What do you call people from different states?

A list of resident nicknames 

Have you ever wondered what to call a resident of a certain state, like Wyoming? Are they Wyomingites? Wyomingers? If you're moving and want to know what you'll soon be called or just want to add to your random trivia knowledge, we've got the list of every state nickname below!  

U.S. state demonyms 

The official term for resident nicknames is a demonym. Depending on where a person is from, there could be several things you can call them (so, sorry for those debates, you both win!).  

We've listed every commonly accepted demonym we can find, listing the official nickname first (as designated by the U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual). Here's what you call someone from each state in the U.S.: 

Alabama
  • Alabamian, Alabammer, 'Bamer
Alaska
  • Alaskan
Arizona
  • Arizonan, Arizonian
Arkansas
  • Arkansan, Arkie, Arkansawyer
California
  • Californian, Californiac, Californio
Colorado
  • Coloradan, Coloradoan
Connecticut
  • Connecticuter, Connecticotian, Connecticutian, Nutmegger
Delaware
  • Delawarean, Muskrat
Florida
  • Floridian, Floridan
Georgia
  • Georgian
Hawaii
  • Hawaii resident, Hawaiian, Islander
Idaho
  • Hoosier, Indianian, Indianer
Illinois
  • Idahoan, Idahoer
Indiana
  • Illinoisan, Illinoian, Illinoyer
Iowa
  • Iowan, Hawkeye, Iowegian
Kansas
  • Kansan, Kanser, Jayhawk
Kentucky
  • Kentuckian, Kentucker, Kentuckyite
Louisiana
  • Louisianian, Louisianan
Maine
  • Mainer, Mainiac, Down Easter
Maryland
  • Marylander, Marylandian
Massachusetts
  • Massachusettsan, Bay Stater, Massachusite
Michigan
  • Michiganian, Michigander, Michiganese, Michigine, Michiganite, Wolverine
Minnesota
  • Minnesotan
Mississippi
  • Mississippian, Mississipper
Missouri
  • Missourian
Montana
  • Montanan
Nebraska
  • Nebraskan, Cornhusker
Nevada
  • Nevadan, Nevadian
New Hampshire
  • New Hampshirite, New Hampshireman, Granite Stater
New Jersey
  • New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite, Jerseyite
New Mexico
  • New Mexican
New York
  • New Yorker, Empire Stater
North Carolina
  • North Carolinian, Tar Heel
North Dakota
  • North Dakotan, NoDak
Ohio
  • Ohioan, Buckeye
Oklahoma
  • Oklahoman, Oklahomians, Oklahomie, Okie, Sooner
Oregon
  • Oregonian, Oregoner
Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvanian, Pennamite
Rhode Island
  • Rhode Islander, Rhodian
South Carolina
  • South Carolinian, South Carolinan, Sandlapper
South Dakota
  • South Dakotan
Tennessee
  • Tennessean, Volunteer, Big Bender, Butternut
Texas
  • Texan, Texian, Tejano
Utah
  • Utahn, Utahan
Vermont
  • Vermonter
Virginia
  • Virginian
Washington
  • Washingtonian, 'Toner
West Virginia
  • West Virginian, Mountaineer
Wisconsin
  • Wisconsinite, Cheesehead, Badger
Wyoming
  • Wyomingite, Wyomingian, Wyoman

 

U.S. Territory demonyms 

While these areas aren’t states, their residents are U.S. citizens. Here’s what you’d call them: 

American Samoa
  • American Samoan
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Northern Marianan
Guam
  • Guamanian
Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rican
U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Virgin Islander

Bonus: Nicknames for the U.S. regions 

If you’re looking for a nickname that covers a particular region rather than a specific state, here they are: 

Northeast
  • New Englanders
Midwest
  • Midwesterners
South
  • Southerners
West/Pacific
  • West Coasters
East
  • Easterner

Looking for more state facts? 

If you're the type of person who enjoys this type of info, then you might like some of our other location-based articles. At the bottom of our coverage map, you'll find fun facts to pull out on your next trivia night. Or check out this info on researching cost of living, weather and other details about a particular place.