This Neat Map Reveals The Origins Of The Neighborhood Names In L.A.

Los Angeles Place Name Meaning

Do you live in ‘Running Water’ or ‘Sea of Trees’?

Ever wondered why places in Los Angeles are called what they’re called? So did etymology nerd Adam Aleksic, who set out to research just that. He’s synthesized the results of his studies into the fascinating map below…

(See the map in full-size.)

Admittedly, more than a few neighborhoods were just named after old-school property developer kingpins, but what is L.A. history without its millionaires and moguls?

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