Vietnamese Submitted Place Names

Vietnamese names are used in the country of Vietnam in southeastern Asia. See also about Vietnamese names.
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An Giang 安江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 安 (an) meaning "safe" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
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.
Bạc Liêu 北遼 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Teochew 薄遼 (po liaw) meaning "meagre hamlet".
Băng Cốc (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bangkok.
Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu 婆地-淎艚 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From the cities names BÀ RỊA and VŨNG TÀU.
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.
Bắc Ninh 北寧 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 北 (bắc) meaning "north" and 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful".
Bến Tre �� (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese � (biển) meaning "sea" and � (tre) meaning "to know".
Bình Định 平定 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 平定 (hán tự) meaning "to subjugate".
Bình Dương 平陽 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 平陽 (bình dương) meaning "plain".
Bình Nhưỡng 平壤 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pyongyang.
Bình Phước 平福 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 平 (bình) meaning "level" and 福 (phước) meaning "fortunate".
Bình Thuận 平順 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 平 (bình) meaning "level" and 順 (thuận) meaning "along".
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.
Cà Mau 哥毛 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 哥 () meaning "to sing" and 毛 (mau) meaning "fur".
Cần Thơ 芹苴 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Possibly from Vietnamese cầm thi giang meaning "river of poems", or from Vietnamese rau cần meaning "water dropwort" and rau cần meaning "mint".
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.
Đà Nẵng 沱㶞 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Cham ꨌꩌꨌꨌꨌ (đanak) meaning "large river", referring to the Hàn River.
Điện Biên 奠邊 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 奠 (điện) meaning "libation" and 邊 (biên) meaning "side".
Đắk Lắk 得勒 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Mnong ដក្ (dâk) meaning "lake" and ឡក្ (ḷâk) meaning "Lắk", referring to Lắk Lake.
Đắk Nông 多農 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Mnong ដក្ (dâk) meaning "lake" and nông.
Đồng Nai 同狔 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 同 (đồng) meaning "same" and 狔 (nai).
Đồng Tháp 墥塔 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 墥 (đồng) and 塔 (tháp) meaning "tower".
Gia Lai 嘉萊 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Means "Jarai", referring to the Jarai people.
Hà Giang 河江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "waterway" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Hải Dương 海陽 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "ocean" and 陽 (dương) meaning "sun".
Hải Phòng 海防 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 海 (hải) meaning "ocean" and 防 (phòng) meaning "defence".
Hà Nam 河南 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "river" and 南 (nam) meaning "south".
Hà Nội 河內 (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanoi.
Hà Nội 河內 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (hà nội) meaning "inside the river", referring to the Red River.
Hàn Quốc 韓國 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Hanguk.
Hà Tĩnh 河靜 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 河 () meaning "river" and 靜 (tĩnh) meaning "still".
Hậu Giang 後江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 後 (hậu) meaning "behind" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Hòa Bình 和平 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hòa) meaning "peace" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
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.
Hồ Chí Minh 胡志明 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Named after Hồ Chí Minh, who served as the prime minister of North Vietnam.
Hưng Yên 興安 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 興 (hưng) meaning "prosperous" and 安 (yên) meaning "peace".
In-đô-nê-xi-a (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Indonesia.
Khánh Hòa 慶和 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Vietnamese khánh meaning "independence" and hòa meaning "Hoa", referring to the Hoa people.
Kiên Giang 堅江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 堅 (kiên) meaning "firm" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Kon Tum 崑嵩 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Bahnar kon meaning "village" and tum meaning "pool".
Lai Châu 萊州 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 萊 (lai) meaning "pigweed" and Thai เจ้า (jâo) meaning "master".
Lâm Đồng 林同 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 林 (lâm) meaning "woods" and 同 (đồng) meaning "same".
Lạng Sơn 諒山 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 諒 (lạng) meaning "forgiveness" and 山 (sơn) meaning (mountain).
Lào Cai 老街 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
Long An 隆安 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 隆 (long) meaning "grand" and 安 (an) meaning "safe".
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.
Nam Định 南定 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 南 (nam) meaning "south" and 定 (định) meaning "to set".
Nê-pan (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nepal.
Nghệ An 乂安 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 乂 (nghệ) meaning "to govern" and 安 (an) meaning "peace".
Nhật Bản 日本 (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nippon.
Ninh Bình 寧平 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
Ninh Thuận 寧順 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful" and 順 (thuận) meaning "along".
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.
Phú Thọ 富壽 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 富 (phú) meaning "rich" and 壽 (thọ) meaning "life".
Phú Yên 富安 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 富 (phú) meaning "rich" and 安 (yên) meaning "safe".
Quảng Bình 廣平 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 廣 (quảng) meaning "broad" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
Quảng Nam 廣南 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 廣 (quảng) meaning "wide" and 南 (nam) meaning "south".
Quảng Ngãi 廣義 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 廣義 (quảng nghĩa) meaning "generalized".
Quảng Ninh 廣寧 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 廣 (quảng) meaning "wide" and 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful". Also a mix of Quảng Yên and Hải Ninh.
Quảng Trị 廣治 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 廣 (quảng) meaning "broad" and 治 (trị) meaning "cure".
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]
Sóc Trăng 朔庄 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Khmer ស្រក្ (srôk) meaning "depository" and Sino-Vietnamese 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Sơn La 山羅 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 山 (sơn) meaning "mountain" and 羅 (la) meaning "to be".
Tây Ninh 西寧 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 西 (tây) meaning "west" and 寧 (ninh) meaning "peaceful".
Thái Bình 太平 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 太 (thái) meaning "spacious" and 平 (bình) meaning "level".
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.
Thái Nguyên 太原 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 太 (thái) meaning "extreme" and 原 (nguyên) meaning "meadow".
Thanh Hóa 清化 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 清 (thanh) meaning "clear" and 化 (hóa) meaning "to transform".
Thừa Thiên-Huế 承天-化 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 承 (thừa) meaning "support" and 天 (thiên) meaning "day" and 化 (huế) meaning "to transform".
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.
Tiền Giang 前江 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 前 (tiền) meaning "forward" and 江 (giang) meaning "river".
Trà Vinh 茶榮 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 茶 (trà) meaning "tea" and 榮 (vinh) meaning "glory, honor".
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.
Tuyên Quang 宣光 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 宣 (tuyên) meaning "announce" and 光 (quang) meaning "light".
Viêng Chăn (Settlement) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Vientiane.
Vĩnh Long 永隆 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 永 (vĩnh) meaning "forever" and 隆 (long) meaning "grand".
Vĩnh Phúc 永福 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 永 (vĩnh) meaning "everlasting" and 福 (phúc) meaning "fortune".
Yên Bái 安沛 (Political Subdivision) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 安 (yên) meaning "safe" and 沛 (phải) meaning "copious".