What is the origin of the name of Pennsylvania?

Indian tribe
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Latin name of a plant
Similarity to Transylvania
In 1681, Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn to repay a debt of £16,000 owed to William's father, Admiral William Penn. This was one of the largest land grants to an in­di­vid­u­al in history. William Penn wanted to name the land Sylvania and was em­bar­rassed at the name Penn­syl­va­nia chosen by the king.

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flagItaly
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flagthe United Kingdom
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Similarity to Transylvania
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