The purpose of this article is semantic and structural analysis of the dependent settlements’ names in Dobrzyń area. Material research was carried out with those of theoretical simultaneously – it had to determine the range of semantic terms: choronym (macrotoponym), microtoponym. The author tries to determine the place names of the dependent settlements in toponyms subsystem. The author posed the question: are the names of the villages, hamlets, and colonies rather macrotoponyms or microtoponyms? Most of the article is devoted to settlements, which are specific to the Dobrzyń area. In determining the scope of the semantic names of dependent settlements, it was useful to provide a summary of the subcategories characterising macrotoponyms and microtoponyms.