For the most part, the LDAP names of Active Directory attributes are the same or very similar to their English-language descriptions. However, there are a few annoying exceptions that I’ve summarized here, including one of the more weird attribute names for the City attribute. The City attribute uses the letter “L” as its LDAP display name and “L” is short for locality name.
You can view a more detailed list of AD attributes and their Active Directory Users and Computers mappings in our blog post here. Check out some of the more weird names for attributes here.
First Name givenName Last Name sn Office physicalDeliveryOfficeName E-Mail mail UserLogon Name userPrincipalName User logon name (pre-Windows 2000) sAMAccountname Street streetAddress P.O.Box postOfficeBox City l State/Province st Zip/Postal Code postalCode Country/Region c, co, and countryCode Phone telephoneNumber Fax facsimileTelephoneNumber Notes info