State Nicknames and other u.s.trivia

Scroll down for a complete list of all 50 State Nicknames, with colorful images included.

Some states have several different nicknames, but this list shows the nickname most commonly associated with each state.

A nickname can be described as a descriptive alternative to a given name. A state is typically nicknamed in accordance with its most uniquely distinguishing feature.

Some state nicknames for U.S. states are traditionally produced by the state's residents, while others nicknames were officially adopted by the United States government.

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State Nicknames



ALABAMA                  The Yellowhammer State

ALASKA                     The Last Frontier

ARIZONA                   The Grand Canyon State

ARKANSAS                The Natural State

CALIFORNIA              The Golden State

COLORADO               The Centennial State

CONNECTICUT           The Constitution State

DELAWARE                The First State

FLORIDA                   The Sunshine State

GEORGIA                  The Peach State

HAWAII                     The Aloha State 


IDAHO                      The Gem State

ILLINOIS                   The Prairie State

INDIANA                   The Hoosier State

IOWA                        The Hawkeye State

KANSAS                    The Sunflower State

KENTUCKY                The Bluegrass State


LOUISIANA                The Pelican State

MAINE                       The Pine Tree State

MARYLAND                The Old Line State

MASSACHUSETTS       The Bay State

MICHIGAN                 The Great Lakes State

MINNESOTA               The North Star State

MISSISSIPPI              The Magnolia State

MISSOURI                 The 'Show Me' State

MONTANA                  The Treasure State

NEBRASKA                 The Cornhusker State

NEVADA                     The Silver State

NEW HAMPSHIRE        The Granite State

NEW JERSEY               The Garden State

NEW MEXICO              The Land of Enchantment

NEW YORK                  The Empire State


NORTH CAROLINA      The Tar Heel State

NORTH DAKOTA         The Peace Garden State

OHIO                        The Buckeye State

OKLAHOMA               The Sooner State

OREGON                   The Beaver State

PENNSYLVANIA          The Keystone State

RHODE ISLAND          The Ocean State

SOUTH CAROLINA      The Palmetto State

SOUTH DAKOTA         The Mount Rushmore State

TENNESSEE               The Volunteer State

TEXAS                       The Lone Star State

UTAH                        The Beehive State

VERMONT                  The Green Mountain State

VIRGINIA                  The Old Dominion State

WASHINGTON            The Evergreen State

WEST VIRGINIA         The Mountain State

WISCONSIN              The Badger State

WYOMING                 The Cowboy State

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