State Nicknames List

Florida state nickname sign The Sunshine State

State Nicknames

All 50 states in the US have official state nicknames and abbreviations. Some of the state nicknames represent a natural feature, a location, a popular animal, a plant that grows plentiful in that state, or even a historical reference. 

Below is a list of state nicknames for all of the 50 US states.

You can also find out more details and facts on how the states got their nicknames.

States with Capitals and Their Nicknames

AlabamaMontgomeryYellowhammer State
AlaskaJuneauThe Last Frontier
ArizonaPhoenixThe Grand Canyon State
ArkansasLittle RockThe Natural State
CaliforniaSacramentoThe Golden State
ColoradoDenverThe Centennial State
ConnecticutHartfordThe Constitution State
DelawareDoverThe First State
FloridaTallahasseeThe Sunshine State
GeorgiaAtlantaThe Peach State
HawaiiHonoluluThe Aloha State
IdahoBoiseThe Gem State
IllinoisSpringfieldPrairie State
IndianaIndianapolisThe Hoosier State
IowaDes MoinesThe Hawkeye State
KansasTopekaThe Sunflower State
KentuckyFrankfortThe Bluegrass State
LouisianaBaton RougeThe Pelican State
MaineAugustaThe Pine Tree State
MarylandAnnapolisThe Old Line State
MassachusettsBostonThe Bay State
MichiganLansingThe Great Lakes State
MinnesotaSt. PaulThe North Star State
MississippiJacksonThe Magnolia State
MissouriJefferson CityThe Show Me State
MontanaHelenaThe Treasure State
NebraskaLincolnThe Cornhusker State
NevadaCarson CityThe Silver State
New Hampshire  ConcordThe Granite State
New JerseyTrentonThe Garden State
New MexicoSanta FeThe Land of Enchantment
New YorkAlbanyThe Empire State
North CarolinaRaleighThe Tar Heel State
North DakotaBismarckThe Peace Garden State
OhioColumbusThe Buckeye State
OklahomaOklahoma City  The Sooner State
OregonSalemThe Beaver State
PennsylvaniaHarrisburgThe Keystone State
Rhode IslandProvidenceThe Ocean State
South CarolinaColumbiaThe Palmetto State
South DakotaPierreMount Rushmore State
TennesseeNashvilleThe Volunteer State
TexasAustinThe Lone Star State
UtahSalt Lake CityThe Beehive State
VermontMontpelierThe Green Mountain State
VirginiaRichmondThe Old Dominion State
WashingtonOlympiaThe Evergreen State
West VirginiaCharlestonThe Mountain State
WisconsinMadisonThe Badger State
WyomingCheyenneThe Equality or Cowboy State