The Constitution State
Connecticut was officially nicknamed The Constitution State by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1959. It is believed that ideas for the writing of the Constitution of the United States were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut ("The Fundamental Orders" of 1638-39).
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 in use include Connecticotian (Cotton Mather in 1702), and Connecticutensian (Samuel Peters in 1781).