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,... 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?

My friends and I say Turkey and Hungary are best friends.

I know it's called "Turkey," but it wasn't called that 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... read more

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.

I chose Djibouti because the last two syllables sound like booty.

3 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.

4 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 rushing to put my Turkey and boil it in Greece because I'm Hungary.

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 "Rush-uh," like you're 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.

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

Come on, shake your body, baby, do the Tonga!

Remove the 'a', and you'll have Tong. Adding 'ue', it will be Tongue.

7 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... read more

Someone is going to get confused about why Swaziland!

8 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... 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.

9 Montenegro

Montenegro is a Spanish name, yet they're a country that 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!

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.

Spelled like "Fiji." If you replace the first "I," you'll have Fuji.

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

Oh man, I can't wait to go to Oman.

13 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.
14 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.

15 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
16 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... read more
17 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... read more
18 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... read more

Same with Greenland. Why is this country called Iceland when it's green?

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

I thought Iceland was Greenland at first, but oh boy, was I wrong.

19 Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. It is part of the Southern... read more

Appropriately one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.

20 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.
21 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... read more

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

The funny part is that the name is a lie.

Greenland is made of rock and ice caps!

22 Ukraine Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi), and has a population of around 40 million people. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; by Belarus to the north; by Poland, Slovakia, and... read more

Just remove the k, and it will sound like urine.

23 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein is a very tiny country in Europe. It is between Switzerland and Austria. It is known for its mountains. The official language in Liechtenstein is German. On January 23, 1719, Liechtenstein was discovered, and it established independence from the Holy Roman Empire on July 12, 1806. Its... read more
24 Grenada Grenada is a Caribbean country that consists of the main island, also named Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. The capital city is St. George's, which is known for its colorful architecture and deep-water harbor. Grenada is nicknamed the "Island of Spice" due to its significant nutmeg production,... read more

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

Take the A with an E, and it spells grenade!

25 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.

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