Vietnamese Submitted Place Names

Vietnamese names are used in the country of Vietnam in southeastern Asia. See also about Vietnamese names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Áo (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 奧 (Áo), a shortened form of Chinese 奧地利 (Àodìlì). This is the Vietnamese name for Austria.
Ả Rập Xê Út (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Saudi Arabia.
Băng Cốc (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bangkok.
Bắc Giang 北江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 北 (bắc) meaning "north" and "江" (giang) meaning "river".
Bắc Kạn 北� (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 北 (bắc) meaning "north" and Vietnamese kạn meaning "arid".
Bắc Kinh 北京 (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Beijing.
Bình Nhưỡng 平壤 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pyongyang.
Bờ Biển Ngà (Country) Vietnamese
From Vietnamese bờ biển meaning "coast, seashore" and ngà meaning "ivory". This is the Vietnamese name for the Ivory Coast.
Bồ Đào Nha 葡萄牙 (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 葡萄牙 (Bồ Đào Nha) possibly derived from Hokkien 葡萄牙 (Pô-tô-gâ). This is the Vietnamese name for Portugal.
Cao Bằng 高平 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 高 (cao) meaning "high" and 平 (bằng) meaning "level".
Ca-ta (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Qatar.
Châu Á (Region) Vietnamese
From Vietnamese châu meaning "continent" and Á meaning "Asia". This is the Vietnamese name for Asia.
Hà Giang 河江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "waterway" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Hà Nội 河內 (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanoi.
Hàn Quốc 韓國 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanguk.
Hoa Kỳ 花旗 (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 花旗 (Hoa Kì) meaning "star-spangled banner" (referring to both the American flag and national anthem). This is the Vietnamese name for the United States.
Hồ Chí Minh 胡志明 (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ho Chi Minh.
In-đô-nê-xi-a (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Indonesia.
Lạng Sơn 諒山 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 諒 (lạng) meaning "forgiveness" and 山 (sơn) meaning (mountain).
Longyearbyen (Settlement) Norwegian, English, Afrikaans, Asturian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Italian, Malay, Manx, Maori, North Frisian, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Sami, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Silesian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, West Frisian
Means "The Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro Longyear (1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
Ma-lai-xi-a (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Malaysia.
Modena (Settlement) Italian, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Neapolitan, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Sardinian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Venetian, Vietnamese
From Latin Mutina, itself from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Mông Cổ 蒙古 (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 蒙古 (Mông Cổ), used as the Vietnamese name for Mongolia.
Nê-pan (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nepal.
Nhật Bản 日本 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nippon.
Phần Lan (Country) Vietnamese
From a non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese 芬蘭 (Fēnlán), perhaps altered based on Vietnamese phân meaning "feces" or phần meaning "part, portion". This is the Vietnamese name for Finland.
Pháp (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 法 (Pháp), from a contraction of Chinese 法國 (Fǎguó). This is the Vietnamese name for France.
Sài Gòn 柴棍 (Settlement & River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Saigon.
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]
Thái Lan 泰蘭 (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 泰 (thái) referring to the Thai people and 蘭 (lan), a phonetic transcription of English -land. This is the Vietnamese name for Thailand.
Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ 土耳其 (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 土耳其 (Thổ Nhĩ Kì), from Chinese 土耳其 (Tǔ'ěrqí). This is the Vietnamese name for Turkey.
Thượng Hải 上海 (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Shanghai.
Trung Phi 中非 (Country & Region) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 中非 (Trung Phi), from Chinese 中非 (zhōngfēi). This is the Vietnamese name for the subregion of Central Africa as well as the Central African Republic (the country).
Trung Quốc 中國 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhongguo.
Viêng Chăn (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Vientiane.