Places, organizations and things named after people.
Who is your city or town, village or tribe named after? Or how about the company you work for, or the consumer product that you just bought at the store get its name? Have you ever wondered where a scientific discovery got its name? We often name our cities, towns, rivers, mountain rangers, airports, and universities after a prominent person in history as a way of memorializing them. Additionally objects sometimes take on the name of their inventor or advocate. For example the French revolution's method of execution "the Gillotine" is named after Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738-1780).
This project purpose is to list the geni.com profiles that became "namesakes".
- List of Places Named After People
- List of countries named after people
- List of American Places Named After People
- List of Inventions Named After People
- World Regions
Countries, Territories and Non-Self Governing Territories
- Bharat – another name for India (Bharata was a prince, son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala)
- Bolivia, and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – Simón Bolívar (1783-1830). Venezuelan military and political leader who played a key role in Latin America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.
- Brazil or Federative Republic of Brazil - The word "Brazil" comes from brazilwood, a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast. In Portuguese, brazilwood is called pau-brasil, with the word brasil commonly given the etymology "red like an ember", formed from Latin brasa ("ember") and the suffix -il (from -iculum or -ilium).
- Cambodia – Kambu Svayambhuva
- Colombia – Christopher Columbus (c.1451-1506) (after the Italian version of his name)
- Cook Islands – Captain James Cook (1728-1779). British explorer, navigator and cartographer.
- Gilbert Islands – Captain Thomas Gilbert
- Dominican Republic – Saint Dominic
- El Salvador – "The Saviour", Jesus
- Israel - originates from the name Israel given to the Biblical Jacob
- Kiribati – Thomas Gilbert
- Liechtenstein – Anton Florian of Liechtenstein
- Marshall Islands – Captain John Marshall (1748-1819) British captain.
- Mauritius – Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625). Prince of Orange.
- Philippines – Philip II of Spain (1527-1598)
- Pitcairn Islands – Robert Pitcairn (1753-1770)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis – Saint Christopher (c.?- c. 251)
- Saint Lucia – Lucy of Syracuse (283-304)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Saint Vincent (- c. 304)
- San Marino – Saint Marinus (- c. 366)
- São Tomé and Príncipe – Saint Thomas ( - 72)
- Saudi Arabia – Muhammad bin Saud ( - 1765)
- Seychelles – Jean Moreau de Sechelles (1690-1761)
- Solomon Islands – Solomon (c. 1011 BC - 931 BC)
- United States of America – Amerigo Vespucci or Richard Amerike
People, Tribes, Religious Movements etc.
- Calvinism -- John Calvin (1509-1564). Influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.
- Keeseekoowenin Tribal Band -- Keeseekoowenin (also known as Moses Burns) (1818-1906). A Saulteaux chief, trapper, hunter, and farmer. The Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation is named after him.
- Lutheranism -- Martin Luther (1483 -1546). A German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation.
- Bryce Canyon National Park -- Ebenezer Bryce Mormon pioneer, best known as the person for whom Bryce Canyon National Park was named.
- Archipelago Fernando de Noronha -- Fernando de Noronha was a prominent 16th-century Portuguese merchant of Lisbon, of Jewish descent.
- Fraser River - Simon Fraser Fur trader and Explorer who charted much of British Columbia
- Fraser Lake - Simon Fraser Fur trader and Explorer who charted much of British Columbia
- Gambier Island in British Columbia -- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier (1756-1833) Admiral of the Fleet
- Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts -- Capt. Elizur Holyoke (1624 - 1676), an early resident of Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Huntington Lake California-Henry Edwards Huntington Railroad Magnate
- Mount Lolo, British Colombia -- Jean Baptiste Lolo (1798-1865) An employee and interpreter with the Hudson's Bay Company in pre-Confederation British Columbia, Canada.
- Noddle's Island, one of Boston Harbor Islands off East Boston, Massachusetts -- William Noddle (1610-1632) An early settller of Salem, Massachusetts who drowned in 1632 when his canoe overturned on the South River
- Pikes Peak (Mountain peak in Colorado, USA) -- Zebulon Pike (1779-1813) American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase.
- Lunar Crater Byrd -- Richard Byrd (1888-1957). Byrd is an irregular lunar crater that is located near the north pole of the Moon.
