This is a list of U.S. state nicknames, including officially adopted nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. Current official state nicknames are highlighted in bold.
Cracker State - Along with Florida, Georgia has been called "The Cracker State" in earlier times, perhaps a derogatory term that referred to immigrants, called "Crackers," from the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. See also Atlanta Crackers: Origin of the name
Empire State of the South - Refers to economic leadership
Yankee-land of the South: Similarly to the above nickname, "Yankee-land of the South" speaks to industrial and economic development in the south. This nickname may be used in a derogatory sense.
Goober State - Refers to peanuts, the official state crop