Grey’s Anatomy: Why Is Arizona Named Arizona?
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Grey’s Anatomy: Why Is Arizona Named Arizona?

Few characters on TV are more creatively-named than Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) — and we couldn't imagine her with any other name — but the backstory behind the tiny-human doctor's name may surprise you!

We asked Viggle LIVE! users if they knew the rationale behind her name during the Arizona-centric March 13 episode of Grey's Anatomy.

26 percent of you went for the obvious choice and guessed she was named after the U.S. state. Nuh-uh!

7 percent thought her name comes from the 1931 John Wayne movie. No dice!

Around 67 percent of you, however, guessed the right answer: She was named after the U.S.S. Arizona.

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Arizona explained the whole reason to
Callie's (Sara Ramirez) then-skeptical father (Hector Elizondo) in Season 6: "Most people think I was named for the state, but it's not true. I was named for a battleship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised me to love my country. To love my family. To protect the things I love."

Touching story, we just think Arizona has a nice ring to it!

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Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

03.14.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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