Origin of Idaho; from tribal (Shoshonean) name ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Abbr. ID or Id.
Origin of IdahoAfter Idaho, where it is chiefly grown.
- A state of the United States of America Capital: Boise.
- An Idaho potato.
When a name was being selected for new territory, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested "Idaho," which he claimed was a Native American term meaning "gem of the mountains". It was later revealed Willing had made up the name himself.
Variant of Idaho