LA City Names: What Do They Mean? All Places

LA City Names: What Do They Mean?

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The cities in the Los Angeles county area have some unique names, and most of them have interesting meanings behind them.
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    Acton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list LA City Names: What Do They Mean?
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    The name given to the local railroad station of the Southern Pacific in the mid 1870’s was taken from one the Actons in the east.
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    Literally means "Upper Dena," referring to its location relative to Pasadena. The name was applied in 1887.
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    Alvarado

    Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list LA City Names: What Do They Mean?
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    Named after Juan B. Alvarado, governor of Mexican California 1836-1842.
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    Antelope Valley

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    Named for the graceful animal once found throughout California.
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    Atwater Village is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list LA City Names: What Do They Mean?
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    Named for early resident Harriet Atwater Paramore.
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    Baldwin

    Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list LA City Names: What Do They Mean?
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    Named for E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin.
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    Bandini

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    Named for Juan Bandini, a powerful local ranch owner.
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    Bel Air

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    Named for developer Alfonso Bell.

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