Etymology of US states

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

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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