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Toponymy is the taxonomic study of place names, their origins and their meanings. The word is derived from the Greek topos, place, and ounouma, name. It is itself a branch of onomastics, the study of names of all kinds.

For an example of Wikipedia work in this area see List of generic forms in British place names.

On a lighter note, see also: List of interesting or unusual place names

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