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Gender: Female Pronunciation: miz-OO-ree Meaning of Missouri: "Dugout canoe" Origin of Missouri: Native American

The name Missouri is a girl's name meaning "Dugout canoe". Missouri and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".

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Missouri, the name of a tribe, a state and a river, derives from the Illinois word mihsoori meaning "dugout canoe". It became a somewhat popular American girls' name in the mid-19th century.

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I'm a Banana Says:


I don't even care that it's a state. It sounds a lot like misery.

lizway Says:


Interesting. I'd never use it, but it's still interesting.