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.
Toscane (Region) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Tuscany.
Toulouse (Settlement) French
Toulouse (Settlement) French
From Latin Tolosa of uncertain meaning, possibly of Gaulish, Iberian or Aquitanian origin. This is the name of a city in France.
Trachtenberg (Settlement) German
See Trachtenberg on the surname site
Transcarpatie (Region) French
French form of Transcarpathia.
Transcarpazia (Region) Italian
Italian form of Transcarpathia.
Transcaspia (Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caspian Sea", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with Latin Caspia meaning "Caspian Sea".... [more]
Transcaspie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Transcaspia.
Transcaucasia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caucasus", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region)... [more]
Transcaucasie (Region) French
French form of Transcaucasia.
Transdanubie (Region) French
French form of Transdanubia.
Transdanubien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transdanubia.
Transdanubio (Region) Italian
Italian form of Transdanubia.
Transkarpatien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Transcarpathia.
Transkaspien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaspia.
Transkaukasien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transcaucasia.
Transnistria (Political Subdivision & Region) Basque, English, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish
Means "beyond the river Dniester", derived from Latin trans meaning "across, beyond" combined with the Romanian noun Nistru meaning "the river Dniester".... [more]
Transnistrie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Transnistria.
Transnistrien (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transnistria.
Transoxanien (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Transoxiana via its Latin form Transoxania.
Transoxiane (Region) French
French form of Transoxiana.
Transsilvanien (Region) German
German form of Transylvania. This is an alternative name for the region; the standard name in the Germanosphere is Siebenbürgen.
Transylvanie (Region) French
French form of Transylvania.
Trentino-alto Adige (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Portuguese
Union of the names Trentino, the Italian-speaking area surrounding Trento, and Alto Adige (known as Südtirol in German), the German-speaking area surrounding Bolzano.... [more]
Trient (Settlement) German
German form of Trento.
Trieste (Settlement) Italian
The name of a city in north-eastern Italy, bordering the Balkans. From old Venetic Tergeste, a combination terg, "market", cognate to Albanian treg, Proto-Slavic *tъrgъ, Old Norse torg, and a typical place-name venetic suffix, -este.... [more]
Tripoli (Settlement) Greek, Italian, English
Derived from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Tripolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι (tri) meaning "three" and πόλις (polis) meaning "city"... [more]
Tripolis (Settlement) Czech, German, Lithuanian, Slovak
Czech, German, Lithuanian and Slovak form of Tripoli.
Tripolitaine (Region) French
French form of Tripolitania.
Tripolitanien (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Tripolitania.
Tschetschenien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Chechnya.
Tunesien (Country) Danish, German
Danish and German form of Tunisia
Tunis (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess Tanith... [more]
Tunisia (Country) Basque, English, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Thai
The name of a country in North Africa, named after its capital city Tunis.
Tunisie (Country) French
French form of Tunisia.
Turin (Settlement) English, French, German, Piedmontese, Russian
From Latin Augusta Taurinorum, itself from Taurini, the name of a tribe. This is the name of the capital city of Piedmont, in northern Italy.
Turkménie (Country & Political Subdivision) French (Rare)
Gallicization of Turkmeniya, the Russian name for the country of Turkmenistan. In the Francophone world, this name was primarily used during the Soviet era... [more]
Turkmenien (Country & Political Subdivision) German (Rare)
Germanization of Turkmeniya, the Russian name for the country of Turkmenistan. In the German-speaking world, this name was primarily used during the Soviet era... [more]
Turkménistan (Country) French
French form of Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Turkmen Türkmenistan, which is from the name of the Turkmen people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is believed by some to mean "resembling a Turk" or "co-Turk", from the name of the Turkic peoples combined with the Sogdian suffix -myn or -men... [more]
Tuwa (Political Subdivision) German, Polish, Silesian
German, Polish, and Silesian form of Tuva.
Tyrol (Political Subdivision) German (Austrian), Italian
A state in Austria and northern Italy. Meaning "terrain".
Udinese (Country) Italian
Udmurtien (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Udmurtia.
Ulaanbaatar (Settlement) Mongolian, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Romanian
Means "red hero" from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero". This is the name of the capital city of Mongolia.
Ulan Bator (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Ulan Udė (Settlement) Italian, Lithuanian
Italian and Lithuanian form of Ulan-Ude.
Umbria (Region) Italian
Unterallgäu (Political Subdivision) German
District in Germany, meaning "under Allgäu".
Uruguay (Country & River) Spanish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Finnish
From Guaraní, either urugua meaning "shellfish" or uru, referring to a type of bird, and gua meaning "from" combined with y meaning "water."... [more]
Usbekistan (Country) Danish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Somali, Tagalog
Form of Uzbekistan used in various languages.
Vadoz (Settlement) German
Alemannic German form of Vaduz.
Vaduz (Settlement) German, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Derived from Rhaeto-Romance auadutg meaning "aqueduct", ultimately from Latin aquaeductus. This is the name of the capital city of Liechtenstein.
Valdallière (Settlement) French
Town in France.
Vara (River) Italian
Varese (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Province and city in Italy.
Vatikanstadt (Country) German
German form of Vatican City.
Verbania (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Verdun (Settlement) French
Vevey (Settlement) French
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
Vientiane (Settlement) English, French
French form of Lao ວຽງຈັນ (Wiangchan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from Lao ວຽງ (wiang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon"... [more]
Vilna (Settlement) Finnish, Italian, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Vilnius.
Virunga (Region, Settlement, Mountain, Country & Political Subdivision) French, French (African), French (Belgian), French (Swiss), French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
Virunga is a French variant of Ibirunga which means “Volcano” in Kinyarwanda. Wirunga is amongst its other variants.
Vogesen (Mountain) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Vosges.
Vosgi (Mountain) Italian
Italian form of Vosges.
Wallis (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of Wales as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
Wank (Mountain) Upper German
The Wank is a mountain in southern Germany, situated in the Loisach valley close to the Austrian border in the southwestern Ester Mountains range near Garmisch-Partenkirchen... [more]
Wirunga (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Polish, German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Wirunga is a German and Polish variant of Virunga.
Wladiwostok (Settlement) German, Afrikaans
German and Afrikaans form of Vladivostok.
Wolhynien (Region) German
German form of Volhynia.
Württemberg (Political Subdivision & Region) German, English
Etymology uncertain. Originally referred to a castle near Stuttgart, and increased its scope as the owners increased their possessions. Scholars have rejected the derivation Wirth am Berg, meaning "innkeeper/host on the hill/mountain"... [more]
Y (Settlement) French
Probably from the Y family of Vermandois, who owned the district. This is the name of a commune in the Department of Somme, Hauts-de-France, France.
Yamoussoukro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French, Danish, Portuguese
In honor of Yamousso, a Baoulé queen and great-aunt of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905–1993), with the addition of the suffix kro ("village"). This is the name of the de iure capital city of Côte D'ivoire, as well as the name of the district around it.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Yougoslavie (Country) French
French form of Yugoslavia
Ypres (Settlement) French
French form of Ieper, known for the battles that occurred in 1914 and 1915 during the First World War.
Zagabria (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Zagreb.
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian, English, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the given name Chabrag, a pet form of Cyprian, from Proto-Slavic *grębъ meaning "hill, uplift" or from a Roman place name... [more]
Zürich (Settlement) German
A Swiss city.