You are looking at 1-20 of 1,709 entries  for:

  • Names studies x
clear all

View:

Overview

20/20

Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Samoded

Samoded (Arkhangel′sk/Russia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Samoded , Arkhangel′sk/Russia Founded in 1925 and named after G. I. Samoded , a hero of the Civil War ( 1918–20...

Ipatovo

Ipatovo (Stavropol’ Territory/Russia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Ipatovo , Stavropol’ Territory/Russia ( Chemrek, Vinodelnoye ) Renamed in 1935 after P. M. Ipatov, a hero of the Civil War ( 1918–20 ), who died...

Brooks Range

Brooks Range (Alaska/USA)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Brooks Range , Alaska/USA Named after the geologist, Alfred H. Brooks , who surveyed it during the first two decades of the 20th century...

Venustiano Carranza

Venustiano Carranza (Mexico)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Venustiano Carranza , Mexico The states of Chiapas, Coahuila, and Puebla have towns with this name, all in honour of Venustiano Carranza ( 1859–1920 ), President of Mexico ( 1917–20...

Ainslie, Lake

Ainslie, Lake (Nova Scotia/Canada)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Ainslie, Lake , Nova Scotia/Canada Named after Major General George Ainslie ( 1776–1839 ), lieutenant-governor of Cape Breton Island ( 1816–20 ), an independent colony between 1784 and 1820...

Decazeville

Decazeville (Occitanie/France)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Decazeville , Occitanie/France Named in 1829 after Élie Decazes ( 1780–1860 ), Duc de Decazes , premier ( 1819–20 ) and a man who did much to promote coal and steel production in the...

Novigrad

Novigrad (Croatia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Novigrad , Croatia ( Castrum ) ‘New Town’. This port lies some 20 miles (32 km) north-east of Zadar. Another port with this name lies on the west coast of...

Chinhoyi

Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Chinhoyi , Zimbabwe ( Sinoia ) Renamed in 1946 after a chief, Tshinoyi, who lived in the area at the beginning of the 20th century . The current spelling was only adopted in 1980...

Prince Regent

Prince Regent (Western Australia/Australia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Prince Regent , Western Australia/Australia A river named after the British Prince Regent, subsequently George IV , who acted as regent ( 1811–20 ) for his father, George III , who had become...

Golmud

Golmud (Qinghai/China)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Golmud , Qinghai/China Surrounded by more than 20 salt lakes, the city’s name is derived from a Western Mongolian word for ‘Rivers’. An alternative name is...

Barrie

Barrie (Ontario/Canada)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Barrie , Ontario/Canada A landing stage on a supply route to the Great Lakes, it is named after Rear Admiral Sir Robert Barrie ( 1774–1841 ), Flag Officer of the Great Lakes ( 1819–20 ) and Acting Resident Commissioner, Kingston, Upper Canada ( 1824...

Twinsburg

Twinsburg (Ohio/USA)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Twinsburg , Ohio/USA ( Millsville ) Renamed in 1819 after two identical twin brothers, Aaron and Moses Wilcox, donated six acres for a town square and $20 towards a new school on the condition that the town’s name was...

Puerto Seguro

Puerto Seguro (Castile–León/Spain)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Puerto Seguro , Castile–León/Spain ( Barba del Puerco ) ‘Safe Harbour’. It lies on a small river and was an important crossing point. The previous name, ‘Pig’s Beard’, gave way to the present name early in the 20th century...

Daxue Shan

Daxue Shan (Sichuan/China)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Daxue Shan , Sichuan/China A mountain range meaning ‘Great Snowy Mountains’ from dà ‘great’ or ‘large’ and xuĕ ‘snow’ with shān . Many peaks rise above 20 000 feet (6 000 m) and are...

Ali Bayramli

Ali Bayramli (Azerbaijan)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Ali Bayramli , Azerbaijan Named after the Bolshevik revolutionary, Ali Bayramov ( 1889–1920 ), who took his name from a festival of Islam (in Azeri, Bayram ‘celebration’), and was killed during the Russian Civil War ( 1918–20...

Demidov

Demidov (Smolensk/Russia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Demidov , Smolensk/Russia ( Porech′ye ) On the Kasplya River, it was at first known simply as ‘River Place’. In 1918 it was renamed after Ya. Demidov ( 1889–1918 ), a Communist Party secretary killed here during the Civil War ( 1918–20...

Last Mountain Lake

Last Mountain Lake (Saskatchewan/Canada)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Last Mountain Lake , Saskatchewan/Canada Only some 2 miles (3 km) wide but 60 miles (96 km) long, it is also called Long Lake. It is named after a hill some 20 miles (19 km) to the...

Zafarraya

Zafarraya (Andalusia/Spain)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Zafarraya , Andalusia/Spain ( Fahs al raiyya ) Named by the Moors Fahs al raiyya ‘Field of Shepherds’. An earthquake destroyed the town in the 19th century . It was rebuilt and renamed from the Arabic during the second decade of the 20th century...

Turar Ryskulov

Turar Ryskulov (Kazakhstan)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Turar Ryskulov , Kazakhstan ( Tura-Ryskulova, Vannovka ) Renamed after a communist Kazakh revolutionary, Turar Ryskulov ( 1898–1938 ), president of the Council of Commissars of the People of Turkestan ( 1919–20 ). However, he was executed during Stalin ’s purges in 1938...

Vineland

Vineland (New Jersey/USA)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...Vineland , New Jersey/USA In 1861 Charles Landis bought 20 000 acres of land here with the intention of growing grapes, hence the name Vineland. It was incorporated as a borough in 1880 and merged with Landis Township in 1952 to become a...

View: