(Moswetuset Hummock, as seen from Quincy Shore Drive in the Fall.)
There seems to be consensus that Massachusetts is named after the indigenous people living in the area.
What is not unanimous is where the name of the tribe came from. It is commonly translated as “near the great hill,” possibly referring to the Blue Hills south of Boston. Alternatively, it is represented as “Moswetuset” from the name of the Moswetuset Hummock in Quincy (shown above). Moswetuset means “hill shaped like an arrowhead.”
hill (noun) :
: a small heap, pile, or mound.