Island Names

Avalon

Island of apples English name derived from the legendary island where the body of King Arthur is said to be buried. The name is probably related to Celtic abal, or Welsh afal, meaning apple

Avaron (アヴァロン)

Variant of Avalon, meaning island of apples

Avilon

Variant of Avalon, meaning island of apples

Caprina

English name derived from the name of the Italian island of Capri. The Latin name for Capri is Capreæ, meaning goats However, the Greeks were the first to populate the island, therefore the name probably derived from Greek kapros, meaning wild boar

Elba

English name borrowed from the Italian island name, Elba, where Napoleon was exiled. The name derives from Latin Ilva, itself from Greek Aethale, meaning soot, grime

Eydis

Island goddess Old Norse name composed of the elements ey island and dis goddess

Eysteinn

Island stone Old Norse name composed of the elements ey island and steinn stone

Eyvindr

Island wind Old Norse name composed of the elements ey island and vindr wind

Holger

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Holmgeir

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Holmgeirr

Spear island Old Norse name composed of the elements hólmr island and geirr spear

Holmger

Variant of Old Norse Hólmgeirr, meaning spear island

Innes

Scottish unisex name derived from the Gaelic element inis island

Innis

Variant of Scottish unisex Innes, meaning island

Iona

English and Scottish name derived from the name of an island in the Hebrides, itself ultimately from Old Norse ey, meaning island

Ione

English name coined in the 19th century, probably a form of Iona, meaning island

Isla

Feminine form of Scottish Islay, meaning island

Islay

Scottish name derived from the name of the island Islay, known as the "Queen of the Hebrides," meaning "island" in Gaelic.

Itamar

Variant of Hebrew Ithamar, meaning palm island

Ithamar

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Aaron, meaning palm island

Izaro

Basque name meaning island

Lyonesse

Possibly means lion island Arthurian legend name of the sister of Lynette and wife of Gareth who saved her from Sir Ironside, the Red Knight of the Red Launds.

Nonie

Pet form of Ione, probably meaning island

Oystein

Norwegian form of Old Norse Eysteinn, meaning "Island stone."

Oyvind

Norwegian form of Old Norse Eyvindr, meaning "island wind."

Ramsay

Wild-garlic island Scottish surname transferred to forename use, itself from a place name composed of the Old English elements hramsa wild garlic and eg island

Ramsey

Variant of Scottish Ramsay, meaning wild-garlic island

Topaz

TOPAZ: English gem name meaning simply topaz, the birthstone for the month of November. Pliny says that the topaz was named for an island where the yellow stone was mined, either in the Red Sea or the Arabian Sea. The word derives from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos/topazion, which is of obscure origin, though some linguists think there may be a connection with the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning heat; fire

Uisdean

Scottish form of Old Norse Eysteinn, meaning island stone

Whitney

White island English surname transferred to unisex forename use, itself from the name of various place names derived from the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey, meaning by the white island
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