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Washington State Names (Etymology of Names)
Washington Name Etymology and State Nicknames
Origin of Washington State Name
In honor of George Washington.
You guessed it! The Washington Territory established in 1853 was named to honor George Washington.
On November 11, 1889, Washington became the 42nd state to enter the Union. It is the only state named for a president. Washington was nicknamed "The Evergreen State" by CT Conover, pioneer Seattle realtor and historian, for its abundant evergreen forests. Unlike the other state symbols, the nickname has never been officially adopted by law.
Nickname for Chinook Indians, or Chinook salmon, now Oregon's state fish.
The Green Tree State
Nickname referencing the conifer forests of Washington.
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Washington Resident's Name
The etymologies of some US state names are more obvious than others, derived from the Spanish or French tongue. Though, more than half of the US state names come from Native American tribal languages, with several still a mystery to scholars and historians.
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