List of city name changes

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This is a list of cities and towns whose names were officially changed at one or more points in history. It does not include gradual changes in spelling that took place over long periods of time.

see also: Geographical renaming, Names of European cities in different languages, and List of renamed places in the United States

Afghanistan[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

Argentina[edit]

  • La Plata → Ciudad Eva Perón → La Plata
  • Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María del Buen Aire → Buenos Aires

Armenia[edit]

  • Akhta → Hrazdan
  • Alagyoz → Tsakhkahovit → Aragats (1950)
  • Artashat → Verin Ghamarlu → Artashat (1962)
  • Basarkechar → Vardenis (1945)
  • Dadakishlag → Akhundov → Punik
  • Davalou → Ararat (1935)
  • Dyuzkand → Akhuryan (1950)
  • Geryusi → Goris (1924)
  • Hamamlou → Spitak (1948)
  • Jalaloghlou → Stepanavan (1930)
  • Ghapan → Kapan (1990)
  • Karaklis → Kirovakan (1935) → Vanadzor (1993)
  • Krasnoselsk → Chambarak (1993)
  • Kumayri → Alexandropol (1840) → Leninakan (1924) → Gyumri (1990)
  • Kyavar → Novo-Bayazet/Nor Bayazet (1830) → Kamo (1959) → Gavar (1996)
  • Lusavan → Charentsavan (1967)
  • Nerkin Karanlough → Martuni (1926)
  • Sardarapat → Hoktemberyan (1932) → Armavir (1992)
  • Soylan → Azizbekov (1956) → Vayk (1994)
  • Nubarashen → Sovetashen → Nubarashen
  • Uloukhanlou → Narimanlou → Zangibasar → Razdan → Masis
  • Vagharshapat → Echmiadzin (1941) → Vagharshapat (1991)
  • Vorontsovka → Kalinino (1937) → Tashir (1991)

Australia[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belarus[edit]

  • Berestie (historical Ruthenian name) → Brześć Litewski (Polish name) → Brest-Litovsk (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish) → Brest

Belgium[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

  • RatiariaArchar
  • Asenovgrad → Stanimaka → Asenovgrad
  • Scaptopara → Cuma-i Bala (Yukarı Cuma) → Gorna Dzhumaya → Blagoevgrad
  • Orhanie → Botevgrad
  • Pyrgos → Burgaz →Burgas
  • Hadzhioglu Pazardzhik → Tolbuhin → Dobrich
  • Dupniche → Marek → Stanke Dimitrov → Dupnitsa
  • Nevrokop → Gotse Delchev
  • Ortaköy → Ivailovgrad
  • Pautalia → Velbazhd → Köstendil → Kyustendil
  • Golyama Kutlovitsa → Kutlofça → Ferdinand → Mihailovgrad → Montana
  • Mesembria → Misivri→ Nesebar
  • Tatar Pazardzhik → Pazardzhik
  • Kendros (Kendrisos/Kendrisia) → Odryssa → Eumolpia → Philipopolis → Trimontium → Ulpia → Flavia → Julia → Paldin/Ploudin → Poulpoudeva → Filibe → Plovdiv
  • Anchialos → Tuthom → Anhyolu → Anhialo → Pomorie
  • Ruschuk (Rusčuk) → Rousse
  • Şumnu → Shumen → Kolarovgrad → Shumen
  • Durostorum → Dorostol → Drastar → Silistre → Silistra
  • Bashmakli → Ahiçelebi → Smolyan
  • Serdica → Sredets → Triaditsa → Sofya →Sofia
  • Beroe → Vereya (Beroya) → Ulpia Augusta Trajana → Irinopolis → Boruy → Vereya → Eski Zağra → Zheleznik → Stara Zagora
  • Golyamo Konare → Saedinenie
  • Eski Dzhumaia (Eski Cuma) → Targovishte
  • Vassiliko → Tsarevo → Michurin → Tsarevo
  • Odesos → Varna → Stalin → Varna
  • Tarnovgrad → Tarnovo → Tırnova → Tarnovo → Veliko Tarnovo
  • Bononia → Bdin → Vidin

Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Nunavut[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Québec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

  • Prussia → Leader
  • Pile of bones - Regina

Chad[edit]

Greater China[edit]

China[edit]

  • Amoy† → Hsia-men† → Xiamen
  • Ji → Yanjing → Zhongdu → Dadu → Jingshi → Khanbalik (as Mongol capital) → Peking † → Peiping → Beijing
  • Fenghao (豐鎬) → Chang'an (長安) or Xijing (西京) → Daxing (大興) → Fengyuan (奉元) → Anxi (安西) → Jingzhao (京兆) → Xi'an (西安)
  • Iling → Ichang† → Yichang
  • Jiankang → Jiangning → Jinling → Nanking† → Nanjing
  • Bianliang → Bianjing → Kaifeng
  • Lin'an → Hangchow† → Hangzhou
  • Soochow† → Suzhou
  • Yinxu → Anyang
  • Shenyang → Shengjing → Fengtianfu → Mukden → Fengtian → Shenyang
  • Ch'ing-ni-wa → Lüshunkou (aka Port Arthur) → Dalnyi → Dairen; Ryojun → Lüda→ Dalian
  • Kweisui† → Guisui → Hohhot
  • Tihua† → Dihua → Ürümqi
  • Changchun → Hsinking → Changchun

†Name change in English due to replacement of postal romanization with the pinyin system. The Chinese name is unchanged.

 Republic of China (Taiwan)[edit]

†Chinese name unchanged.

Colombia[edit]

  • Bacatá → Santa Fe de Bacatá → Bogotá → Santa Fe de Bogotá → Bogotá
  • Obando → Puerto Inírida → Inirida
  • Patriarca San José → Cúcuta → San José de Cucúta → Cúcuta
  • Valle de Upar → Ciudad de los Santos Reyes de Valledupar → Valle Dupar → Valledupar
  • Nuestra Señora Santa María de los Remedios del Cabo de la Vela → Nuestra Señora de los Remedios del Río de la Hacha → Riohacha
  • Barbudo → Santiago de Sompayón → Tamalameque → Santiago de Sompayón Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de El Banco → El Banco
  • San Jerónimo de Buenavista → Pereira
  • Apiay → Villavicencio
  • Pueblo Viejo → San Francisco de Quibdó → Quibdó
  • San Bonifacio de Ibagué del valle de las Lanzas → Ibagué
  • Villaviciosa de la Concepción de la Provincia de Hatunllacta → Villaviciosa de la Concepción de San Juan de los Pastos → San Juan de Pasto
  • San Antonio → Leticia
  • Santa Cruz de Pizarro → Santa Cruz de San José → Sitionuevo → Sitio Nuevo
  • Villa Holguín → Armenia

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

A number of places in the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo were known by Dutch or French names during the colonial period, but were renamed in native languages after independence.

  • Albertstad, Albertville → Kalemie
  • Boudewijnstad, Baudouinville → Kirungu
  • Coquilhatstad, Coquihatville → Mbandaka
  • Costermansstad, Costermansville → Bukavu
  • Elisabethstad, Elisabethville → Lubumbashi
  • Jadotstad, Jadotville → Likasi
  • Leopoldstad, Léopoldville → Kinshasa
  • Luluaburg, Luluabourg → Kananga
  • Bangala Station → Nieuw-Antwerpen, Nouvelle-Anvers → Makanza
  • Ponthierstad, Ponthierville → Ubundu
  • Port Franqui → Ilebo
  • Stanleystad, Stanleyville → Kisangani

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

  • Santo Domingo → Ciudad Trujillo (1936–1961) → Santo Domingo

Egypt[edit]

Many cities had Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Latin names

  • Iunyt, Ta-senet → Latopolis → Laton → Lato → Esna

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

  • Port Clarence → Santa Isabel → Malabo

Estonia[edit]

