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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 and Names of European cities in different languages.

Contents

 Afghanistan[edit]

 Algeria[edit]

 Angola[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

  • La Plata → Ciudad Eva Perón → La Plata

 Armenia[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Armenia

  • 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]

See List of renamed cities in Azerbaijan

  • Mardakert → Ağdərə (1991, change not recognized by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic which controls this city)
  • Aşağı Ağcakənd → Şaumyanovsk (1938) → Aşağı Ağcakənd (1990)
  • Astraxan-Bazar → Cəlilabad (1967)
  • Beyləqan → Zhdanov (1939) → Beyləqan (1991)
  • Biləsuvar → Puşkino (1938) → Biləsuvar (1991)
  • Dəvəçi → Şabran (2010)
  • Duvannı → Sanqaçal
  • Gəncə → Elisabethpol (1805) → Gandzha (1918) → Kirovabad (1935) → Gäncä — Ganja, Azerbaijan (1989)
  • Goranboy → Qasım-İsmayılov (1938) → Goranboy (1990)
  • Helenendorf → Yelenino → Xanlar (1938) → Göygöl (2008)
  • Karyagino → Füzuli (1959)
  • Xonaşen → Martuni → Xocavənd (1991, change not recognized by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic which controls this city)
  • Noraşen → İliç[evsk] → Şərur (1991)
  • Petropavlovka → Petropavlovsk → Sabirabad (1931)
  • Port-Ilich → Liman (1999)
  • Prishib → Göytəpə
  • Qutqaşen → Qəbələ (1991)
  • Şəki → Nuxa (1840) → Şəki (1968)
  • Şəmkir → Şamxor → Şəmkir (1991)
  • Tərtər → Mir-Bəşir (1949) → Tərtər (1991)
  • Traubenfeld → Vinogradnoe Pole → Tovuz
  • Vartaşen → Oğuz (1991)
  • Xankəndi → Stepanakert (1923) → Xankəndi (1991, change not recognized by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic which controls this city)
  • Yelizavetinka → Lüksemburq → Ağstafa (1939)
  • Yeni Şamaxı → Ağsu
  • Zubovka → Əli-Bayramlı (1938) → Şirvan (2008)
  • Pirçivan → Zəngilan (1957)

 Bangladesh[edit]

 Belarus[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Belarus

  • Berestie (Берестье) (historical ruthenian name) → Brześć Litewski (polish name) → Brest-Litovsk (Брест-Литовск) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish*) → Brest (Брест) (*) → Brest (Брэст)/Bierascie (Берасце) (informal)

 Belgium[edit]

 Botswana[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • Bosanska Dubica → Kozarska Dubica (1992)
  • Bosanska Gradiška → Gradiška
  • Bosanska Kostajnica → Kostajnica
  • Bosanski Brod → Brod
  • Bosanski Novi → Novi Grad
  • Bosanski Šamac → Šamac
  • Bosansko Petrovo Selo → Petrovo
  • Delminium → Županjac → Županj-potok → Županjac → Duvno → Tomislavgrad → Duvno → Tomislavgrad
  • Drvar → Titov Drvar (1981) → Drvar (1991)
  • Hvoča → Foča → Srbinje → Foča
  • Skender Vakuf → Kneževo

 Brazil[edit]

 Brunei[edit]

 Bulgaria[edit]

  • Ratiaria → Archar
  • Scaptopara → Cuma-i Bala (Yukarı Cuma) → Gorna Dzhumaya → Blagoevgrad
  • Orhanie → Botevgrad
  • 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
  • Ruschuk (Rusčuk) → Rousse
  • Kolarovgrad → Şumnu → 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
  • 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]

  • Fort George → Prince George
  • Fort Camosun → Fort Victoria → Victoria
  • Westbank → West Kelowna
  • Wu’muthkweyum → Vancouver
  • ch’átlich → Sechelt

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Nunavut[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Québec[edit]

Stadacona → Québec City On January 1, 2002, surrounding towns were incorporated into the existing city. The “New Quebec city” includes 11 former municipalities: Sainte-Foy, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Sillery, Loretteville, Val-Bélair, Cap-Rouge, Saint-Émile, Vanier, and Lac-Saint-Charles, in addition to the original Quebec City.

