Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States and is the 7th most populated area with nearly 11.5 million people. The name “Ohio” comes from the Iroquois word “ohi-yo” which means great river. Ohio is known as the “Buckeye State” and people from Ohio are known as Buckeyes. Columbus is the capital and the largest city in Ohio. The next largest cities after Columbus are Cleveland and Cincinnati.