List of places named after people

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.

Continents

Countries

This is a summary of country name etymologies.

Former countries

British Overseas Territories

"Lands" of Antarctica

Towns and cities

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

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Angola

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Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

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Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

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Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

  • Malanville – Henri Malan, French Governor of Dahomey

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

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

Brunei

Bulgaria

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Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

  • Faya-Largeau – French Colonel, Étienne Largeau (1867–1916)

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Chile

China

Colombia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Republic of the Congo

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  • Fort-Rousset was the name of Owando – Alexis Rousset, French colonial administrator
  • Jacob was the name of Nkayi – Léon Jacob, French engineer

Costa Rica

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  • Aguirre (now Quepos) – Rolando Aguirre Lobo: a hero of Revolution of 1948
  • Alfaro Ruiz (now Zarcero) – Colonel Juan Alfaro Ruiz, a hero of the National Campaign of 1856
  • Valverde Vega (now Sarchí) – Carlos Luis Valverde Vega, a physician and founder of the Unión Médica Nacional (National Medical Union).

Croatia

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Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

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Denmark

In Greenland:

In Bornholm:

Dominica

Dominican Republic

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East Timor

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  • Vila Armindo Monteiro was the name of BobonaroArmindo Monteiro (1896–1955), Portuguese university professor, businessman, diplomat, and politician
  • Vila Eduardo Marques was the name of Bazartete – Eduardo Marques (1867–1944), Portuguese military and officer
  • Vila Filomeno da Câmara was the name of Same, East Timor – Filomeno da Câmara de Melo Cabral (1873–1934), Governor of Portuguese Timor
  • Vila General Carmona was the name of AileuÓscar Carmona, Portuguese president
  • Vila Salazar was the name of BaucauAntónio de Oliveira Salazar

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

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Eswatini (Swaziland)

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Finland

France

Gabon

Germany

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Georgia

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Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

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Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

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Iceland

  • Grímsey – Grími Ingjaldsson, who have a winter residence in their island
  • Ólafsfjörður – Ólafur Bekkur Karlsson

India

  • YSR districtY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Indonesia

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    • Sukarnopura was the name of JayapuraSukarno, 1st President of Indonesia

    Iran

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    Iraq

    Ireland (Republic of)

