Worst Country Names

The Top Ten

1 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

Is there anything wrong with it? It's literally called "United States" because it was to get away from sharing with Britain. - NotTheOne

It sounds kinda dumb when I think about it. It's not really a country name, more of just what we are really. Any country could name themselves the United something.

United states aren't real united. Always arguing about politics and may I remind you that thy had a civil war once? - AnonymousChick

The country was named that when they were only thirteen colonies, and fighting the British who were trying to keep them controlled by an empire. - SwagFlicks

If they are united why the racism - MChkflaguard_Yt

2 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

Best name by far should be number 1 - LiteralCringe

3 Central African Republic

Why is this bad it's called "Central African Republic" - NotTheOne

4 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.

Stop being so stupid people! Turkey's name is not Turkey. Its called Turkiye. If you guys really know Turkey, you would know that. Now, stop being stereo types!

Bring the holy Turkey! Let us eat that, and it must be hella awesome to much that animal in that hella country. Dang...Snickers, anyone?!

Turkey should have a new law saying that no eating turkey in Turkey - thenerdkid351

I don't understand the other entries on this list, but turkey just makes you laugh.

5 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

Well it's a dumb country. The name sounds kinda spat out grinch to me.

Shut up stop hating on this country its not their fault you and your mom were born racist

I love how the capital name is Islamabad. Thanks Pakistan, we know. It's a terrible awful religion.

It means land of purity.

6 Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Guys calm down it's called Greenland because the Vikings that lived here didn't want anyone to take over their country, Iceland, so they named this Greenland so others would move here and they could stay in a good place. - NotTheOne

Most notable clickbait as a country. the country itself is great. - LiteralCringe

"Green" land

7 Niger Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

Imagine someone not knowing what you call People from Niger (it's Nigerien)

Ok, this my friends and I do think is kind of a terrible name for a country because of how it's one letter away from being the bad word, but please don't hate on African Americans. They're people. - NotTheOne

One letter off from being that no no word. Doesn't help that it's in Africa. - MrLoser

I literally laughed when I heard the name

8 Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

Just congo please

9 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

I'm pretty sure this was supposed to be North Korea - Mcgillacuddy


10 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa. It was founded in August 15, 1960 after being occupied by France for 80 years. Its capital, largest, and most populous city is Brazzaville. Some other cities include Pointe-Noire, Dolisie, and Nkayi. Since Republic of the Congo was colonized by the French ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

This name fits perfect. Australia means "southern land". I'm aussie by the way. - LiteralCringe

? What's wrong with Australia as a name? - BrianScott01

Nothing's wrong with this why are you downvoting this - NotTheOne

Whats wrong with thise country

12 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

This name is not bad. - TwilightKitsune

It is fantastic country and so beautiful it must be the best.

Not so sure about the name "India"...just sounds strange..

Sounds awkward

13 Djibouti

This was funny - NotTheOne

lol what - pouria_mt

Funny name.

no u

14 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

Ok, I see why people might not like this name, but nothing's wrong with this. And what's wrong with Mexico? - NotTheOne

What's so bad about this name? I like it. - TwilightKitsune

Mexico is the worst country name ever!

Oh like a plate...

15 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

I see nothing bad about this - NotTheOne

16 Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
17 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.

There are literally only 2 vowels here and no way to pronounce this without saying something weird. - NotTheOne

Its okay to get some vowels in there kyrgyzstan. Just ask the UAE.

Someone must have mashed their keyboard coming up with a name

You can create a country by smashing keyboard like dakdnjsknnwjxklekbdbwbebrbnxjdbbland - thenerdkid351

18 Liechtenstein

Stop. - NotTheOne

too gay

19 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.

Funny the country name, but hungarians are terribly rude people.

I am very Hungary. - NotTheOne

I keep pronouncing it as hungry. - Picklesthekitten45


20 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.
21 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

Indonesia, Outdonisia. Its basic science.

Outdonesia is better.

22 Chad

This should be number 1!

23 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.
24 Gambia Gambia, established in February 18, 1965, is located in western part of Africa. The capital of Gambia is called Banjul, the other major city are Serekunda, Brikama and Bakau which are the three biggest cities in Gambia. ...read more.
25 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
26 Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
27 Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains ...read more.

I prefer Burma over Myanmar.

Burma or myanmar? tis the question. - RecklessGreed

28 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.
29 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.
30 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . ...read more.
31 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.
32 Tajikistan Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated 8 million people in 2013, and an area of 143,100 km2.
33 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

What's wrong with the United Kingdom? - NotTheOne

Hell no. - TwilightKitsune

United Kingdom is not a country; it's a nation made up of four very lovely country names (with England being the best :)) - Britgirl

34 Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It is the smallest nation on Earth, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
35 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country situated off the northern edge of South America mainland, lying 11 kilometres just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres south of Grenada.
36 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.
37 Netherlands
38 Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially named the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa.
39 Czechia

The Czech Republic sounded amazing and rappresented the nation perfectly it wasn't until people started calling it Czechia as an abbreviation that it started to sound bad. Czechia for starters doesn't sound like a real nation unlike the Czech Republic. The name Czechia sounds like a lazy way of saying Czech Republic and sounds like something that a little kid would say. I hope that abbreviations like this don't happen again.

40 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

It is the worst weather here in this country I wish it could snow I went Vacation two days ago to Italy I had fun there but When I got back to Abu Dhabi I was crying because it was so hot in here so I wanted to stay in Italy where it Wonderful weather

41 South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.
42 Rwanda Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

Take one it'll be Wanda. - NotTheOne

43 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
44 Burkina Faso
45 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.
46 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

This country has an awesome name and an awesome flag. - TwilightKitsune

There's nothing bad about this. - NotTheOne

47 Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the Eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region.
48 Guinea-Bissau
49 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres.
50 Saint Kitts and Nevis The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a two-island country in the West Indies.
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