Looking for the only list of the best ideas for animal crossing island names that you’ll ever need? Well, it’s here! Over 8,000 names and a handful of name generators will keep you rolling in cute, funny, and cool names for your island until 2031.
From March ’20, most people found themselves with fewer people to see, plenty of time to fill, and quite often a new pet for company. Amongst other things, it was also the month in which Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) was launched!
With credit for its creation going to Nintendo’s Deputy General Manager, Katsuya Eguchi, ACNH took the Nintendo gaming world by storm with its well-timed, or very fortunately-timed launch, which catapulted it into the gaming stratosphere, with over 33 million copies sold and 11 million monthly-active players!
In short, Nintendo is doing very well from New Horizons, not just for the game sales but also the many extra consoles that have been bought just to play this game!
Anyway, enough faffing, we know you just want to get to all the cool names! You can use the Contents below to skip to the section you want, or just scroll on and enjoy the ride.
Our Top Naming Tip
ACNH Island Name Generators
Good Name Generators
Cute Name Generators
Real Name Generators
Our Top Naming Tip
If we talk about choosing your island’s ‘forever name’, we’re not kidding. Choosing the one and only name for your island is actually quite important, because…
…YOU CANNOT RENAME YOUR ISLAND, the only way to change your island name is to completely reset it and start all over again, so be warned! (See how to reset your island here)
Some, like me, learned the hard way.
Fortunately, I followed my own advice when it comes to naming my island the second time, and I love the name I chose. Hodgepodge! To me, it’s a whimsical and magical name that I doubt I’ll ever want to change. Not enough to delete my progress, anyway.
You’ll be absolutely fine if you just follow this Top Tip for Naming Your Island:
Think about what your island means to you, and take your time.
It really is that simple – this is the kind of game where there is no rush, and the same applies to the naming process.
If you’re not sure what kind of island you’re going to build, you can get some ideas here.
ACNH Island Name Generators
You’ve found them, the best Animal Crossing Island Name Generators around! It took a long time to put them all together, so we hope you enjoy them and find what you’re looking for!
They come before our hand-picked favorites because they have every single possible island name we have come across that will fit in the 10-character limit. Spaces are included in the limit, so some names have had the spaces removed, you just pick what works best for you and your island.
In the next three boxes, there are 10 name generators of different categories.
If the name generators aren’t for you then scroll down for all of our favorite name ideas, grouped by category.
Animal Crossing Island Name Ideas
Skip to the category you want to visit, or start at the beginning, work your way to the end of all the name ideas, and see what catches your eye.
Happy name hunting!
Funny Animal Crossing Island Names
Cool names for your Animal Crossing island aren’t just for you, they’re for visitors. Yes, all those visitors.
Gotta keep it fresh…cos, you know, you’re growing food and all that stuff.
I still occasionally have a little inward chuckle when I see my island’s name even after all this time – it’s not even that funny!
Just like with the cool names, choosing a funny island name isn’t just for you, it’s for visitors too. However, seeing as you’ll be your island’s most frequent visitor, it really is mostly for you!
- Miss Isle – When your island is blasting off!
- Garr Land – A pirate’s Christmas decoration!
- Host Isle – Not the friendliest place…
- Adge Isle – Only the quick and nimble are allowed
- Gang Land – Is it safe?
- Pure Isle – Sounds like ‘purile’
- Murica – Just because.
- Bell End – In the end, you’ve gotta get those bells!
- Nunya – Because it’s nun’ya business!
- Aitem Isle – Eminem’s island
- Eye Land – Exactly that, an eyeland
- Eggs Isle – Sounds like ‘exile,’ perfect for your isolated isle
- Poe Land/Pole Land – Sounds like ‘Poland’
- Stare Isle – The cleanest island around
- Din Isle – It’s time to accept the truth
- Shet Land
- Swamp Land
- Scene Isle – Forgetting something?
- Ben 10
- Veer Isle – Where all the animals are on heat!
- Hi Land – The Scots would be proud
- Appl iLand – Get off your phone and get some weeding done!
Cute Animal Crossing Island Names
And now for the second influence in my island’s name, the cute, the adorable, and the endearing.
Choose from our favorite collection of cute island names for Animal Crossing.