  • Kuressaare → Kingissepa (1952) → Kuressaare (1988)
  • Reval/Revel → Tallinna (1918) → Tallinn (early 1920s)
  • Dorpat/Derpt → Jurjev (1893) → Tartu (1918)

Eswatini[edit]

Finland[edit]

  • Kokkola/Gamlakarleby → Kokkola/Karleby (1977, only the Swedish name changed)
  • Mustasaari/Mussor → Wasa → Nikolaistad/Nikolainkaupunki → Vasa/Vaasa
  • Pargas/Parainen → Väståboland/Länsi-Turunmaa (2009) → Pargas/Parainen (2012)
  • Pyhäjärvi → Pyhäsalmi (1993) → Pyhäjärvi (1996)

France[edit]

Most cities had an ancient name, usually in Latin, often of older Celtic origin

Gambia[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Aghbulakhi → Tetritsq'aro (1940)
  • Baghdati → Maiakovski (1940) → Baghdati (1990)
  • Barmaksizi → Tsalka (1932)
  • Bashkicheti → Dmanisi (1947)
  • Altunkale → Bogdanovka (1829) → Ninotsminda (1991)
  • Dioscurias → Savastapolis → Tskhumi → Sohumkale → Sukhumi
  • Martvili → Gegechkori → Martvili (1990)
  • Kvirila → Jugeli (1920) → Zestafoni (1921)
  • Karaiazi → Gardabani (1947)
  • Khashuri → Mikhailovo (1872) → Khashuri (1918) → Stalinisi (1931) → Khashuri (1934)
  • Chörük-Qamarli → Katarinenfeld (1817) → Lüksemburgi (1921) → Bolnisi (1943)
  • Stepantsminda → Kazbegi → Stepantsminda (2006)
  • Akhalgori → Leningori → Akhalgori (1991)
  • Ozurgeti → Makharadze → Ozurgeti (1990)
  • Kharagauli → Orjonikidze → Kharagauli (1990)
  • Sarvan → Borchalo (1929) → Marneuli (1947)
  • Senaki → Mikha-Tskhakaia (1935) → Tskhakaia (1976) → Senaki (1989)
  • Shulavery → Shahumiani (1925) → Shulaveri (1991)
  • Trialeti → Molotovo (1940) → Trialeti (1957)
  • Tsarskiye Kolodtsy → Tsitelitskaro (1921) → Dedoplistskaro (1991)
  • Tskhinvali → Staliniri (1934) → Tskhinvali (1961)
  • Khoni → Tsulukidze → Khoni (1990)

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Greenland[edit]

  • Friedrichstal → Frederiksdal → Narsarmijit (Narsaq Kujalleq)
  • Godthaab (Godthåb) → Nuuk
  • Lichtenau → Alluitsoq
  • Lichtenfels → Akunnat
  • Neu-Herrnhut → Nye-Hernhut → Noorlit → Old Nuuk

Guyana[edit]

  • Wismar-MacKenzie-Christianburg → Linden

Hungary[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Most Italian cities have historical Latin names, and some have Greek or Etruscan names.

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

  • Rabbath Ammon → Philadelphia → Amman → Ahamant → Amman
  • Kerak → Al-Karak

Kazakhstan[edit]

