Meaning:US state named in honor of Henrietta Maria of France
Replete with patriotism for one’s home or a rhythmic place name-inspired choice, Maryland is a gender-neutral title of British origin. Pretty self-explanatory in its meaning, “Mary’s land,” the US state of Maryland was named to honor the English King Charles I’s wife, Henrietta Maria of France. Reminiscent of a historical era that has significantly molded our world today, Maryland is instantly recognizable and brimming with American pride.
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