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This is a list of symbols of the U.S. State of Maryland. The majority of the items in the list are officially recognized symbols created by an act of the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. However, two of the more famous symbols of Maryland, the state motto and the state nicknames, were never made official by the state government. While the state seal derives from the colonial heritage of the state, the majority of official state symbols were designated in the last few decades.


Type Symbol Year Image
Flag Arms of the Calvert and Crossland families 1904[A] Maryland flag
Motto Fatti maschii, parole femine
(Manly deeds, womanly words)
Nicknames The Old Line State
The Free State
Seal The Great Seal of Maryland 1969[D]