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ACNH - Island Names | What Will You Name Your Island?

What will you name your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)? If you are looking for funny or interesting island names, we've got you covered, so read on to see our top recommendations for island names!

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Funny Island Name Recommendations

Warning: Some of these puns are very spicy. Don't hurt yourself laughing!

Island Name Pun or Origin
Miss Isle HOT “Missile”
Poe Land
Pole Land
Eye Land “Island”
Din Isle “Denial”
Smashville From Super Smash Bros.
Eggs Isle HOT “Exile”
Wuhu Island Wii Fit
Melemele Island Pokemon Sun and Moon
Akala Island Pokemon Sun and Moon
Ula'Ula Island Pokemon Sun and Moon
Pony Island
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Cinnabar Island Pokemon Red and Blue
Mirage Island Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Koholint Island Zelda: Link's Awakening
Monkey Island Monkey Island (The Game)
Hawaii Hawaii
Yoshi's Island Super Mario Bros

Comment your best island names below!

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The Official Twitter uses “Nintenland”

The name of the island used in the official Animal Crossing Twitter (and the Nintendo Direct) is Nintenland. If you can't think of a creative name of your own, why not just follow their lead and use this one?

Rules for Choosing an Island Name

Names Must be 10 Characters or Less

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The number of characters you can used in a name has been increased, now to a total of 10! If including a word like Island or Land is mandatory, they will probably not count towards the character count, which will allow you to use some of the longer names suggested above.

Update: Island names in the English version of New Horizons do not include Island/Isle, etc by default. This means that names such as “Koholint Island” will be too long.

You Can Use Foreign Characters

You can also use foreign characters that is provided in the Animal Crossing keyboard.

In the Japanese Version, Names All End with “Island” or “Land”

In the Japanese version of the game, all island names must end with one of three suffixes for the word “island”. While nothing has been revealed about this in regards to the English version, it is possible that island names will need to end in either “Island”, “Isle”, or “Land”.

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152 Anonymous1 day

I named mine SunFish... I thought it sounded cool and I'm a fan of Warriors by Erin Hunter (Sunfish is the name of one of the characters) a good name I saw was Meowii (Hawaii and Meow for cats)

151 Anonymous5 days

I named mine Kittenton... Why not? I love cats!

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