Question by  lala13 (88)

Can you give me the names of three U.S. cities that have French names?

It's for a school project. I have the Spanish names.


Answer by  malone (4817)

New Orleans and BatonRouge, Louisiana; Saint-Louis, Missouri; Versailles and Louisville, Kentucky; Détroit, Michigan; New Rochelle, New York; Little Rock was originally Petite Roche; Green Bay was Baie Verte; Lafayette, Alabama; Google "french origin place names in U.S." for a list of cities in every state. There are thousands.


Answer by  miaculpa (33)

I can give you a few: Eau Claire, WI; Detroit, MI; Louisville, KY; Baton Rouge, LA; Charlevoix, MI; Eau Claire, MI


Answer by  CallerID (213)

How about Baton Rouge (from Bâton-Rouge in proper French, meaning "red stick"), New Orleans (La Nouvelle-Orléans, alluding to Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans, once Regent of France), and Lafayette (named after the French aristocrat and general called Lafayette, who fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War). Good luck, then!


Answer by  hightide (131)

There are plenty of them. City of Saint Louis in Missouri, City of Des Moines in Iowa, City of Fayetteville in North Carolina. In case you need more: City of Albuquerque in New Mexico, City of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, City of Prairie du Chien in Wisconsin, City of Paris in Texas.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Three United States city names which have French origins are Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Louisville (Kentucky) and Montpelier (capital of Vermont).

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