This Neat Map Reveals The Origins Of L.A.’s Place Names

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 synthesised the results of his studies into the fascinating map below…

(See the map in full-size.)

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

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