One of the big questions you'll have in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is deciding what to name your island. Names are permanent and can't be changed at any point after first deciding them, so you'll want to pick the best name possible the first time around! To help you out, we've laid out some island names for you, as well as an island name generator to check out.
Animal Crossing New Horizons: 50+ Island Name Ideas
If you're looking for Island Name Ideas in Animal Crossing New Horizons, we've laid out some fun, popular, and interesting ideas to inspire players and make their names stick out accordingly. These range from Harry Potter and Pokemon references, to real life locations. Check below or read on to find out about the Animal Crossing Island Name generator!
- Draco Island - Harry Potter, no doubt there are plenty of saves with this name due to the Draco Malfoy hype.
- Pokemon - Name your island after your favourite Pokémon!
- Hobbiton - Why not opt for a Lord of the Rings reference?
- Anime - Name your island after your favourite anime!
- Resetti's Island - Mr Resetti would tell players off for not saving in Animal Crossing Wild World.
- Nooks Isle - Animal Crossing New Horizons, Tom Nook the racoon.
- UK - Much like the UK, leaving the EU has left them as a deserted island just like your Animal Crossing island!
- Castaway - Since the game is set on an island, this one makes the most sense.
- Madagascar - Another real-world island that would make an exceptional name!
- LOST - Fans of the TV show will take a liking to this name.
- Paradise - Will you make your island a paradise?
- Bermuda Triangle - This will for sure scare your friends from coming to your island.
- North or South Pole - Perhaps this will be best suited for a Christmas themed island!
- Port Moddy - No specific reason, just a cool name for your island!
- Sharks Wharf - Again, no specific reason, it just sounds cool.
- World's Edge - The Apex Legends Map!
- Miss Isle - If you say this one, it sounds like "Missile".
- Wuhu Island - Wii Fit time.
- Melemele Island - Pokémon Sun And Moon.
- Akala Island - Pokémon Sun And Moon.
- Ula'Ula Island - Pokémon Sun And Moon.
- Pony Island - Pokémon Sun And Moon.
- Cinnabar Island - Pokémon Red And Blue.
- Yoshi's Island - Why not make your island a Super Mario Bros paradise with this name and the Mario Crossover?
- Isle of Manimals - Isle of Man, with animals!
- Nintenland - An ode to the developers, perhaps?
- Delfino Isle/Isle Delfino - Super Mario Sunshine.
- Azkaban Island - Harry Potter.
- Berk - How To Train Your Dragon.
- Balamb Island - Final Fantasy VIII.
- Donkey Kong Island - Donkey Kong.
- Dragon Roost Island - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Forsaken Fortress - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Greatfish Isle - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Haunted Isle - Scooby-Doo.
- Hoenn - Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
- Isle of the Storm - Fortnite.
- Johto - Pokémon Gold & Silver.
- Karamja - Runescape.
- Koholint Island - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
- Lavalava Island - Paper Mario.
- Mallet Island - Devil May Cry.
- N. Sanity Island - Crash Bandicoot.
- Nowhere Islands - Mother 3.
- Shutter Island - Thinking of a spooky island? Why not name if after the Shutter Island movie?
- Outset Island - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Prawn Island - GTA Vice City.
- Punk Hazard - One Piece.
- Rockfort Island - Resident Evil.
- Sevii Islands - Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green.
- Skull Island - King Kong, anyone?
- Sinnoh - Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
- Tingle Island - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
- Unova - Pokémon Black and White.
- Windfall Island - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
New Horizons Island Name Generator
If none of those appeal to you, there's also several Animal Crossing Island Name Generators available on the internet. We found this one to be pretty good, blending traditional island and nature-themed prefixes and suffixes to create good, fairly traditional island and city names. Give it a go and see what names you get!
If you're looking for more Animal Crossing guides, we have you covered. Check out this guide on when Celeste visits and make the most of Meteor Showers on your island, or find out how to evict villagers and get them to leave your island if you're not a fan of one of your residents.
This article was updated on 1st November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.