Nebraska - Meaning of Nebraska

What does Nebraska mean?

[ 3 syll. ne-bras-ka, neb-ra-ska ] The baby boy name Nebraska is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is NAHBRAESKAH †. Nebraska is derived from Native American-Otoe origins. The name's meaning is from the flat water land; from Nebraska, USA. The first name is derived ultimately from Nebrathka, the Otoe name for the Platte River meaning 'flat water'. The river also gave its name to the state of Nebraska, USA.

See also the related categories, water (river), land, and american.

Nebraska is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

† English pronunciation for Nebraska: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"



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