Submitted Place Names Starting with J

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JABA (Island) Korean
Korean form of JAVA.
JABUUTI (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of DJIBOUTI.
JACARTA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAKARTA.
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, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Mongolian, Persian, Romanian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) meaning "victory, triumph" combined with कृत (kṛtá) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
JAKARUTA (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of JAKARTA.
JAKATA (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese 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) Burmese, Fijian
Burmese and Fijian form of GERMANY.
JAMEIKA (Country & Island) Burmese, Korean
Burmese and Korean form of JAMAICA.
JANGON (Settlement) Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of YANGON.
JANGONA (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of YANGON.
JAPÁN (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Japão (see JAPAN).
JAPANA (Country) Malagasy
Malagasy form of Japão (see JAPAN).
JAPANG (Country) Indonesian, Banjar, Minangkabau
Banjarese and Minangkabau 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.
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) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) 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.
JEIRUHSALIN (Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of JERUSALEM.
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.
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) Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese
Javanese and Sundanese form of GERMANY.
JERMAN (Country) Indonesian, Balinese, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Malay
Indonesian, Balinese, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau and Malay 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) Indonesian, Acehnese
Acehnese form of JAPAN.
JEUREUMAN (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese
Acehnese form of GERMANY.
JHÂBÂH (Island) Indonesian, 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.
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.
JIČÍN (Settlement) Czech, Medieval Czech
Name comes from first name Jitka. Literally Jitka's town.
JIDA (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of KEDAH.
JIEKE (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
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.
JI̍T-PÚN (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of NIPPON.
JODAN (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of JORDAN (the country).
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, Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Javanese, Minangkabau, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
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, Indonesian, Banjar, Javanese, Minangkabau, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, 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.
JŌJIA (Country & Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of GEORGIA (1) and GEORGIA (2).
JOJIYA (Country & Political Subdivision) Burmese
Burmese form of GEORGIA (1) and GEORGIA (2).
JOLO (Settlement & Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Azerbaijani, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
Probably 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.
JORDÁN (River) Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Spanish form of JORDAN (the river).
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.
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.
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