Etymology of US states

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

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