Origin of "Utah"

Utah State Name Origin


Utah quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Utah features a golden spike and two locomotives (representing the completion of the transcontinental railroad); and the caption Crossroads of the West. Utah became the 45th state in 1896. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

What Does "Utah" Mean?

Utah originates from an Apache Indian word (yuttahih), which means people of the mountains. Europeans thought the word refered to Indians living higher in the mountains than the Navajo, and the territory became known as the land of the Utes, and eventually Utah.