- Robledo Mountains, New Mexico, and Paraje de Robledo, New Mexico -- Don Pedro Robledo. early explorer of New Mexico.
States, Provinces or Large Regions
- Alberta, Canada -- Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939)
- Labrador, Canada --Probably named after João Fernandes Lavrador, a Portuguese navigator.
- Georgia, USA -- King George II, of Great Britain. (1683-1760).
- Maryland -- After Queen Henrietta Maria of England, wife of King Charles
- New York -- After the then Duke of York (later King James II of England)
- New Brunswick, Canada -- Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the future King George IV of the United Kingdom.
- North Carolina -- King Charles I of England (1600-1649)
- Pennsylvania -- Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). English admiral, and the father of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania.
- Prince Edward Island, Canada -- Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767- 1820)
- Santa Catarina -- Saint Catherine
- South Carolina -- King Charles I of England (1600-1649)
- Tasmania (state of Australia) -- Abel Tasman (1603-1689) a Dutch seaman and explorer.
- Victoria (state of Australia) -- Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
World Towns & Cities
- Plaza, Argentina -- Victorino de la Plaza y Silva (1840-1919) President of Argentina from August 1914 to October 1916.
- Sáenz Peña, Argentina -- Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte (1851-1914) President of Argentina
- Vicente López, Argentina -- Vicente López y Planes (1785-1856) Argentine writer and politician who acted as interim President of Argentina in 1827. He also wrote the lyrics of the Argentine National Anthem.
- Adelaide, South Australia --Queen Adelaide (1792-1849). German-born consort of King William IV.
- Alice Springs, Northern Territory – Alice Todd, wife of Sir Charles Todd
- Augusta, Western Australia – Princess Augusta Sophia
- Bacchus Marsh, Victoria – Captain William Henry Bacchus, early resident
- Bendigo, Victoria – William Abednego Thompson -boxer indirectly
- Bicheno, Tasmania – James Ebenezer Bicheno
- Blackall, Queensland – Sir Samuel Blackall, governor of Queensland
- Bourke, New South Wales -- named after General Sir Richard Bourke, KCB (4 May 1777 – 13 August 1855), Governor of the Colony of New South Wales, Australia between 1831 and 1837.
- Bowen, Queensland – Sir George Ferguson Bowen, governor of Queensland
- Brisbane, Queensland – Sir Thomas Brisbane, governor of New South Wales
Brisbane suburb: Chermside – Sir Herbert Chermside, governor of Queensland
- Broome, Western Australia – Sir Frederick Broome
- Bunbury, Western Australia – Lieutenant Henry Bunbury, who developed the Pinjarra-Bunbury inland route
- Burnie, Tasmania – William Burnie, director of Van Diemen's Land company in the early 1840s
- Busselton, Western Australia – John Garratt Bussell
- Cairns, Queensland – Sir William Wellington Cairns, governor of Queensland
- Collie, Western Australia – Dr Alexander Collie
- Cooktown, Queensland – Captain James Cook
- Darwin, Northern Territory – Charles Darwin
- Flinders, Victoria – Matthew Flinders
- Fremantle, Western Australia – Charles Fremantle
- Forbes, New South Wales – Sir Francis Forbes
- Gawler, South Australia – Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler
- Geraldton, Western Australia – Charles Fitzgerald
- Harvey, Western Australia – Sir John Harvey RN
- Hervey Bay, Queensland – Augustus John Hervey
- Hobart, Tasmania – Lord Hobart
- Landsborough, Queensland – William Landsborough
- Lorne, Victoria – John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Lorne
- Mackay, Queensland – John Mackay
- Melbourne, Victoria -- named by governor Richard Bourke in 1837, in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb—the 2nd Viscount Melbourne.
- Bentleigh, Victoria – Thomas Bent
- Brunswick, Victoria – Caroline, Duchess of Brunswick
- Fawkner and Pascoe Vale, Victoria – John Pascoe Fawkner
- Fitzroy, Victoria – Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
- Lalor, Victoria – Peter Lalor (indirectly – via Peter Lalor Home-Building Cooperative Society)
- Scoresby, Victoria – William Scoresby
- Seddon, Victoria – Richard Seddon
- Spotswood, Victoria – Louisa Jane Spotswood, wife of Richard Seddon
- Truganina, Victoria – Truganini
- Tullamarine, Victoria – Tullamareena
- Williamstown, Victoria – King William IV
- Wonga Park, Victoria – Simon Wonga
- Mount Gambier, South Australia -- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier (1756-1833) Admiral of the Fleet.
