States, origin of the names of
(Indian), “Here we rest.”
(Indian), the same as Kansas
, “smoky water,” with the prefix of the French
arc, or bow for arrows.
, a name given by Cortez
in 1535 to the peninsula of Lower California
He probably derived it from Esplanadian
, a Spanish romance published in 1510, in which the name is given to an imaginary island “on the right hand of the Indies, very near to the terrestrial paradise,” abounding in great treasures of gold.
(Spanish), “red,” or “colored.”
, from the Indian
, “country upon the long river.”
, in honor of Thomas West
, Lord De la Warr
, or Delaware
, first governor of the Virginia
, so named by Ponce de Leon
because of the abundance of flowers there, or because of the day on which he discovered it—Easter or Palm Sunday (Pascua Florida
), 1512. Georgia
, in honor of George II.
, in whose reign it was settled.
, from the Indian
word illini, “men,” and the French
suffix ois, “tribe of men.”
, from the word “Indian.”
, the French
rendering of an Indian word signifying “the drowsy,” or the “sleepy ones.”
(Indian), “smoky water.”
It is also said to signify “good potato.”
, “at the bead of a river.”
, so named by La Salle
after King Louis XIV.
, in compliment to the Queen
of Charles I., who owned the province of Mayne
, in France
, named in honor of Henrietta Maria
of Charles I., who called the province Terra Mariae, “Mary's land
(Indian), “about the great hills.”
, “great,” and sawgye-gan, a Chippewa word for “liken.”
(Indian), “whitish water.”
(Indian), “great, long river.”
(Indian), “muddy river.”
(Indian), “water valley,” or “shallow river.”
, a Spanish word.
, so named by George Mason
, a county in England
. New Jersey
, so called in honor of Sir George Carteret
, one of its proprietors.
who had been governor of the island of Jersey
, in the British Channel
New York, so named in compliment to the Duke
, to whom the territory was granted in 1664.
Carolina, North and South, so named in compliment to Charles II.
), who granted the colonial charter.
) “beautiful river.”
spell it O-y-o. Oregon
, from oregano (Spanish)., the wild marjoram, which grows abundantly on the Pacific coast
's woods,” so named in honor of Admiral Penn
, to whose son William it was granted by Charles II. Rhode Island
, a corruption of Roode Islandt, “Red Island
,” so named by the Dutch
traders because of the abundance of cranberries found on the shore.
(Indian), “river of the big bend.”
, from an Aztec word signifying “north country.”
, verd mont
), “green mountain,” from the green mountain ranges that traverse it. Virginia
, so named in compliment to Elizabeth, the unmarried Queen
. West Virginia
, formed from the western portion of old Virginia
, or Ouisconsin, the French
form of an Indian word meaning “a wild, rushing river.”