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StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
MissouriNamed after 13th-century French king
South CarolinaNamed for Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of _
ConnecticutLiterally, 'mountain city'
LouisianaLiterally, 'red stick'
NebraskaLiterally, 'beautiful view'
IllinoisNamed after French explorer Louis _
HawaiiNamed for brothers Lewis and René Edward
OklahomaLiterally, 'stake'
DelawareOriginally de la Guerre meaning; 'of the war'
IndianaLiterally, 'high ground'
MassachusettsLiterally, 'nice mountain' or 'beautiful mountain'
WyomingFrom the French pronunciation of a Dakotan name for the Cree people
AlabamaFrench name for the indigenous Mauvilla tribe
KansasLiterally, 'the swan'
OregonLiterally, 'misfortune'
New YorkNamed after French explorer Samuel de _
MinnesotaNamed for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur _
OhioFrom the French province of the same name
StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
AlaskaNamed after a French-Canadian prospector and gold miner
MississippiFrom the name of the first French permanent settlement at Fort Maurepas
MarylandLiterally, 'haven of grace'
KentuckyNamed for late 18th-century French king
Georgia'The Barn', named for the French Estate of Marquis in Arkansas clue
CaliforniaLiterally, 'nice air' or 'beautiful air'
VermontNamed after French city of the same name
MaineFrom the French word meaning 'penninsula'
North CarolinaNamed for French general, Marquis de _
MichiganLiterally, 'big point'
ArkansasNamed for French general, Marquis de _
ArizonaNamed after the World War 1 French Premier
North DakotaFrom the French 'Les Grandes Fourches'
IdahoLiterally, 'Heart of the Awl'
New JerseyLiterally, 'bright mountain'
IowaFrom river ''of the monks'
NevadaNamed after Civil War general

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