U.S. States Nicknames – Nicknames Of All 50 States

Last updated on January 1st, 2022

This page contains the names of the 50 US states and their nicknames. We have a column with the state’s official nickname and other with the unofficial nicknames.

State nameOfficial state nicknamesUnofficial state nicknames
AlabamaYellowhammer State1. Heart of Dixie
2. Cotton State
3. Stars Fell on Alabama
4. Camellia State
5. Lizard State
6. Cotton Plantation State
AlaskaLast Frontier1. Land of the Midnight Sun
2. Great Land
3. Seward's Folly
4. Seward's Icebox
5. Russian America
6. Territory of Baranov
7. Mainland State
8. 49th State
9. Sourdough State
10. Up Over
ArizonaGrand Canyon State1. Apache State
2. Copper State
3. Baby State
4. Aztec State
5. Italy of America
6. Sand Hill State
7. Sunset State
8. Valentine State
ArkansasNatural State
1. Land of Opportunity
2. Wonder State
3. Bowie State
4. Toothpick State
5. Hot Water State
6. Bear State
7. Razorback State
8. What a State!
9. Rackensack
10. Diamond State
CaliforniaGolden State1. Grape State
2. Land of Sunshine and Opportunity
3. Land of Milk and Honey
4. Land of Fruits and Nuts
5. Where Stars Are Buried
6. Cereal Bowl of the Nation
7. Eureka State
8. Bear State (or Republic)
9. El Dorado State
10. Golden West
ColoradoCentennial State1. Columbine State
2. Rocky Mountain State
3. Highest State
4. Mile-high State
5. Buffalo Plains State
6. Lead State
7. Silver State
8. Treasure State
9. Colorful Colorado
ConnecticutConstitution State1. Arsenal of the Nation
2. Nutmeg State
3. Provisions State
4. Blue Law State
5. Land of Steady Habits
6. Freestone State
DelawareFirst State1. Diamond State
2. Spud State
3. Blue Hen State
4. Small Wonder
5. Peach State
6. New Sweden
7. Land of Tax-Free Shopping
FloridaSunshine State1. Everglade State
2. Orange State
3. Alligator State (No other state is nicknamed for a reptile.)
4. Peninsula State
5. Flower State
6. Citrus State
GeorgiaPeach State1. Empire State of the South
2. Goober State
3. Yankee-land of the South
4. Cracker State
5. Buzzard State
6. Pine State
HawaiiAloha State1. Pineapple State
2. Rainbow State
3. Youngest State
4. Paradise of the Pacific
5. Crossroads of the Pacific
IdahoGem State1. Spud State
2. Gem of the Mountains
3. Land of Famous Potatoes
IllinoisPrairie State1. Land of Lincoln
2. Rainy State
3. Corn State
4. Inland Empire
5. Sucker State
6. Garden of the West
7. Garden State
IndianaHoosier State
1. Hospitality State
2. Crossroads of America
IowaHawkeye State1. Tall Corn State
KansasSunflower State1. Jayhawk State
2. Wheat State
3. Central State
4. Grasshopper State
5. Garden of the West
6. Squatter State
7. Bleeding Kansas
8. Battleground of Freedom
9. Cyclone State
10. Midway, USA
KentuckyBluegrass State1. Tobacco State
2. Hemp State
3. Rock-Ribbed State
4. Dark and Bloody Ground
LouisianaPelican State1. Bayou State
2. Child of the Mississippi
3. Creole State
4. Mardi Gras State
5. Cajun State
6. Jazz capital of the US
7. Bayou Country
8. Cajun Country
9. Sportsman's Paradise
10. Fisherman's Paradise
11. Holland of America
12. Sugar State
MainePine Tree State1. Vacationland
2. Switzerland of America
3. Down East
4. Polar Star State
5. Lumber State
6. Border State
7. Old Dirigo State
MarylandOld Line State1. Cockade State
2. Free State
3. Monumental State
4. Terrapin State
5. Chesapeake State
6. Oyster State
7. America in Miniature
MassachusettsBay State1. Colony State
2. Spirit of America
MichiganGreat Lakes State1. Mitten State
2. Winter
Water Wonderland
3. Wolverine State
4. Peninsula State
5. Lake State
6. Lady of the Lake
7. Auto State
MinnesotaNorth Star State1. Gopher State
2. State of Hockey
