Have you ever wondered how some of the States in America came about their names? Of course you would have because I wondered and mused over names like Alabama, Idaho and even Rhodes Island to mention a few out of the whole lot. The most intriguing about these names is that they follow no single pattern. Some of these States have names that sound so British or that they have British origins e. g New York whereas some sound like the names were lifted out of a scene from Poker hunters. And worse still there are some names you cannot even place anywhere in this world; alas, those names were sent right from space.
The origins of the names could sometimes be mind-blogging as they were to me but some of these states have very straightforward origins a very typical example is the state of Washington which was named after the first president of the United States, President George Washington. Much later Washington DC, the capital of the US was also named after this notable icon. Travel all around US states and book cheap domestic flights with Mobissimo Travel Search Engine.
Alabama - (language of origin: Choctaw) - albah amo, which means "thicket-clearers" or "plant-cutters", from albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear". The modern Choctaw name for the tribe is Albaamu.
Alaska - (language of origin: Aleut via Russian) - alaxsxaq via Аляска, which means "mainland" (literally "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed").
Arizona - (languages of origin: Basque, O'odham via Spanish and Spanish) - ali ṣona-g via Arizonac, which means "having a little spring"; zonas áridas, which means "arid zones"; aritz ona, which means "the good oak".
Arkansas - (language of origin: Kansa, via Illinois and French) – akaansa, the word of origin was borrowed from a French spelling of an Illinois rendering of the tribal name kką:ze (see Kansas, below), which the Miami and Illinois used to refer to the Quapaw.