List of islands named after people


List of islands named after people

This is a list of some of the islands known to be named after individual people. It details the name of the island, its location and eponym.

*flagicon|Chile Alejandro Selkirk Island, Chile – Alexander Selkirk
*flagicon|Antarctica Alexander Island, Antarctica – Alexander I of Russia
*Annenkov Island – Mikhail Annenkov
*flagicon|Canada Axel Heiberg Island, Canada – named after Norwegian brewer an exploration sponsor
*flagicon|Canada Baffin Island, Canada – William Baffin
* Balls Pyramid - Lieutenant Henry Ball
*flagicon|Canada Banks Island, Canada – Joseph Banks
*flagicon|Canada Bathurst Island, Canada – Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
*Beauchene Island - Jacques Gouin de Beauchene
*Bellingshausen Island - Fabian von Bellingshausen
*flagicon|Russia Bering Island, Russia – Vitus Bering
*flagicon|Antarctica Berkner Island, Antarctica – Lloyd Berkner
*flagicon|United States Block Island, Rhode Island, United States – Adriaen Block
*flagicon|Papua New Guinea Bougainville, Papua New Guinea – Louis Antoine de Bougainville
*flagicon|Norway Bouvet Island, Norway – Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier
*Bristol Island - Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol.
*flagicon|Canada Bylot Island, Canada – Robert Bylot
*flagicon|Russia Charles Alexander Island, Russia - Charles Alexander
*Cheeseman Island - TF Cheeseman
*Clerke Rocks - Charles Clerke
*Cook Island - James Cook
*Cooper Island - Robert Palliser Cooper
*flagicon|Canada Cornwallis Island, Canada – William Cornwallis
*flagicon|Scotland Island Davaar - St Barr
*flagicon|England D'Oyly Carte Island, England, United Kingdom – Richard D'Oyly Carte
*flagicon|Chile Dawson Island, Chile - See Dawson (surname)
*Diego Garcia
*flagicon|Chile Diego Ramírez Islands, Chile – Diego Ramírez
*flagicon|Australia Dirk Hartog Island - Dirk Hartog
*flagicon|England Drake's Island, England, United Kingdom – Francis Drake
*flagicon|Scotland Eilean Chaluim Chille, Scotland - Saint Columba
*flagicon|Scotland Eilean Donan, Scotland - Saint Donan
*flagicon|Canada Ellesmere Island, Canada – Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere
*flagicon|United States Ellis Island, New York, United States – Samuel Ellis (colonial New Yorker)
*flagicon|Cuba Ernst Thälmann Island, Cuba – Ernst Thälmann
*flagicon|United States Fisher Island, Florida, United States – Carl G. Fisher
*flagicon|Australia Flinders Island - Matthew Flinders
*flagicon|Russia Graham Bell Island, Russia, Graham Bell
*flagicon|Croatia Host, Croatia – William Hoste
*flagicon|Scotland Inchcolm, Scotland - Saint Columba
*flagicon|Scotland Inch Kenneth, Scotland - Saint Kenneth
*flagicon|Scotland Inchmarnock, Scotland - St Mearnag
*flagicon|Scotland Inchmurrin, Scotland - St Meadhran/Mirren
*flagicon|Scotland Innis Chonan, Scotland - Saint Conan
*flagicon|Scotland Isle Martin, Scotland - Saint Martin
*flagicon|Norway Jan Mayen Island, Norway – Jan Mayen
*flagicon|Russia Jackson Island, Russia – Frederick George Jackson
*Keppel Island - Admiral Augustus Keppel
*Kerguelen - Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec
* Kermadec Islands - Jean-Michel Huon de Kermadec
*flagicon|Canada King William Island, Canada – William IV of the United Kingdom
*Kupriyanov Islands - Ivan Kupriyanov
*flagicon|Australia Lady Julia Percy Island - Lady Julia Helen Percy
*flagicon|Chile Little Wellington Island, Chile – Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
* Lord Howe Island - Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
*flagicon|Canada Mackenzie King Island, Canada – William Lyon Mackenzie King
*flagicon|Mauritius Mauritius, Indian Ocean – Maurice of Nassau
*McNish Island - Harry McNish
*Montagu Island - John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
*flagicon|Canada Moresby Island, Canada – Fairfax Moresby
*flagicon|Russia Nansen Island, Russia - Fridtjof Nansen
*flagicon|Scotland North Rona, Scotland - Saint Ronan
*flagicon|Japan Ogasawara Islands, Japan - Ogasawara Sadayori
*Pickersgill Islands - Richard Pickersgill
*Pitt Island - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
*flagicon|United Statesflagicon|Canadaflagicon|Australia Prince of Wales Island – Alaska, United States; Canada; Queensland, Australia
*flagicon|Canada Prince Charles Island, Canada – Charles, Prince of Wales
*flagicon|Canada Prince Edward Island, Canada – Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, father of Queen Victoria
*flagicon|United States Rikers Island, New York, United States – Abraham Rycken (Dutch settler)
*flagicon|Chile Robinson Island, Chile – Robinson Crusoe (fictional character)
*flagicon|Hong Kong Robinson Island, Hong Kong – Sir Hercules Robinson, former Governor of Hong Kong
*flagicon|Antarctica Roosevelt Island, Antarctica – Franklin D. Roosevelt
*flagicon|United States Roosevelt Island, New York , United States – Franklin D. Roosevelt
*flagicon|Russia Rudolf Island, Russia – Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
*flagicon|United Kingdom Saint Helena, Atlantic Ocean – Helena of Constantinople
*flagicon|Isle of Man St. Michael's Isle, Isle of Man – Saint Michael
*flagicon|Scotland St Ninian's Isle, Scotland – Saint Ninian
*flagicon|Isle of Man St Patrick's Isle, Isle of Man – Saint Patrick
*flagicon|Scotland St Serf's Inch, Scotland – Saint Serf
*Saunders Island, South Sandwich Islands - Charles Saunders (Royal Navy officer)
*Solander Islands - Solander Islands
*flagicon|United Kingdom South Georgia, United Kingdom – George III of the United Kingdom
*flagicon|Kiribati Starbuck Island, KiribatiValentine Starbuck
*flagicon|Scotland Sweyn Holm, Scotland, – Sweyn Asleifsson
*flagicon|Australia Tasmania, Australia – Abel Tasman
*Tanner Island - William G. Tanner
*Traversay Islands - Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac, Marquis de Traversay
*flagicon|Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha – Tristão da Cunha
*flagicon|United States U Thant Island, New York, United States – U Thant
*flagicon|Canada Vancouver Island, Canada – George Vancouver
*flagicon|Canada Victoria Island, Canada – Queen Victoria
*Weddell Island - James Weddell
*flagicon|Chile Wellington Island, Chile – Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
*Zavodovski Island - Lieutenant Ivan Zavodovski

Former:
*flagicon|United States Bedloe's Island, New York, United States – Isaack Bedloo (merchant) – now Liberty Island
*flagicon|United States Blackwell's Island, New York, United States – Robert Blackwell – now Roosevelt Island
*flagicon|Malaysia Prince of Wales Island, Malaysia – George IV, Prince of Wales – now Penang Island
*Sebald Islands - Sebald de Weert; now Jason Islands

ee also

*List of eponyms
*List of places named after people


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