- Acorn Cove
- Star Isle
- Pink Citys
- Honey Bay
- Lil Peak
Mythical Island Names
From the sunken realm of Atlantis to the Zabag kingdom, all of these mythological islands have existed in historical texts and recordings at one point, and then poof! No longer were there.
The best 18 names of mythical islands are in the table, and below that are all the rest.
|Brasil||A mythical island not to be mistaken with Brazil.|
|Álfheimr||The home of the Light Elves in Norse cosmology|
|Aegilips||From Homer’s Iliad, which is now reputed to be the island of Meganisi.|
|Baralku||From the mythology of the Yolngu people of Australia.|
|StBrendans||After Saint Brendan’s Isle, where he and monks stayed for 15 days but to everyone else they came out a year later!|
|Atlantis||The one that captured the imaginations of so many that it even entered the chronicles of the comic world!|
|El Dorado||The lost city of gold|
|Chryse||One of a pair of mythical islands apparently made of gold and silver.|
|Antillia||Also known as the Isle of Seven Cities, found in the Atlantic Ocean during the 15th century.|
|Dead Isle||Taken from the Isle of the Dead, where pre-Christian Europeans souls would go after death.|
|Avalon||From the Arthurian legends, it means “the isle of fruit trees.”|
|Asgard||The home of the Norse Gods|
|Al-Wakwak||Or al-Waq Waq, or even just Wak Wak, from medieval Arabic literature.|
|Aeaea||From Homer’s Oddysey, said to be the island of the goddess Circe.|
|Argyre||One of a pair of mythical islands apparently made of gold and silver.|
|Zabag||The Zabag kingdom was found (and lost) to the south of China, between what is now Cambodia and Java.|
|Baltia||Also known as Basilia or Abalus, where the inhaitants were believed to use amber as fuel.|
|Argadnel||Visited by Bran the Blessed in Celtic mythology.|
And all the other mythical island names that will fit into the ANCH island name entry box:
- Mag Mell
- Tír na nÓg
Good Animal Crossing Island Names
By good, we mean great. And by great, we mean amazing!
- Paradise – Will you make your island a paradise?
- Cozy Bay
- Forbidden – Do not enter!
- Lycastus – One of Crete’s historic towns
- SuperBlues – Studio album by Bo Diddley, Little Walter and Muddy Waters
- Midgard – The realm of the Humans in Norse cosmology
- North Pole – Going for a Christmas themed island?
- The Fancy – The name of the ship that belonged to the pirate Henry Avery’s
- Wild World
- Elysium – The ancient Greek version of heaven
- Sea Star
- Nirvana – The Buddhists version of heaven
- Olympus – Where the ancient Greek Gods reside
- Pandora – Don’t open it up!
- Delphi – Home of the oracle Pythia, high-priestess of the Temple of Apollo
- Coral Reef
- Bermuda – Make sure your friends don’t get lost now!
- Valhalla – The Norse version of heaven
If you’re aiming for a sunny isle with palm trees, then this list is perfect for you.
We’ve got the classics and a bunch of other names you’ve probably never heard of before. However, they all conjure the feeling of a warm and tropical island with coconuts and hula skirts!
- Ko Lipe
- San Blas
- Palm Tree
- The Azores
- Coral Reef
- St Barts
- St Lucia
- Bora Bora
- Ko Phi Phi
Island Names Taken From the World of Fandom
These are the names you’re looking for.
It’s time to get your geek on and nerd out. This is a game after all!
We’ve got two categories of names for the fans out there, those from movies and series, and those from games.
Movie/Series Animal Crossing Island Names
All of these names take their inspiration from one movie or another, or from some of the great series available.
Our favorite island names inspired by movies and series are:
|Anime||Anime island! The home of all things Japanese and animated!|
|Omashu||Avatar (The Last Airbender)|
|HillValley||Back to the Future|
|Batcave||BATMAN: Alfred, fill the bathtub.
