Make Up Some State Nicknames and We’ll Guess Where You’re From

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
1 connecticut What would you call Connecticut?
"The Quaint State"
"The Snob State"
"The New York Suburbs"
"Land of a Million Colleges"

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2 indiana For some reason, Indiana is called "The Hoosier State." Do you have an alternate nickname for it?
"The Random State"
"The Indy 500 State"
"The Corporate Headquarters State"
"The Home of Wonder Bread"

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3 Nebraska While Nebraska's nickname "The Cornhusker State" is fun, can you think of a better one?
"The Golly State"
"That Corn Place"
"The Deep Midwest"
"The Flyover State"

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4 california Most people call California "The Golden State." How would you nickname it?
"The Disaster State"
"Liberal Hell"
"The Pretentious State"
"The Expensive State"

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5 kansas Kansas is known as "The Sunflower State," but you think it should be called ...
"Oz"
"The Tornado State"
"The Barbecue State"
"Old Dry and Dusty"

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6 North Carolina North Carolina is called "The Tar Heel State." Would you nickname it something else?
"The Election Fraud State"
"The Cheerwine State"
"The State That's Definitely Very Different from South Carolina"
"The Smokey Mountains State"

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7 Vermont Vermont is known as "The Green Mountain State," but is that the best name for it?
"The Autumn Leaves State"
"The Antiquing State"
"That Dorky New England State"
"The Maple Syrup State"

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8 delaware Did you know that Delaware is known as "The First State"? What would you call it instead?
"The Afterthought State"
"The Mysterious State"
"That Place Where You Can Shop Tax-Free"
"The Holly State"

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9 New Mexico New Mexico is called "The Land of Enchantment," but what else could it be called?
"The Hot State"
"The Turquoise Jewelry State"
"The Hippie State"
"Pretty Arizona"

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10 peilican Louisiana is "The Pelican State." Does this nickname work, or can you think of a more fitting one?
"The French State"
"The Crawdad State"
"The Anne Rice State"
"The Creepy Bayou State"

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11 rhode island Although Rhode Island is already called "The Ocean State," can you think of a cuter name for it?
"The Yankee Doodle State"
"The Carousel State"
"The Tennis State"
"That Vaguely British State"

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12 oregon Famously called "The Beaver State," Oregon could also be called ...
"Portlandia"
"The Enchanted Forest"
"The Lumberjacks and Lattes State"
"The Pendleton Blanket State"

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13 wyoming Wyoming is called "The Cowboy State." Can you think of a better nickname for it?
"The Coal Mining State"
"The Last of the Old West"
"The Libertarian State"
"The Basically Montana State"

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14 Missouri "Show Me State" Missouri should also go by which of the following names?
"The 'Thanks for Mark Twain' State"
"The Pony Express State"
"The Spooky Cave State"
"Home of the Gateway Arch and Not Much Else"

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15 Pennsylvania Called "The Keystone State," Pennsylvania should actually be named ...
"The 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' State"
"The Ben Franklin Rules State"
"The Chocolate Factory State"
"The Other Massachusetts"

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16 hawaii You can probably guess that Hawaii is nicknamed "The Aloha State," but can you think of a better nickname?
"The Vacation State"
"The Tacky Shirt State"
"The Gorgeous State"
"The Spam Sushi State"

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17 Virginia Virginia is called "The Mother of Presidents." Would you call Virginia something else?
"The Ultimate Purple State"
"The Beach Town State"
"The Yummy Ham State"
"The Trout 'n' Politicians State"

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18 michigan What would you call "The Great Lakes State," aka Michigan?
"The 'Why Doesn't Flint Have Water Yet' State"
"The Heart of the Rust Belt"
"Auto Row"
"The Peninsular State"

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19 boots Texas is currently known as "The Lone Star State." What's your nickname for it?
"The Beauty Pageant State"
"The Land of the Overly Bold"
"Beto O'Rourke Territory"
"The Big Hat, No Cattle State"

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20 Alaska Yes, Alaska is called "The Last Frontier," but what do you like to call it instead?
"The Most Beautiful State"
"The Salmon State"
"Sarah Palin's Playground"
"The Mountain Man State"

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21Illinois Surprisingly enough, Illinois is nicknamed "The Prairie State." What do you think would be a better nickname for it?
"The Chicago Metro Area"
"The 'You Betcha!' State"
"The Meat-Eater's State"
"The St. Patrick's Day Fiasco State"

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22 Florida Known as "The Sunshine State," Florida could also be nicknamed ...
"The Florida Man State"
"The Tropical State"
"The Jimmy Buffett State"
"The Cockroach State"

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23 West Virginia West Virginia is officially known as "The Mountain State." What's your alternative to that?
"The Opioid Epidemic State"
"The Appalachian Wonderland"
"The Heart of the Mid-Atlantic"
"The John Denver State"

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24 Nevada Should "Silver State" Nevada be known as something else?
"The Burning Man State"
"The Sinful State"
"The Desert"
"The Sketchiest State"

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25 Minnesota Minnesota is known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes." Does this nickname work, or can you think of another?
"Prince's State, RIP"
"The Butter State"
"The Cold Scandinavian Silence State"
"The Let's Go Fishing State"

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26 Montana Montana is called "Big Sky Country." What do you think it should be called instead?
"Camping Heaven"
"The Buffalo State"
"The Ridiculously Lawless State"
"The Real Cowboy State"

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27 massachusetts You probably already know that Massachusetts is "The Bay State." Do you have a different name for it?
"Big Boston"
"The State with a Hard-to-Spell Name"
"Pilgrim Central"
"The Bean-Eating State"

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28 Maine New York's nickname was celebrated by Jay Z in "Empire State of Mind." How would you nickname New York?
"The Mean State"
"The Show-Offy State"
"The Queen of States"
"California East"

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29 New York Maine is "The Pine Tree State." Do you think this nickname fits, or would you give it another?
"The Ghoulish State"
"Basically Canada"
"Stephen King's State"
"The Lobster Roll State"

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30 North Dakota North Dakota is called "The Peace Garden State," but it should be called ... ?
"Mars"
"The Bleak State"
"The New Old West"
"The Other Dakota"

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