  • Yasi → Shavgar → Turkistan
  • Novopetrovskoye → Fort Alexandrovsky (1857) → Fort-Shevchenko (1939)
  • Ayakoz → Sergiopol (1860) → Ayagoz (1939)
  • Aktau → Shevchenko (1964) → Aktau (1991)
  • Dzharkent → Panfilov (1942) → Zharkent (1991)
  • Guryev → Atyrau (1991)
  • Yaitsk → Uralsk (1775) → Oral (1991)
  • Verniy → Alma-Ata (1921) → Almaty (1992)
  • Dzhezkazgan → Zhezkazgan (1992)
  • Novy Uzen → Zhanaozen (1992)
  • Ust-Kamennaya → Ust-Kamenogorsk (1868) → Oskemen (1992)
  • Yermak → Aksu (1993)
  • Kokchetav → Kokshetau (1993)
  • Gavrilovka → Taldy-Kurgan (1920) → Taldykorgan (1993)
  • Chimkent → Shymkent (1993)
  • Leninsk → Baikonur (1995)
  • Ak-Mechet → Fort-Perovsky (1853) → Perovsk (1858) → Kyzyl-Orda (1925) → Kyzylorda (1996)
  • Alexeyevka → Akkol (Kazakh: Ақкөл) (1997)
  • Kustanay → Kostanay (1997)
  • Talas → Aulie-Ata (1856) → Mirzoyan (1936) → Jambul (1938) → Zhambyl (1993) → Taraz (1997)
  • Aktyubinsk → Aktobe (1999)
  • Ridder → Leningorsk (1941) → Ridder (2002)
  • Semipalatinsk → Semey (2007)
  • Akmolinsk → Tselinograd (1961) → Aqmola (1992) → Astana (1998) → Nur-Sultan (2019)[6]

Kenya[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

  • Rybachye → Ysyk-Kel (1989) → Balykchy (1992)
  • Karakol → Przhevalsk (1889) → Karakol (1921) → Przhevalsk (1939) → Karakol (1991)
  • Pishpek → Frunze (1926) → Bishkek (1991)

Laos[edit]

  • Xiang Dong Xiang Thong → Vientiane (1561) → Luang Phra Bang (1695) → Vientiane
  • Nakhon Kala Champaknaburisi → Nakhon Champa Nakhaburisi (1713) → Nakhon Champasak (1791) → Champasak [Bassac] (1863) → Pakse (1908)

Latvia[edit]

  • Stučka → Aizkraukle
  • Dünaburg → Borisoglebsk → (1656) → Dünaburg (1667) → Dvinsk (1893) → Daugavpils (1920)
  • Libau → Libava → Liepāja (1917)
  • Birži → Madona (1920)
  • Windau → Ventspils (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Wenden → Cēsis (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Schrunden → Skrunda (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Stukmaņi → Pļaviņas (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Sasmaka → Valdemārpils (1926)
  • Haynasch → Ainaži (1917)
  • Marienburg → Alūksne (~1750)
  • Vecauce → Auce (1924)
  • Mitau → Mītava → Jelgava (~1860)
  • Wolmar → Valmiera (parallel use until the 1920s)

Lebanon[edit]

  • Heliopolis → Baalbek
  • Derbly, Ahlia, Wahlia, Mahallata, Mayza, Kayza, Athar (Phoenician/Assyrian) → Tripolis (Greek, Latin) → Atrabulus, Tarablus al-Sham (Arabic) → Trablusşam (Turkish) → Tripoli

Libya[edit]

  • Oea → Tripoli
  • Euesperides → Berenice → Hesperides → Barneeq → Marsa ibn Ghazi → Bani Ghazi → Benghazi

Lithuania[edit]

  • Georgenburg → Jurbarkas
  • Memel → Klaipėda (1923)
  • Pašešupys → Starapolė (1736) → Marijampolė (1758) → Kapsukas (1956) → Marijampolė (1989)
  • Šilokarčema → Šilutė (1923)
  • Vilkmergė → Ukmergė (1920s)
  • Medininkai → Varniai (16th century)
  • Sniečkus → Visaginas (1992)
  • Duoliebaičiai → Władysławów/Vladislavovas (1639) → Naumiestis → Kudirkos Naumiestis (1934)
  • Zarasai → Novoalexandrovsk (1836) → Ežerėnai (1919) → Zarasai (1929)
  • Mažeikiai → Muravyov (1899) → Mažeikiai (1918)

Madagascar[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

  • Port Louis → Port de La Montagne (1794) → Port Nord-Ouest (1795) → Port Napoléon (1803) → Port Louis (1810)

