Common place name suffixes?

I found a few threads regarding individual ones e.g. -stan, -grad but I’m looking to make a comprehensive list. These can be for cities/towns or countries.

There’s the aforementioned -stan and -grad, also:
-polis
-ville
-ford
-furt
-forth
-shire
-berg
-burg
-borough
-brough
-field
-kirk
-bury
-stadt

How many more can you come up with?

-ia
-ton
-wich, -wick

-bridge
-by
-cester
-chester
-ham
-market
-mouth
-ton
-town
-wick

-ette

Ones I came up with without resort to searching the net:

-mont (e.g. “Glenmont, MD”);
-lea/-ley/-leigh (e.g. “Overlea, MD”)

Others

-mere/-more
-cot/-cott
http://www.localhistories.org/names.html

The first that comes to mind is -pool (Blackpool, Liverpool). Wikipedia has a pretty long list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes in British placenames: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_forms_in_place_names_in_the_United_Kingdom_and_Ireland

-boro
-borough

-bourne

I come from Colorado. Places like Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins don’t really apply. :frowning:

hmmm…

-over and -dover?

-ogue

Common on Long Island – Cutchogue, Patchogue, Aquabogue, Quogue,

-sex
-hampton

And not really a suffix per se, but it serves a similar purpose: “Heights.”

-church
-land

Common?

Essex, Sussex, Middlesex, Wessex. Maybe I’ve forgotten one… but that’s still a pretty short list! :slight_smile:

-port
-ford

In India:

-pore/-pur (Jadavpur, Kidderpore, Barrackpore)

-nagar

-abad (Ahmedabad, Faridabad). These names only show up in areas that were once under the Mughals.

-thorpe - this is a viking suffix, quite a few of those around here.

beck - is another viking one

dale

gate

pool

-neck (Aquidneck, Mass.)
-by the Sea (Manchester-by the Sea, Mass.)
-sur-Mer (Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
-head (Marblehead, Mass.)
-bury
-yard (Martha’s Vineyard)

-grove

-kill (in southeastern New York. From Dutch, I think, meaning stream. PETA got all up in arms about the town of Fishkill once, a few years ago, but there are tons of them.)

-ia. Alexandria, Venezia, Albania, Monrovia, Bolivia, Brasilia…

The OP’s -stan is my favorite. Dave Barry once joked about a former Soviet republic named “Stanstanistan”.

Also sometimes spelled -otte. At least, in one case I can think of.

Which isn’t, technically, a place name, since it’s the name of a place that named after a woman.