I counted 8 places in the U.S. with “San” or “Saint” in their names. California has 4 (San Francisco, San Bernandino, San Jose, San Diego), Texas has 2 (San Antonio and San Angelo), and Florida, Georgia and Minnesota each have one (St. Augustine, St. Simons Island, and St. Paul). Do you know of any others?
St Petersburg, FL. St. Louis, Missouri. San Luis Obispo, CA.
There are lots of them in CA. San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, San Miguel, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clara, Santa Anita, San Marcos, I know there are more.
PS: Santa = female saint, so it is equivelant.
Uh, St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Clair, St. James, St. Robert, St. Peters, St. Francois County, St. Ann, St. John, St. Genevieve, St. Marys and St. Charles, Missouri.
Minnesota - Saint Anthony-Saint Charles-Saint Cloud-Saint Francis-Saint James-Saint Joseph-Saint Michael-Saint Paul-Saint Peter-Saint Stephen
Check out http://uscitynameslist.com/ and pick a state.
Saint Joseph, Mo. Departure gate of the Pony Express.
St. Mary’s City, Md.
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Named after a priest?
Does El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula count? There’s no word meaning “saint” in there, but it’s still named after one.
St. Florian town St. George city St. Mary's city St. Michael city St. Paul city St. David CDP St. Johns city St. Michaels CDP St. Charles town St. Francis city St. Joe town St. Paul town St. Helena city St. Mary's CDP Glen St. Mary town Port St. Joe city Port St. John CDP Port St. Lucie city Port St. Lucie-River St. Augustine city St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Shores St. Augustine South St. Cloud city St. George CDP St. James City CDP St. Leo town St. Lucie village St. Marks city St. Pete Beach city St. Petersburg city St. Marys city St. Simons CDP St. Anthony city St. Charles city St. Maries city East St. Louis city St. Anne village St. Augustine villag St. Charles city St. David village St. Elmo city St. Francisville cit St. Jacob village St. Johns village St. Joseph village St. Libory village St. Peter village St. Joe town St. John town St. Leon town St. Paul town St. Ansgar city St. Anthony city St. Charles city St. Donatus city St. Lucas city St. Marys city St. Olaf city St. Paul city St. Francis city St. George city St. John city St. Marys city St. Paul city St. Charles city St. Dennis CDP St. Matthews city St. Regis Park city St. Francisville tow St. Gabriel town St. Joseph town St. Martinville city St. Rose CDP Village St. George C Cape St. Claire CDP St. Charles CDP St. James CDP St. Leonard CDP St. Michaels town St. Charles village St. Clair city St. Clair Shores cit St. Helen CDP St. Ignace city St. Johns city St. Joseph city St. Louis city Lake St. Croix Beach Marine on St. Croix North St. Paul city St. Anthony city St. Anthony city St. Bonifacius city St. Charles city St. Clair city St. Cloud city St. Francis city St. Hilaire city St. James city St. Joseph city St. Leo city St. Louis Park city St. Martin city St. Marys Point city St. Michael city St. Paul city St. Paul Park city St. Peter city St. Rosa city St. Stephen city St. Vincent city South St. Paul city West St. Paul city Bay St. Louis city St. Martin CDP Lake St. Louis city St. Ann city St. Charles city St. Clair city St. Cloud village St. Elizabeth villag St. George city St. James city St. John city St. Joseph city St. Louis city St. Martins city St. Mary city St. Paul city St. Peters city St. Robert city St. Thomas town St. Ignatius town St. Marie CDP St. Pierre CDP St. Regis CDP St. Xavier CDP St. Edward city St. Helena village St. Paul city St. Bonaventure CDP St. James CDP St. Johnsville villa St. Helena village St. James town St. Pauls town St. Stephens CDP St. John city St. Thomas city St. Bernard city St. Clairsville city St. Henry village St. Louisville villa St. Martin village St. Marys city St. Paris village St. Louis town St. Helens city St. Paul city St. Clair borough St. Clairsville boro St. Lawrence borough St. Marys city St. Michael-Sidman C St. Petersburg borou Upper St. Clair CDP St. Andrews CDP St. George town St. Matthews town St. Stephen town St. Charles CDP St. Francis town St. Lawrence town St. Joseph city St. Hedwig town St. Jo city St. Paul town St. Paul CDP St. George city St. Albans city St. Johnsbury CDP St. Charles town St. Paul town St. John town St. Albans city St. Marys city St. Cloud village St. Croix Falls city St. Francis city St. Nazianz village
Here’s a list of US town names from the US census buereau. I’ll leave extracting the towns with “Saint” or “San” as a chance for someone else to practice their regex skills.
The Spanish forms, “San” and “Santa”, obviously, are common in areas where the first palefaces to settle were Spanish/Mexican. (Remembering that Mexico was part of Spain in those days.) In CA, this is most noticeable along Highway 101 as far north as Sonoma County (two counties north of San Francisco), which roughly follows the route of the 18th century padres who set up their chain of missions in Alta California. I think a substantial majority of cities along this route have Spanish names, with a great many of them being San-somebody or Santa-somebody.
Elsewhere in CA, there are fewer of those, but still some. For example, along State Route 99 through the San Joaquin Valley, there are a scattered few.
Apparently not. But if conforms to the request as stated in the OP.
Santa Claus, Indiana
Wow! I never knew that there were so many. I went to St. Louis in '09, and I truly enjoyed it (especially the Arch).
I’ve lived in (almost) three of them:
St. Louis, MO
San Diego, CA
And came thiiiiisssss close to moving to Santa Fe, NM
Don’t forget St. Olaf!
But Santa Fe (= “holy faith”) is not named after a saint, just as Santa Cruz (“holy cross”) isn’t either.