List of islands named after people

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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.

Island Country or Location Eponym
Ackerman Island United States United States Joseph Ackerman
Agios Efstratios Greece Greece Saint Eustratius[disambiguation needed]
Agios Georgios Greece Greece Saint George
Alejandro Selkirk Island Chile Chile Alexander Selkirk
Alexander Island Antarctica Antarctica Alexander I of Russia
Allen Island Australia Australia John Allen
Amund Ringnes Island Canada Canada Amund Ringnes
Annenkov Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Mikhail Annenkov
Axel Heiberg Island Canada Canada Named after Norwegian brewer an exploration sponsor
Baffin Island Canada Canada William Baffin
Balls Pyramid Australia Australia Lieutenant Henry Ball
Banks Island Canada Canada Joseph Banks
Baranof Island United States United States Alexander Andreyevich Baranov
Bathurst Island Australia Australia Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
Bathurst Island Canada Canada Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
Beauchene Island Falkland Islands Falkland islands Jacques Gouin de Beauchene
Belcher Islands Canada Canada Edward Belcher
Bellingshausen Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Fabian von Bellingshausen
Bering Island Russia Russia Vitus Bering
Berkner Island Antarctica Antarctica Lloyd Berkner
Bismarck Archipelago Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Otto von Bismarck
Block Island United States United States Adriaen Block
Bougainville Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Bouvet Island Norway Norway Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier
Bristol Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol
Bruny Island Australia Australia Bruni d'Entrecasteaux
Burnaby Island Canada Canada Robert Burnaby
Bylot Island Canada Canada Robert Bylot
Charles Alexander Island Russia Russia Charles Alexander
Charles Island United States United States Charles Deal
Charlton Island Canada Canada Charles I of England
Cheeseman Island New Zealand New Zealand TF Cheeseman
Chichagof Island United States United States Vasili Chichagov
Chirikof Island United States United States Alexei Chirikov
Choiseul Island Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Etienne François, duc de Choiseul
Clark Island Australia Australia Lieutenant Ralph Clark
Clarke Island Australia Australia William Clarke
Clerke Rocks South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Charles Clerke
Coats Island Canada Canada William Coats
Cook Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands James Cook
Cooper Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Robert Palliser Cooper
Cornwallis Island Canada Canada William Cornwallis
Curtis Island Australia Australia Roger Curtis
Davaar Island Scotland Scotland Saint Barr
Dawson Island Chile Chile See Dawson (surname)
Delarof Islands United States United States Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov
D'Entrecasteaux Islands Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Bruni D'Entrecasteaux
Diego Garcia British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory Diego García de Moguer
Diego Ramírez Islands Chile Chile Diego Ramírez
Digges Islands Canada Canada Dudley Digges
Dirk Hartog Island Australia Australia Dirk Hartog
D'Oyly Carte Island England England Richard D'Oyly Carte
Doumer Island Antarctica Antarctica Paul Doumer
Drake's Island England England Francis Drake
D'Urville Island New Zealand New Zealand Jules Dumont d'Urville
Edgeøya Norway Norway Thomas Edge
Eilean Chaluim Chille Scotland Scotland Saint Columba
Eilean Donan Scotland Scotland Saint Donan
Ellef Ringnes Island Canada Canada Named after Norwegian brewer an exploration sponsor
Ellesmere Island Canada Canada Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere
Ellis Island United States United States Samuel Ellis (colonial New Yorker)
Ernst Thälmann Island Cuba Cuba Ernst Thälmann
Fergusson Island Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet
Fernandina Island Ecuador Ecuador Ferdinand II of Aragon
Fernando de Noronha Brazil Brazil Fernão de Loronha
Fisher Island United States United States Carl G. Fisher
Flinders Island Australia Australia Matthew Flinders
Franklin Island Antarctica Antarctica Sir John Franklin
Fraser Island Australia Australia Eliza Fraser
Gambier Islands French Polynesia French Polynesia James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier
Graham Bell Island Russia Russia Alexander Graham Bell
Hall Island Russia Russia Charles Francis Hall