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Republic of Moldova[edit]

  • Romanovca → Basarabeasca (1960s)
  • Cupcini → Kalininsk (1960s) → Cupcini (1990)
  • Ghindești → Leninskii (1950s) → Ghindești (1990)
  • Hîncești → Kotovsk (1940) → Hîncești (1941) → Kotovsk (1944) → Hîncești (1990)
  • Ialoveni → Kutuzov (1960s) → Ialoveni (1990)
  • Sîngerei → Lazovsk (1940s) → Sîngerei (1990)
  • Șoldănești → Chernenko (1985) → Șoldănești (1988)
  • Biruința → Suvorovo (1940s) → Ștefan Vodă (1990)
  • Kishinev → Chişinau

Montenegro[edit]

  • Berane → Ivangrad (1949) → Berane (1992)
  • Birziminium → Ribnica → Podgorica (1326) → Titograd (1946) → Podgorica (1992)

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

In many cases, the English name of the city changed due to different romanization systems, while the Burmese native remained unchanged.

Namibia[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

North Korea[edit]

†Japanese name during Korea under Japanese rule (1910–1945). The Korean name is unchanged.

Norway[edit]

  • Oslo → Christiania (1624) → Kristiania → Oslo (1925)
  • Kaupangen → Nidaros → Trondhjem → Nidaros → Trondheim
  • Fredrikshald → Halden
  • Bjørgvin → Bergen

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

  • Ciudad de los Reyes → Lima
  • San Pablo de Napeanos → Iquitos

Paraguay[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

1 Cities in western Poland whose names were changed when Poland gained independence from Germany in 1918.
2 German cities from 1918 to 1939 that became part of Poland after 1945.

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • Horreum Margi → Ravno → Ćuprija
  • Veliki Bečkerek → Bečkerek → Petrovgrad → Zrenjanin
  • Jagodina → Svetozarevo → Jagodina
  • Kraljevo → Rankovićevo → Kraljevo
  • Naissus → Niš
  • Singidunum → Singidon → Beograd (Belgrade)
  • Taurunum → Zemun
  • Sirmium → Sremska Mitrovica
  • Užice → Titovo Užice (1946) → Užice (1992)
  • Vrbas → Titov Vrbas (1983) → Vrbas (1992)
  • Zanes → Pontes → Novi Grad → Fetislam → Kladovo
  • Zaslon → Šabac

Seychelles[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Name change in English due to replacement of older romanization methods with the pinyin system. The Chinese name is unchanged.

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Although many name changes have taken place officially since the end of apartheid in 1994, many of the previous names are still common in use, especially by White South Africans, and some name changes have been officially reverted.

Pre-1994[edit]

Post-1994[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • Cheju (1397) → Jeju
  • Dalgubeol → Taegu (757 AD) → Daegu
  • Dongrae (before 1914) → Fusan (1914) → Pusan† (1945) → Busan
  • Duingji-hyeon → Yŏn'gi → Yeongi‡ → Sejong (2012)
  • Usisan → Uhwa → Heungrye-bu → Gonghwa-hyeon → Ulju (1018 AD) → Ulsan (1413)
  • Hanbat → Taejŏn → Daejeon
  • Mujin → Muju → Kwangju → Gwangju
  • Hansanju → Hanyang → HanseongGyeongseong/Keijō (1910) → Seoul (1945)
  • Michuhol → Soseong-hyeon → Gyeongwon-bu → Inch'ŏn (1413) → Jinsen† (1910) → Chemulpo (1945)→ Inch'ŏn (1945) → Incheon
  • Ungjin → Kongju → Gongju
  • Silchon-eup → Gonjiam-eup (Gwangju, Gyeonggi) (2011)
  • Doam-myeon → Daegwallyeong-myeon (Pyeongchang) (2007)

†Japanese name during Korea under Japanese rule (1910–1945). The Korean name is unchanged.
‡Name change in English due to replacement McCune-Reischauer with the Revised Romanization method in 2000. The Korean name is unchanged.

