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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 10 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Derived from Native Ameri...

Pronunciation: ahr-kuhn-saw, /ˈɑːrkənsɑː/, AA R K AH N S AA

Popularity Rank: #495,712

On this page:

  • 1. Arkansas Meaning
  • 2. Arkansas Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Arkansas
  • 4. Translations of Arkansas
  • 5. Arkansas Name Popularity
  • 6. Famous People with Name Arkansas
  • 7. Arkansas Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Arkansas

Arkansas Meaning

The name Arkansas is derived from the Sioux word acansa, meaning "downstream place." It was used by French explorers to refer to the Quapaw people and their territory along the Arkansas River.

Arkansas also means "Derived from Native American word meaning 'downstream place'".

Arkansas is found in United States of America, France, Iraq, and 12 more countries.

Arkansas Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: ahr-kuhn-saw

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈɑːrkənsɑː/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: AA R K AH N S AA

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Arkansas

Arkansas Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Arkansas is recorded 30 times globally, ranking it as the 495,712th most common name worldwide.

Arkansas is most prevalent in United States of America, with 11 occurrences, making it the 85,213th most popular name in the country.

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