Where did Utah get it name?

Utah is named for the Ute Native American tribe that is native to the area. The Mormon Pioneers originally wanted to name the state "Deseret" which means honeybee, but government officials decided to name it "Utah" instead, which means "the top of the mountain" in the Ute language.
Utah is named for the Ute Native American tribe that is native to the area. The Mormon Pioneers originally wanted to name the state "Deseret" which means honeybee, but government officials decided to name it "Utah" instead, which means "the top of the mountain" in the Ute language.