The name Arizona is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "little springs". Arizona and is often added to lists like American Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
This unusual and evocative southwestern place name was picked for his daughter by former Everclear frontman Art Alexakis. It popped up as a first name on the quirky Dr. Arizona Robbins, introduced on Grey's Anatomy in 2009, played by Jessica Capshaw.
Not so admirable namesake: the notorious criminal "Ma" Barker was born Arizona Clark. Though her name would not have been such a radical choice at that time--Arizona was widely used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, peaking at Number 510 in 1882--which was before Arizona became a state.