Name Meanings & Origins


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The name CHICAGO may have Algonquin origins.

Possibly means "onion" or "garlic" in the Miami-Illinois language. From the Algonquin shigàgowinj 'onion' or wàbi-shigàgowinj 'garlic'. The name of the city of Chicago, the capital of Illinois, was likely given because garlic supposedly grew in abundance in the area.

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