Background > Named after person: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
Baker Island Michael Baker
Bermuda Juan de Bermúdez
Bolivia Simón Bolívar
Bouvet Island Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier
China Emperor Chin
Clipperton Island John Clipperton
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Captain William Keeling
Colombia Christopher Columbus
Cook Islands Captain James Cook
Dominican Republic Saint Dominic
El Salvador Jesus (literally, The Savior)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland
Georgia Saint George
Isle of Man Manannán mac Lir
Jan Mayen Jan Jacobszoon May van Schellinkhout
Jarvis Island Edward, Thomas, and William Jarvis
Johnston Atoll Captain Charles J. Johnston
Kingman Reef Captain W.E. Kingman
Kiribati Thomas Gilbert ("Kiribati" is the Gilbertese rendition of "Gilberts")
Liechtenstein Princely Family of Liechtenstein
Marshall Islands John Marshall
Martinique Martin of Tours
Mauritius Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange
Mozambique Mussa Mbiki
Nicaragua Nicarao
Northern Mariana Islands Mariana of Austria
Philippines King Philip II of Spain
Pitcairn Islands Major Pitcairn of the Marines
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Christopher
Saint Lucia Saint Lucy
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Peter and Saint Michael
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent of Saragossa
San Marino Saint Marinus
Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Saud
Seychelles Jean Moreau de Séchelles
Solomon Islands King Solomon of Israel and Judah
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands George III of the UK , and the John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
Swaziland King Mswati II
Tromelin Island Chevalier de Tromelin
United States Amerigo Vespucci (see Naming of America )
Virgin Islands Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins
Wake Island William Wake
Wallis and Futuna Samuel Wallis


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