Budapest & Nicknames

99 Nicknames for 99 Cities. What else?

I love nicknames. They define us better than our names, they are clever and funny, and they tell so much about our personality and sometimes, about our aspect, although this might be the worst case. I’ve had plenty of nicknames from “Lal” and “Candy” to “Pumpkin”, but now everyone calls me by using diminutives of my name. That’s why when someone calls me “Laety”, I know there’s something wrong going on. I know the Internet is full of lists with cities’ nicknames, but I decided to make my own, composed of the world’s most important cities, and I hope this will be useful for our readers. It is Budapest in the picture on top.

  1. Paris – The City of Love, The City of Light, La Ville-Lumiere
  2. Prague – The City of Hundred Spires, The Golden City, The Mother of Cities
  3. New York – The Big Apple
  4. Las Vegas – Sin City
  5. Chicago – The Windy City
  6. Vancouver – The Big Smoke
  7. Montreal – La Belle Ville, Frenchtown, The City-Mountain
  8. Los Angeles – The City of Angels
  9. New Orleans – The Big Easy
  10. Philadelphia – City of Brotherly Love, Philly
  11. Amsterdam – Venice of the North
  12. Venice – La Serenissima, Bride of the Sea
  13. Vienna – The Imperial City
  14. London – The Square Mile, The Old Smoke, The Smoke
  15. Detroit – Motor City
  16. Miami – The Magic City, Little Cuba
  17. Memphis – Bluff City
  18. Petra – The Rose Red City
  19. Pittsburgh – Iron City
  20. Rome – The Eternal City, City of the Seven Hills
  21. Seattle – The Emerald City
  22. Bucharest – Little Paris
  23. Florence – The City of Lilies
  24. Barcelona – The City of Counts, The City of Gaudi
  25. Budapest – Pearl of the Danube
  26. Toronto – Queen City, Muddy York, The Big Toe
  27. Dublin – The Fair City
  28. Jerusalem – The Holy City
  29. Boston – The Hub
  30. San Francisco – Frisco
  31. Moscow – The Whitestone, The Forty Forties, Third Rome
  32. Edinburgh – Auld Reekie
  33. Geneva – The Peace Capital
  34. Rio de Janeiro – Marvelous City
  35. Salzburg – White City
  36. Mumbai – The City of Dreams
  37. Singapore – The Lion City
  38. Naples – City of the Sun
  39. Bologna – Red City; La Dotta, La Rossa, La Grassa (the educated, the red, the fat)
  40. Torino – City of Four Rivers
  41. Genova – The Superb
  42. Palermo – The Happy
  43. Milano – Fashion Capital of the World, The Drinkable City
  44. Cairo – Paris of the Nile
  45. Buenos Aires – Paris of the Americas, Queen of the Plata
  46. Ushuaia – The End of the World
  47. Melbourne – City by the Bay, Bleak City, Europe of Australia
  48. Sydney – The Harbour City
  49. Sao Paulo – Brazil’s Locomotive, Land of Drizzle, Sampa
  50. Dubrovnik – The Pearl of the Adriatic
  51. Helsinki – The White City of the North
  52. Bordeaux – City of Wine
  53. Nice – Angels City
  54. Berlin – The Grey City
  55. Jaipur – The Pink City
  56. Oslo – Tiger Town
  57. Warsaw – Default City, Big Village in the Middle of Nowhere
  58. St Petersburg – The Mind of Russia
  59. Madrid – El Foro, The Forum
  60. Athens – The City of Violet Crown
  61. Dallas – Big D
  62. Hong Kong – Pearl of the Orient
  63. Munich – World City with Heart
  64. Birmingham – The City of a Thousand Trades, Brum
  65. Lisbon – City With a Future
  66. The Hague – City of Peace and Justice
  67. Calcutta – City of Palaces, City of Love, City of Joy
  68. Beijing – The Forbidden City
  69. Adelaide – City of Churches
  70. Zagreb – Little Vienna
  71. Bruges – Venice of the North
  72. Marseille – Phocean City
  73. Tel Aviv – The City that Never Stops
  74. Bolzano – The Door to the Dolomites, The German One
  75. Sanremo – The City of Dreams
  76. Tivoli – City of Delights
  77. Vicenza – City of Gold
  78. Kuala Lumpur – Golden Triangle
  79. Cuernavaca – The City of Eternal Spring
  80. Tijuana – Television Capital of the World
  81. Rotterdam – Manhattan upon Meuse
  82. Lima – City of the Kings
  83. Manila – City by the Bay
  84. Porto – The Invincible City
  85. Cadiz – The Little Silver Cup
  86. Bilbao – El Bocho
  87. Zurich – Little Big City
  88. Kiev – The Mother of Rus’ Cities
  89. Honolulu – Sheltered Bay
  90. Macau – Oyster City
  91. Wroclaw – City of Hundred Bridges
  92. Beirut – Paris of the Middle East
  93. Udine – Capital of the Great War
  94. Ancona – Doric City
  95. Tehran – The City of 72 Nations
  96. Bangalore – The City of Gardens
  97. Leipzig – Bimbo Town
  98. Split – The Diocletian’s City
  99. Grenoble – Capital of the Alps

Do you know other cities’ nicknames?

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