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

  • Beroea → Aleppo
  • Balanea (Greek, Latin) → Baniyas (Arabic)
  • Emesa → Homs
  • (H)Amat(h)(a) (Aramean, Assyrian) → Epiphania → Epiphania, Emath(oùs) (Greek) → Hamath → Hama
  • Laodicea ad MareLatakia
  • PalmyraTadmor
  • Rasaappa, Rasappa, Rasapi (Akadian) → Sergiopolis → Anastasiopolis (Greek, Latin) → Risapa, Rosafa (Latin) → Resafa (Arabic)

Tajikistan[edit]

  • Dushanbe → Stalinabad (1929) → Dushanbe (1961)
  • Khodjend → Leninabad (1939) → Khujand (1991)
  • Kurgan-Tyube → Qurghonteppa
  • Sovietabad → Ghafurov (1978)
  • Ura-Tyube → Istaravshan (2001)
  • Yangi-Bazar → Orjonikidzeabad (1936) → Qofarnihon (1992) → Vahdat (2003)

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Many cities in Turkey were founded by Anatolians or Greeks, and renamed in Latin by the Romans, and later renamed again by the Turks.

Turkmenistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Crimea[edit]

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast[edit]

  • Kamianske → Dniprodzerzhynsk (1936) → Kamianske (2016)
  • Yekaterinoslav → Novorossiysk (1797) → Yekaterinoslav (1802) → Dnipropetrovsk (Dnepropetrovsk; 1926) → Dnipro (2016)[14]
  • Mykytyne → Slovyanske (1775) → Nikopol (1781)
  • Samara → Novomoskovsk (1782)
  • Shakhtarske → Pershotravensk (1960)

Donetsk Oblast[edit]

  • Bakhmut → Artemivsk (1924) → Bakhmut (2016)
  • Nelepovy → Artemove (1921)
  • Yuzovka → Trotsk (1924) → Stalino (1924) → Donetsk (1961)
  • Nova Khrestovka → Kirovske (1958)
  • Karakybbud → Komsomolske (1949)
  • Grishyno → Postysheve → Krasnoarmiisk → Pokrovsk (2016)
  • Dmitriyevsk → Makiivka (1931)
  • Mariupol → Zhdanov (1948) → Mariupol (1989)
  • Karlo-Libknekhtovsk → Soledar (1991)
  • Bannoe → Banne (1929) → Bannovske (1938) → Slovianohirsk (1964) → Sviatohirsk (2003)
  • Tor → Sloviansk (1784)

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast[edit]

Kharkiv Oblast[edit]

Kherson Oblast[edit]

  • Chapli → Askania (1828) → Askania Nova (1835)
  • Oleshky → Alioshki (1802) → Tsiurupynsk (1928) → Oleshky (2016)
  • Ali-Agok → Skadovskoye (1894) → Skadovsk (1933)
  • Holy → Golaya Pristan (1786) → Hola Prystan (1923)
  • Geniczi → Genichesk (1784) → Henichesk (1923)

Khmelnytskyi Oblast[edit]

Kyiv Oblast[edit]

Kirovohrad Oblast[edit]

  • Yelizavetgrad (1784) → Zinovyevsk (1924) → Kirovo (1934) → Kirovohrad (1939) → Kropyvnytskyi (2016)

Luhansk Oblast[edit]

  • Yuryevka → Alchevsk (1903) → Voroshylovsk (1931) → Voroshylovsk/Alchevsk (1957) → Komunarsk (1961) → Alchevsk (1991)
  • Izium → Almaznaya (1878) → Almazna (1977)
  • Bokovo-Antratsyt → Antratsyt (1962)
  • Yekaterinovka → Artem (1923) → Artemivsk (1938)
  • Gorskoye → Hirske (1938)
  • Golubyevskiy Rudnik → Kirovsk (1962)
  • Sorokino → Krasnodon (1938)
  • Kryndachiovka → Krasnyi Luch (1920)
  • Lugansk → Voroshylovhrad (1935) → Luhansk (1958) → Voroshylovhrad (1970) → Luhansk (1990)
  • Aleksandrovka → Petro-Maryevka (1865) → Pervomaisk (1920)
  • Kadiyevka → Sergo (1937) → Kadiivka (1940) → Stakhanov (1978) → Kadiivka (2016)

