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Los Angeles....do you know where the name actually comes from? answers posted 2 people got them

ill answer this after enough people comment, please dont move this because this is a religious question in a way

 

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the actual name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles or The Town of Our Lady (The Blessed Virgin Mary) the Queen of the Angels.

it was also named after the grandeur of the valley and sea it was built above and i guess the river that flowed through it

pam19 got the second part

Razelda got a version of the name

 

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Mar. 8, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (15)
  • 1. The name is spanish for the City of Angels.
    2. "La Ciudad de la Reina de los Angeles" ("The City of the Queen of the Angels"). The Virgin Mary can also be referred to as the Queen of the Angels.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 8:41 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • i do not.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 8:42 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • It has always been referred to as The City of Angels.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 8:43 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • marwill but there's more to the name then just that
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:43 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Yes, just as Razelda said.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 8:44 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • there's more to it though lol other then the Spanish/catholic name given, ill put the all the answers up when at least 14 people comment
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:47 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Not a clue, curious now though....
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 8:55 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • I knew what the name meant. I actually have an aunt from Spain, and part of her first name is 'de Los Angeles'. But, I had to look up the origin for the city name. Interesting!

    "On Wednesday, August 2, 1769, Father Juan Crespi, a Franciscan priest accompanying the first European land expedition through California, led by Captain Fernando Rivera Y Moncado, described in his journal a "beautiful river from the northwest" ...They named the river Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Porciúncula...The settlement came to be known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion although its official name was simply El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles."

    Origin of Los Angeles Name

    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 8:56 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Los = City, Angeles = Angels. City of Angels. Los Angeles. Plain and simple.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • anon yes thats what its turns into but

    the actual name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles or The Town of Our Lady (The Blessed Virgin Mary) the Queen of the Angels.

    it was also named after the grandeur of the valley and sea it was built above and i guess the river that flowed through it like pam said lol

    i caved theres the answers haha
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:02 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

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