- Parkes, New South Wales – Sir Henry Parkes
- Roebourne, Western Australia – John Septimus Roe
- Scottsdale, Tasmania – James Scott
- Shepparton, Victoria – Sherbourne Sheppard, squatter
- Sydney, New South Wales – Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney
- Tom Price, Western Australia – Thomas Moore Price
- Townsville, Queensland – Robert Towns
- Dunmore Town, Harbour Island -- Lord Dunmore, Colonial Governor of the Bahamas, 1787-1796.
- George Town, Exuma -- King George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820).
- Antônio Prado -- Antonio da Silva Prado (1840 - 1929) was a lawyer, farmer, politician and Brazilian businessman.
- Assis Brasil - Joaquim Francisco de Assis Brasil (1857-1938) was a lawyer and politician of Brazil.
- Barão do Triunfo - José Joaquim de Andrade Neves, barão do Triunfo (1807 - 1869) was a noble and Brazilian military.
- Carlos Barbosa -- Carlos Barbosa Gonçalves (1851 - 1933) was a Brazilian doctor and politician.
- Celso Ramos -- Celso Ramos (1897 — 1996) was a Brazilian politician.
- Conselheiro Mairinck - Francisco de Paula Mayrink was a banker, businessman, and political advisor to the Brazilian Empire.
- [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermelino_Matarazzo_(distrito) Ermelino Matarazzo] -- Ermelino Matarazzo was a Brazilian businessman.
- Jacinto Machado -- Jacinto Machado Bittencourt was a Brazilian military.
- João Pessoa -- João Pessoa Cavalcanti de Albuquerque (1878 - 1930) was the governor of Paraíba between 1928 and 1930.
- Joinville -- François Ferdinand d'Orléans, prince of Joinville (1818 – 1900) was the third son of Louis Philippe, duc d'Orléans, afterwards king of the French and his wife Marie Amalie of Bourbon-Sicilies. He was notable as an admiral of the French Navy.
- Lauro Müller -- Lauro Severiano Müller (1863 — 1926) was a Brazilian politician, diplomat, and military engineer.
- Pedro Osório - Pedro Luiz da Rocha Osório (1854 - 1931) ] was a great Brazilian farmer.
- Pimenta Bueno - José Antonio Pimenta Bueno, 1º marquês de São Vicente (1803 - 1878) was a magistrate, noble and Brazilian politician.
- Presidente Castelo Branco -- Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco, 26º Presidente do Brasil (1897 - 1967) was a Brazilian military leader and politician. He was President of Brazil, as a military dictator, after the 1964 coup d'etat.
- Rio Branco - José Maria da Silva Paranhos, barão do Rio Branco (1845 - 1912) was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor, considered to be the "father of Brazilian diplomacy".
- São Paulo - Saint Paul the Apostle (c5 - c57) was an early Christian missionary.
- Sinimbu - João Lins Vieira Cansanção do Sinimbu, barão e visconde de Sinimbu (1810 - 1906) was a Brazilian politician.
- Trajano de Moraes - Trajano Antônio de Morais was a great Brazilian farmer.
- Tubarão -- Tubarão was named after a native tribal chief called Tubanharô, which means ferocious father in Guaraní language.
- Vidal Ramos -- Vidal José de Oliveira Ramos (1866 - 1954) was a Brazilian politician.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Cardston, Alberta, Canada -- Charles Card (1839-1906) The founder of the town of Cardston, Alberta, the first Mormon settlement in Canada. He has been referred to as "Canada's Brigham Young".
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818). Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, wife of King George III.
- Edson, Alberta - Edson Joseph Chamberlain president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway which position he took up in 1912 when Charles Melville Hays lost his life on the RMS Titanic
- Fort Fraser - Simon Fraser Fur trader and Explorer who charted much of British Columbia
- Fort Macleod Alberta - James Macleod second Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police, from July 22, 1876, to October 31, 1880
- Fraser, BC, a small community or just a train station for WP&YR on a way from Carcross, YT to Skagway, AK - Simon Fraser Fur trader and Explorer who charted much of British Columbia
- Vancouver, British Columbia – Captain George Vancouver, (1757-1798) English explorer of Dutch descent
- Vaughan, Ontario -- Benjamin Vaughan, (19 April 1751 – 8 December 1835) was a British commissioner whose role was to smooth negotiations between Britain and the United States during the drafting of the Treaty of Paris.
