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The name of the Michigan state is derived from Indian words that mean 'large lake'.

Michigan is located east of the Mississippi River and is the largest state on the eastern side of the river. The Canadian province of Ontario surrounds the northern and eastern sides of Michigan and the US state of Minnesota on the west. It is famous for its lakes and wolverines.

Some of Michigan's popular catchphrases are 'like Alaska, only closer', 'No hurricanes here', 'Have a great time at the great lake', and 'Great Lakes, Great Times'. It is the only state to have 11,000 inland lakes.

The state motto of Michigan translates to 'If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you!'. Looking for a list of nicknames to identify Michigan's nickname? Read on for a list of nicknames to identify the best state nickname.

Famous Michigan State Nicknames

Michigan is home to the famous Great Lake Michigan. The state motto of Michigan is 'Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice'. It was known that a number of wolverines roam around the peninsula of Michigan, leading to the name 'Wolverine State'.

All the famous Michigan state nicknames are listed below for you to choose Michigan's nickname from.

  • Great Lake State, meaning 'one of the five great lakes' this nickname was discovered because of the shore that reaches four of the five great lakes in Michigan state.
  • Water Winter Wonderland, the story behind this nickname is that the state has more than 11,000 inland lakes and also consists of four adjoining great lakes.
  • The Mitten State, meaning 'hand-like shape', the name originated because of the lower Peninsula shape on the map, which is the globe shape of a hand, where Michigander once lived.
  • Wolverine State, meaning a 'state of dangerous and brutal Michigans'. The name was given to the state because of the tale that there was a time when one could see a lot of wolverines roaming around on the Michigan peninsula.

Lesser-known Michigan State Nicknames

Michigan was called 'The Wolverine State' because it was known a long time ago that a lot of wolverines can be seen roaming on and around the peninsula of Michigan. Some of the lesser-known Michigan State nicknames are listed below.

  • Lake State is also known as 'Lake Michigan' and 'Lake State'. The nickname clashed with the names like 'The Lake States' the name which was given to all the states touching the Great Lake, so the name had to be rewritten and it got altered into the 'Lady of the Lake' and 'Water Wonderland.'
  • Lady of the Lake this nickname had the same case as the name mentioned above. They are almost the same and share the same story behind their alteration, which was later changed just to avoid any dispute between the 'Lady of the Lake' and 'Water Wonderland.'
  • Auto State was given to the state because the state has intensive Detroit's automobile manufacturing industries.
  • The Peninsula State was given to the state because of the early 20th century Michigan which was the alternative name of the ‘The Peninsula State.’

Interesting Michigan State Nicknames

The most popular nicknames for Michigan state are: 'Wolverine State', 'Great Lakes State', 'Water Wonderland', and 'The Mitten State.'

The Great Lakes that border Michigan from east to west are Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior. There are some interesting Michigan State nicknames listed below. Let's get into it.

  • Pure Michigan has been given to the state because of the travel and tourism-related campaigns that were being held in the state.
  • America's Left Hand was birthed because of the hand-shaped lower and upper Peninsula, which looks like a high five or a handshake.
  • The Automotive State has been bestowed on the state because the state is the home of the big three automakers. The industry has been situated in Detroit and adjoining Ontario and Canada.
  • The Orange Barrel State was given to the state because of its state flower which is the Orange Barrel, which blooms beautifully even in the toughest weather conditions like snow and rain.
  • Land Of Snow Machines And Bass Boats, was the result of Michigan having one of the best snowmobile trails in the state.
  • Michigan Mitten State is the result of Michigan's Lower Peninsula being in the shape of a globe that appears like a hand on the map, which was correlated with Michigan State, and that is how the state got the name 'The Mitten State.'
  • The Wheat State is a popular state nickname because of being the dominating producer of the wheat crop, which is the reason the name was given.
  • Land of 10,000 lakes is obviously why the name was given to the state because of being the only state and the home of more than 10,000 lakes, including Great Lake Michigan.
  • The Bread and Butter State is known as the Bread-and-Butter state because of being the richest in flour mills and bread and butter production on an extensive level worldwide. A popular state nickname.
  • The Star of the North because of the hockey team's name, and that is how the name was given to the state of Michigan. The state's foremost governor Henry Hastings Sibley provided the name.
  • Port City is one of the lesser-known names in the state of Michigan because many cities in Michigan are known for commercial and cruise ship ports.

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