If you grew up here in Western New York, you know the city of Buffalo has many nicknames. Some are formal and some are just used by the locals.

From time to time, you will hear people from Western New York refer to Buffalo as B-lo, or Buff, but the city of Buffalo actually has 7 official nicknames.

Yes..you read that right...7 different nicknames. Some of the nicknames are based on the size of the city, some are based on where the city is located and some are based on something that has nothing to do with the city at all.

First things first though, the City of Buffalo was not named after the animal. As many times as we hear national broadcasters ask if there are Buffalos in Western New York, the city got its name a whole different way.

The city of Buffalo comes from the name of the creek that ran the city when it was first founded. According to Wikipedia, Buffalo Creek is what brought settlers to the area and when the village was founded, the settlers called it "Buffalo".

Currently, The City of Buffalo is the 2nd largest city in the state of New York which leads to one of its nicknames, the one most people know the city by; "The Queen City"

Also, the residents of Western New York are one of the reasons why the city got another one of its nicknames. The area was always welcoming of immigrants and when bad weather hits the area people go out of their way to help those around them, hence the nickname "The City of Good Neighbors"

Check out all 7 of the Nicknames that the City of Buffalo goes by.

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