Most cities have harmless names that make sense given their meaning, and they’re memorable, not because of how they sound, but because of what we associate with them. Take New York for instance. The “city that never sleeps” got its name when the English took over the colony in 1664 and named the city for the Duke of York — makes perfect sense. And Miami, whose name comes from the Calusa word “Mayami” which means “big water”, sits right on the Atlantic Ocean. But some cities will have you scratching your head, wondering how in the world someone thought their name was a good idea! These 15 city names will have you laughing out loud and wondering where exactly does their meaning come from!
Come, Idiots, Come
Want to feel intellectually superior? Look no further than Moron, Spain, which coincidentally happens to be a stunning Spanish city. What’s that old adage about being dumb and beautiful?