The Notre-Dame de Paris is medieval cathedral located in Paris, specifically on the Île de la Cité
. In French, the cathedral's name means Our Lady of Paris, where Notre
means Our and Dame
The name Notre-Dame is also used for the University of Notre Dame, a college in the United States. This has brought confusion for English speakers on how to pronounce Notre Dame correctly. Americans often say No-ter Dame, which is an Americanization of the word. The correct pronunciation in French is Noh-truh Dahm.