ALFRED: Sorry, Sir. What is a htub?
|Skyfall||Daniel Craig’s third James Bond movie|
|Lian Yu||Green Arrow|
|Coast City||Green Lantern|
|DracoIsle||Harry Potter. Named after Tom Felton’s character|
|Bluebell||Hart of Dixie|
|Summer Bay||Home and Away|
|Berk||How To Train Your Dragon|
|Stark Rise||Iron Man|
|Castaway||Is your best friend a volleyball? One of the best island-based movies of all time|
|John Wick||John Wick|
|Skull Isle||King Kong|
|Kong iLand||King Kong|
|La La Land||La La Land|
|Pride Rock||Lion King|
|Bree||Lord of the Rings|
|Edoras||Lord of the Rings|
|Erebor||Lord of the Rings|
|Hobbiton||Lord of the Rings|
|Isengard||Lord of the Rings|
|Mount Doom||Lord of the Rings|
|Rivendell||Lord of the Rings|
|The Shire||Lord of the Rings|
|Gondor||Lord of The Rings|
|Star City||Malcolm in the Middle & Green Arrow|
|Tony Stark||Marvel’s Iron Man|
|Storybrook||Once Upon a Time|
|Lost||One of the best shows around whose final episode got over 300% more views than the episode before!|
|Florrum||Star Wars. A desert planet|
|Skywalker||Star Wars. Legendary jedi lineage destined to bring balance to the force|
|Naboo||Star Wars. Padmé Amidala & Jar-Jar Binks’ home planet|
|Inner Rim||Star Wars. The border of the area governed by the Galactic Republic|
|Tatooine||Star Wars. The desert planet that the Skywalkers come from|
|Shutter||The book-turned movie|
|Lake Town||The Hobbit|
|Mega City||The Matrix|
|DeepWaters||The movie, Deep Waters|
|Jericho||The movie, Jericho|
|Tsuki||The Tale of Princes Kaguya. The home of Princess Kaguya, meaning ‘moon’ in Japanese|
|Twin Peaks||Twin Peaks|
|Neptune||Veronica Mars / The blue, eighth and farthest planet from the sun|
|[favorite anime’s name]||What’s your favorite anime? Keep it under 10 characters and you’re good to go!|
Gamer Animal Crossing Island Names
Games are a world of inspiration in themselves, as you’ll see from all the names we’ve got for you.
We haven’t included them all, for that you’ll have to go to the name generator and get clicking, but we’ve definitely included the most popular and our favorites!
- WorldsEdge – Apex Legends Map
- Jackdow – Assassin’s Creed IV: Captain Jack Edward’s ship
- Rapture – Bioshock and Bioshock 2
- Coumbia – Bioshock: Infinite
- N. Sanity – Crash Bandicoot: one of the Wumpa Islands
- Banoi – Dead Island
- Ishimura – Dead Space
- Mallet – Devil May Cry
- KongIsland – Donkey Kong
- RookIsland – Far Cry 3
- Midgar – Final Fantasy VII
- Balamb – Final Fantasy VIII
- Bevelle – Final Fantasy X, X-2 and X -Will-
- Ambervale – Final Fantasy XII
- Nooks Isle – From ACNH itself, Tom Nook is the racoon.
- Tsushima – Ghost of Tsushima
- San Fierro – GTA: San Andreas
- Prawn – GTA: Vice City
- Vice City – GTA: Vice City
- Delfino – Isle Delfino from Super Mario Sunshine
- Panau – Just Cause
- MonkeyIsle – Monkey Island
- Nowhere – Mother 3
- Resetti – Mr. Resetti – here to ‘save’ your island!
- Nintenland – Nintendo Land!! Paying homage
- Lavalava – Paper Mario
- Alola – Pokémon
- Kanto – Pokémon
- Lily Cove – Pokémon
- Melemele – Pokémon
- Sevii – Pokémon
- Sinnoh – Pokémon
- Ula’Ula – Pokémon
- [insert Pokémon’s name here] – Pokémon
- Akala – Pokémon
- Cinnabar – Pokémon
- Galar – Pokémon
- GlitchCity – Pokémon
- Hoenn – Pokémon
- Johto – Pokémon
- PalletTown – Pokémon
- PoniIsland – Pokémon
- Summerland – Pokémon
- Unova – Pokémon
- Rockfort – Resident Evil
- Entrana – RuneScape
- Falador – RuneScape
- Karamja – Runescape
- Lumbridge – Runescape
- Taverly – RuneScape
- Varrock – RuneScape
- Stardew – Stardew Valley
- Yoshis – Super Mario
- YoshiIsle – Super Mario Bros: Yoshi’s Island
- Daggerfall – The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- Morrowind – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Oblivion – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Dragonborn – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Skyrim – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Arena – The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- Eventide – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Goron City – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Hyrule – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Koholint – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Forsaken – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- Greatfish – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- Outset – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- Tingle – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- Windfall – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- PocketCamp – The mobile add-on for Animal Crossing
- Yamatai – Tomb Raider
- Toontown – Toontown
- Tropico – Tropico Series
- WuhuIsland – Wii Fit
Fortnite Location Names
It’s surprising how many of the animated violence-loving players of Fortnite also enjoy the peaceful pursuits of Animal Island!
