Demonyms of the U.S. and Canada

A demonym is a word that names citizens of a specific place, generally obtained from the name of the area.

Map of the US State’s Denomonyms

Demonyms don’t always obviously distinguish region of origin. For instance, Hoosier is the official demonym for a resident of the state of Indiana.

United States of Demonyms

Official demonyms as recommended by the United States Government Publishing Office:
Alabama – Alabamian
Alaska – Alaskan
Arizona – Arizonan
Arkansas – Arkansan
California – Californian
Colorado – Coloradan
Connecticut – Connecticuter
Delaware – Delawarean
Florida – Floridian
Georgia – Georgian
Hawaii – Hawaii resident
Idaho – Idahoan
Illinois – Illinoisan
Indiana – Hoosier
Iowa – Iowan
Kansas – Kansan
Kentucky – Kentuckian
Louisiana – Louisianian
Maine – Mainer
Maryland – Marylander
Massachusetts – Massachusettsan
Michigan – Michiganian
Minnesota – Minnesotan
Mississippi – Mississippian
Missouri – Missourian
Montana – Montanan
Nebraska – Nebraskan
Nevada – Nevadan
New Hampshire – New Hampshirite
New Jersey – New Jerseyan
New Mexico – New Mexican
New York – New Yorker
North Carolina – North Carolinian
North Dakota – North Dakotan
Ohio – Ohioan
Oklahoma – Oklahoman
Oregon – Oregonian
Pennsylvania – Pennsylvanian
Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican
Rhode Island – Rhode Islander
South Carolina – South Carolinian
South Dakota – South Dakotan
Tennessee – Tennessean
Texas – Texan
Utah – Utahn
Vermont – Vermonter
Virginia – Virginian
Washington – Washingtonian
West Virginia – West Virginian
Wisconsin – Wisconsinite
Wyoming – Wyomingite

In some languages, a demonym may be adopted from another language as a descriptive attribute for a group of people. For instance, “Québécois(e)” is usually used in English for a resident of Quebec.

Map of the Canadian Province’s and Territories Denomonyms
Map of the Canadian Province's and Territories Denomonyms (English)
Map of the Canadian Province's and Territories Denomonyms (French)

Canadian Province’s and Territories Denomonyms

Alberta – Albertan (En), Albertain (Fr)
British Columbia – British Columbian (En), Britanno-Colombien (Fr)
New Brunswick – New Brunswicker (En), Néo-Brunswickois (Fr)
Manitoba – Manitoban (En), Manitobain (Fr)
Newfoundland and Labrador – Newfoundlander/Labradorian (En), Terre-Neuvien/Labradorien (Fr)
Northwest Territories – Northwest Territorian (En), Ténois (Fr)
Nova Scotia – Nova Scotian (En), Néo-Écossais (Fr)
Nunavut Territory – Nunavummiuq
Ontario – Ontarian (En), Ontarien (Fr)
Quebec – Quebecois (En), Québécois (Fr)
Saskatchewan – Saskatchewanian (En), Saskatchewanais (Fr)
Yukon Territory – Yukoner (En), Yukonnais (Fr)

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