Posted by: bluesyemre | January 13, 2014

The Meanings of All 50 State Names

State Name Etymologies

  • If you want to understand a state’s history, start by looking at its name. The map shows the breakdown of all the states’ etymologies. The most names, eight in both cases, stem from Algonquin and Latin. But the etymologies of some names have become muddled over the years. Even alternate theories exist for some, and an author even appears to made one up entirely.




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