Origins of some U.S. state and territory names.

California      fictional Queen Califia
Carolinas    Charles I of England (Carolinus in Latin)
Florida         flowery land
Georgia       King George II of Great Britain;
Guam          Guahan is a native-language word for 'we have' or 'a place that has'
Iowa            Ioway people
Oklahoma   red people
Puerto Ricorich port
Utah            people of the mountains
Vermont      green mountains
Wyoming    at the big river flat