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Gender: Female Meaning of Nevada: "covered in snow" Origin of Nevada: Spanish place-name

Nevada Origin and Meaning

The name Nevada is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "covered in snow".

Named for its snowcapped mountains, Nevada is a state name which, unlike Carolina, Montana, and Dakota, has been relatively undiscovered. Warning: today's unvisited place-name could become tomorrow's trampled tourist attraction.

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shelbynh Says:

2016-05-29T19:25:16

Love it! My home state.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-27T23:24:21

Always knew it was pronounced the first way, having family living there, but my geography teacher always pronounced it the second way and it drove me insane!

CocoWhite Says:

2014-05-27T23:21:20

Just wanted to clear this up: the correct pronunciation (if you're referring to the state) is "neh-VADD-uh" not "neh-VAHD-uh". The A in the second syllable sound be short, same as the A in "apple" or "cat". I used to live in the state, so it kinda ticks me off when people don't know how to say it right (and most people don't).

Sweekune Says:

2014-03-22T13:59:55

Unusual but oddly charming! I personally wouldn't use it having never been to Nevada.

CocoWhite Says:

2014-03-11T02:57:59

Yes, I agree! I've been to Nevada several times, and it's just gorgeous. There's all these beautiful deserts and mountains and canyons, and then of course there's Las Vegas, too.... It's such a beautiful state.

morg215 Says:

2014-03-10T22:59:12

Gorgeous place name.