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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.

Info about State Mottos and Nicknames
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 StatesMottos of StatesNicknames 
 AlabamaLatin: 'Audemus jura nostra defendere'
Meaning: "We dare to defend our rights"
Heart of Dixie 
 AlaskaNorth to the future49th State 
 ArizonaLatin: 'Ditat Deus' meaning "God enriches"Grand Canyon State 
 ArkansasLatin: 'Regnat populus' meaning "The people rule"Natural State 
 CaliforniaGreek: 'Eureka' meaning "I have found it"Golden State 
 ColoradoLatin: 'Nil sine numine' - "Nothing without Providence"Centennial State 
 ConnecticutLatin: 'Qui transtulit sustinet' - "He who transplanted sustains"Constitution State 
 DelawareLiberty and independenceFirst State 
 FloridaIn God we trustSunshine State 
 GeorgiaWisdom, justice, and moderationPeach State 
 HawaiiUa Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono meaning
"The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness"
Aloha State 
 IdahoLatin: Esto perpetua meaning "Let it be perpetual"Gem State 
 IllinoisState sovereignty, national unionPrairie State 
 IndianaThe crossroads of AmericaHoosier State 
 IowaOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintainHawkeye State 
 KansasLatin: Ad astra per aspera - "To the stars through adversity"Sunflower State 
 KentuckyEnglish Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
Latin Motto: Deo gratiam habeamus - "Let us give thanks to God"
Bluegrass State 
 LouisianaUnion, justice, and confidencePelican State 
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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 StatesMottos of StatesNicknames 
 MaineLatin: Dirigo meaning "I direct"Pine Tree State 
 MarylandFatti maschii, parole femmine - "Manly deeds, womanly words"Old Line State 
 MassachusettsLatin: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
"By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty"
Bay State 
 MichiganLatin: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you"
Great Lakes State 
 MinnesotaFrench: L'Etoile du nord meaning "The Star of the North"North Star State 
 MississippiLatin: Virtute et armis meaning "By valor and arms"Magnolia State 
 MissouriLatin: Salus populi suprema lex esto
"The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law"
Show Me State 
 MontanaSpanish: Oro y plata meaning "Gold and silver"Treasure State 
 NebraskaEquality before the law Cornhusker State 
 NevadaAll for our countrySilver State 
 New HampshireLive free or dieGranite State 
 New JerseyLiberty and prosperityGarden State 
 New MexicoLatin: Crescit eundo meaning "It grows as it goes"Land of Enchantment 
 New YorkLatin: Excelsior! meaning "Ever Upward!"Empire State 
 North CarolinaLatin: 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 
 OhioWith God, all things are possibleBuckeye State 
 OklahomaLatin: Labor omnia vincit meaning "Hard work conquers all things"Cowboy Country 
 OregonLatin: Alis volat propriis meaning "She flies with her own wings"Beaver State 
 PennsylvaniaVirtue, liberty, and independenceKeystone State 
 Rhode IslandHopeOcean State 
 South CarolinaLatin: Dum spiro spero meaning "While I breathe, I hope"Palmetto State 
 South DakotaUnder God the people ruleMount Rushmore State 
 TennesseeAgriculture and commerceVolunteer State 
 TexasFriendshipLone Star State 
 UtahIndustryBeehive State 
 VermontFreedom and UnityGreen Mountain State 
 VirginiaLatin: Sic semper tyrannis meaning "Thus always to tyrants"Old Dominion 
 WashingtonChinook: Al-ki meaning "By and by"Evergreen State 
 West VirginiaLatin: Montani semper liberi meaning "Mountaineers are always free"Mountain State 
 WisconsinForwardBadger State 
 WyomingEqual rightsEquality State 
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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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