Etymology of US states

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

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