Etymology of US states

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

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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