Maybe there is something to be said for taking some R&R, and who knows, you might connect with other Fortnite fans out there.
- Neo Tilted
- The Spire
- Storm Isle
- The Agency
- The Ruins
- Lazy Lake
- The Rig
- The Grotto
- Leaky Lake
- The Shark
- Loot Lake
- The Block
- Lazy Links
- Retail Row
- Polar Peak
- Mega Mall
- The Yacht
Weird Animal Crossing Island Names
Okay, this may not be the most popular list around, but we were just fascinated by some of the weird, wacky, and wonderful names that people have come up with.
Inspired by real-life, here are the weirdest place names around:
- Mount Cocks, Antarctica
- Zzyzx, California
- Dick Peaks, Antarctica
- Coolville, Ohia
- Why, Arizona
- Whynot, North Carolina
- Mt Toogood, Antarctica
- Moron, Argentina
- Crapstone, England
- Wonowon, B.C., Canada
- Nothing, Arizona
- Dildo, Newfoundland
- Hotazel, South Africa (pronounced ‘hot as hell’)
- Hell, Michigan
- Ding Dong, Texas
- Hot Coffee, Mississippi
- Peculiar, Missouri
- No Name, Colorado
- Bugtussle, Kentucky
- Sexmoan, Philippines
- Humptulips, Washington
- Wetwang, England
- Bitter End, Tennessee
- Two Egg, Florida
- Bumpass, Virginia (call it bump ass, or bum pass, either way it’s prety weird!)
- Middelfart, Denmark
- Boring, Oregon
- Shagnasty, Just off the South Orkney Islands
- F**king, Austria (You may get yourself banned with this one…)
- Nipple Peak, Antarctica
Hawaiian Island Names
The final destination on our cruise of the islands is an idyllic place made of nothing but islands. Hawai’i!
If ever any names made us think of a lush isle, it would be any of the great Hawaiian island names on this list:
- Mokuauia (Goat Island)
- Opihi Rock
- Mokuoloe (Coconut Island)
- Moku Ola (Coconut Island)
- Moku Manu
- Poopoo (No joke!)
- Moku Nui
- Gin Island
- Āhole Rock (Yep. Ahole.)
- Maro Reef
For all the Hawaiian Island Names and more head back to the relevant generator.
Animal Crossing New Horizons FAQ’s
Will there be new ACNH content in the future?
It has been confirmed by Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s president, that ACNH is that “the 33 million people who have islands out there have new and fun activities to engage with.”
So yes, there will be new content! Although no specific timeline has been given for when to expect this, it will probably be drip-fed bit by bit to keep us all suitably entertained.
Who Is Brewster?
Brewster is a quiet and aloof pidgeon who works at The Roost and has been around since 2005 in Animal Crossing: Wild World.
How do you come up with a good island name?
Follow our Top Tip above: Decide what your island will mean to you, and take your time. It’s that simple.
What is the weirdest name for an island?
What a question!! Looks like we’re going to have a weird-off competition.
Put your weirdest names in the comments at the end and we’ll decide whose is the weirdest.
Does Animal Crossing include ‘island’ in the name?
Animal Crossing does not automatically put ‘island’ in the name, so if you want to include it, you better have a killer 3 or 4-letter name to go with it!
What should I name my island Animal Crossing?
You should name your island so that it is true to you. Are you a happy person? Then a happy name like Sunny Cove is perfect. If you’re a natural comedian, then go for something like Scene Isle!
Should I restart my animal crossing island?
Think very carefully before you do this – it cannot be undone!
It can be enjoyable to start over again though, especially after you’ve played once and got a better idea of what you want from your island.
Weigh up how long it would take to redesign your island against how long it would take to start from the beginning. Then decide!
Which Island Names Are Easy To Remember?
Island names that are fairly short and can be associated with familiar things are most memorable. The 10-character limit helps keep it short anyway.