Do you know Los Angeles is actually called El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula. The name Los Angeles comes from the Spanish language, and it means “The Angels.” It is an abbreviation of the original name of the place. The original name El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula means, the town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula. Founded in 1781 LosAngeles was initially within the borders of the Viceroyalty of New Spain