THE TEN MOST COMMONLY USED NICKNAMES IN EACH STATE

For each state, the nicknames are followed by the number of schools using that nickname.  In some cases more than ten are listed because of ties, and in a few cases there are fewer than ten because some smaller states have fewer than ten nicknames that appear more than once.

ALABAMA
Tigers50
Bulldogs32
Wildcats31
Eagles28
Panthers28
Lions19
Rebels14
Yellow Jackets12
Patriots11
Rams11

ALASKA
Eagles26
Wolverines13
Wolves13
Huskies11
Lynx9
Warriors7
Hawks7
Bears7
Falcons6
Panthers5

ARIZONA
Eagles24
Panthers13
Bulldogs11
Warriors9
Knights9
Tigers9
Cougars8
Mustangs8
Falcons7
Wildcats7

ARKANSAS
Eagles21
Bulldogs20
Tigers18
Lions14
Panthers14
Warriors14
Hornets13
Pirates11
Wildcats11
Bears8
Mustangs8

CALIFORNIA
Eagles102
Cougars47
Warriors46
Knights45
Panthers44
Mustangs41
Wildcats40
Lions39
Bulldogs37
Vikings35

COLORADO
Eagles23
Bulldogs15
Panthers15
Tigers15
Mustangs14
Wildcats11
Warriors10
Indians9
Pirates9
Rams9

CONNECTICUT
Eagles12
Panthers10
Tigers10
Indians9
Falcons9
Wildcats9
Warriors8
Lions8
Bulldogs7
Rams7

DELAWARE
Cougars4
Eagles4
Raiders3
Titans3
Vikings3
Buccaneers2
Bulldogs2
Lions2
Spartans2
Warriors2
Wildcats2

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Eagles3
Bulldogs2
Knights2
(no other nickname is used more than once)

FLORIDA
Eagles62
Panthers35
Bulldogs27
Lions27
Tigers23
Patriots19
Warriors19
Crusaders18
Wildcats18
Cougars14
Knights14
Raiders14
Rams14

GEORGIA
Bulldogs25
Eagles22
Tigers21
Panthers19
Wildcats16
Indians15
Raiders13
Trojans13
Lions13
Warriors12

HAWAII
Warriors7
Bulldogs3
Lions3
Trojans3
Dolphins3
Spartans2
Na Alii2
Menehunes2
Sabers2
Sharks2
Dragons2
Eagles2
Hurricanes2
Red Raiders2
Cougars2

IDAHO
Bulldogs8
Tigers8
Trojans7
Panthers6
Pirates6
Huskies5
Indians5
Mustangs5
Eagles5
Wildcats5

ILLINOIS
Eagles39
Wildcats30
Panthers30
Warriors29
Bulldogs28
Tigers27
Indians25
Knights21
Trojans19
Lady Panthers16

INDIANA
Eagles 29
Panthers20
Tigers19
Warriors18
Cougars17
Knights14
Bulldogs13
Lions13
Trojans12
Patriots11

IOWA
Warriors19
Eagles19
Tigers 18
Bulldogs14
Mustangs13
Wildcats13
Trojans12
Panthers11
Indians 11
Knights 10
Lions10

KANSAS
Eagles29
Wildcats24
Bulldogs23
Indians16
Panthers15
Mustangs14
Tigers13
Trojans13
Lions 12
Cardinals11
Warriors11

KENTUCKY
Eagles21
Wildcats16
Cougars13
Lady Eagles13
Panthers13
Tigers12
Bulldogs12
Lady Bulldogs11
Cardinals11
Lady Panthers10

LOUISIANA
Tigers38
Panthers24
Eagles23
Bulldogs21
Rebels15
Hornets13
Lions13
Wildcats13
Trojans12
Cougars11
Gators11
Warriors11

MAINE
Eagles12
Tigers9
Knights6
Lions6
Bulldogs5
Hawks5
Rams5
Vikings5
Warriors5
Panthers4

MARYLAND
Eagles27
Knights14
Lions14
Panthers14
Warriors11
Rams10
Falcons10
Mustangs9
Patriots8
Wildcats8

