U.S. States Renamed

Renaming the States using contemporary practices, like misspelings and fluff terms

(Read about the origin of State names at “God Bless Bjarnia”)

Did you ever wonder what states would be named if we had to start all over?  When you look at the names we give commercial products, businesses, streets, and communities nowadays, you realize we would not be limited to just Indian words or the labels already owned by people and or other places.  The state legislatures could use jazzy expressions or pleasant but sterile phrases, or just invent words or misspell them.  Based upon contemporary naming practices, I wonder if the 50 states would not have names more like those given here.  (Also visit current State names and meanings.)


United States map with the states renamed U.S. map, state of Alabama U.S. map, state of Alaska U.S. map, state of Arkansas U.S. map, state of Arizona U.S. map, state of California U.S. map, state of Colorado U.S. map, state of Connecticut U.S. map, state of Delaware U.S. map, state of Florida U.S. map, state of Georgia U.S. map, state of Hawaii U.S. map, state of Iowa U.S. map, state of Idaho U.S. map, state of Illinois U.S. map, state of Indiana U.S. map, state of Kansas U.S. map, state of Kentucky U.S. map, state of Louisiana U.S. map, state of Massachusetts U.S. map, state of Maryland U.S. map, state of  me U.S. map, state of Michigan U.S. map, state of Montana U.S. map, state of Minnesota U.S. map, state of Missouri U.S. map, state of Mississippi U.S. map, state of Nebraska U.S. map, state of North Carolina U.S. map, state of North Dakota U.S. map, state of New Hampshire U.S. map, state of New Jersey U.S. map, state of New Mexico U.S. map, state of Nevada U.S. map, state of New York U.S. map, state of Ohio U.S. map, state of Oklahoma U.S. map, state of Oregon U.S. map, state of Pennsylvania U.S. map, state of Rhode Island U.S. map, state of South Carolina U.S. map, state of South Dakota U.S. map, state of Tennessee U.S. map, state of Texas U.S. map, state of Utah U.S. map, state of Virginia U.S. map, state of Vermont U.S. map, state of Washington U.S. map, state of Wisconsin U.S. map, state of West Virgina U.S. map, state of  Wyoming

The cover of The Economist, January 29, 2011, had a similar map showing states renamed in economic terms.

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