Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Estados Unidos de América, États-Unis d'Amérique, Stati Uniti d'America, United States of America
Stadt, Ciudad, Ville, Città, City
Hauptstadt: Washington


Towns with wierd names and their origins


Our collection of towns with wierd names and their origins.

Erstellt: 2011-01


Big Easy - New Orleans (W3)

As for New Orleans, the term comes from a turn of the century jazz club called the "Big Easy Hall". In 1979 police reporter James Canopy wrote a New-Orleans based crime novel called "The Big Easy". And much of the credit goes to Times-Picayune columnist Vetty Guillaud who popularized the phrase in the 1970's.




epodunk - Community-Profiles (US)

Meine Stichproben ergaben, dass es zur überwiegenden Anzahl der Informationen zu US-amerikanischen Städten auch Hinweise zur Namensgebung gibt, die meist mit der Formel "The community was named ..." eingeleitet werden.
Dies rechtfertigt die Aufnahme im Etymologie-Portal.

ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America.


Profiles of the 50 Largest Cities of the United States


Auch mit Hinweisen zur Namensgebung:

Albuquerque, N.M. | Arlington, Texas | Atlanta, Ga. | Austin, Tex. | Baltimore, Md. | Boston, Mass. | Charlotte, N.C. | Cleveland, Ohio | Colorado Springs, Colo. | Columbus, Ohio | Dallas, Tex. | Denver, Colo. | El Paso, Tex. | Fort Worth, Tex. | Fresno, Calif. | Honolulu, Hawaii | Houston, Tex. | Indianapolis, Ind. | Jacksonville, Fla. | Kansas City, Mo. | Las Vegas, Nev. | Long Beach, Calif. | Los Angeles, Calif. | Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky. | Memphis, Tenn. | Mesa, Ariz. | Miami, Fla. | Milwaukee, Wis. | Minneapolis, Minn. | Nashville-Davidson, Tenn. | New Orleans, La. | New York, N.Y. | Oakland, Calif. | Oklahoma City, Okla. | Omaha, Nebr. | Philadelphia, Pa. | Phoenix, Ariz. | Portland, Ore. | Sacramento, Calif. | St. Louis, Mo. | San Antonio, Tex. | San Diego, Calif. | San Francisco, Calif. | San Jose, Calif. | Seattle, Wash. | Tucson, Ariz. | Tulsa, Okla. | Virginia Beach, Va. | Washington, DC | Wichita, Kans.


got - City nicknames (US)


The following is my list of City Nicknames, started around 1993. I had collected suggestions from the newsgroup, and had heard someone on KGO (San Francisco's AM news-talk radio station) use the phrase "... 10,000 residents of The City, of complications from ...".
So I appropriated that phrase "The City of Complications", as an exceptionally apt nickname for San Francisco, and went on to collect a few other names. When I had enough of them, I posted the list to that newsgroup.
So far, I have only been able to re-locate the quiz version of my list, so I haven't actually merged all of the answers back into the list yet. This past year or two (2001-2002), I added a few from the "Isaac Asimov" quiz column in the newspaper, a Sunset Magazine article (which lists California as the "World Capital of Agricultural World Capitals"), and other sources. I also found two other lists on the web (URLs below).

Größte Stadt von US
Größte Stadt von Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Größte Stadt von US - Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika ist "New York".

Erstellt: 2012-07


Hauptstadt von US
Hauptstadt von Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Hauptstadt von US - Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika ist "Washington".

Geographische Lage der Hauptstadt: 083°24' W - 39°32' N

Erstellt: 2012-07



Hauptstädte der Bundesstaaten (US)


| Agana | Albany | Annapolis | Atlanta | Augusta | Austin | Baton Rouge | Bismarck | Boise | Boston | Carson City | Charleston | Cheyenne | Columbia | Columbus | Concord | Denver | Des Moines | Dover | Frankfort | Harrisburg | Hartford | Helena | Honolulu | Indianapolis | Jackson | Jefferson City | | Lansing | Lincoln | Little Rock | Madison | Montgomery | Montpelier | Nashville | Oklahoma City | Olympia | Phoenix | Pierre | Providence | Raleigh | Richmond | Sacramento | Saint Paul | Salem | Salt Lake City | San Juan | Santa Fe | Springfield | Tallahassee | Topeka | Trenton | Washington

Erstellt: 2010-03





Nicknames von Städten (W3)

Auch Städte haben ihre Spitznamen.
Am 09.07.2003 schickte ein Teilnehmer der "American Dialect Society" folgenden Beitrag an die Mailingliste:

From historical newspapers:
15 December 1881, GRAND TRAVERSE HERALD (Traverse City, Michigan), supplemetn, pg. 3?, col. 2:
_Popular Names of States and Cities._
CITIES. 15 November 1883, HERALD AND TORCH LIGHT (Hagerstown, Maryland), pg.1, col. 7:
_NICKNAMES OF CITIES._ 7 October 1884, DAILY MINER (Butte, Montana), pg.1, col. 6:
_Nicknames of American Cities._
The following are some of the queer nicknames of American cities:
23 September 1889, DECATUR DAILY DISPATCH (Decatur, Ill.), pg. 2?, col. 5:
3 March 1894, LOWELL DAILY SUN (Lowell, Massachusetts), pg.2, col. 6:
_Popular Names of Cities._ The nicknames given to the various prominent cities in the United States are as follows: Brooklyn, City of Churches (A: __ba)

Weiter Beiträge aus der Mailinglist der ADS (American Dialect Society:

One Word A Day
food related place names in the USA

Die folgende Liste von Städtenamen der USA, die einen Bezug zum Essen haben, ist dem Newsletter von owad vom 18.09.2001 entnommen:

Tortilla Flat a town in Arizona, USA
The Arizona town Tortilla Flat was made famous in John Steinbeck's novel of the same name.
Here's a selection of food related place names in the USA: I don't want to make a meal of this, but did you ever reflect on the digestive implications of the German place-words Essen and Würzburg, Darmstadt?





City Nicknames


Most of the world's great cities have nicknames, some complimentary, others derisive. We lucky people living in "Sydney", Australia (The "Harbour City", The "Emerald City") unkindly refer to our rival city of "Melbourne" as "Bleak City"... To read about the colorful nicknames of some of the great cities in the United States, click ...