Have you ever wondered about the origin of a place’s name?  Why is Toronto named “Toronto”, or Dubai, “Dubai”?  Across the globe, cities are named for a number of reasons – some descriptive, others to honor the person (or people) who founded it.  The infographic below lists some popular cities and the origin of their place names.

 

Meaning behind place names

Source: Fly Abu Dhabi

  • 0jr

    actually I heard when Attila the Great HUN chased the romans into a swamp where his horeses could’nt follow the romans settled and called it here we are venice

  • 0jr

    los angels = lost angels

  • 0jr

    Isten in Hungarian means God

  • 0jr

    las vegas = lost wages lol