City Name Pronunciation Guide

City Name Pronunciation Guide

This page is a work in progress, as more city names are submitted, we will be adding them to this page along with audio samples on how to say the city names.  This is a huge undertaking and we thank those who submit cities for their support.

California

Carmel – car-MELL

Ceres – SERIES

Corte Madera

Hacienda Heights

JSerra – juh-SAIR-uh

Ojai

Petaluma

Poway

Connecticut

Cheshire

Delaware

Newark – new-ARK

Smyrna – SMUR-nuh

Hawaii

Waipahu

Illinois

Batavia

Chillicothe

Decatur

Emden

Herscher

Lisle

Medinah

Minooka

Oswego

Palatine

Pekin

Tampico

Indiana

Lizton

Whiting

Iowa

Bondurant

Dubuque

Waukee

Maryland

Baltimore

Frederick

Massachusetts

Andover

Glouster

Methuen

Northampton

Uxbridge

Waltham

Worcester

Michigan

Novi

Minnesota

Chanhassen

Mankato – man-KAY-toe

Winona

New Jersey

Cinnaminson

Colonia

Lake Hopatcong

Malaga

Ringoes

New York

Albion

Batavia – buh-TAY-vee-uh

Caledonia

Cayuga – KEY-you-guh

Cohoes

Crompond

Horseheads

Mahopac

Massapequa – mass-uh-PEE-kwuh

Niskayuna

Olean – OH-lee-ann

Oswego

Poughkeepsie – puh-KIP-see

Skaneateles – skin-ee-AT-las (like skinny atlas)

Tonawanda

Utica – YOU-tick-uh

West Islip

Ohio

Gahanna

Vermilion

Oregon

Aloha – uh-LOW-uh

Corvallis – core-VAL-iss

Rainier

Tigard – TY-gerd (hard g)

Pennsylvania

Aliquippa

Lancaster

Northampton

Paoli

Texas

Aledo

Cy Fair

Elysian Fields

Mexia

Mineola

Pearland

Telephone

Tomball

Virginia

Botetourt – BOD-uh-taht

Buena Vista – BYOU-nuh VISS-tuh

Manassas – muh-NASS-iss

Washington

Camas

Kennewick

Omak

Puyallup

Selah

Snohomish

Wisconsin

Algoma

Chippewa Falls

Kenosha – ken-OH-shuh

Mequon

Waukesha – WAH-kih-shaw

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