Definitions for kharkiv
a city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine
An industrial city in eastern Ukraine, administrative centre of Kharkiv province.
Kharkiv province (oblast), in eastern Ukraine.
Kharkiv river in Ukraine.
Origin: From Харків = Харьков. The city's name comes from the Kharkiv River. There is also a folk etymology that the city and river are named after a Cossack going by < < Greek Χαρίτων, but there is no hard evidence supporting this.