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Origin of "Connecticut"

Connecticut State Name Origin

Map of Connecticut shows major population centers, transportation routes, streams and lakes. Photo by National Atlas of the United States / Wikipedia (public domain image).

What does "Connecticut" mean?

The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word "Quinnehtukqut" (beside the long tidal river). The name Connecticut was established early in the 1600's (referring to the Connecticut River). Many state names evolved from Native American languages. All State Name Origins

Connecticut was the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on January 9, 1788 (order of statehood). Connecticut's official nickname is "The Constitution State" because it's believed that ideas for writing of the U.S. Constitution were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut ("The Fundamental Orders" of 1638-39).