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    Israel

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    Italy

    Ivory Coast

    Jamaica

    Japan

    Jordan

    Kazakhstan

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    Kenya

    Kosovo

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    Kuwait

    Kyrgyzstan

    • Аbdrakhmanov (Issyk-Kul) – Yusup Abdrakhmanov (1901–1938), Kyrgyz politician
    • Abdy-Suerkulov (Toktogul) – Abdy Suerkulov (1912–1992), Kyrgyz Prime Minister
    • Absamat Masaliev (Kadamjay) – Absamat Masaliyev
    • Aitmatov District - Chinghiz Aitmatov, author
    • Aldashev (Jeti-Ögüz) – Abdulkhai Aldashev (1918–2003), Kyrgyz pharmacologist, toxicologist and translator
    • Alla-Anarov (Aravan) – Alla Anarov (1907–1979), cotton producer
    • Aydaraliev (Talas) – Rysbek Aidaraliev (1922–1998), Kyrgyz public figure
    • Amanbayevo – Aldabergen Amanbaev (1927–1975), Kyrgyz Socialist workers' hero
    • Anan'yevo – one of the Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, Nikolay Yakovlevich Anan'yev (1912–1941)
    • Atai Ogonbaev (Talas) - Atai Ogonbaev (1900-1949), Kyrgyz musician and compositor
    • Baetov – Kyrgyz singer and composer Musa Baetov (1902–1949)
    • BaytikBaytik Batyr (1823–1886), one of the leaders of the Solto tribe who fought the Kokand Khanate
    • Berdike Baatyr (Talas) - Berdike Baatyr (1740-1790)
    • Bishkek – Bishkek Batyr (1700–1757), Commander of the Kyrgyz army in the war against the invaders of Dzungar in the 18th century.
    • Bokonbayevo – Kyrgyz poet and dramatist, Dzhoomart Bokonbaev (1910–1944)
    • Cholponbay - Cholponbai Tuleberdiyev (1922-1944), World War II hero
    • Dokturbek Kurmanaliev (Ysyk-Ata) – Dokturbek Kurmanaliev (1948–2004)
    • Ibraimov – Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sultan Ibraimov
    • Imeni Aliaskara Toktonalieva (Ysyk-Ata) – Aliaskar Toktonaliev (1929–1990), Finance Minister
    • Isanov (Osh) – Nasirdin Isanov, Kyrgyz Prime Minister
    • Jalal-AbadJalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar
    • Jayyl District – Jayyl Batyr (1692–1780), one of the heroes of the Solto tribe
    • Karasaev (Tüp) – Kusein Karasaev (1901–1998), Kyrgyz linguist
    • Kaynazarova (Chuy) - Zuurakan Kaynazarova
    • Kazybek (Naryn) - Kazybek Mambetimin uulu (1901-1936), poet
    • Kochubaev (Osh) – Toi'chu Tagaevich Kochubaev (1922–1981), Kyrgyz Socialist workers' hero
    • Kochkorbaev (Chuy) - Isak Kochkorbaev (1890-1965), Kyrgyz Socialist workers' hero
    • Kulatov (Nookat) – Turabay Kulatov (1908–1984), Kyrgyz Prime Minister
    • Kurmanbek (Suzak) – Kurmanbek Batyr, mythical hero
    • Kurmanjan Datka (Batken) and Kurmanjan Datka (Osh) - Kurmanjan Datka
    • Lenin District, BishkekVladimir Lenin
    • Manas DistrictManas, mythical Kyrgyz national hero
    • Mavlyanov (Aksy) – Junai Mavlyanov (1923–2003), writer and poet
    • Mombekovo (Nooken) – Yusup Mombekov (1926–1983), Kyrgyz socialist workers' hero
    • Nurzhanov (Talas) – Akmatbek Nurzhanov (1922–1987), Kyrgyz socialist workers' hero
    • Ormon-Khan aliyl (Naryn) - Ormon Khan
    • Ömüraliev (Talas) - Baky Ömüraliev (1932-2003), Kyrgyz actor and film director
    • Osmonkulov (Talas) – Iskender Osmonkulov (1907–1992), Kyrgyz socialist workers' hero
    • Panfilov District, KyrgyzstanIvan Panfilov
    • Pristan'-Przheval'skNikolay Przhevalsky
    • Shabdan - Shabdan Baatyr (1839-1912)
    • Shopokov – Kyrgyz World War II hero Duyshenkul Shopokov (1915–1941)
    • Süymönkul Chokmorov – Kyrgyz film actor Suimenkul Chokmorov
    • Sverdlov District, BishkekYakov Sverdlov
    • Razzakov - Iskhak Razzakov
    • Toktogul – Kyrgyz Musician Toktogul Satilganov
    • Togolok-Moldo Rural District (Naryn) - Togolok Moldo, Kyrgyz poet
    • Toktomat Zulpuev (Nookat) – Toktomat Zulpuev (1925–1995)
    • Urazbekov (Batken) – Abdukadyr Urazbekov (1889–1938), Kyrgyz statesman
    • Yusupov aliyl (Osh) - Sultan Yusupov (1918-2004), Kyrgyz music teacher
    • Zharkynbayevo – Kazak Zharkynbaev (1911–1969), Kyrgyz hero

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    Laos

    Latvia

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    Lebanon

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    • Laodicea in Phoenicia was an ancient name of Beirut – royal woman named Laodice among the Seleucid dynasty

    Lesotho

    Liberia

    Libya

    Lithuania

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    Luxembourg

    Macedonia

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    Malaysia

    Malawi

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    Mali

    Malta

    Mauritania

    Mauritius

    Mexico

    Moldova

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    Mongolia

    Montenegro

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    Morocco

    Mozambique

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    Myanmar

    Namibia

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    Nepal

    Netherlands

    New Zealand

    Nicaragua

    Niger

    Nigeria

    North Korea

    Norway

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    Oman

    Pakistan

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    Panama

    Papua New Guinea

    Paraguay

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    • Doña Heriberta Stroessner de Iglesias was the name of Alto Verá – Heriberta Stroessner de Iglesias, Alfredo Stroessner's sister
    • Domingo Robledo was the name of Natalio – Domingo Robledo (1911–1972), Intendent of Encarnacion
    • Fortin Lopez de Filippis was the name of Mariscal Estigarribia – Captain Cesar Lopez de Filippis, Paraguayan military who died during the Chaco War in 1933
    • Puerto Presidente Stroessner was the name of Ciudad del EsteAlfredo Stroessner

