Who named Nevada Nevada?
from the Spanish, first called Sierra Nevada meaning snowy range. Shortened to Nevada in 1861 separation from Utah
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because the settlers wanted to be original and they wanted it to that 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", "… snow-capped" or"snow-clad." Even though Nevada is the driest state, explorers based its name onthe prominent mountains, the Sierra Nevada range. They paid littleattention to the weather in other remote parts of the state. Nevada is named after the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The wordNevada is of Spanish origin and means snow-covered or snowy. Themountains of Nevada get a lot of snow every year. (MORE)
Nevada comes from the Spanish "covered in snow" from theSierra Nevada Mountains.