Language / Etymology of US states

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Can you name the US states by namesake?

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

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