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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 14 Views | 🔊 8 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Means 'he speaks in the o...

Pronunciation: il-uh-noi, ɪl.əˈnɔɪ, IH L AH N OY

Popularity Rank: #506,636

On this page:

  • 1. Illinois Meaning
  • 2. Illinois Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Illinois
  • 4. Translations of Illinois
  • 5. Illinois Name Popularity
  • 6. Illinois popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Illinois
  • 8. Illinois Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Illinois

Illinois Meaning

The name Illinois is derived from the Algonquian word "illiniwek", which means "he speaks in the ordinary way". It was used to refer to the Illinois tribe of Native Americans.

Illinois also means "Means 'he speaks in the ordinary way', derived from Algonquian word. Refers to the Illinois tribe of Native Americans.".

Illinois is found in United States of America, Colombia, Panama, and 12 more countries.

Illinois Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: il-uh-noi

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ɪl.əˈnɔɪ

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: IH L AH N OY

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

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

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

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

OY: Pronounce as in "boy" (B OY)

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.

How to pronounce Illinois?

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Translations of Illinois

Illinois Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Illinois is recorded 29 times globally, ranking it as the 506,636th most common name worldwide.

Illinois is most prevalent in United States of America, with 7 occurrences, making it the 118,634th most popular name in the country.

Illinois Popularity by Country

Illinois popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Illinois from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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