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

Missouri Origin and Meaning

The name Missouri is a girl's name meaning "Dugout canoe".

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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Terminal Reciprocity Says:


This just doesn’t seem like a good fit as a first name. Too long, too many consonants. It would work better as a last name or a middle name.

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.