Submitted Place Names Starting with J

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Jaba (Island) Korean
Korean form of Java.
Jabaan (Country) Somali
Somali form of Japão (see Japan).
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.
Jacklin (Body of Water) English
Jacklin Lake is located in Wisconsin. Some of its native creatures are the northern pout, the pike, and the panfish.
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.
Jafanu (Country) Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Japan.
Jageurebeu (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Zagreb.
Jagreb (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Zagreb.
Jaina (Country) Fijian, Marshallese
Fijian and Marshallese form of China.
Jaipur (Settlement) English, Punjabi, Telugu
From Hindi जयपुर (Jaypur) derived from the given name Jay 2 (so named for the city's founder, 18th century ruler Jai Singh II) and Sanskrit पुर (pura) meaning "fortress, city"... [more]
Jakareuta (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Jakarta.
Jakarta (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, 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]
Jakartta (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of Jakarta.
Jakkartha (Settlement) Malayalam
Malayalam 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.
Jambi (Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a province of and city in Indonesia.
Jambia (Country) Korean
Korean form of Zambia.
Jameika (Country & Island) Korean
Korean form of Jamaica.
Jamestown (Settlement) English
Jamestown, named after King James, was a settlement in Virginia, one of the original thirteen colonies.
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.
Janov (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Genoa.
Janubi Afriqah (Country) Urdu
Urdu calque of South Africa.
Janub Ifriqiya (Country) Arabic
Arabic calque of South Africa.
Janubiy Afrika (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek calque of South Africa.
Japán (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Japão (see Japan).
Japàna (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Japão (see Japan).
Japanaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Japão (see Japan).
Japang (Country) Banjar, Minangkabau
Banjarese and Minangkabau form of Japan.
Japangi (Country) Gorontalo
Gorontalo 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.
Jappan (Country) Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil form of Japan.
Japůńijo (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of Japão (see Japan).
Jarjiya (Country) Bengali, Urdu
Bengali and Urdu form of Georgia 1.
Jarj Tavun (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of George Town.
Jarmani (Country) Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Maithili, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu
Form of Germany used in numerous languages.
Jarmaniya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Germany.
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
Form of Java used in various languages.
Jawah (Political Subdivision & Island) Arabic
Arabic form of Java.
Jayapura (Settlement) Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and पुर (pura) meaning "city". This is the name of a city in Indonesia.
Jaypur (Settlement) Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam
Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam form of Jaipur.
Jayton (Settlement) English
Jayton is a city in Texas.
Jazoir (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Jaza'ir.
Jeddah (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic جدة (Jiddah) derived from the word جَدَّة (jaddah) meaning "grandmother", perhaps referencing the folk belief that the Tomb of Eve (who is considered the 'grandmother' of humanity) is located there... [more]
Jeddeh (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Jeddah.
Jeejniya (Political Subdivision) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Chechnya.
Je Gaa Daat (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jakarta.
Jekatěrinburg (Settlement) Czech
Czech form of Yekaterinburg.
Jekaterinburga (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Yekaterinburg.
Jekaterinburgas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Yekaterinburg.
Jekaterinenburg (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Yekaterinburg.
Jekaterynburg (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Yekaterinburg.
Jekatyerinburg (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Yekaterinburg.
Je Lou Saat Laang (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jerusalem.
Jemeni (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Yemen.
Jemeno (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of Yemen.
Jena (Settlement) German
Settlement in Thuringia Germany. ... [more]
Jenoa (Settlement) Hindi
Hindi form of Genoa.
Jenoa (Settlement) Hindi, Persian
Hindi and Persian form of Genoa.
Jenoba (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of Genoa.
Jenobha (Settlement) Bengali
Bengali form of Genoa.
Jenova (Settlement) Armenian, Japanese
Armenian and Japanese form of Genoa.
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.
Jepang (Country) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Japan.
Jepara (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese
Derived from Javanese para meaning "share, part, division", so named for the division of fish caught by local fishermen. This is the name of a regency of, as well as a town in, the Indonesian province of Central Java.
Jeppang (Country) Madurese
Madurese form of Japão (see Japan).
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.
Jerizalèm (Settlement) Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole form of Jerusalem.
Jérman (Country) Javanese, Sundanese
Javanese and Sundanese form of Germany.
Jerman (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Germany.
Jermenija (Country) Serbian
Serbian form of Armenia.
Jeropa (Region) West Frisian
West Frisian form of Europa (see Europe).
Jèrri (Island) Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Jersey.
Jerri (Island) Guernésiais, Norman
Guernésiais and Cotentinais Norman form 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 meaning "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.
Jesi (Settlement) Italian
Jesi is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in Marche, Italy.
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.
Jiademandu (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kathmandu.
Jia'ergeda (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Kolkata via the older English form Calcutta.
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
Jiangxi (Political Subdivision) Chinese
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
Jibotỳ (Country & Settlement) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Djibouti.
Ji Bou (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Ipoh.
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.
Jiddah (Settlement) Arabic, English
Arabic form of Jeddah as well as an English variant.
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.
Jimbabeuwe (Country) Korean
Korean form of Zimbabwe.
Jinbabuwei (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Zimbabwe.
Jinbian (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Phnom Penh.
Jineiya (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Guinea.
Jinghong (Settlement) Chinese
From Tai Lue ᦵᦋᧂᦣᦳᧂᧈ (tsenghung) derived from ᦵᦋᧂ (tseng) meaning "city" and ᦣᦳᧂᧈ (hung) meaning "dawn, light". This is the name of a city in China.
Ji Sik Lit (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Israel.
Ji̍t-pún (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Nippon.
Jižní Afrika (Country) Czech
Czech calque of South Africa.
Joeba (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Juba.
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.
Johnstown (Settlement) English
The are 27 settlements in the world named Johnstown. They can be found in the USA and Ireland.... [more]
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 Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in 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
Jopon (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Japão (see Japan).
Jordāna (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the river).
Jordanas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Jordan (the river).
Jordanaya (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Jordan (the country).
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).
Jorjiya (Country) Arabic, Banjar, Hindi
Arabic, Banjar and Hindi form of Georgia 1.
Jorjiyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Georgia 1.
Jorsala (Settlement) Old Norse
Old Norse name for Jerusalem. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
Jórvík (Settlement) Old Norse, 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.
Júba (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Juba.
Juba (Settlement) English, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Uzbek
Of uncertain origin, from the Nilotic Bari language of South Sudan. It is the name of the capital and largest city of South Sudan, as well as the former village on its site.
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]
Jullié (Settlement) French
Jullié is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.
Jumhurii Dominikan (Country) Tajik
Tajik calque of Dominican Republic.
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”.
Juneau (Settlement) English
The capital city of Alaska, it is named after Canadian miner Joe Juneau.
Junggo (Country) Uyghur
Uyghur form of Zhongguo.
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".
Jurutungo (Settlement & Other) Taíno
A town in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Juudea (Region) Finnish
Finnish form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Juula (Settlement) Estonian
Južna Afrika (Country) Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian and Slovene calque of South Africa.
Južná Afrika (Country) Slovak
Slovak calque of South Africa.
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.