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

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State Nicknames

 

 

STATE NAME ... NICKNAME

 

ALABAMA ........ Yellowhammer State

ALASKA ........... Last Frontier

ARIZONA ......... Grand Canyon State

ARKANSAS ....... Natural State

CALIFORNIA ..... Golden State

COLORADO ....... Centennial State

CONNECTICUT ... Constitution State

DELAWARE ........ First State

FLORIDA ........... Sunshine State

GEORGIA .......... Peach State

HAWAII ............ Aloha State 




 

IDAHO ............. Gem State

ILLINOIS .......... Prairie State

INDIANA .......... Hoosier State

IOWA ............... Hawkeye State

KANSAS ........... Sunflower State

KENTUCKY ........ Bluegrass State



 

LOUISIANA ................................ Pelican State

MAINE ...................................... Pine Tree State

MARYLAND ................................ Old Line State

MASSACHUSETTS ....................... Bay State

MICHIGAN ................................. Great Lakes State

MINNESOTA ............................... North Star State

MISSISSIPPI .............................. Magnolia State

MISSOURI ................................. 'Show Me' State

MONTANA .................................. Treasure State


NEBRASKA ............................. Cornhusker State

NEVADA ................................. Silver State

NEW HAMPSHIRE .................... Granite State

NEW JERSEY .......................... Garden State

NEW MEXICO ......................... Land of Enchantment

NEW YORK ............................. Empire State

 

NORTH CAROLINA ............... Tar Heel State

NORTH DAKOTA .................. Peace Garden State

OHIO ................................. Buckeye State

OKLAHOMA ......................... Sooner State

OREGON ............................. Beaver State

PENNSYLVANIA  ................... Keystone State

RHODE ISLAND  ................... Ocean State

SOUTH CAROLINA ................ Palmetto State

SOUTH DAKOTA ................... Mount Rushmore State



TENNESSEE ......................... Volunteer State

TEXAS ................................. Lone Star State

UTAH .................................. Beehive State

VERMONT ............................ Green Mountain State

 

VIRGINIA ............................. Old Dominion State

WASHINGTON ....................... Evergreen State

WEST VIRGINIA .................... Mountain State

WISCONSIN .......................... Badger State

WYOMING ............................. Cowboy State


 

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