in 1372... [more]
Picardie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Picardy. ​From Old French pic, meaning "pike", which was the characteristic weapon used by ancient Picards.... [more]
Piemonte (Political Subdivision) Italian, Danish, Galician, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Swedish, Venetian
Italian and Portuguese form of Piedmont, a region in northern Italy.
Pirenei (Mountain) Bulgarian, Italian, Russian
Bulgarian, Italian and Russian 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.
Pjöngjang (Settlement) German
German form of Pyongyang.
Plowdiw (Settlement) German, Turkmen
German and Turkmen form of Plovdiv.
Podlachien (Region) German
German form of Podlachia.
Podlasien (Region) Swedish, German
Swedish form of Podlachia as well as a German variant of Podlachien.
Pogesanien (Region) German
German form of Pogesania.
Polinesia (Region) Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Spanish
Indonesian, Italian, Malay, and Spanish form of Polynesia.
Polynésie (Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Polynesia.
Polynesien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, Swedish form of Polynesia.
Pomesanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pomesania.
Pondichéry (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Puducherry.
Port-au-Prince (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
Means "prince's port" in French. This is the name of the capital city of Haiti.
Porto Rico (Political Subdivision) French, Italian, Portuguese
French, Italian and Portuguese form of Puerto Rico.
Potenza (Settlement) Italian, English, French
From Latin Potentia, itself from the Latin adjective potens, meaning "powerful", "mighty". This is the name of the capital city of the southern Italian region of Basilicata.
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.
Précy (Settlement) French
Précy is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.
Premeno (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
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]
Puglia (Political Subdivision) Italian, Corsican, Asturian
Italian form of Apulia.
Pyrenäen (Mountain) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Pyrenees.
Pyrénées (Mountain) French
French form of Pyrenees.
Qatar (Country) Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Catharrei, the name given to the inhabitants of region by Roman writer Pliny the Elder, which may have been based on the name of a local settlement. The name Catara was later used by Greek astronomer Ptolemy to refer to the peninsula, which was eventually transmitted into Arabic... [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]
Racine (Settlement) English, French
Means "root" in French. It is the name of a large city in Wisconsin.
Ramallah (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Arabic رام الله (Ram Allah) meaning "hill of God" or "height of God", derived from Aramaic רמא (rama) meaning "hill, height" and Arabic الله (Allah). This is the name of the de facto capital city of Palestine.
Rangoun (Settlement) French
French form of Yangon.
Reggio Calabria (Settlement) Italian, English, German, Dutch
From Latin Regium, itself from Ancient Greek Ῥήγιoν (Rhéghion), of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in southern Italy.... [more]
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]
Région Centre (Region & Political Subdivision) French
Meaning "central region", a reference to the region's location in the central part of the original French language area.... [more]
Reno (River) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Rhine.
Réunion (Island) French
French for “Reunion”
Rhein (River) German
German form of Rhine.
Rhin (River) French
French form of Rhine.
Rhodésie (Country) French
French form of Rhodesia.
Rhodesien (Country) German
German form of Rhodesia.
Rhône (River) French
From Gaulish *Rodonos or *Rotonos, from a Proto-Indo-European root *ret-, meaning "to run/roll", frequently found in names for rivers.... [more]
Rhône-Alpes (Political Subdivision & Region) French
From the French names of the Rhône river and the Alpes mountain range.... [more]
Riad (Settlement) Basque, Catalan, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Riyadh used in several languages.
Richmond (Region, Mountain & Other) French
It is a habitational name, with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. ... [more]
Rimini (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Polish, Russian
From Latin Ariminum or Ariminium, itself from Etruscan arimna or harimne, of uncertain meaning.... [more]
Rodesia (Country) Greek, Spanish, Italian
Greek and Spanish form of Rhodesia as well as an Italian alternative name for the former country.
Roer (River) Dutch, French, Italian, Luxembourgish
Dutch, French, Italian and Luxembourgish form of Rur.
Roncisvalle (Settlement) Italian
The Italian form of Roncesvalles (Navarra, Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a famous battle against Arabs.
Roreto (Settlement) Italian
Roreto is an Italian boys place name which originates from Northern Italy region near Turin.... [more]
Roseville (Political Subdivision) French
A city in California.
Rügen (Island) German
Rumenia (Country) Corsican, Romansh
Corsican and Romansh form of Romania
Sahara (Region) English, French, Italian, Spanish
Derived from Arabic صحارى‎ (sahara) meaning "deserts", the plural of صحراء (sahra') meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa.
