Akutan Island (Aleut: Akutanax̂) is an island in the Fox Islands group of the eastern Aleutian Islands in the U.S. state of Alaska. The island is approximately 18 mi (30 km) in length. It contains the Mount Akutan volcano, which had a major lava eruption in 1979. The land area is 129.01 sq mi (334.13 km²), and the island's population was 713 (2000 census), all in the city of Akutan, near the island's eastern end.
Akutan is an Aleut name reported by Capt. P. K. Krenitzin and M. Levashev in 1768 and spelled Acootan by James Cook in 1785. This name may be from the Aleut word "hakuta" which, according to R. H. Geoghegan, means "I made a mistake."
- Akutan Island: Blocks 1052 and 1053, Census Tract 1, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska United States Census Bureau
- Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center.