Etymology of US states

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NamesakeStateFrom which word
Dakota for 'Cloudy water'
Either Basque for 'Good oak', O'odham for 'Having a little spring' or Spanish for 'Arid zone'
Many different suggestions. Possibly named for the fictional island of the same name in 'Las Sergas deEsplandián'
French for 'Green mountain'
Name of a Cherokee village, unknown meaning
Either from the English 'Mainland', French province of the same name or after an English village in the state.
Either Connecticut Pidgin for 'Beautiful', a French mistranscription for the Wisconsin River or Chinook for
Either Dutch for Red or name for Greek island of a similar name
Name of the Sun King of France
Named for the Kaw tribe, whose name may have a connection to the wind
After an English county of the same name
Choctaw for 'Plant-cutters'
Latin for 'Land of the Indians'
Spanish for 'Reddish'
Western Apache for 'High'
Michigan for 'Large water'
Iroquian for
Named for the state it originally was a part of
Possibly Plains Apache for 'enemy'
Algonquian for 'At the great hill' on plural
NamesakeStateFrom which word
Name of an English baron, whose name possibly was Norman French for 'of the war'
Chiwere for 'Flattened water'
Miami for 'It lies red'
From Nahuatl. Meaning is unknown, possibly a God or meaning 'Bavel of the Moon'
Seneca for 'Large creek'
Sioux for 'Ally' or 'Friend'
Latin Feminine form of the King of Great Britain from 1727-1760
Very likely from the old Norse name of 'Geirr's Island'
Named for the Queen of England from 1625-1649
Illinois for 'Dugout canoe'
Named for the first President of the United States
Hawiian, possibly for 'Land of the gods'
Ojibwe for 'Great river'
Spanish for 'Snow-covered'
Munsee Delaware for 'At the big river flat'
Dakota, possibly for 'Sleepy ones'
Eastern Algonquian for 'At the long river'
Algonquian for
Spanish for 'Mountain'

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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