The U.S. colored by the linguistic source of each state’s name

The 50 U.S. states have taken their names from a wide variety of languages.

List of state and territory name etymologies of the U.S.
Wikipedia

The names of 25 U.S. states derive from indigenous languages:
• Algonquian languages – 8 states
• Siouan languages – 7
• Iroquoian languages – 3
• Uto-Aztecan language – 1
• Hawaiian language – 1
• Other Native American languages – 5

22 other U.S. state names derive from European languages:
• Latin – 7 states
• English – 5
• Spanish – 5
• French – 4
The etymologies of 6 states are disputed.

Of the 50 U.S. states, 11 are named after an individual person. Of those 11, 7 are named in honor of European monarchs (North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Georgia).

The map below shows a different perspective on the origin of the state names.

Related post:
U.S. county etymology map

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