    Peru

    Philippines

    Poland

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    Portugal

    Puerto Rico

    Qatar

    Romania

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    Russia

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    Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Saint Lucia

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    São Tomé e Príncipe

    Saudi Arabia

    Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

    Senegal

    Serbia

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    Seychelles

    Sierra Leone

    Singapore

    Slovakia

    Slovenia

    Somalia

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    South Africa

    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    South Korea

    Spain

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    Sudan

    Suriname

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    Syria

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    Tajikistan

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    Tanzania

    • Nyerere (Ward of Zanzibar City) – Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania

    Thailand

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Tunisia

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    Turkey

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    Turkmenistan

    • Akmyrat Hümmedow adyndaky (Mary) - Akmyrat Hümmedow (1931-2000), Turkmen actor
    • Alty Garlyev (Ahal) – Alty Karliev, Turkmen stage and film actor, director and dramatist
    • Andalyp (city) – Nurmuhammet Andalyp (1660–1740), Turkmen philosopher
    • Annagylyç Ataýew adyndaky (Dashoguz) - Annagylyç Ataýew (1912-1943), Hero of Turkmenistan
    • ArkadagGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (Arkadag), former president
    • AshgabatArsaces I of Parthia
    • Aşyr Kakabaýew adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Aşyr Kakabaýew (1909–1968), Turkmen cotton grower
    • Babadaýhan – Bābā-Dihqān, Iranian mythological figure
    • Balta Myradow adyndaky (Lebap) - Balta Myradow (1908-1984), Turkmen businessman and politician
    • Balyş Öwezow (Görogly) – Balysh Ovezov, Prime Minister of Turkmenistan during the soviet era
    • Berdy Kerbabaýew adyndaky and Kerbabayeva – Berdy Kerbabayev, Turkmen writer
    • Döwletmämmet Azady adyndaky (Lebap) - Döwletmämmet Azady, Turkmen poet
    • Görogly (city) – Koroghlu, a semi-mystical hero
    • Hüdük Myradow adyndak (Dashoguz) - Hüdük Myradow (1921-1987), Hero of Socialist Labor
    • Jumanyýaz Hudaýbergenow adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Jumanyýaz Hudaýbergenow (1912–1943), World War II hero
    • Kulyýewa adyndaky (Lebap) – Gylyç Kulyýew (1913–1990), Turkmen writer and diplomat
    • Magtymguly DistrictMagtymguly Pyragy, Turkmen poet
    • Magtymguly Garlyýew (Akdepe) – Magtymguly Garly (1889–1957), Turkmen musician
    • Mollanepes – Turkmen National writer, Mollanepes (1810–1862)
    • Nyýazow adyndaky (Mary) - Saparmurat Niyazov
    • Nobat Gutlyýew adyndaky (Lebap) - Nobat Gutlyýew (1910-1967), Hero of Socialist Labor
    • Oguzhan (town)Oghuz Khagan, the mythical progenitor of the Turkic nations
    • Orazgeldi Ärsaryýew adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Orazgeldi Ärsaryýew (1900–1978), Turkmen hero
    • Rejepguly Ataýew adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Rejepguly Ataýew (1920–1972), Hero of Socialist Labor
    • Saparmyrat TürkmenbaşySaparmurat Niyazov
    • Sadylla Rozmetow adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Sadylla Rozmetow (1920–2011), Hero of Turkmenistan
    • Seýdi – Seitnazar Seidi (1775–1836), Turkmen patriot and poet
    • Shabat, Turkmenistan – Anusha, Khan of Khiva
    • Şabende adyndaky (Dashoguz) – Abdylla Şabende (1720–1800), Turkmen writer
    • Şükür bagşy adyndaky (Ahal) – Şükür bagşy (1831–1928), Turkmen folk bard
    • Tagan Baýramdurdyýew adyndaky (Ahal) – Tagan Baýramdurdyýew (1909–1977), Turkmen hero
    • TurkmenbashiSaparmurat "Turkmenbashi" Niyazov
    • Zelili adyndaky (Lebap) – Zelili (1779–1836), Turkmen poet

