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US State Name Origins

Name the state that comes from the following origins.
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Source: https://www.bia.gov/as-ia/opa/online-press-release/origin-names-us-states#:~:text=GEORGIA.%3A%20Named%20by%20and%20for,native%20word%20meaning%20%22homeland.%E2%80%9D
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Last updated: May 11, 2023
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Aleut: "penninsula"
Alaska
Originally called "Roode Eylandt" by the Dutch navigator Adrian Block
Rhode Island
Spanish: named for the mythological Queen Calafia
California
Delaware: "extensive plains"
Wyoming
Referred to as the "main land" to distinguish the state from numerous islands
Maine
Sioux: "cloudy water"
Minnesota
Spainish: named in honor of Spain's Easter celebration "Feast of Flowers"
Florida
Named for the territory it was purchased from
New Mexico
Ojibwe: "great river"
Mississippi
Miami: "it lies red"
Wisconsin
Aztec: "silver bearing"
Arizona
French: "green mountains"
Vermont
Named by George Carteret after an isle off the coast of England
New Jersey
Named for the Duke of York
New York
Algonquin: "big lake"
Michigan
Caddo: "friend"
Texas
Named after its founder William Penn
Pennsylvania
Named in honor of Louis XIV of France
Louisiana
Algonquin: "great hill, small place"
Massachusetts
Named by (and for) King George II of England
Georgia
Sioux: "shallow water"
Nebraska
Mohegan-Pequot: "long tidal river"
Connecticut
Spanish: "colored red"
Colorado
English: named after Lord De La Warr
Delaware
Named after one branch of the Sioux tribe and its relative position
North Dakota
Named after one branch of the Sioux tribe and its relative position
South Dakota
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State
Hawaiian: "homeland"
Hawaii
Named for a US president
Washington
Named for its inhabitants (Alibamons)
Alabama
Named for Elizabeth (the Virgin Queen of England)
Virginia
Cherokee: "bend in the river"
Tennessee
Algonquian: "wooden canoe people"
Missouri
Illini: "men" or "warriors"
Illinois
Named as such because this land was purchased from the "Indians"
Indiana
Iroquois: "beautiful river"
Ohio
Ioway: "sleepy ones"
Iowa
Named after the species of wild sage "origanum"
Oregon
Named for Charles II of England and its relative position
North Carolina
Named for its inhabitants (the Kaw people)
Kansas
Named for Queen Henrietta Maria
Maryland
Spanish: "snowy land"
Nevada
Named by John Mason after an English county
New Hampshire
Named for the Kanza tribe of the Sioux family (meaning "south wind people")
Arkansas
Wyandot: "land of tomorrow"
Kentucky
Spanish or Latin: "mountainous"
Montana
Named for Charles II of England and its relative position
South Carolina
Named for Elizabeth (the Virgin Queen of England) and its relative position
West Virginia
Shoshone: "light on the mountains"
Idaho
Choctaw: "red people"
Oklahoma
Named for the inhabitants (Utes)
Utah
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2 Comments
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Level 89
May 10, 2023
Typo on Nebraska. Otherwise good quiz.
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Level 69
May 11, 2023
updated - thank you for pointing this out!