Who named Nevada Nevada?

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from the Spanish, first called Sierra Nevada meaning snowy range. Shortened to Nevada in 1861 separation from Utah
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How did Nevada get its name?

When Utah and Nevada split the territory, the original territorialname of "Sierra Nevada" was shortened to the current name ofNevada, the Spanish word meaning "snowy range", " (MORE)
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Who was Nevada named after?

Nevada was named after â??Sierra Nevadaâ?? which is a Spanishfeminine word that means mountain in the range. Nevada is a statein the western region of the United States. (MORE)