Louisiana Nickname

State Nickname of Louisiana

The Pelican State

LA is the Two-letter or Postal Abbreviation and La. is the Traditional or Standard Abbreviation for the State of Louisiana. The nickname “Pelican
 is a tribute to the official state bird, the brown pelican, which is native to Louisiana.

Pelicans are found abundantly throughout Louisiana. They are an important symbol for the state. You can also see the pelican on the state flag, state quarter, and the state seal.