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Gender: F Meaning of Alaska: "great land" Origin of Alaska: Native American

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State name Alaska stems from an Aleutian word for the land mass itself. There were 39 girls named Alaska in 2012 and, in the drive to annex more place names as personal names, it's got potential. Wilder but as habitable as Dakota or Cheyenne, Alaska is a name choice for the future.

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Mary "Alaska" Young, title character in John Green's "Looking for Alaska"
Alaska comes from the Aleut "Alyeska" meaning "that which the sea breaks against"