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wonder state

List of U.S. state nicknames

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.

State Nickname(s)

(No official Nickname)

  • Cotton State
  • Heart of Dixie
  • Yellowhammer State
  • Stars Fell on Alabama (currently used on general issue license plates)

  • Great Land
  • Last Frontier

  • Bear State
  • Land of Opportunity (former official nickname)
  • Natural State
  • Wonder State
  • Razorback State
  • What a State!

  • El Dorado State
  • Golden State
  • Golden West
  • Grape State
  • Land of Milk and Honey
  • The Bear State (or Republic)
  • Entertainment State
  • Land of the Fires
  • Movie State
  • People's Republic of California

  • Buffalo Plains State - disused
  • Centennial State
  • Colorful Colorado
  • Columbine State
  • Highest State
  • Lead State - disused
  • Mother of Rivers
  • Rocky Mountain Empire
  • Rocky Mountain State - disused
  • Silver State - disused

  • Constitution State
  • Land of Steady Habits
  • Nutmeg State
  • Provisions State

  • Diamond State
  • First State
  • Small Wonder
  • Blue Hen State or the Blue Hen's Chicken

  • The Federal City
  • The District

  • 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

  • Aloha State
  • Pineapple State
  • Rainbow State

  • Land of Lincoln
  • Prairie State
  • The Corn State
  • Inland Empire State
  • The Sucker State (for a type of fish)
  • Garden of the West

  • Crossroads of America
  • Hoosier State
  • Hospitality State

  • Tall Corn State
  • Hawkeye State
  • Land of the Rolling Prairie
  • Cyclone State

  • Bluegrass State
  • The Corn-crackers (reported in 1881)

  • Bayou State
  • Child of the Mississippi
  • Creole State
  • Pelican State
  • Sportsman's Paradise
  • Sugar State

  • The Border State (reported in 1881)
  • Down East
  • Pine Tree State
  • Vacationland

  • Cockade State
  • Free State
  • Monumental State
  • Old Line State
  • Terrapin State
  • Crab State

  • Bay State
  • The Commonwealth
  • Colony State
  • Old Colony
  • Taxachusetts

  • The Great Lakes State
  • Mitten State
  • Winter Water Wonderland
  • Wolverine State
  • The Birthplace of Automotives

  • Gopher State
  • Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • Land of Lakes
  • Land of Sky-Blue Waters
  • North Star State

  • Big Sky Country
  • The Last Best Place
  • Treasure State

  • Beef State
  • Cornhusker State
  • Tree Planter's State

  • Cactus State
  • The Colorful State
  • The Land of Enchantment
  • Land of Sunshine (predates "The Land of Enchantment"; this earlier nickname highlighted the large percentage of sunshine received statewide)
  • New Andalusia
  • The Outer Space State
  • The Spanish State

  • The Empire State

  • Buckeye State
  • Birthplace of Aviation
  • Mother of Modern Presidents

  • Land of the Red Man
  • Sooner State

  • Beaver State
  • Union State
  • Pacific Wonderland
  • Sunset State

  • Little Rhody
  • Ocean State
  • Plantation State

  • Artesian State
  • Blizzard State
  • Coyote State
  • Land of Infinite Variety
  • Mount Rushmore State (officially adopted in 1980 in place of the former nickname of Sunshine State)
  • Sunshine State

  • Big Bend State (refers to the Tennessee River)
  • Butternut State (refers to the tan color of the uniforms worn by Tennessee soldiers in the American Civil War)
  • Hog and Hominy State
  • The Mother of Southwestern Statesmen
  • Volunteer State

  • Cowboy State
  • Friendship State
  • Lone Star State

  • Green Mountain State

  • Mother of Presidents
  • The Old Dominion

  • Evergreen State

  • Mountain State
  • Panhandle State

  • America's Dairyland
  • America's Bread Basket
  • Badger State

  • Cowboy State
  • Equality State
  • Park State

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