State Names and Where They Came From
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What’s in a name? It isn’t very often that we stop to consider the origins of familiar place names. When it comes to the 50 U.S. states, there are some frequently recurring themes — many were named after royals or Native American words. Others are more unique, such as states named after U.S. presidents (just one) or women (a meager three). Read on to discover how all 50 states got their names.