Etymology of US states

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

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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