- Victoria, British Columbia - Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Jakobstad -- Jacob de la Gardie (1583-1652). Swedish statesman and soldier who was mainly responsible for introducing advanced Dutch military methods into Sweden
- Tiberias (Tveria) - Tiberius (-42 - 37) Second Roman Emporer.
- Herzlya - Theodor Herzl (1860 - 1904) Austro-Hungarian journalist and the father of modern political Zionism.
- Pushkin, Russia – Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837). Russian author and poet.
- Stalingrad was the name of Volgograd – Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) Russian leader and dictator.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies
Fort Charlotte carry her name in honour - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818). Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, wife of King George III.
- Pretoria – Andries Pretorius (1798-1853)
- Simon's Town, South Africa -- Simon van der Stel (1639 – 1712) First Governor of the Cape Colony, the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.
USA Cities and Counties
- Adams, Massachusetts - Samuel Adams (1722-1803). American Statesman and a Founding Father of the United States.
- Adams, New York - John Adams (1735-1826). 2nd President of the USA.
- Adamsville, Utah -- David Barclay Adams (1814-1881). Mormon Pioneer and founder of Adamsville, Utah.
- Albany, New York - James II and VII (1633-1701). King of England and Duke of Albany.
- Alexander, Maine -- Alexander Baring (1774-1848). British negotiator of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
- Alfred, Maine - Alfred The Great (849-899)
- Amherst, Massachusetts -- Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797). 1st Baron Amherst, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, 1st British Governor General of modern Canada.
- Angelica New York --Angelica Church (1756 - 1814). Prominent member of the social elite wherever she lived; first in New York, then in Paris, London and New York again.
- Ansonia, Connecticut - Anson Greene Phelps (1781-1853). Co-founder of mining company and American businessman.
- Astor, Florida - William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875). An American businessman and member of the Astor family
- Astoria, Oregon - John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). First prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America, from which he made his fortune in fur trading, real estate and opium.
- Astoria, Queens, NYC - John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). Name given to persuade Astor to invest $ 2,000 in this neighborhood, he delivered $ 500, and never visited, although had a summer house across the East River.
- Austin, Texas - Stephen F. Austin (1793-1836). Known as the Father of Texas, he led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States.
- Ayer, Massachusetts - James C. Ayer (1818-1878). Patent medicine businessman.
- Barrington, New Hampshire -- John Barrington. English lawyer and theologian.
- Barton, Vermont -- General William Barton (1748-1831). Officer in the Continental Army during the American War of Independence.
- Benjamin, Utah --Benjamin Franklin Stewart (1817-1886). Mormon Pioneer and founder of Benjamin, Utah.
- Benson, Utah -- Ezra T. Benson (1811-1869). An apostle and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- John Blair -John Insley Blair (1802-1899). American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.
- Blairestown, New, Jersey--John Insley Blair (1802-1899). American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.
- Blair, Wisconsin--John Insley Blair (1802-1899). American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.
- Brewster, Massachusetts -- William Brewster (1566-1644). Mayflower passenger, chaplain to the Pilgrims.
- Brian Head, Utah -- William Jennings Bryan (1860-1025) Three time candidate for US President.
- Brigham City -- Brigham Young (1801-1877). Mormon Church Leader, Colonizer, Utah Territorial Governor.
- Brockport, New York -- Samuel Brockway (1775-1842). Canal businessman.
- Bunkerville, Nevada -- Edward Bunker (1822-1901) Mormon Pioneer and Colonizer.
- Camp Maximiliano Luna, New Mexico -- Maximilio “Rough Rider" Luna (1847-1892).
- Canby, Minnesota and Canby, Oregon and Canb, California -- General Edward Canby (1817-1873). United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.
- Carrollington, Maryland -- Charles Carroll (1737 - 1832) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, lawyer and politician from Maryland who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later a United States Senator.
- Carver, Massachusetts -- John Carver (1576-1621). Mayflower passenger, 1st Governor of Plymouth Colony.
- Charleston, South Carolina - Charles II of England (1630-1685). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- Charlestown, Rhode Island - Charles II of England (1630-1685). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- Charlotte, North Carolina - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818). Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, wife of King George III.
