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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English

Meaning & History

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.
Added 8/8/2014 by Fanny
Edited 10/18/2020 by HL, Beautiful Victory, Frollein Gladys and more