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Page 1/2. 28 State names and what they mean, for state for baby boys, listing 1-20.
Alexander .. American Secretary of State Alexander Haig ..
Alger .. State Department Official Alger Hiss.
Austin .. The state capital is named in his honor ..
Bainbridge .. Also a place name for an island in Washington state, across Puget Sound from Seattle.
Brunswick .. It was an independent state in pre-unification Germany.
Calhoun .. John Calhoun was a 19th-century American statesman, Vice President under Andrew Jackson, whose writings and ideas on states' rights contributed heavily to the Southern states' formation of the Confederacy.
Cincinnatus Legendary consul of ancient (fifth century BC) Rome, a statesman, who, according to legend, preferred farming but performed his civic duty by leading the state.
Colin .. Secretary of State Colin Powell ..
Constantine .. Constantine the Great, the fourth-century emperor, made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire ..
Cyrus .. Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.
Dean .. American Secretaries of State Dean Acheson, Dean Rusk.
Erie American place name: one of the Great Lakes, the famous Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo, and a tribe of Native Americans who lived in western New York State and Ohio.
Maryland .. The state of Maryland was named for English Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I, when the land was granted to Lord Baltimore.
Montana .. The name of the western state as a given name ..
Nevada .. The name of the western American state used as a given name.
Phoenix .. Also the name of a city in the southwestern American state of Arizona ..
Seiji .. (Japanese) "Manages affairs of state." ..
Seminole .. The football team of Florida State University is known as "the Seminoles".
Seneca .. Also the name of several New York State place names, and the name of a Roman philosopher and statesman who lived around the time of Christ and was Nero's tutor.
Seward .. In more modern times, William Henry Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, was responsible for the American purchase of Alaska from Russia ..
Alexander, Austin, Colin, Cyrus and Dean are commonly used names, while Alger, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Calhoun, Cincinnatus, Constantine, Erie, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Phoenix, Seiji, Seminole, Seneca and Seward are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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