Top Ten Funniest Country Names

The Top Ten
1 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The country is encircled by seas on three sides with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia and separate Europe and Asia. ...read more.

I've always wondered what was first named Turkey. The bird or the country? Was the bird named after the country or was the country named after the bird?

Me and my friends say Turkey and Hungary are best friends.

Don't make fun of my country; I'm half Turkish, so be careful. I get mad easily.

I know it's called "Turkey" but it wasn't called it to be a country on purpose.

2 Djibouti Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Somaliland in the south, Ethiopia in the southwest, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden is Yemen. The country has a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).

I don't know anything about this country's history or culture and I am sure it is absolutely amazing but the name is pretty funny.

If there's an earthquake in eastern Africa, It'll certainly...

Shake Djibouti.

Haha, I wonder who named it that," I did bro! '

Djibouti is amazing

3 Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Russia to the kitchen, I'm Hungary, better get some Turkey and when you're done, could you give me a back massage while your hands still have some Greece on them?

Hungary and Turkey are best friends!

I'm Russia to put my Turkey and boil it in Greece becuase I'm Hungary.

4 Niger Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. It covers a land ...read more.

Just one letter off from that bad word. Doesn't help that this nation is in Africa.

If you guys think this is funny, you are racist.

What. Add 2nd "g" and see what happens!

Imagine being a black kid with a name that sounds like that and a white teacher says your name

5 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across ...read more.

Well Russia is pronounced "Rusher" like your rushing your way to work.

I'm Russian myself and I'm honored by the pronunciation.

The name "Russia" comes from a Viking tribe, the Rus.

I'm not going to laugh at the Russians!

6 Tonga Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. The archipelago's total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean.Tonga ...read more.

It sounds weird... doesn't it?

I think its tong a time

Like a Tonga line?

Sounds like conga

7 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 ...read more.

"Finland! " - Patrick Star
What makes the name Finland so funny is not really the name itself, but rather how it has been cemented into popular culture and Internet culture, all thanks to this pink starfish.

If SpongeBob didn't exist, this would still be funny because it's like a land of fins. But Patrick made this country's name 50 times better.

8 Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city ...read more.

Not only is it the name of a country, but it's also the name of a US state.

Georgia is a US state, a country name and a name.

9 Swaziland Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly named Swaziland (officially renamed in 2018), is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, south, and southeast. At no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to south and 130 kilometres (81 mi) east to west, Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa; despite this, its climate and topography are diverse, ranging from a cool and mountainous highveld to a hot and dry lowveld.

Someone is gonna get confused why Swaziland!

It sounds like spit

Swaziland is fun

10 Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Spelt like "Fiji". If you replaces the first "I" you'll have Fuji.

I love the water

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11 Cameroon

Ah yes, acclaimed film director James Cameroon.

I like the "OO" but it also sounds like Cameron (name) or the word camera.

12 Montenegro

Montenegro is a Spanish name yet they're a country which speaks Montenegrin and Serbian so why is the name Spanish. I feel like they could have used something similar to Crna Gora which is Montenegro in Montenegrin.

If you look it up in the dictionary, the last two syllables make an offensive word!

:O

It has a lot of spanish black people.

Right up there with Niger.

13 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.7 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest ...read more.

I always found the movie Grease to be grossly overrated. Anyone else?

If you are Hungary get a Turkey and boil it in Greece!

Man Greece has done a lot and now it's a thing in food.

Greece? Uh, doesn't it sound like the word "grease"?

14 Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line.

Sounds like marshmallow

Paw patrol dalmatian

Marshall's a boy name.

15 Oman Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Ohh man I can't wait to go to Oman.

Swiper, no swiping!

Sounds like oh man

16 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

In the north of England, they pronounce "no way" like this. For example, they say "There's Norway I'm doing that."

17 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.

The father of New Guinea is Guinea. So, I can see why it has Papa in the name.

18 Nauru Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. It's the third smallest country in the world and the least visited country in the world as well. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km (190 mi) ...read more.
19 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence ...read more.

Same with Greenland, why is this country called Iceland when it's green.

I thought I was on Greenland when I was on your country.

Iceland is the name of a store.

Cause it's made of ice.

20 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian.

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups. ...read more.

I ran so far away!

21 Chad Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. It has a population of 16 million, of which 1.6 million live in the capital and largest city N'djamena.

Chad is a bloody legend

Chad is my friend

22 Greenland Greenland is an island country part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greenland is the world's largest island, it is one of the three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and the Faroe Islands; the citizens of these countries are all Danish nationals. Greenland is divided into five municipalities: Sermersooq, Kujalleq, Qeqqata, Qeqertalik and Avannaata. The northeast of the island composes the unincorporated Northeast Greenland National Park. Thule Air Base is also unincorporated, an enclave within Avannaata municipality administered by the United States Space Force. ...read more.

Why is Greenland called that if it's all ice and snow?

Greenland is made of rock and ice caps!

The funny part is that the name is a lie.

This is why I have trust issues.

23 Liechtenstein
24 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Sounds like it's on fire.

25 Grenada

Thank god this country isn't known for terrorism, though.

Take the A with an e and it spells grenade!

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