Wisconsin Nickname

Wisconsin State Nickname

The Badger State

WI is the Two-letter or Postal Abbreviation and Wis. is the Traditional or Standard Abbreviation for the State of Wisconsin. It’s nickname is “The Badger State.” Although the badger has been closely associated with Wisconsin since its territorial days, it was not declared the official state animal until 1957.

Over the years its likeness had been incorporated in the state coat of arms, the seal, the flag, and even State Capitol architecture, as well as being immortalized in the song “On, Wisconsin!” (“Grand old
badger state!”)