- Charlottesville, Virginia - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818). Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, wife of King George III.
- Clarksville, Missouri – William Clark (1770-1838). American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor.
- Clayton, Delaware -- John M. Clayton (1796-1856). U.S. Senator from Delaware and U.S. Secretary of State.
- Clayton, Georgia -- Augustine Clayton (1783 1839). Jurist and politician from the American state of Georgia.
- Cleveland, Ohio – Moses Cleaveland (note spelling) (1754-1806). Lawyer, politician surveyor of Western Reserve, founder of Cleveland, Ohio.
- Cody, Wyoming -- William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846 – 1917) United States soldier, bison hunter and showman.
- Cooperstown, New York -- William Cooper (1754-1809). Founder of Cooperstown, New York and the father to writer James Fenimore Cooper.
- Cortlandville, New York -- Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721-1814) First Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.
- Cottle County, Texas -- George Cottle (1811-1836). Republic of Texas soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
- Cowley, Wyoming -- Matthias Cowley (1858 - 1940) Mormon Pioneer and church leader.
- Culpeper, Virginia – Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper (1635-1719) Colonial governor of Virginia.
- Danville, Ohio -- Daniel Sapp (c.1842 - d.)
- Dayton, Ohio -- Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824) American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. He was the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution.
- DeCordova, Texas -- Jacob DeCordova ().Land agent and colonizer.
- Denver, Colorado -- James Denver (1817- 1892) An American politician, soldier, lawyer, and esteemed actor.
- Dighton, Massachusetts -- Francis Dighton or Deighton (1610-1702), a early settler.
- Douglas, Wyoming -- Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861). Lawyer, orator and political leader, nominated for the Presidency of the United States in 1860.
- Downe Township, New Jersey -- Elizabeth Franklin nee Downes (1730-1777). Wife of William Franklin an American soldier and colonial administrator. He served as the last Colonial Governor of New Jersey.
- Downey California--John Gately Downey 7th California Governor, 1860-1862
- Draper, Utah -- William Draper (1807 -1886). Mormon Pioneer.
- Driggs, Idaho -- Benjamin Driggs Mormon Pioneer Settlers.
- Dudley, Massachusetts -- William Dudley (1686-1740). Notable sons of colonial Gov. Joseph Dudley and grandsons of Gov. Thomas Dudley.
- Eaton, New Hampshire - Theophilus Eaton (1590-1658). Puritan, First Governor of the New Haven Colony.
- Edgartown, Massachusetts -- Edgar Stuart, Duke of Cambridge (1667-1669). Infant son of King James II of England.
- Everett, Massachusetts -- Edward Everett (1794-1865). U.S. Representative and Senator, 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, Secretary of State, and president of Harvard.
- Everett, Washington -- named after a 15 year old son of investor Charles L. Colby, named Everett Colby. (Everett Colby does not gave a geni profile yet)
- Fenton, New York -- Reuben Fenton (1819-1885). Congressman, Senator and Governor of New York.
- Ferdinand, Vermont -- Karl II Wilhelm Ferdinand (1735-1806). Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.
- Fillmore, Utah -- Millard Fillmore (1800-1874). 13th President of the United States.
- Floyd, Virginia -- John Floyd (1783-1837). Virginia politician, Governor and US Congressman.
- Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Anthony Wanye (1745-1796) United States Army general and statesman in the Revolutionary War.
- Franklin, Connecticut -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). Statesman, printer, scientist, inventor, and polymath.
- Fremont, Nebraska -- Maj. General John C. Frémont (1813-1890). U.S. Senator, military governor, territorial governor, and explorer.
- Gambier, Ohio -- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier (1756-1833) Admiral of the Fleet
- Gosnold, Massachusetts -- Bartholomew Gosnold (c. 1571-1607). Co-founder of Jamestown Colony and explorer of Cape Cod and the Islands.
- Grinnell, Iowa - Josiah Bushnell Grinnell (1821-1891). U.S. Congressman from Iowa.
- Griswold, Connecticut - Roger Griswold (1762-1812). Governor of Connecticut.
- Hancock, Massachusetts -- John Hancock (1737-1793). Signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress.
- Hanksville, Utah --Ebenezer Hanks (1815-1884). An early Mormon Pionner and California settler during the gold rush of 1849.