Havelock Island India India Henry Havelock
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Australia Australia William Heard and John McDonald
Hearst Island Antarctica Antarctica William Randolph Hearst
Henry Lawrence Island India India Henry Montgomery Lawrence
Hooker Island Russia Russia Joseph Dalton Hooker
Île Saint-Louis France France Louis IX of France
Inchcolm Scotland Scotland Saint Columba
Inch Kenneth Scotland Scotland Saint Kenneth
Inchmarnock Scotland Scotland Saint Mearnag
Inchmurrin Scotland Scotland Saint Meadhran/Mirren
Innis Chonan Scotland Scotland Saint Conan
Isabela Island Ecuador Ecuador Isabella I of Spain
Isle Martin Scotland Scotland Saint Martin
Jackson Island Russia Russia Frederick George Jackson
James Ross Island Antarctica Antarctica James Clark Ross
Jan Mayen Island Norway Norway Jan Jacobs May van Schellinkhout
Jens Munk Island Canada Canada Jens Munk
John Lawrence Island India India John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence
Jorge Montt Island Chile Chile Jorge Montt
Juan Fernández Islands Chile Chile Juan Fernández (explorer)
Kennedy Island Solomon Islands Solomon Islands John F. Kennedy
Keppel Island Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Admiral Augustus Keppel
Kerguelen French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec
Kermadec Islands New Zealand New Zealand Jean-Michel Huon de Kermadec
King George Island Antarctica Antarctica George III of the United Kingdom
King George Islands Canada Canada George III of the United Kingdom
King George Islands French Polynesia French Polynesia George III of the United Kingdom
King Island Australia Australia Philip Gidley King
King William Island Canada Canada William IV of the United Kingdom
Kupreanof Island United States United States Ivan Antonovich Kupreianov
Kupriyanov Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Ivan Kupriyanov
Lady Julia Percy Island Australia Australia Lady Julia Helen Percy
Little Wellington Island Chile Chile Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Lockwood Ø Greenland Greenland James Booth Lockwood
Lord Howe Island Australia Australia Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
Mackenzie King Island Canada Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King
MacKlintok Island Russia Russia Francis Leopold McClintock
Manoel Island Malta Malta António Manoel de Vilhena
Mansel Island Canada Canada Robert Mansell
Manuel Rodriguez Island Chile Chile Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza
Margaret Island Hungary Hungary Saint Margaret of Hungary
Mauritius Mauritius Indian Ocean Maurice of Nassau
McNish Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Harry McNish
Melville Island Australia Australia Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville
Melville Island Canada Canada Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville
Montagu Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
Moresby Island Canada Canada Fairfax Moresby
Moreton Island Australia Australia James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton
Mornington Island Australia Australia Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley (also Earl of Mornington)
Moore Island Canada Canada Elwood S. Moore
Nansen Island Antarctica Antarctica Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen Island Russia Russia Fridtjof Nansen
Neil Island India India James George Smith Neill
Nicholson Island India India R.T. Nicholson
Normanby Island Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea George Phipps, 2nd Marquess of Normanby
North Rona Scotland Scotland Saint Ronan
North Tweedsmuir Island Canada Canada John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
Ogasawara Islands Japan Japan Ogasawara Sadayori
Ostrovul Sfintu Gheorghe Romania Romania Saint George
Palmerston Island Cook Islands Cook Islands Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston
Pavlof Islands United States United States Pitka Pavlof
Pickersgill Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Richard Pickersgill
Pitt Island New Zealand New Zealand William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Pribilof Islands United States United States Gavriil Pribilof
Prince of Wales Island (Alaska) United States United States
Prince of Wales Island (Nunavut), Canada Canada
Prince of Wales Island (Queensland) Australia Australia
Prince Charles Island Canada Canada Charles, Prince of Wales
Prince Edward Island Canada Canada Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, father of Queen Victoria
