Best State Nicknames
What’s in a name? From the Hoosier State to the Equality State, every state has its own nickname, official or otherwise — proudly displayed on license plates, souvenirs, and memorabilia. These nicknames also permeate pop culture through countless songs, movies, and books.
Wondering which states have the best nicknames? You’re not alone. Read on for our list of America's top-ranked state monikers — and the often surprising stories behind them.