3. Land of 10,000 Lakes
4. Bread and Butter State
5. Bread Basket of the Nation
6. Cream Pitcher of the Nation
7. Wheat State
8. Playground of the Nation
9. New England of the West
MississippiMagnolia State1. Hospitality State
2. Mudcat State
3. Groundhog State
4. Bayou State
5. Eagle State
6. Border-Eagle State
MissouriShow Me State1. Bullion State
2. Cave State
3. Iron Mountain State
4. Lead State
5. Puke State
6. Ozark State
7. Pennsylvania of the West.
8. Mother of the West
MontanaTreasure State1. Big Sky Country
2. Last Best Place
3. Bonanza State
4. Land of Shining Mountains
5. Stub-Toe State
6. Headwaters State
7. Mountain State
NebraskaCornhusker State1. Beef State
2. Tree Planters' State
3. Antelope State
4. Bugeating State
5. Black Water State
6. Squatters
NevadaSilver State1. Battle-Born State
2. Sagebrush State
3. Sage State
4. Mining State
5. Sierra Nevada Territory
6. Washoe Territory
7. Carson Territory
8. Eastern Slope
9. Humboldt
10. Esmeralda
11. Sierra Plata
12. Oro Plata
13. Bullion
14. Divorce State
15. Silverland
New HampshireGranite State
1. Mother of Rivers
2. White Mountain State
3. Queen State
4. Switzerland of America
New JerseyGarden State1. Clam State
2. Camden State
3. Camden and Amboy State
4. Jersey Blue State
5. Pathway of the Revolution
6. Mosquito State
New MexicoLand of Enchantment1. "Otro"
2. New Andalusia
3. Colorful State
4. Cactus State
5. Spanish State
6. Land of Sunshine
7. Sunshine State
8. Land of the Delight Makers
9. Land of Opportunity
10. Land of the Heart's Desire
11. Outer Space State
New YorkEmpire State1. Big Apple
2. Excelsior State
3. Knickerbocker State
4. Gateway to the West
North CarolinaTar Heel State1. Old North State
2. Turpentine State
3. First in Flight
4. First in Freedom
5. Land of the Sky
6. Rip Van Winkle State
North DakotaPeace Garden State1. Flickertail State
2. Sioux State
3. Roughrider State
4. Land of the Dakotas
5. Great Central State
OhioBuckeye State1. Mother of Modern Presidents
2. Yankee State
OklahomaSooner State1. Cowboy Country
2. Land of the Red Man
3. Boomer's Paradise
OregonBeaver State1. Union State
2. Webfoot State
3. Hard-case State
4. Sunset State
PennsylvaniaKeystone State1. Independence State
2. Quaker State
Commonwealth
3. Oil State
4. Coal State
5. Steel State
Rhode IslandOcean State
1. Little Rhody
2. Plantation State
3. Smallest State
4. Land of Roger Williams
5. Southern Gateway of New England
South CarolinaPalmetto State1. Rice State
2. Iodine State
3. Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard
4. Swamp State
5. Sand-lapper State.
South DakotaMount Rushmore State (Official)1. Blizzard State
2. Artesian State
3. Land of Infinite Variety
4. Land of Plenty
TennesseeVolunteer State1. Butternut State
2. Big Bend State
3. Mother of Southwestern Statesmen
4. River with the Big Bend
5. Hog State
6. Hominy State
TexasLone Star State1. Beef State
2. Jumbo State
3. Super-American State
4. Banner State
5. Blizzard State
UtahBeehive State1. Deseret
Mormon State
2. Land of the Mormons
3. Land of the Saints
4. Salt Lake State
VermontGreen Mountain State
VirginiaOld Dominion1. Mother of Presidents
2. Ancient Dominion
3. Mother of States
4. Mother of Statesmen
5. Cavalier State
WashingtonEvergreen State1. State of Love and Trust
2. Chinook State
3. Green Tree State
West VirginiaMountain State1. Panhandle State
WisconsinBadger State1. America’s Dairyland
2. Cheese State
3. Dairy State
4. America's Bread Basket
5. Copper State
WyomingEquality State1. Cowboy State
2. Park State
3. Suffrage State
4. Sagebrush State
5. Big Wyoming
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July 10th, 2021
List of state nicknames in alphabetical order