List of places named after people

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There are a number of places named after famous people. For more on the general etymology of place names see toponymy. For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym.

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Continents

Countries

This is a summary of country name etymologies.

Former countries

Self-governing overseas territories

Towns and cities

Many smaller European towns and cities are named after their founders, often dating back many hundreds of years. Often, there is not much known about them today. In Latin America it is common practice to name (and often rename) birthplace towns for political leaders or distinguished figures.

Afghanistan

Argentina

Armenia

Former:

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Alternate:

Former:

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Bermuda

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

For a longer list, please see List of places in Brazil named after people.

Bulgaria

Former:

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Former:

Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Former:

Denmark

In Greenland:

In Bornholm:

Dominican Republic

Former:

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Former:

Falkland Islands

Finland

France

Gabon

Germany

Former:

Ghana

Greece

Guyana

Hong Kong

Hungary

Former:

Iceland

India

Iran

Former:

Iraq

Ireland (Republic of)

Former:

Israel

Former:

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Former:

Kyrgyzstan

Former:

Latvia

Former:

Lebanon

Former:

Liberia

Libya

Luxembourg

Macedonia (Republic of)

Malta

Mauritius

Mexico

Mongolia

Montenegro

Former:

Namibia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

Former:

Pakistan

Former:

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Philippines

Poland

Former:

Portugal

Romania

Former:

Russia

Former:

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Senegal

Serbia

Former:

South Africa

Former:

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Former:

Spain

Former:

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Former:

Tajikistan

Former:

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Former:

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

Former:

United Kingdom

Great Britain

Northern Ireland

United States

United States Virgin Islands

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Former:

Zambia

Former:

Zimbabwe

Former:

See also

References