Name: Missouri

Origin and Meaning of the Name Missouri

  • Pronunciation:
    (mee ZOO ree)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Missouri)
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Miscellaneous Info for Missouri

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name of this state of the United States comes from the Native American tribe Missouri. The name would mean "town of the large canoes, place of large canoes".
    As a first name, Missouri has been bestowed in the beginning of the 20th century, reaching #339 of the US top 1000 of names of 1912.

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Popularity Rank of Missouri (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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