Etymology of US states

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

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Created Dec 18, 2010ReportNominate
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