How did Utah got its name?
It was named (as were many states) for the Ute tribe of native Americans.
Utah got its name from the Ute Native American tribe which reside within the states borders. The name was first officially used when the land was declared the Utah Territory in the Compromise of 1850. It was proposed by those within Utah that it be named Deseret, along with much different boundaries; the U.S. Government did not comply.
Th US State of Utah got its name from native tribe known as the Nuutsiu or Utes (which itself may come from the Apache yudah, yiuta or yuttahih, meaning 'they who are higher up'), encountered by Spanish in the late 1500s. Utemeans 'Land of the Sun' and 'Nuciu' 'Nuutsiu' or 'Noochew' as 'the people', in the tribe's language. The state of Utah was named after the native American tribe the Utes who lived in the…