- Harrisville, Utah -- Martin H. Harris (1820-1889). Early settler and Mormon Pioneer.
- Herriman, Utah -- Henry Harriman (1804-1891). One of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Heyburn, Idaho – Senator Weldon B. Heyburn (1852-1912)
- Holbrook, Arizona -- Henry Randolph Holbrook (1838 - 1907) First chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
- Holladay, Utah -- John Holladay (1798-1861). Early pioneer in the western US in Colorado, Utah, and California
- Hopkinton, Rhode Island -- Stephen Hopkins (1707-1785). Royal Governor of Rhode Island, First Chancellor of Brown University, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Hortonville, Wisconsin -- Alonzo Horton (1813-1909) American real estate developer in the nineteenth century.
- Houston, Texas -- Samuel Houston (1793-1863). 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas.
- Humboldt, Arizona - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Illinois - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Iowa - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Kansas - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Minnesota - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Nebraska - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, South Dakota - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Humboldt, Tennessee - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) German scientist, explorer and diplomat.
- Huntsville, Utah - Captain Jefferson Hunt (1803-1879). U.S. western pioneer, soldier, and politician.
- Huntington Beach California-Henry Edwards Huntington Railroad Magnate
- Huntington Park California-Henry Edwards Huntington Railroad Magnate
- Hyattstown, Maryland -- Jesse Hyatt (1763-1813) Frederick County, Maryland farmer and founder of the town of Hyattstown, MD.
- Hyde Park, Utah --William Hyde (1818-1874). Mormon Pioneer.
- Irvington, New York - Washington Irving (1783-1859). American author.
- Irving, Texas -- Washington Irving (1783-1859). American author.
- Ivins, Utah -- Anthony Ivins (1852 – 1934). Early Mormon Leader.
- Jamestown, Rhode Island – King James II of England)
- Jamestown, Virginia (renamed Williamsburg in 1699) – James I of England (1566-1625)
- Joseph City, Arizona -- Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844). Prophet, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and translator of the Book of Mormon.
- Kanosh, Utah -- Chief Kanosh (1821-1884). Nineteenth century leader of the Pahvant band of the Ute Indians.
- Kellogg, Idaho --"Noah Kellogg" (1831-1903) (prospector)
- Kirkland, New York--Samule Kirkland (1741-1808) Presbyterian minister and missionary among the Oneida and Tuscarora peoples of present-day western New York State.
- Kit Carson, California and Kit Carson, Colorado – Kit Carson (1809-1868). American frontiersman.
- Kotzebue, Alaska - Otto von Kotzebue (1787-1846) - Baltic German navigator serving the Russian crown. 1823-1826 the leader of the 3rd Russian around the world trip launched in search of the North-East Passage. First to lead a scientific research on the coasts of Alaska and Kamtschatka.
- Knox County, Ohio -- Henry Knox (1750-1806) Military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War.
- Laramie, Wyoming -- Jacues La Ramée (1784-c. 1821). French-Canadian fur trader who lived in what is now the U.S. state of Wyoming.
- Lawrence, Massachusetts -- Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855). Congressman, Vice Presidential candidate, Minister to Great Britain.
- Layton, Utah -- Christopher Layton (1821-1898). was a Mormon colonizer and Patriarch who founded the cities of Kaysville, Utah, Layton, Utah, and Thatcher, Arizona.
- Lefors, Texas -- James "Perry" Lefors (1849-1909) Early settler along with his family.
- Leesburg, Virginia -- Thomas Lee (1690 - 1750). Leading political figure of colonial Virginia.
- Leverett, Massachusetts -- John Leverett (1616-1679). English colonial magistrate, merchant, soldier, and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- Lewisburg, West Virginia -- Anrew Lewis (172-1781). American pioneer, surveyor, and soldier from Virginia. He served as a a brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War.
- Lincoln, Rhode Island -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). 16th President of the United States.
- Lincoln, Vermont -- Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810). Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
- Livingston, New Jersey -- William Livingston (1723-1790). served as the Governor of New Jersey (1776–1790) during the American Revolutionary War and was a signer of the United States Constitution.
- Los Lunas, New Mexico --Antonio José Luna. Father of Los Lunas, a civic and political leader.
- Marion, Massachusetts -- Francis Marion (1732-1795). Noted brigadier general in the Continental Army.
