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State Mottos for all 50 States
The content of this section of the website provides a fast, easy guide to the State Mottos for 50 states of America. The national motto of the United States of America is
"E pluribus unum", translated from Latin this means 'Out of many, one'. This is a brilliant motto for the United States of America as it succinctly reflects the ideals of a country which started with the 13 original states that, over a relatively short period of time, extended into the nation of 50 states it is today. The United States Motto is E pluribus unum.

Nicknames and State Mottos for all 50 States of America
Mottos are short phrases or sayings that summarize and encapsulate the values or ideals of groups of people. The State Mottos for all 50 states of America were adopted to convey the aspirations, the religion, the history, the intentions or the prime motivational force of each of the 50 states. The State Mottos were adopted as different times and many are in Latin as was the custom of the day. The State motto of California is "Eureka" from the Greek meaning "I have found it" which was a clear reference to the discovery of gold. The nicknames of the states include official and unofficial nicknames. The official nicknames on the whole tend to reflect the land geography whereas the unofficial nicknames are far more colorful and have been given for a variety of different reasons. This article contains a table with a list of  State Mottos and nicknames - for additional facts and information click a link on the menu bar.

 
 

State Mottos and Nicknames
All of the State mottos for all 50 states of America are accompanied by nicknames which are more friendly and familiar names which invariably reflect the geographic nature of the state or its history. We have therefore compiled a list containing both State Mottos and Nicknames. Together the State Mottos and Nicknames convey so much about the people and history of each of the states at a glance.

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Click one of the links on the menu bar to access interesting facts and info about the nicknames and each one of the 50 states of America. The articles contain history and information about the state mottos and nicknames together with a picture of each of the state flags.

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List of State Mottos and Nicknames
There are additional facts, flags and information about each of the 50 states of America to accompany the list of State mottos and nicknames - just click one of the links on your left.
 
List of State Mottos and Nicknames
  Names of States Mottos of States Nicknames  
  Alabama Latin: 'Audemus jura nostra defendere'
Meaning: "We dare to defend our rights"
Heart of Dixie  
  Alaska North to the future 49th State  
  Arizona Latin: 'Ditat Deus' meaning "God enriches" Grand Canyon State  
  Arkansas Latin: 'Regnat populus' meaning "The people rule" Natural State  
  California Greek: 'Eureka' meaning "I have found it" Golden State  
  Colorado Latin: 'Nil sine numine' - "Nothing without Providence" Centennial State  
  Connecticut Latin: 'Qui transtulit sustinet' - "He who transplanted sustains" Constitution State  
  Delaware Liberty and independence First State  
  Florida In God we trust Sunshine State  
  Georgia Wisdom, justice, and moderation Peach State  
  Hawaii Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono meaning
"The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness"
Aloha State  
  Idaho Latin: Esto perpetua meaning "Let it be perpetual" Gem State  
  Illinois State sovereignty, national union Prairie State  
  Indiana The crossroads of America Hoosier State  
  Iowa Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain Hawkeye State  
  Kansas Latin: Ad astra per aspera - "To the stars through adversity" Sunflower State  
  Kentucky English Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
Latin Motto: Deo gratiam habeamus - "Let us give thanks to God"
Bluegrass State  
  Louisiana Union, justice, and confidence Pelican State  
  Names of States Mottos of States Nicknames  

List of State Mottos and Nicknames

 
 
List of State Mottos and Nicknames
There are additional facts, flags and information about each of the 50 states of America to accompany the list of State mottos and nicknames - just click one of the links on your left.
 
List of State Mottos and Nicknames
  Names of States Mottos of States Nicknames  
  Maine Latin: Dirigo meaning "I direct" Pine Tree State  
  Maryland Fatti maschii, parole femmine - "Manly deeds, womanly words" Old Line State  
  Massachusetts Latin: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
"By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty"
Bay State  
  Michigan Latin: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you"
Great Lakes State  
  Minnesota French: L'Etoile du nord meaning "The Star of the North" North Star State  
  Mississippi Latin: Virtute et armis meaning "By valor and arms" Magnolia State  
  Missouri Latin: Salus populi suprema lex esto
"The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law"
Show Me State  
  Montana Spanish: Oro y plata meaning "Gold and silver" Treasure State  
  Nebraska Equality before the law Cornhusker State  
  Nevada All for our country Silver State  
  New Hampshire Live free or die Granite State  
  New Jersey Liberty and prosperity Garden State  
  New Mexico Latin: Crescit eundo meaning "It grows as it goes" Land of Enchantment  
  New York Latin: Excelsior! meaning "Ever Upward!" Empire State  
  North Carolina Latin: Esse quam videri meaning "To be rather than to seem" Tar Heel State  
  North Dakota "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable" Peace Garden State  
  Ohio With God, all things are possible Buckeye State  
  Oklahoma Latin: Labor omnia vincit meaning "Hard work conquers all things" Cowboy Country  
  Oregon Latin: Alis volat propriis meaning "She flies with her own wings" Beaver State  
  Pennsylvania Virtue, liberty, and independence Keystone State  
  Rhode Island Hope Ocean State  
  South Carolina Latin: Dum spiro spero meaning "While I breathe, I hope" Palmetto State  
  South Dakota Under God the people rule Mount Rushmore State  
  Tennessee Agriculture and commerce Volunteer State  
  Texas Friendship Lone Star State  
  Utah Industry Beehive State  
  Vermont Freedom and Unity Green Mountain State  
  Virginia Latin: Sic semper tyrannis meaning "Thus always to tyrants" Old Dominion  
  Washington Chinook: Al-ki meaning "By and by" Evergreen State  
  West Virginia Latin: Montani semper liberi meaning "Mountaineers are always free" Mountain State  
  Wisconsin Forward Badger State  
  Wyoming Equal rights Equality State  
  Names of States Mottos of States Nicknames  

List of State Mottos and Nicknames

Names of all 50 States of America
The capital and federal state of America is Washington D.C. The names of all 50 states of America are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
   

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