Prince Patrick Island Canada Canada Prince Arthur William Patrick, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Príncipe Island São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Prince of Portugal
Queen Adelaide Archipelago Chile Chile Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Rikers Island United States United States Abraham Rycken (Dutch settler)
Robinson Island Chile Chile Robinson Crusoe (fictional character)
Robinson Island Hong Kong Hong Kong Sir Hercules Robinson, former Governor of Hong Kong
Roosevelt Island Antarctica Antarctica Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt Island United States United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ross Island Antarctica Antarctica James Clark Ross
Rothschild Island Antarctica Antarctica Edouard Alphonse de Rothschild
Rudolf Island Russia Russia Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
St Catherine's Island Wales Wales Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Helena Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Helena of Constantinople
Saint Kitts Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Christopher
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Caribbean Sea Saint Lucy
Saint Martin France France
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
Martin of Tours
St Martin's England England Martin of Tours
St Mary's England England Saint Mary
St Michael's Isle Isle of Man Isle of Man Saint Michael
St Ninian's Isle Scotland Scotland Saint Ninian
St Patrick's Isle Isle of Man Isle of Man Saint Patrick
St Paul's Island Malta Malta Saint Paul of Tarsus
Saint Pierre Island France France Saint Peter
St Serf's Inch Scotland Scotland Saint Serf
Saint Tudwal's Islands Wales Wales Tudwal
Saint Vincent Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincent of Saragossa
Salisbury Island Russia Russia Rollin D. Salisbury
San Andrés Island Colombia Colombia Saint Andrew
San Cristóbal Island Ecuador Ecuador Saint Christopher
San Domino Italy Italy Saint Domnius
San Niccolò Italy Italy Saint Nicholas
San Pietro Island Italy Italy Saint Peter
Santa Isabel Island Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Saint Elizabeth
Santa Maria Island Portugal Portugal Saint Mary
Sant'Antioco Italy Italy Saint Antiochus
Santiago Island Cape Verde Cape Verde Saint James
Santo Antão Island Cape Verde Cape Verde Saint Anthony
Santorini Greece Greece Saint Irene
São Jorge Island Portugal Portugal Saint George
São Miguel Island Portugal Portugal Saint Michael
São Nicolau Island Cape Verde Cape Verde Saint Nicholas
São Tomé Island São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Saint Thomas
São Vicente Island Cape Verde Cape Verde Vincent of Saragossa
Saunders Island, South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Charles Saunders (Royal Navy officer)
Schouten Island Australia Australia Joost Schouten
Seychelles Seychelles Indian Ocean Jean Moreau de Séchelles
Shumagin Islands United States United States Nikita Shumagin
Sint Eustatius Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands Saint Eustace
Sir Hugh Rose Island India India Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
Sir William Peel Island India India Sir William Peel
Solander Islands New Zealand New Zealand Daniel Solander
South Georgia South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands George III of the United Kingdom
South Tweedsmuir Island Canada Canada John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir
Starbuck Island Kiribati Kiribati Valentine Starbuck
Stefansson Island Canada Canada Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Stewart Island New Zealand New Zealand William W. Stewart
Sweyn Holm Scotland Scotland Sweyn Asleifsson
Tagg's Island England England Tom Tagg
Tasmania Australia Australia Abel Tasman
Tanner Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands William G. Tanner
Townshend Island Australia Australia Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney
Traversay Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac, Marquis de Traversay
Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Tristão da Cunha
U Thant Island United States United States U Thant
Vancouver Island Canada Canada George Vancouver
Victoria Island Canada Canada Queen Victoria
Weddell Island Falkland Islands Falkland Islands James Weddell
Wellesley Islands Australia Australia Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
Wellington Island Chile Chile Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Yos Sudarso Island Indonesia Indonesia Yos Sudarso
Zavodovski Island South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Lieutenant Ivan Zavodovski

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