The Meaning of the Names of All Fifty States

Ever wonder what Alaska, California or Iowa means? Well, Like Cool can help you better understand what your state name means, along with any of the other states...well, that is assuming you don't live in one of the states that's colored grey as the historical record on those names is a little fuzzy.

Even the grey ones still have some explanations though, it's just that the stories behind those meanings aren't as clear. So, what do you think of your state's name now that you know the story?


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How is Utah's name in dispute?? I'm pretty sure the Uinta/Ute Native Americans might have an opinion on this one!! Even if it is anglicized, there can be no doubt as to the origin of the name.
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