i grew up in a place called "indiana" which means "land of the indians." it was called that because when they decided to make it a place with a name, tons of indians lived there. now i live in a place called "california," which i guess means "hot as an oven." i assume they called it that because when they decided it was a place that should have a name, it was hot as an oven.
i think indiana is a cooler name for a place but california was a better thought out name because nowadays, california is still pretty hot but there aren't very many indians left in indiana.