Origin of "Arizona"

Arizona State Name Origin


Aztec warrior

Photo from The Aztec - U.S. Country Studies - Mexico: © Library of Congress (used by permission).

What does "Arizona" mean?

The name Arizona is the Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word that means "silver-bearing." It's also based on the Pima Indian word arizonac, meaning "little spring place." Many state names trace their origin to native American Indian languages



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