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    Uganda

    Ukraine

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    United Arab Emirates

    United Kingdom

    Great Britain

    Northern Ireland

    United States

    Uruguay

    Uzbekistan

    • Abdurahmonov nomidag (Tashkent) – Abdujabbor Abdurahmonov (1907–1975), President of Uzbekistan from 1938 to 1950
    • Ahmad Yassaviy (Tashkent) – Ahmad Yasawi
    • Ahmad Yugnakiy (Tashkent) – Edib Ahmed bin Mahmud Yüknekî (poet)
    • Ajiniyaz (Karakalpakstan) - Ájiniyaz, Karakalpak poet
    • Antiochia in ScythiaAntiochus I Soter
    • Berdaq (Karakalpakstan) - Berdakh, Karakalpak poet
    • Beruniy - al-Biruni
    • Dosnazarov (Karakalpakstan) - Allayar Dosnazarov (1896-1937), Karakalpak politician
    • F. Yuldashev (Bulungur) – Faizulla Yuldashev (1912–1991), veteran of the Great Patriotic War
    • Gagarin, UzbekistanYuri Gagarin
    • Gani Azamov, Qoraqamish – Gani Azamov (1909–2001), Uzbek actor
    • H.Tursunqulov (Tashkent) – Hamrakul Tursunkulov (1892–1965), chairman of the collective farm
    • Iskandar (town)Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich of Russia
    • Islom Shoir (Samarkand) - Islom Shoir (1874-1953), Uzbek poet
    • Khamzy (Tashkent) and Khamzy (Uchqorgon) – Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, poet
    • Mirzo Ulugbek, Ulugbek (town)Ulugh Beg, astronomer, mathematician and sultan
    • Muborak - Islamic scholar Abdullah bin al-Mubarak al-Marwazi
    • Navoiy – Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi
    • Sharof Rashidov District (Jizzakh) – Sharof Rashidov, President of Uzbekistan from 1950 to 1959
    • Oxunboboyev (Shurchi) – Yuldash Akhunbabaev
    • S. Umarov (Navoiy) - Salih Khusanovich Umarov (1922-1995), World War II hero
    • Shaykhontohur – Sheikh Khovendi at-Takhu, a famous thinker and educator
    • Sobir Kamolov (Karakalpakstan) - Sobir Kamolov, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan from 1955 to 1957
    • Sobir Rahimov nomli (Bostanlyk) – Sobir Rakhimov
    • T.Ahmedov nomidag (Sirdaryo) – Turgun Ahmedov (1925–1944), World War II hero
    • U.Musaev (Yangiyul) – Ubaydulla Musaev (1914–1972), Uzbek political figure
    • Zakirov (Tashkent) – Qodir Zokirov, Uzbek scientist, botanist and educator

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    Venezuela

    Vietnam

    • Bế Văn Đàn (Quảng Hòa) – Bế Văn Đàn (1931–1953), Hero of the People's Armed Forces
    • Đề Thám (Lạng Sơn) – Hoàng Hoa Thám "Đề Thám" (1858–1913), leader of Yên Thế Insurrection
    • Đình Phong (Cao Bằng) – Đình Phong, a communist soldier
    • Đình Phùng, Bảo Lạc – Phan Đình Phùng (1847–1895), Vietnamese poet
    • Dương Minh Châu District and Duong Minh Chau town – Dương Minh Châu (1912–1947), a communist lawyer
    • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh, President of Vietnam
    • Hồ Thị Kỷ (Cà Mau) – Hồ Thị Kỷ (1949–1970), martyr hero
    • Hoàng Văn Thụ, Văn Lãng – Hoàng Văn Thụ (1909–1944), Vietnamese revolutionary
    • Hồng Dân (Bạc Liêu) – Trần Hồng Dân (1916–1946), nationalist revolutionary
    • Kim Đồng, Thạch An – Kim Đồng (1929–1943), captain of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization
    • Ngọc Hiển (Cà Mau) – Phan Ngọc Hiển (1910–1941), a local teacher, writer and artist
    • Nguyễn Huân (Cà Mau) – Nguyễn Văn Huân (d.1946), communist martyr
    • Nông trường Trần PhúTrần Phú, Vietnamese revolutionary
    • Phạm Văn Cội (Củ Chi) – Phạm Văn Cội (1940–1967), Hero of the People's Armed Forces
    • Quang Trung, An Lão (Hải Phòng) – Quang Trung, second emperor of the Tây Sơn dynasty
    • Trần Hưng Đạo (Lý Nhân) – Trần Hưng Đạo, an imperial prince, statesman and military commander
    • Trần Văn Thời District and Trần Văn Thời town – Trần Văn Thời (1902–1942), a local communist

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    Zambia

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    Zimbabwe

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    See also

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