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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.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Malay, Romanian, Swedish
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta)
meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá)
"victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá)
"done, made, accomplished". This is the name of the capital city of Indonesia
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.
JAVA (Island) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Indonesian Jawa
which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa)
meaning "island of barley", Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut)
meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)", or Malay jauh
meaning "far, distant"... [more]
JAWA (Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Banjar, Balinese, Buginese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Malay, Japanese, Polish
Form of JAVA
JEMEN (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish
Form of Yemen
JEREVAN (Settlement) Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish
Form of YEREVAN
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, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar)
meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar)
. This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
JOHOR BAHRU (Settlement) Malay, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
Means "new gem" from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar)
meaning "jewel, precious stone, gem" and Malay bahru
meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia
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.
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
JUMILLA (Settlement) Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin
word for “reeds”.