Type Political Subdivision
Usage English (American)
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Contributor Contrib.Fanny on 8/8/2014
Name of a state in the United States, literally "Penn's woods". Penn comes from Pennaeth, the welsh word for "head" "top" and Latin silvania (from Latin silvia) "wood, forrest". The state was named by English king Charles II who named it in honor of Admiral William Penn, whose son (also named William Penn) was one of the first settlers.