Saïgon (Settlement & River) French
French form of Saigon.
Sainte-Lucie (Country & Island) French
French form of Saint Lucia.
Saint Germain (Region) French
Named after the French Saint Germain.
Saint Lucia (Country & Island) English, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Named after Saint Lucia of Syracuse, Legend states that French sailors were shipwrecked on the island on December 13th, the feast day of St... [more]
Saint-Malo (Settlement) French
An historic French port located in the Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany on the English Channel coast, named after Saint Malo.
Saint-remy-en-bouzemont-saint-genest-et-isson (Settlement) French
From the union of three formerly independent communes: Saint-Remy-en-Bouzemont, Saint-Genest and Isson. This is the name of a commune in Marne Department, Grand Est; this is the longest name of any commune in France.
Saint-tropez (Settlement) French, Occitan
Coastal town in France, Named after the Catholic saint Torpes of Pisa (Saint-Tropez).
Salerno (Settlement) Italian
Of uncertain origin, possibly from a combination of pre-Latin elements *sal(-a) ("canal") and ern.
Salonicco (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Thessaloniki.
Samarate (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Samarcanda (Settlement) Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Catalan, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Samarkand.
Samarcande (Settlement) French
French form of Samarkand.
Samarie (Region) French
French form of Samaria.
Samarien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Samaria.
Samedan (Settlement) Romansh
Samedan is a town and municipality in the Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons.
Samland (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
Sana'a (Settlement) Bosnian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Romanian
Form of Sanaa used in various languages as well as an English variant.
Sanaa (Settlement) English, Armenian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Mongolian, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic صنعاء (San'a) which was most likely derived from the Sabaic root ṣnʿ meaning "well-fortified". This is the name of the capital city of Yemen.
San Pietroburgo (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Saint Petersburg, a city in Russia.
Santerre (Region) French
From Latin sanguinis terra ("land of blood") referring to battles that took place in the region in 451 CE, or from sana terra ("healthy land") referring to its fertile soils. It is the name of a plateau region in central Picardy between the Somme, Luce, and Avre rivers.
São Paulo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Portuguese, English, French, German, Norwegian
Portuguese form of Saint Paul. This is the name of a city and a state in Brazil.
Saragossa (Settlement) Italian, English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog, Cebuano
Italian form of Zaragoza as well as the English variant.
Saraievo (Settlement) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Sarajevo.
Sarajewo (Settlement) German, Polish
Polish form of Sarajevo as well as a German variant.
Sardaigne (Region & Island) French
French form of Sardinia.
Sardegna (Region & Island) Italian
Italian form of Sardinia.
Sardinien (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
Sarmatien (Region) German
German form of Sarmatia.
Sarmazia (Region) Italian
Italian form of Sarmatia.
Sassuolo (Settlement) Italian
Of uncertain origin: possibly from the presence of petroleum in the area, at the time called olio di sasso ("rock oil"), or from Latin saxum solum ("rocky ground").... [more]
Savo (Political Subdivision) Finnish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Russian
Finnish form of Savonia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish historical province.
Scania (Region & Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Ancient Roman
English, Italian and Latin form of Skåne.
Schalauen (Region) German
German form of Scalovia.
Schiras (Settlement) German
German form of Shiraz.
Schwaben (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Swabia.
Seine (River) French
From Gaulish Sēquana, the Gallo-Roman goddess of the river. Sometimes associated with Latin; the Latin word seems to derive from the same root as Latin sequor "to follow", from Proto-Indo-European *seikw-, meaning 'to flow'.... [more]
Semgallen (Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Semigallia.
Séoul (Settlement) French
French form of Seoul.
Sercq (Island) French
French version of Sark.
Sevilla (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Spanish form of Seville, as well as the form used in numerous other languages.
Séville (Political Subdivision & Settlement) French
French form of Seville.
Seychellen (Country) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Seychelles.
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.
Siberia (Region) English, Albanian, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Spanish
From Russian Сибирь (Sibir) of uncertain origin and meaning. This is the name of a region in North Asia.
Sibérie (Region) French
French form of Siberia.
Sibirien (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Siberia.
Sicile (Political Subdivision & Island) French
French form of Sicily.
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.
Siegen (Body of Water & River) German
Sihanoukville (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French
From the name of king Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012) combined with French ville meaning "town, city". This is the name of a province of, as well as a city in, Cambodia.
