Ozark Name Meaning. Origin unidentified. Presumably it from Ozark, name of a region of southern Missouri. Most authorities give the etymology of this region as French aux Arks 'in the country of the Arkansas Indians'. It could also be from French aux arcs 'at the bends (i.e. river bends)'.
People also ask, what states do the Ozark Mountains run through?
The Ozarks, also referred to as the Ozark Mountains and Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to the suburbs of St. Louis.