- Maeser, Utah -- Karl G. Maeser (1828-1901). Served 16 years as principal of Brigham Young Academy, now Brigham Young University (BYU), where he is seen as the true founder of the institution.
- Maynard, Massachusetts -- Amory Maynard (b. 1804). Mill-owner in town.
- California McKinleyville, California -- William McKinley (1843-1901). 25th President of the United States.
- Monroe, Connecticut -- James Monroe (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States.
- Monroe, Massachusetts -- James Monroe (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States.
- Montgomery, Alabama -- Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). American Revolutionary War general.
- Montgomery, Massachusetts -- Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). American Revolutionary War general.
- Montgomery, Minnesota -- Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). American Revolutionary War general.
- Montgomery, New York -- Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). American Revolutionary War general.
- Montgomery, Vermont -- Richard Montgomery (1738-1775). American Revolutionary War general.
- Morgan, Utah – Jedediah Morgan Grant (a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- North_Carolina Morgantown, North Carolina -- Daniel Morgan (c. 1736-1802). American pioneer, soldier, and U.S. Representative from Virginia.
- Morrill, Maine – Anson P. Morrill (governor of Maine)
- Morris, Connecticut – James Morris III (Revolutionary War soldier)
- Mount Washington, Massachusetts -- George Washington (1732-1799). First president of the United States of America.
- Mullan, Idaho -- John Mullen (1830-1909)
- Murray, Utah -- Eli Houston Murray (1843-1896) Territorial Governor of Utah.
- Nashville, Tennessee – Francis Nash (1742-1777). Brigadier general killed in the American Revolutionary War.
- New Orleans, Louisiana -- Philippe II (1674-1723). Duke of Orléans.
- Newbury Park, California -- Egbert Starr Newbury (1843-1880). Owned thousands of acres of land in the Conejo Valley in the 1870s.
- Ogden, Utah -- Peter Skene Ogden (alternately Skeene, Skein or Skeen) (1790-1854). Fur trader, Canadian Explorer.
- Orange, Connecticut -- King William III (Prince of Orange) (1650-1702). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- Orem, Utah – Walter C. Orem (-). President of the Salt Lake and Utah Electric Urban Railroad.
- Peekskille, New York -- Jan Peek (c. 1615-1664). Early settler of, and innkeeper/tavern-keeper, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
- Pepperell, Massachusetts -- William Pepperell (1696-1759). Colonial American merchant, soldier, financier; knighted.
- Perkins, Maine - Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1765-1854). He was a wealthy Boston merchant
- Perry, Utah -- Orrin A. Perry (1817-1901) Mormon Bishop of Perry, UT for 19 years.
- Pleasanton, California -- Alfred Pleasonton (1824-1897). United States Army officer and General of Union cavalry during the American Civil War
- Pocatello, Idaho -- Chief Pocatello (1815-1884)
- Polkville, North Carolina -- William Polk (1758 - 1834). Banker, educational administrator, political leader, and Continental officer in the War for American Independence
- Price, Utah -- William Price (1818-1906). Mormon pioneer and early settler of Price, Utah.
- Provo, Utah -- Étienne Provost (1785-1850). French Canadian fur trader.
- Purcell, Oklahoma -- Edward Benton Purcell (1837-) Director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
- Putnam, Connecticut -- Israel Putnam (1718-1790). Major General at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- Randolph, Vermont -- Edmund Randolph (1753-1813). 7th Governor of Virginia, 2nd Secretary of State, and 1st United States Attorney General.
- Red Cloud, Nebraska--Chief Red Cloud(1822-1909). War leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).
- Redding, California -- Benjamin B. Redding (1824-1882). Canadian-born state official of California, politician and land agent with the Central Pacific Railroad.
- Rigby, Idaho --William F. Rigby (1833-1901). Town of Rigby, Idaho named after him. Helped colonize over 25 communities in Utah and Idaho.
- Ripley, Ohio--Eleazer W. Ripley (1782-1839). Brigadier General in the War of 1812, and a U. S. Representative from Louisiana from 1835 until 1839.
- Roosevelt Island, NYC - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
- Saint George, Utah - George A. Smith (1817-1895). Apostle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
- Sandersville, Georgia - The city's original name was Saunders Corner, then Saundersville, for Mr. M. Saunders, a local storeowner. The settlement was located at an intersection of Indian trails, and later the site of Saunder's general store. In 1796, the town was made the county seat of Washington County.