Saskatchewan[edit]

 Chad[edit]

Greater China[edit]

 People’s Republic of 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 outdated methods such as the postal romanization with the pinyin method. 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 became towns/cities under a Belgian colonial name, or rather two: in Dutch (often ending in -stad) and French (often ending in -ville, also meaning ‘town’) (the Belgian official languages), but were later renamed in native languages, such as :

 Republic of the Congo[edit]

 Croatia[edit]

 Czech Republic[edit]

 Denmark[edit]

 Greenland[edit]

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

 Dominican Republic[edit]

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

 Egypt[edit]

Many cities had Ancient EgyptianGreek, and Latin names

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

 Equatorial Guinea[edit]

  • Port Clarence → Santa Isabel → Malabo

 Estonia[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Estonia

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

 Fiji[edit]

 Finland[edit]

  • 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]

See List of renamed cities in Georgia

  • 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
  • Elisabethtal → Asureti (1943)
  • 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]

see also List of cities and towns in East Prussia for towns now in PolandRussia or Lithuania

 Greece[edit]

See also: Former toponyms in Greece and list compiled by the Institute for Neohellenic Research

 Guyana[edit]

  • Wismar-MacKenzie-Christianburg → Linden

 Hungary[edit]

 India[edit]

 Indonesia[edit]

 Iran[edit]

 Ireland[edit]

 Italy[edit]

From history, most Italian cities have Latin names, some have Greek or Etruscan names.

 Japan[edit]

 Jordan[edit]

 Kazakhstan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Kazakhstan

 Kenya[edit]

Korea[edit]

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

 North Korea[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

 Kyrgyzstan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Kyrgyzstan

  • 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)
  • Nakhon Kala Champaknaburisi → Nakhon Champa Nakhaburisi (1713) → Nakhon Champasak (1791) → Champasak [Bassac] (1863) → Pakse (1908)

 Latvia[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Latvia

  • 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, (W)Ahlia, Mahal(l)ata, Mayza, Kayza, Athar (Phoenician/ Assyrian) → Tripolis (Greek, Latin, hence Tripoli) in most modern languages) → Atrabulus, Tarablus (al-Sham) Arabic) → Trablusşam (Turkish) → (again) Tripoli

 Libya[edit]

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

 Lithuania[edit]

See also List of cities and towns in East Prussia See List of renamed cities in Lithuania

  • 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]

 Malaysia[edit]

 Mexico[edit]

 Moldova[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Moldova

Villages

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza → (1940 ?) Suvorovo → (1990s) Alexandru Ioan Cuza
  • Chișcăreni → (1960 ?) Lazo → (1990) Chișcăreni

 Montenegro[edit]

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

 Morocco[edit]

 Mozambique[edit]

  • António Enes → Angoche (1976)
  • Chiveve → Beira (1907)
  • Vila Gouveia → Catandica (1975)
  • Malvérnia → Chicualacuala (1975)
  • Mandigos → Vila Pery (1916) → Chimoio (1975)
  • Vile Trigo de Morais → Chokwe (1997)
  • Kuamba → Cuamba (1937) → Nova Freixo (1952) → Cuamba (1976)
  • Gurúè → Vila Junqueiro (1959) → Gurúè (1975)
  • Vila Cabral → Lichinga (1975)
  • Lourenço Marques → Maputo (1976)[6]
  • Vila Luísa → Marracuene (1975)
  • Salazar → Matola (1975)[6]
  • Porto Amélia → Pemba (1975)
  • João Belo → Xai-Xai (1975)
  • Quissico → Zavala (1975)

 Myanmar[edit]

 Namibia[edit]

 Netherlands[edit]

 Norway[edit]

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

 Pakistan[edit]

 Peru[edit]

  • San Pablo de Napeanos → Iquitos

 Paraguay[edit]

 Philippines[edit]

 Poland[edit]

see also List of cities and towns in East Prussia

1 Cities in western side that have been changed when Poland got independence from Germany in 1918.
2 Former German cities during 1918-1939, and became a city in Nazi Germany, and became a Polish city 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 outdated romanization methods with the Pinyin Romanization Method. Chinese name unchanged.

