How did Delaware get its nickname?

The name came from a famous man that died on a voyage to North America,
Lord De La War- Delawar-Delaware
Delawares nicknames are The First State ,The Small Wonder Diamond State ,and The Blue Hen State.
delaware is known by this nickname " The First State ' due to the fact that december 7,1787, it became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the us constitution.