Lviv Oblast[edit]

  • Lviv → Lwów (1356) → Lemberg (1772) → Lwów (1918) → Lviv (1939)
  • Żółkiew (until 1939) → Zhovkva → Nesterov (1951) → Zhovkva (1992)

Mykolaiv Oblast[edit]

  • Fedorivka → Fiodorovka (1776) → Novaya Odessa (1832) → Nova Odesa (1989)
  • Kara Kerman → Özi → Ochakov (1792) → Ochakiv (1989)
  • Orlyk → Orlovsky (1743) → Yekaterinsky (1770) → Olviopol (1781) → Pervomaisk (1919)
  • Kostiantynivka-2 → Yuzhnoukrainsk (1987)

Odessa Oblast[edit]

  • Ophiusa → Asperon → Moncastro → Akkerman (1503) → Cetatea Albă (1918) → Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky (1944)
  • Buh Khutirs → Illichivsk (1952) → Chornomorsk (2016)
  • Birzula → Kotovsk (1935) → Podilsk (2016)

Ternopil Oblast[edit]

Volyn Oblast[edit]

  • Lutsk → Luchesk (1427) → Łuck (1569) → Lutsk (1795) → Mikhailogorod (1850) → Luck (1915) → Łuck (1919) → Lutsk (1939)

Zakarpattia Oblast[edit]

  • Ungvar (1248) → Užhorod (1919) → Ungvar (1938) → Uzhhorod (1944)
  • Munkács → Mukačevo (1919) → Munkács (1938) → Mukacheve (1945) → Mukachevo (2017)

Zaporizhzhia Oblast[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

United States[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

  • Swilling's Mill → Hellinwg Mill → Mill City → East Phoenix → Phoenix

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Terminus → Marthasville → Atlanta

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

[15]

Iowa[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Nevada[edit]

  • Horn Silver → Hornsilver → Goldpoint → Gold Point

New Hampshire[edit]

  • Derryfield → Manchester
  • Hilton's Pointe → Cochecho → Northam → Dover
  • Nashuway → Nashville → Nashua
  • Number Two → Middle Monadnock → Monadnock → Jaffrey
  • Nutfield → Londonderry
  • Plantation of Penney Cook → Penney Cook → Pennacook → Rumford → Concord
  • Piscatiqua → Strawberry Hill → Portsmouth
  • Suncook → Pembroke
  • Winnacunnet → Hampton

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

*Name used by the United States Board on Geographic Names from 1891 to 1911. The name used by the city in its official documents and on its seal was unchanged.

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Karmine → Navoiy (1958)
  • Rishdan → Kuybishevo → Rishtan (1977)
  • Leninsk → Asaka (1938)
  • Maracanda → Samarqand
  • Novy Margelan → Skobelev (1910) → Farg'ona (1924)
  • Qarabagish → Sovetobod (1972) → Xonobod

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • Tourane → Đà Nẵng
  • Djiring → Di Linh
  • Tống Bình → Long Đỗ → Đại La → Thăng Long → Đông Đô → Đông Kinh → Bắc Thành → Thăng Long → Hà Nội (Hanoi)
  • Hai Pho → Faifo → Hội An
  • Prey Nokor → Gia Định → Sài Gòn (Saigon) → Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Phu Xuan → Huế
  • Ke Van → Ke Vinh → Vinh Giang → Vinh Doanh → Vinh Thi → Vinh

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

All name changes below occurred in 1982.

See also[edit]

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