 Slovakia[edit]

 Slovenia[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

This section of the article can be expanded with material from the corresponding page in Afrikaans Wikipedia – but there ‘voorgestel’ means the name change is merely proposed, not executed

Although many name changes have taken place officially since 1994, the previous names are still common in use, especially by the white communities (* means that all or some road signs still print the former name). This list doesn’t include unofficially or proposed name changes such as Pretoria to Tshwane.

Pre 1994[edit]

Post 1994[edit]

  • Belfast → eMakhazeni (2009) [9]*
  • Bisho → Bhisho (2004)
  • Bochum → Senwabarwana (wiki)*
  • Butterworth → Gcuwa*
  • Cala → Kala (2004) (wiki)*
  • Dendron → Mogwadi (wiki)*
  • Duiwelskloof → Modjadjiskloof (2004)[10]
  • Ellisras → Lephalale (2002)
  • Encobo → Ngcobo (2004) (wiki)
  • Grahamstown → Makhanda (2018) (wiki)*
  • Hectorspruit → Emjejane (2005)
  • Idutywa → Dutywa (2004) (wiki)*
  • Louis Trichardt → Makhado → Louis Trichardt (name change reverted)*[11]
  • Lydenburg → Mashishing (2006)
  • Machadodorp → eNtokozweni (2009)[9]*
  • Mafeking → Mafikeng → Mahikeng (wiki)*
    • British settlers first spelt the town as Mafeking but was renamed Mafikeng in 1980 upon incorporation into the bantustan Bophuthatswana. In February 2010 the town was again renamed to Mahikeng. Residents still refer to the town as Mafikeng both informally and formally.
  • Malelane → Malalane (2007)*
  • Messina → Musina (2003)
  • Soekmekaar → Morebeng (Morbeng) (wiki)*
  • Naboomspruit → Mookgophong (Mookgopong) (2006)
  • Nelspruit → Mbombela[9][12] (2009, however Nelspruit was used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup)*
  • Nylstroom → Modimolle (2002)[13]
  • Phalaborwa → BaPhalaborwa*
  • Piet Retief → emKhondo (2010)
  • Pietersburg → Polokwane (misspelled: Pholokwane) (2005)
  • Potgietersrus → Mokopane (2003)
  • Sophiatown → Triomf (1954) → Sophiatown (2006) (wiki)*
    • In 2006 the suburb of Triomf had its name restored to Sophiatown. Before 1954 the area (then named Sophiatown) was mostly occupied by blacks but were forcibly moved due to it being near local white suburbs. The area was rezoned as Triomf (Afrikaans for “Triumph”) with the former name restored 52 years later.
  • Stanger → KwaDukuza (2006)(wiki)*
  • Umtata → Mthatha (2004)
  • Vaalwater → Mabatlane (2006)→ Vaalwater (2007) (wiki)*
  • Verwoerdburg → Centurion (1994)
  • Warmbad/Warmbaths → Bela-Bela (2002)*[14]
  • Waterval Boven → Emgwenya (2009)[9]*
  • Witbank → eMalahleni (2006) (wiki)*

 Spain[edit]

 Eswatini[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

 Syria[edit]

Beroea → Aleppo

 Tajikistan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Tajikistan

  • 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 were founded by the Ancient Anatolians and Greeks or their contemporaries, and renamed as Latinized by the Romans, and later again by Muslim Turks (in most cases Turkified speech)

