Origin of "New York"

New York State Name Origin


New York geology and topography

New York state geology and topography map courtesy of USGS: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain

What does "New York" mean?

New York was named after the English Duke of York and Albany (and the brother of England's King Charles II) in 1664 when the region called New Amsterdam was taken from the Dutch. The state was a colony of Great Britain until it became independent on July 4, 1776. All State Name Origins

The New York Convention of delegates ratified the U.S. Constitution on July 26, 1788, making New York the eleventh state to join the Union.

New York


The U.S. Mint's commemorative quarter for New York features a map of the state, the statue of Liberty with the phrase "Gateway to Freedom," and the year "1788" surrounded by eleven stars (New York was the eleventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on July 26, 1788). Public domain image on Wikipedia. All State Quarters

New York quarter

State of New York USA (public domain image).

State of New York USA