Nicknames of Philadelphia

Philadelphia in 2014 officially had its nickname updated to "The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection." It is popularly referred to as The City of Brotherly Love, which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια ([pʰilaˈdelpʰeːa], Modern Greek: [filaˈðelfia]) "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "loving", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother").[1]
Nicknames of Philadelphia
Philadelphia skyline as seen from Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park.

Philadelphia in 2014 officially had its nickname updated to "The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection." It is popularly referred to as The City of Brotherly Love, which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια ([pʰilaˈdelpʰeːa], Modern Greek: [filaˈðelfia]) "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "loving", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother").[1]

Philadelphia is also frequently shortened to simply Philly /fɪli/.

Other nicknames

  • "The Birthplace of America"
  • "The Athens of America" - "May your Philadelphia be the future of Athens in America."[2]
  • "The Cradle of Liberty"
  • "The Quaker City"[3]
  • "The Workshop of the World"[4]
  • "Filthadelphia" or "Filthydelphia", in reference to local environmental and sanitation issues[5][6]
  • "The City that Loves you Back"
  • "The City of Neighborhoods"
  • "The City of Brotherly Love"

References

  1. ^ The popular educator. Oxford, England: Oxford University. 1767. p. 776. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "LCP Art". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Quaker City". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. 
  4. ^ "Philadelphia's Industrial History". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  5. ^ Gallma, James Matthew (2000). Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine. University of North Carolina Press. p. 258. 
  6. ^ Silverstein, Michael (1990). The environmental factor: its impact on the future of the world economy and your investments. Longman Financial Services Publishing. 
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