After making a friendship treaty with a Lenape chief named Tammany, in what is now Fishtown in Philadelphia (and was then called Shackamaxon), Penn called the city “Philadelphia”, which means “brotherly love” in Greek. Philadelphia, PA - The word Philadelphia is the combination of the Greek words: “phileo which implies love” and “adelphos”, which means brother. Or what we now call “The City of Brotherly Love. Kensington was a boat-building and boat-building district, and a sizeable part of its former inhabitants were fishermen dedicated to supplying Philadelphia's markets.
Some of them were also absorbed into the extensive streets of the congresses of the cities that formed Philadelphia, and in 1854 they were all consolidated under a municipal government, whose boundaries coincide with those of the former Philadelphia County. Philadelphia Neighborhoods Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods with districts full of personality in and around the city center.