Submitted Place Names Starting with J

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Jaba (Island) Korean
Korean form of Java.
Jabarsá (Settlement) Medieval Arabic
The name of a city in "1001 Arabian Nights", which was also called the city of Japheth. The people there were fire-worshippers. The palace of Japheth was there and housed a sword-spear hybrid which was said to have been used by Japheth.
Jabuuti (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Djibouti.
Jacarta (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jakarta.
Jackson (Settlement) English
After a person bearing the surname Jackson, such as Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), seventh President of the United States. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, such as the capital city of the State of Mississippi.
Jacksonville (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in Florida, named in honor of Andrew Jackson who was the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.
Jaina (Country) Fijian, Marshallese
Fijian and Marshallese form of China.
Jakarta (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Madurese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Malay, English
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and कृत (krta) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
Jakaruta (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Jakarta.
Jakoetië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yakutia.
Jakucja (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of Yakutia.
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Jamaïque (Country & Island) French
French form of Jamaica.
Jamalië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
Jamani (Country) Fijian
Fijian form of Germany.
Jameika (Country & Island) Korean
Korean form of Jamaica.
Jan Dou (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of India.
Jangon (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of Yangon.
Jangona (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Yangon.
Jan Nei (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Indonesia.
Japán (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Japão (see Japan).
Japana (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Japão (see Japan).
Japang (Country) Banjar, Minangkabau
Banjarese and Minangkabau form of Japan.
Japani (Country) Finnish, Icelandic, Swahili
Finnish, Icelandic and Swahili form of Japan
Japanio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Japan.
Japó (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Japão (see Japan).
Japoni (Country) Albanian
Means Japan in Albanian.
Japòńskô (Country) Kashubian
Kashubian form of Japan
Japonsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Japão (see Japan).
Japonya (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Japan.
Japůńijo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Japão (see Japan).
Jat Bun (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Nippon.
Jaunzēlande (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of New Zealand.
Jáva (Political Subdivision & Island) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Java.
Java (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvipa) meaning "island of barley", though it may have come from Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)" or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
Javeh (Political Subdivision & Island) Persian
Persian form of Java.
Jawa (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Urdu
Form of Java used in various languages as well as an Arabic alternate transcription of Jawah.
Jawah (Political Subdivision & Island) Arabic
Arabic form of Java.
Jeejniya (Political Subdivision) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Chechnya.
Je Gaa Daat (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jakarta.
Jemena (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Yemen.
Jemenas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Yemen.
Jemeni (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Yemen.
Jemeno (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Yemen.
Jeonju (Settlement) Korean
Combination of 全 (전, jeon, "perfect") and 州 (주, ju, "province"), thus "perfect province". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
Jeôrjia (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Georgia 1.
Jepun (Country) Malay
Malay form of Japan.
Jereván (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Yerevan.
Jerevani (Settlement) Albanian
Albanian form of Yerevan.
Jerewan (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
Jérman (Country) Javanese, Sundanese
Javanese and Sundanese form of Germany.
Jermenija (Country) Serbian
Serbian form of Armenia.
Jèrri (Island) Norman
Jèrriais Norman version of Jersey.
Jersey (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Medieval Scandinavian
One of the Channel Islands in England. Also a name of a state in the United States. May be derived from the Old Norse 'jarð', meaning "earth" or 'jarl', "earl", or maybe from the given name Geirr... [more]
Jerúsalem (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jerusalem.
Jerusalemo (Settlement) Esperanto
Esperanto 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.
Jethou (Island) Norman
One of the Channel Islands in England. The -'hou' suffix means small island or small hill.
Jeupun (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Japan.
Jeureuman (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Germany.
Jhâbâ (Political Subdivision & Island) Madurese
Madurese form of Java.
Jialandan (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Kelantan.
Jialifuniya (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of California.
Jialimandan (Political Subdivision, Region & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Kalimantan.
Jiana (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Ghana.
Jianada (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Canada.
Jiangnan (Political Subdivision) Chinese
"South" of the River
Jianpuzhai (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Kampuchea (see Cambodia).
Jiapeng (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Gabon. 加蓬 (Jiāpéng) is the spelling used in mainland China while 加彭 (Jiāpéng) is more common in Taiwan.
Jiatailuoniya (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese
Chinese form of Catalonia.
Jibótii (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Djibouti
Jičín (Settlement) Czech, Medieval Czech
Name comes from first name Jitka. Literally Jitka's town.
Jida (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Kedah.
Ji Daai Lei (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Italy.
Jieke (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Ji Laai Hak (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Iraq.
Ji Long (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Iran.
Jilongpo (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Jinbabuwei (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Zimbabwe.
Jinbian (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Phnom Penh.
Jineiya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Guinea.
Ji Sik Lit (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Israel.
Ji̍t-pún (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Nippon.
Joegoslavië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Yugoslavia.
Joego-Slawië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Yugoslavia.
Joek Daan (Country & River) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jordan.
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 (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately of Persian origin. This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
Johor Bahru (Settlement) Malay, English
From the name Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Johor state, Malaysia.
Joilet (Settlement) English (American)
It was renamed in 1845 for Louis Jolliet, the French Canadian explorer who visited the site in 1673. Joliet was once known as “Stone City” for its limestone, which was used throughout the Midwest (e.g., in the Rock Island Arsenal, the Illinois State House, and the Lincoln Monument in Springfield).Joliet (/ˈdʒoʊliɛt, dʒoʊliˈɛt/) is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Chicago... [more]
Jōjia (Country & Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Georgia 1 and Georgia 2.
Jolo (Settlement & Island) Filipino, Tagalog, English
Probably derived from Hokkien 好儂 (hó lâng) meaning "good people", named by Chinese traders to reflect how they perceived the native people of the region. This is the name of an island in the southern Philippines as well as the capital city of the province of Sulu.
Jóoʼdan (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Jordan
Jóojah (Country) Navajo
Navajo form of Georgia 1
Jordāna (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the river).
Jordanas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Jordan (the river).
Jórdanía (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jordan.
Jordánia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jordan (the country).
Jordània (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Jordan (the country).
Jordânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jordan (the country).
Jordānija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the country).
Jordańijo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Jordan (the country).
Jordanio (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Jordan (the country).
Jordánsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Jordan (the country).
Jordão (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jordan (the river).
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).
Judea (Region) Biblical, English
From a Greek and Roman adaptation of the name Judah, ultimately from Hebrew Yehudah. This was/is the name of a mountainous southern part of the region of Palestine.
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.
Jugang (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 巨 () meaning "big, enormous" and 港 (gǎng) meaning "port, harbour". This is the Chinese name for Palembang.
Jugoslávie (Country) Czech
Czech form of Yugoslavia
Jugosławia (Country) Polish
Polish form of Yugoslavia.
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]
Jumieka (Country & Island) Jamaican Patois
Patois form of Jamaica.
Jumilla (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
Juodkalnija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Montenegro. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Lithuanian adjective juodas meaning "black" combined with the Lithuanian noun kalnas meaning "mountain".
Juudea (Region) Finnish
Finnish form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Juula (Settlement) Estonian
Južnoafrička Republika (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of South Africa.
Jymyn (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Yemen.
Jyut Naam (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Vietnam.
Jyväskylä (Settlement) Finnish
Possibly a combination of Finnish jyvä "grain" and kylä "village". Jyväskylä is the 7th largest city in Finland.