Submitted Place Names Starting with J

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JABA (Island) Korean
Korean form of JAVA.
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.
JAKARUTA (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of JAKARTA.
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.
JAPANG (Country) Minangkabau, Banjar
Minangkabau and Banjarese form of JAPAN.
JAPONI (Country) Albanian
Means JAPAN in Albanian.
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]
JEPANG (Country) Indonesian, Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese
Indonesian form of JAPAN also used in various regional languages.
JEPUN (Country) Malay
Malay form of JAPAN.
JEREWAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of YEREVAN.
JERMAN (Country) Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian 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.
JEUPUN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of JAPAN.
JEUREUMAN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of GERMANY.
JHÂBÂH (Island) Madurese
Madurese form of JAVA.
JIALANDAN (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of KELANTAN.
JIALIMANDAN (Region) Chinese
Chinese form of KALIMANTAN.
JIANADA (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of CANADA.
JIANPUZHAI (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of KAMPUCHEA.
JIČÍN (Settlement) Czech, Medieval Czech
Name comes from first name Jitka. Literally Jitka's town.
JIDA (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Kedah.
JILONGPO (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of KUALA LUMPUR.
JI̍T-PÚN (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of NIPPON.
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 (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.
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).
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