Origin of "Maryland"

Maryland State Name Origin


Queen Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria (1609-1669); Queen of Britain, wife of Charles I.  Photo by Lisby/Flickr (Public Domain Image).

What does the name "Maryland" mean?

The state of Maryland was named to honor queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), the wife of England's King Charles I. All State Name Origins



Charles I and Henrietta Maria; departing for the chase.  Photo by Irina/Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Charles I and Henrietta Maria

The Chesapeake Bay; the largest freshwater es tuary in the world (and the largest physical feature in Maryland) - Landsat; public domain photo by U.S. gov. on Wikipedia

The Chesapeake Bay

The state of Maryland USA (public domain image).

The state of Maryland USA