The cities in the Los Angeles county area have some unique names, and most of them have interesting meanings behind them.
The name given to the local railroad station of the Southern Pacific in the mid 1870s was taken from one the Actons in the east. see more on Acton
Literally means "Upper Dena," referring to its location relative to Pasadena. The name was applied in 1887. see more on Altadena
Named after Juan B. Alvarado, governor of Mexican California 1836-1842. see more on Alvarado
Named for the graceful animal once found throughout California.