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List of toponyms

Here is a list of toponyms, a name derived from a place or region.

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General

  • Acapulco (as in ... gold)
  • Armageddon
  • Auschwitz
  • Babel
  • Balkanized
  • Bantustan
  • Bay St.
  • Beltway
  • Berlin Wall
  • Bible
  • Bikini
  • Blarney
  • Boetian
  • Bohemian
  • Bordeaux
  • Brazilianization
  • Bronx Cheer
  • Brummagem (denotes goods of shoddy quality, from Birmingham)
  • Bungalow
  • Burgundy
  • Byzantine
  • Canary
  • Cantaloupe (named after the Pope's summer residence of Cantalupo)
  • Carthaginian (peace)
  • Caucasian
  • Champagne
  • Chautauqua
  • China
  • Chinese Wall
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Coventry
  • Cuban (sub sandwich in Florida)
  • Denim
  • Detroit
  • Dijon
  • Dixieland
  • Dollar
  • Donneybrook
  • Doolally
  • Dunkirk
  • Eden
  • El Dorado
  • Essex (nouveau riche sensibility)
  • Fez
  • Frankfurter
  • Georgia (font)
  • Gibraltar
  • Greek (all Greek to me)
  • Gypsy (from Egyptian)
  • Hamburger
  • Havana (smoke a...)
  • Hell
  • Hicksville
  • Holland (cotton or linen fabric)
  • Hollandaise
  • Hollywood
  • Indian
  • Java
  • Jersey
  • Jerez (sherry)
  • Labyrinth
  • Left Bank
  • Lesbian
  • Lilliputian
  • Madison Ave.
  • Magenta
  • Manhatten
  • Marathon
  • Madeira
  • Madras (plaid)
  • Manchester (as in textiles)
  • Manila
  • Marseillaise
  • Masada
  • Mausoleum
  • Mecca
  • Mocha
  • Mongoloid
  • Motown
  • Neanderthal
  • Nuremberg (defense)
  • Olympian
  • Paisley
  • Palookaville
  • Pantheon
  • Pax Romana
  • Peking Duck
  • Peoria
  • Peyton Place
  • Port
  • Rubicon
  • Rugby
  • Salisbury Steak (many more British foods named after places)
  • Sardines
  • Seltzer
  • Shambala
  • Shanghaid
  • Shangrai-la
  • Siamese
  • Siberia
  • Silicon Valley
  • Sodomy
  • Solecism
  • Spa (resort in Belgium)
  • Stalingrad
  • Surrey (horse-drawn carriage)
  • Timbuktu
  • Trojan Horse
  • Trojaned
  • Utopia
  • Wall St.
  • Watergate
  • Waterloo
  • Wellingtons
  • Woodstock
  • Zion
 
Events/Agreements
  • Hiroshima
  • Kyoto
  • Maastricht
  • Munich
  • Oslo
  • Potsdam
  • Seattle
  • Yalta
 
Cheese
  • Colby
  • Munster
  • Swiss
  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Gruyere
  • Limburg(er)
  • Parme(san)
  • Roma(no)
  • Aveyron(nais)
  • Roquefort
  • Gloucester
  • Cheshire
  • Lancashire
  • Leicester
  • Wensleydale
  • Caerphilly
  • Derby
  • Monterey (Jacks)
  • Gorgonzola
  • Tilsit
  • Gouda
 
Elements
  • Americium
  • Californium (California)
  • Europium
  • Francium (France)
  • Gallium (Gallia, Latin name for France)
  • Germanium (Germany)
  • Polonium (Poland)
  • Ruthenium (Ruthenia, Latin name for Russia)
  • Scandium (Scandia, Latin name for Scandinavia)
  • Thulium (Thule, ancient name for Scandinavia)
  • Indium (India)
  • Berkelium (Berkley, home of Univ. of California)
  • Erbium (Ytterby, village in Sweden)
  • Hafnium (Hafnia, Latin name for Copenhagen)
  • Holfrlium (Holmia, Latin name for Stockholm)
  • Lutetium (Latetia, old name for Paris)
  • Magnesium (Magnesia, district in Thessaly)
  • Rhenium (Rhenus, Latin name for Rhine)
  • Strontium (Strontiun, town in Scotland)
  • Terbium (Ytterby, village in Sweden)
  • Ytterbium (Ytterby, village in Sweden)
  • Yttrium (Ytterby, village in Sweden)



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