MASSACHUSETTS
Eagles19
Panthers19
Warriors18
Tigers14
Bulldogs13
Wildcats13
Cougars10
Rams10
Crusaders9
Falcons9
Indians9
Mustangs9
Spartans9
Vikings9

MICHIGAN
Eagles61
Panthers30
Wildcats27
Bulldogs27
Vikings26
Cougars25
Falcons24
Warriors 22
Trojans21
Knights 17
Cardinals17
Tigers17

MINNESOTA
Eagles28
Tigers20
Panthers16
Cardinals14
Knights14
Trojans12
Warriors12
Falcons11
Bulldogs10
Raiders10
Rebels10

MISSISSIPPI
Tigers34
Bulldogs24
Eagles19
Cougars14
Panthers14
Rebels14
Wildcats14
Lions10
Warriors9
Trojans9

MISSOURI
Tigers62
Eagles49
Bulldogs48
Wildcats33
Panthers26
Indians22
Cardinals19
Lions17
Hornets16
Pirates16

MONTANA
Bulldogs11
Panthers9
Eagles8
Warriors8
Pirates7
Tigers7
Falcons7
Cougars5
Mustangs5
Wildcats5

NEBRASKA
Eagles18
Tigers17
Bulldogs16
Cardinals14
Wildcats14
Warriors13
Knights12
Mustangs10
Indians9
Panthers8
Longhorns8
Trojans8

NEVADA
Mustangs5
Bulldogs4
Lions4
Cougars3
Eagles3
Panthers3
Warriors3
Colts2
Falcons2
Grizzlies2
Jaguars2
Longhorns2
Muckers2
Railroaders2
Rams2
Spartans2
Wolverines2

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Eagles8
Cougars5
Panthers4
Bears3
Bobcats3
Crusaders3
Huskies3
Rams3
Spartans3
Tigers3
Warriors3
Wildcats3

NEW JERSEY
Panthers19
Cougars16
Lions16
Rams14
Tigers13
Bulldogs 12
Eagles 11
Falcons10
Indians10
Mustangs10
Raiders10
Spartans10

NEW MEXICO
Panthers10
Eagles8
Tigers8
Bears7
Warriors7
Wildcats6
Bobcats4
Cougars4
Coyotes4
Rams4

NEW YORK
Panthers 56
Eagles47
Tigers42
Indians41
Warriors36
Bulldogs33
Blue Devils30
Wildcats29
Lions27
Knights25

NORTH CAROLINA
Eagles32
Vikings20
Wildcats20
Cougars18
Bulldogs17
Knights16
Panthers13
Patriots12
Rams12
Trojans12
Warriors12

NORTH DAKOTA
Cardinals8
Eagles6
Raiders6
Rebels6
Wildcats6
Warriors5
Bulldogs4
Comets4
Coyotes4
Titans4

OHIO
Panthers36
Tigers34
Eagles34
Wildcats33
Bulldogs31
Indians25
Warriors25
Vikings18
Falcons17
Trojans16

OKLAHOMA
Tigers 45
Bulldogs38
Eagles38
Wildcats26
Panthers22
Warriors22
Indians17
Pirates15
Lions12
Mustangs10

OREGON
Eagles20
Tigers13
Cougars13
Warriors12
Bulldogs10
Pirates9
Panthers9
Lions8
Mustangs7
Falcons7
Vikings7

PENNSYLVANIA
Panthers34
Eagles33
Lions31
Indians28
Warriors28
Trojans23
Cougars23
Spartans21
Tigers21
Rams18
Vikings18

RHODE ISLAND
Patriots3
Tigers3
Warriors3
Eagles2
Falcons2
Hurricanes2
Knights2
(No other nickname occurs more than once)

SOUTH CAROLINA
Eagles26
Warriors12
Bulldogs11
Panthers10
Trojans9
Yellow Jackets9
Knights8
Tigers8
Cavaliers7
Raiders7
Wildcats7

