Official State Nickname of Connecticut
Connecticut was officially nicknamed "The Constitution State" by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1959. All State Nicknames
It's believed that ideas for writing of the Constitution of the United States were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut ("The Fundamental Orders" of 1638-39). On January 9, 1788, Connecticut was the fifth state to ratify the United States Constitution. Order of Statehood
Other Connecticut Nicknames
Connecticut is also known as "The Nutmeg State," and during the American Revolution, "The Provisions State."
A resident of Connecticut is a Connecticuter or Nutmegger. Other names that are no longer used include Connecticotian (Cotton Mather in 1702), and Connecticutensian (Samuel Peters in 1781).