What does the name Lisbon mean? Find out below.
The origin of the city's name is uncertain. Older spellings include Ulixbona and Ulixbuna (in the Visigothic era); á½ˆÎ»Î¹ÏƒÏƒÎ¹Ï€ÏŽÎ½ (Olissipo) or á½ˆÎ»Î¹ÏƒÏƒÎ¹Ï€ÏŒÎ½Î± (Olissipona) (by Greek writers), Olisippo (by Pliny the Elder), and Ulyssippo (by Pomponius Mela of Hispania), the last of which relates to the first-century Roman folk etymology that it was founded by and named after Ulysses; another common folk etymology is the Phoenician Alis-Ubo "safe harbour."
Another possibility, based on hydronomy of the area, derives the name from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia's appellation for the Tagus, Lisso or Lucio.
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People with the last name Lisbon are most frequently White or African American