Submitted Place Names Starting with J

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JAAPAN (Country) Estonian
Means Japan in Estonian.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, Malay, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Balinese, Acehnese, French, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Finnish, Croatian
Derived from Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
JAKOETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yakutia.
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.
JAMALIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
JAPĀNA (Country) Latvian
Means Japan in Latvian.
JAPONI (Country) Albanian
Means Japan in Albanian.
JAPONIA (Country) Polish
Polish form of Japan.
JAPONIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Means Japan in Lithuanian.
JEREWAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
JERMAN (Country) Malay
Malay form of Germany.
JERÚSALEM (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jerusalem.
JERUUSALEMM (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Jerusalem.
JERUZALĖ (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Jerusalem.
JERUZALÉM (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Jerusalem.
JERUZALEME (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Jerusalem.
JERUZSÁLEM (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jerusalem.
JIČÍN (Settlement) Czech, Medieval Czech
Name comes from first name Jitka. Literally Jitka's town.
JOEGOSLAVIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Yugoslavia.
JOEGO-SLAWIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Yugoslavia.
JOELTON (Settlement) English (Modern)
Means "Joel's town".
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]
JORDĀNA (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the river).
JORDANAS (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Jordan (the river).
JORDĀNIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the country).
JORSALA (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Jerusalem. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
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".
JǪTUNHEIMR (Other) Norse Mythology
Combination of Old Norse jǫtunn "jotun, giant" and heimr "home, earth, world". Jǫtunheimr is the home of the jǫtunn, a type of entity in Norse mythology.
JUDÄA (Region) German
German form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDÆA (Region) Danish
Danish form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDÉE (Region) French
French form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDEEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDEIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JŪDEJA (Region) Latvian
Latvian form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDEJA (Region) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Iudaea (see Judea).
JUDICE (Settlement) English
Judice is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States.
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)... [more]
JUMILLA (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
JUUDEA (Region) Finnish
Finnish form of Iudaea (see Judea).