SOUTH DAKOTA
Tigers12
Raiders8
Warriors8
Bulldogs6
Wildcats6
Cardinals5
Eagles5
Chargers4
Comets4
Flyers4
Mustangs4
Panthers4
Patriots4
Trojans4
Vikings4
Lady Bulldogs4

TENNESSEE
Eagles27
Tigers26
Wildcats21
Bulldogs14
Lions14
Cougars12
Panthers12
Warriors12
Patriots11
Rebels11

TEXAS
Eagles139
Bulldogs96
Tigers78
Panthers 68
Lions63
Mustangs59
Wildcats53
Cougars43
Indians36
Pirates35

UTAH
Eagles5
Tigers5
Mustangs4
Warriors4
Wildcats4
Bobcats3
Bulldogs3
Cougars3
Hawks3
Miners3
Rams3

VERMONT
Eagles6
Wildcats4
Hornets3
Blue Devils2
Falcons2
Panthers2
Raiders2
Rebels2
Yellowjackets2
(No other nickname occurs more than once)

VIRGINIA
Eagles22
Warriors16
Bulldogs13
Panthers12
Cavaliers11
Falcons10
Indians10
Raiders10
Cougars9
Knights9
Patriots9
Tigers9
Vikings9

WASHINGTON
Eagles28
Bulldogs14
Tigers14
Lions14
Vikings13
Warriors12
Panthers12
Cougars11
Knights10
Wildcats10

WEST VIRGINIA
Patriots7
Warriors7
Wildcats7
Eagles6
Tigers6
Panthers6
Bulldogs5
Lions 4
Cougars4
Falcons3
Knights3
Indians3
Red Devils3

WISCONSIN
Eagles25
Panthers23
Cardinals21
Tigers18
Vikings16
Wildcats16
Indians15
Warriors15
Bulldogs12
Falcons12

WYOMING
Eagles6
Panthers5
Broncs4
Bulldogs4
Tigers4
Buffaloes3
Wolves3
Bobcats2
Fillies2
Longhorns2
Rams2
Red Devils2
Wranglers2
NICKNAMES MOST COMMONLY USED IN THE UNITED STATES AS A WHOLE

There are actually two lists here.  The first list might be described as the "pure" list.  This list is of nicknames that are unaltered with modifiers such as colors, "Fighting," "Flying," etc. and also have not had the spelling altered in some way.  It includes all nicknames used by at least 100 schools.

Eagles 1273
Tigers881
Panthers809
Bulldogs806
Wildcats669
Warriors653
Lions532
Cougars485
Indians 432
Knights410
Mustangs406
Falcons368
Trojans365
Vikings354
Rams297
Cardinals287
Raiders282
Spartans274
Patriots269
Pirates255
Hornets253
Crusaders234
Bears225
Hawks210
Rebels186
Bobcats184
Blue Devils169
Wolverines145
Wolves142
Huskies141
Jaguars139
Titans135
Dragons133
Chargers 133
Saints124
Braves110
Red Devils110
Rockets109
Pioneers102

This second list has the totals when one includes nicknames with modifiers, such as Golden Eagles, Fighting Tigers, Polar Bears, etc., alternate spellings such as Kardinals or Wildcatz, or even the decision whether to make a name one or two words (such as Yellow Jackets/Yellowjackets).   Note that here Blue Devils and Red Devils will both be listed separately and included under Devils.

Eagles1392
Tigers907
Panthers819
Bulldogs814
Wildcats681
Warriors671
Lions556
Knights492
Cougars490
Indians440
Mustangs406
Falcons373
Raiders371
Trojans368
Vikings354
Devils317
Rams303
Bears298
Cardinals290
Spartans274
Patriots270
Hornets259
Pirates257
Hawks250
Crusaders236
Rebels188
Bobcats186
Blue Devils170
Yellowjackets/Yellow Jackets160
Wolves157
Dragons151
Wolverines145
Huskies141
Jaguars140
Titans136
Chargers134
Saints130
Braves112
Red Devils110
Rockets110
Pioneers103