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]
Sinaï (Region & Mountain) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Sinai.
Sion (Other) Swiss
Sion is a region/city in the Canton of Valais/Wallis, Switzerland.
Sithonie (Region) French
French form of Sithonia.
Siviglia (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Seville.
Sizilien (Political Subdivision & Island) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Sicily.
Skandinavien (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish, and German form of Scandinavia.
Skopje (Settlement) Macedonian, English, French, German
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ... [more]
Sochumi (Settlement) German, Slovak
German and Slovak form of Sukhumi.
Sofia (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai
From Bulgarian София (Sofiya) named for the Saint Sophia Church, itself derived from Ancient Greek σοφία (sophia) meaning "wisdom" (see the given name Sophia)... [more]
Sogdien (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Sogdia.
Soukhoumi (Settlement) French
French form of Sukhumi.
Sparta (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Manx, Polish, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman
From Doric Greek Σπάρτα (Sparta) and Attic Greek Σπάρτη (Spartē), which is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from σπάρτον (sparton) meaning "rope, cable" - a reference to the cords laid as the city’s foundation boundaries, though this could be just a folk etymology.... [more]
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]
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.
Stralsund (Settlement) German
From the polabian name Stralov. From slavic stral- (arrow) and -ow (place).... [more]
Sudafrica (Country) Italian
Italian form of South Africa.
Südafrika (Country) German
German form of South Africa.
Sudauen (Region) German
German form of Sudovia.
Sudeten (Mountain) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Sudetes.
Sudètes (Mountain) French
French form of Sudetes.
Suriname (Country) English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese
From the name of the indigenous Surinen people combined with the place name suffix -ame derived from Arawak aima or eima meaning "river mouth, creek mouth". This is the name of a country in South America.
Swabia (Political Subdivision) German (Anglicized)
Administrative region in Germany. Named after the ancient tribe, the 'Suebi', which itself possibly means "one's own people".
Tachkent (Settlement) French
French form of Tashkent.
Tadjikistan (Country) Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French, Romanian
Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French and Romanian form of Tajikistan.
Tadschikistan (Country) German
German form of Tajikistan.
Tagikistan (Country) Italian
Italian form of Tajikistan.
Taipeh (Settlement) German
German form of Taipei.
Taïwan (Country & Island) French
French form of Taiwan.
Tallinn (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Meaning uncertain, but probably derived from Estonian Taani-Linn(a) meaning "Danish town" (originally "Danish castle"). This is the capital of Estonia.
Tananarive (Settlement) French
French variant of Antananarivo.
Tanger (Settlement) French
French form of Tangier.
Tann (Settlement) German
The name of various towns in Germany and Switzerland. Meaning "fir tree".
Tanne (Settlement) German
Alternate spelling of Tann.
Tannhausen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany. Seat of the noble Thannhausen family.
Taranto (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Georgian, Romanian, Russian
From Latin Tarentum, itself from Ancient Greek Τάρᾱς (Tárās), itself probably derived from Illyrian *darandos, meaning "oak". This is the name of a city in southern Italy.
Taschkent (Settlement) German
German form of Tashkent.
Tawastland (Political Subdivision) German (Archaic)
German form of Tavastia via its Swedish form Tavastland.... [more]
Tbilissi (Settlement) French
French form of Tbilisi.
Tchétchénie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Chechnya.
Tesprozia (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Thesprotia.
Tessera (Settlement) Italian
Thannhausen (Settlement) German
Town in Germany.
Thesprotie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Thesprotia.
Thesprotien (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Thesprotia.
Thessalonique (Settlement) French
French form of Thessaloniki.
Thibet (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) Thai, French, English (Archaic)
Thai form of Tibet. It is also a French variant as well as an older English form of the name.
Thimphou (Settlement) French
French form of Thimphu.
Thiou (Political Subdivision) French
Tibet (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from Tibetan སྟོད་བོད (stod-bod) meaning "Upper Tibet", itself from the autonym བོད (Bod). Alternately the name may be of Turkic origin, possibly from Old Turkic töbäd meaning "heights" or töpü meaning "peak, height, summit"... [more]
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.
Timbuctù (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Timbuktu.
Tirana (Settlement) Albanian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkmen, Uzbek
Perhaps derived from Doric Greek Τυρσανοί (Tursanoi) meaning "Tyrrhenians", which was an exonym for non-Greek inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the name of the capital city of Albania.
Tirol (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Tyrol.
Tirolo (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Tyrol.
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.