Ever wonder if the name of your city is the only one of its kind in the country? Chances are it may be, given that of the 19,335 U.S. cities 15,538 have unique names. The remaining 3,797 names, however, occur anywhere from twice to 30 times across the U.S.
For this list, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 25 most common city names. A city may be named after a person who made a significant impact on the region, or the name may simply be representative of the area’s surrounding geographic features. For example, three of the 25 most common city names are the last names of some of America’s Founding Fathers — Franklin, Madison, and Washington.
Another example is Newport, which is used in the names of 19 areas nationwide. What event or person made Newport such a favored name? For starters, the first Newport was established in the U.S. in 1639 in what is now Rhode Island. English settlers named the city a year after nearby Portsmouth was established by many of the same settlers.