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Largest 30 US Cities' Names by Origin
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Named for an English Duke
Its full name is an honorific of the Virgin Mary
From Miami-Illinois, meaning 'wild onion' or 'wild garlic'
Named for a popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto
Its founder wanted his colony to be known as a place where all could worship, and coexist, freely
A reference to the city being founded on the ruins of an abandoned Native American civilization
Explorers found a river on the feast day of Saint Anthony of Pardra
Named for Saint Didacus
Debated to be named after the Vice President, a Navy Commodore, the Secretary of State, a town-naming contest, a friend of the founder, or a settler
Named for Saint Joseph
Named for the state's Military Governor, and future President of the United States
Created to be its state's capital, it was named after the state
Named in honor of the 'Father of Texas'
Founded on the site of the Royal Fortress of St Francis
Named for a famous explorer
Site of a fort named for the Commander of the Department of Texas
Named for the wife of King George III
It is the Pass of the North
Named for the ancient capital of Egypt
Named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, where many settlers had come from
Named after Chief Sealth of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes
Named after the Kansas Territorial Governor
Named for Cecilius Calvert, of the Irish House of Lords
Named for the President of the United States
Named for a Revolutionary War Hero
From an unknown Algonquin or Ojibwa word, though, according to Alice Cooper, it means 'the good land'
Named on a coin flip for the hometown of a man who owned half of the claim
Named after its territory
From the French for 'The Strait of Lake Erie'
Named for the King of France
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