Submitted Place Names Starting with J
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JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English
Derived from the Old Javanese word jayakarta
meaning "victorious deed", "complete act", or "complete victory". It ultimately comes from Sanskrit, and had several different names such as Sunda Kelapa
, and Djakarta
JAMAICA (Island) English
From the Arawaks originally called the island "Xymaica". It means "land of wood and water". Before the spaniards changed the name into Jamaica.
JOHANNESBURG (Settlement) French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
JOHOR BAHRU (Settlement) Malay, Malaysian, English
Combination of Malay جوهر (johor)
meaning "precious stone, gem, gemstone", ultimately from Persian گوهر (gowhar)
"jewel, gem, essence" and بهارو (baharu)
meaning "new"... [more]
JÓRVÍK (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York
. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic
, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum
possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
JUKKASJÄRVI (Settlement) Swedish, Finnish
Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri
meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas
is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name Jukka
JUMILLA (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin
word for “reeds”.