List of Nicknames of States in the USA

All the 50 states in the United States of America are popularly known by their respective nicknames. These are the sobriquets are often derived from the states’ culture, geography, history, politics or other distinguishing aspect. Most of these sobriquets have been officially adopted. The following table contains the list of nicknames of the states in the USA. A state may have multiple nicknames.

List of Nicknames / Sobriquets of States in the USA
State Nickname / Sobriquet
Alabama Cotton State, Yellowhammer State
Alaska The Last Frontier
Arizona Grand Canyon State
Arkansas Natural State
California Golden State
Colorado Centennial State
Connecticut Nutmeg State, Constitution State
Delaware First State, Diamond State
Florida Sunshine State
Georgia Peach State, Empire State of the South
Hawaii Aloha State
Idaho Gem State
Illinois Prairie State, Land of Lincoln
Indiana Hoosier State
Iowa Hawkeye State, Corn State
Kansas Sunflower State, Jayhawker State
Kentucky Bluegrass State
Louisiana Pelican State, Creole State, Sugar State
Maine Pine Tree State
Maryland Free State, Old Line State
Massachusetts Bay State, Old Colony State
Michigan Wolverine State, Great Lake State
Minnesota North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, Land of Sky-Blue Waters
Mississippi Magnolia State
Missouri Show Me State
Montana Treasure State, Big Sky Country
Nebraska Cornhusker State, Beef State
Nevada Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State
New Hampshire Granite State
New Jersey Garden State
New Mexico Land of Enchantment, Sunshine State
New York Empire State
North Carolina Tar Heel State, Old North State
North Dakota Flickertail State, Sioux State, Peace Garden State
Ohio Buckeye State
Oklahoma Sooner State
Oregon Beaver State
Pennsylvania Keystone State
Rhode Island Ocean State, Little Rhody
South Carolina Palmetto State
South Dakota The Mount Rushmore State
Tennessee Volunteer State
Texas Lone Star State
Utah Beehive State
Vermont Green Mountain State
Virginia The Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Washington Evergreen State, Chinook State
West Virginia Mountain State
Wisconsin Badger State, America’s Dairyland
Wyoming Equality State
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