Etymology of US states

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

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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