 Turkmenistan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Turkmenistan

 Ukraine[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Ukraine

Crimea
  • Aluston → Lusta → Aluşta → Alushta (1784)
  • Ermeni Bazar → Armyanskiy Bazar (1786) → Armyansk (1921)
  • Karasubazar → Bilohirsk (1944)
  • Aqmeçit → Chornomorske (1944)
  • Canköy → Dzhankoy (1784)
  • Kerkinitis → Kezlev (7th century) → Gözleve → Yevpatoria (1784)
  • Theodosia → Ardabda → Kafas → Caffa → Kefe (1475) → Feodosiya (1784)
  • Sarabuz → Hvardiyske (1944)
  • Inkerman → Belokamensk (1976) → Inkerman (1991)
  • Panticapaeum → Bosporus → Korchev → Vosporo/Cerchio → Kerch
  • İslâm Terek → Kirovske (1944)
  • Kurman-Kumelĉi → Krasnohvardiyske (1944)
  • Qızıltaş → Krasnokamianka (1945)
  • Aşağı Otuz → Prymorye (1945) → Kurortne (1978)
  • Albat → Kuybysheve (1945)
  • Yedi Quyu → Sem Kolodezey (1784) → Lenine (1957)
  • Seyitler → Nyzhniohirsk (1944)
  • Büyük Onlar → Oktiabrske (1945)
  • Kaygador → Provalnoe → Dvoyakornoe → Bubnovka → Ordjonikidze (1937)
  • Yañı Küçükköy → Parkove
  • Or Qapı → Perekop (1736)
  • Curçı → Pervomaiske (1944)
  • Aşağı Kikineiz → Ponyzivka
  • Bazarçıq → Poshtove (1945)
  • Hafuz → Yuzhnaya Tochka (1938) → Primosrky (1952)
  • Aqşeyh → Rozdolne (1944)
  • Saq → Saky (1784)
  • Aqyar → Sevastopol (1826; also: Sebastopol)
  • Otuz → Shchebetovka (1944)
  • Aqmescit → Simferopol (1784)
  • Dolossı → Sovietske
  • İçki → Sovietsky (1944)
  • Eski Qırım → Staryi Krym (1783)
  • Sudaq → Sudak (1784)
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
  • Kamianske → Dniprodzerzhynsk (1936) → Kamianske (2016)
  • Yekaterinoslav → Novorossiysk (1797) → Yekaterinoslav (1802) → Dnipropetrovsk (Dnepropetrovsk; 1926) → Dnipro (2016)[15]
  • Mykytyne → Slovyanske (1775) → Nikopol (1781)
  • Samara → Novomoskovsk (1782)
  • Shakhtarske → Pershotravensk (1960)
Donetsk Oblast
  • 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
Kharkiv Oblast
  • Konstantingrad → Krasnohrad (1922)
  • Lykhachove → Pervomaiskyi (1952)
  • Zmiiv → Zmeyev (1656) → Hotvald (1976) → Zmiiv (1990)
Kherson Oblast
  • 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
Kiev Oblast
  • Chernobyl – Chornobyl’
  • Pereiaslav → Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi (1943) → Pereiaslav (2019)
Kirovohrad Oblast
  • Yelizavetgrad (1784) → Zinovyevsk (1924) → Kirovo (1934) → Kirovohrad (1939) → Kropyvnytskyi (2016)
Luhansk Oblast
  • 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
  • Lviv → Lwów (1356) → Lemberg (1772) → Lwów (1918) → Lviv (1939)
  • Żółkiew (until 1939) → Zhovkva → Nesterov (1951) → Zhovkva (1992)
Mykolaiv Oblast
  • Fedorivka → Fiodorovka (1776) → Novaya Odessa (1832) → Nova Odesa (1989)
  • Kara Kerman → Özi → Ochakov (1792) → Ochakiv (1989)
  • Orlyk → Orlovsky sconce (1743) → Yekaterinsky sconce (1770) → Olviopol (1781) → Pervomaisk (1919)
  • Kostiantynivka-2 → Yuzhnoukrainsk (1987)
Odessa Oblast
  • Ophiusa → Asperon → Moncastro → Akkerman (1503) → Cetatea Albă (1918) → Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky (1944)
  • Buh Khutirs → Illichivsk (1952) → Chornomorsk (2016)
  • Birzula → Kotovsk (1935) → Podilsk (2016)
  • Hacibey → Odessa (1794)
Ternopil Oblast
Volyn Oblast
  • Lutsk → Luchesk (1427) → Łuck (1569) → Lutsk (1795) → Mikhailogorod (1850) → Luck (1915) → Łuck (1919) → Lutsk (1939)
Zakarpattia Oblast
  • Ungvar (1248) → Užhorod (1919) → Ungvar (1938) → Uzhhorod (1944)
  • Munkács → Mukačevo (1919) → Munkács (1938) → Mukacheve (1945) → Mukachevo (2017)
Zaporizhia Oblast

 United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Brighton(town) and Hove (town) to (the city of) Brighton and Hove (2001)

Scotland[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

 United States[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Torrington

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Terminus → Marthasville → Atlanta

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Illinois legal name changes[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Kansas[edit]

  • Topeka → Google → Topeka

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]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

[23]

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

 Uzbekistan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Uzbekistan

  • 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 (all 1982)[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

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