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Old 07-30-2017, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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What are some denonyms for N. American cities that you find cool/interesting/unique? I've always been interested how a cities name is turned into an identity in which its populace can claim, and how different they can be based on the suffix. I've also searched far and wide for a similar thread, but it seems like there isn't one.

Here are some for some of North America's larger cities (ranked by MSA):

Mexico City - Capitalino, Chilango, Defeño
New York City - New Yorker
Los Angeles - Angeleno
Chicago - Chicagoan
Dallas-Ft. Worth - Dallasite, Dallasonian, Ft. Worthian, Ft. Worther
Houston - Houstonian
Toronto - Torontian
DC - Washingtonian
Philadelphia - Philadelphian
Miami - Miamian
Atlanta - Atlantan
Boston - - Bostonian

Obviously some of these wouldn't be considered "interesting" or "unique" as many just add -ian as the suffix, but I do want to hear about any city, big or small, especially if it has a strange name. Another thing that might be interesting is if anyone knows of any cool history relating to a certain cities denonym. Feel free to add whatever you like as long as it pertains to the main topic.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:18 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Calgarian
Edmontonian
Winnipeger
Montrealer
Haligonian
Vancouverite
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:33 PM
 
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Phoenicians are residents of Phoenix. Even though that's sort of just adding -ian to the end of the city's name, that's still a cool denonym for obvious reasons.

Some other North American denonyms I find interesting-

Albany, NY- Albanian
Calgary- Calgarian
Halifax- Haligonian
Iqaluit- Iqalummiut
Key West- Conch (informal, and strictly only applies to a native, which includes my mom's dad.)
Little Rock- Little Rocker
Nashville- Nashvillian
Sequim, WA- Sequiminite (city name pronounced "skwim", so "skwim-in-ite")
Salt Lake City- Salt Laker
Yakima- Yakimanian (unofficial, but some people seem to use it)
Yellowknife- Yellowknifer

And plenty of places lack accepted denonyms, such as Sioux Falls (recent article discussing this conundrum), or residents go by names unrelated to the place name, such as Massachusetts (Bay Stater is the official denonym, though Massachusite is also a traditional denonym.)
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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That one for Key West is definitely interesting! Did your Mom happen to ever explain the history behind that?

Also, kudos to Winnipeg and Halifax for not sticking with "Winnipeggian" or "Halifaxian".
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I find these interesting (I know, not all are North American):

Pittsburgh - Yinzer
Rio de Janeiro - Fluminense, Carioca (for poor residents)
Manchester - Mancunian
Albuquerque - Burqueno
Sao Paulo - Paulistano
Leeds - Loiner, Leodensian
San Marino - Sammarinese
Birmingham - Brummie
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Baltimore -- the official one is Baltimorean. Unofficially, and self-deprecatingly, some people use Baltimoron.

Maine (a state, not a city) -- the official one is Mainer. But I've heard Maniac used as well.

New Jersey (another state, not a city) -- I've heard both New Jerseyan and New Jerseyite; not sure which one is considered correct.

Hawaii (yeah, I know, another state) -- technically, the term is Hawaiian. But that term tends to be reserved for people of Native Hawaiian ancestry. So honestly, I'm not sure what a resident of Hawaii who is not a Native Hawaiian would call himself.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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First of all it's demonym with an "m"

Secondly, for Jacksonville it is Jaxon which I like
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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First of all it's demonym with an "m"

Secondly, for Jacksonville it is Jaxon which I like
Thanks for the correction.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Connecticutians? Connecticuters? Connecticutites?

Aww, I give up. People who live in Connectuct!

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