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Indiana

Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning “land of the Indians” or “Indian land”. It’s made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in the mistaken belief that America was part of Asia.

Nicknames: Indy

Origin: Sanskrit

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Variants:

  • Indianna (English)

 

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