We've all wondered at times how a something got its name. Well, wonder no longer.

Via Expedia Canada
Via Expedia Canada

Expedia Canada put together a list of all the states' names literal meanings.

Most Texans know that Texas means "Friend", but do you know what Arkansas means?

If someone put a gun to my head I would say it's a back hand to the people of Kansas. "This is Ar-Kansas bitches!"

Yep, I'd be dead. Arkansas literally means "Land of Downriver People".

Montana on the other hand means "Mountainous". What are the odds of that?

Hawaii's literal meaning is "Place of the Gods".

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