- Sandusky, Ohio -- Anthony Sadowski (c.1669 - 1736) Polish frontiersman of colonial times.
- Seattle, Washington -- Chief Seattle (1780-1866). A A prominent figure among his people of the Duwamish American Indian tribe.
- Schwaub, California - Charles M. Schwaub (1862-1939). An American steel magnate and leader at Bethlehem Steel. Schwaub, California was in existence from 1905-1907.
- Sheridan, Wyoming -- Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888). Union general in the American Civil War.
- Sherman, Connecticut -- Roger Sherman (1721-1793). Early American lawyer and politician, mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence.
- Smoot, Wyoming -- Reed Smoot First US Senator from Utah (1862-1941).
- Standish, California and Standish, Maine -- Myles Standish (1584 - 1656). One of the Mayflower passengers, Standish played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its start.
- Stockton, California -- Robert Stockton (1795-1866). United States naval commodore, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War.
- Sutter, California -- John Sutter (1803-1880). Swiss-American pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush by the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall and the mill making team at Sutter's Mill
- Taft, California -- President William Howard Taft (1857-1930). 27th President of the United States and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both offices.
- Tallmadge, Ohio -- Benjamin Tallmadge (1754-1835). Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania -- Jim Thorpe (1888 - 1953). Won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.
- Tiltonsville, Ohio -- John Tilton (1738-1810) Early Jefferson County settler and his family.
- Tome, New Mexico --Juan Bartolome "Tome" Dominguez, II Town founder.
- Trumbull, Connecticut -- Jonathan Trumball (1710-1785). Served Connecticut as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state.
- Truxton, New York -- Thomas Truxton (1755-1822). American naval officer who rose to the rank of commodore.
- Van Buren, New York -- Martin Van Buren (1782-1862). President of the United States.
- Vernon County, Missouri -- Miles Vernon (1786-1866) state senator and veteran of the Battle of New Orleans.
- Warren, Rhode Island -- Peter Warren (1703 -1752) British naval officer from Ireland who commanded the naval forces in the attack on the French fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia in 1745.
- Warren, Connecticut -- Joseph Warren (1741-1775). American Revolutionary War general who died at Bunker Hill.
- Washington, D.C. – George Washington (1732-1799). First president of the United States of America.
- Webster, Massachusetts -- Daniel Webster (c. 1782-1852). Prominent U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.
- Webster, New York -- Daniel Webster (c. 1782-1852). Prominent U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.
- Weed,_California -- Abner Weed California State lawmaker, lumber industrialist, founder of the city.
- Wesley, Maine -- John Wesley (1703-1791). Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement.
- Whittier, California -- John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) Influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
- Williamsburg, Virginia -- William III, King of England (1650-1702)
- Winthrop, Massachusetts -- John Winthrop (1588-1649). Puritan leader and Massachusetts Bay Colony governor.
- Wise County, Virginia -- Henry Wise (1806-1876). American statesman from Virginia, as well as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
- Wolcott, Connecticut -- Gov. Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797). 4th Governor of Connecticut and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Woods Cross, Utah -- Daniel Wood (1800-1892) Mormon pioneer and a settler of the western United States.
- Woodruff, Utah -- Wilford Woodruff, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Educational (Colleges and Universities)
- Ashmolean Museum - Elias Ashmole
- Balliol College, Oxford - John I Balliol
- Bodleian Library - Thomas Bodley (1545-1613)
- Kellogg College, Oxford - W.K. Kellogg named in honour of Mr W K Kellogg on the 1 October 1994, in recognition of the generous support given by the W K Kellogg Foundation to the University over the preceding decades.
- Simon Fraser University - Simon FraserFur Trader & Explorer who charted most of British Columbia
- Gottlieb Daimler -- Gottlieb Daimler Reitwagen (1834-1900). Engineer, industrial designer and industrialist who pioneered internal-combustion engines and automobile development.
- Delorean -- John DeLorean (1925-2005). American engineer and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.
- Diesel engine – Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913). German inventor and mechanical engineer.
- Ferrari -- Enzio Ferrari (1898-1988)
- Ford -- Henry Ford (1863-1947). was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
- Mercedes Benz Automobile - Mercédès Jellinek (1889–1929). She is best known for her father having Daimler's Mercedes line of cars named after her.
- Peugeot --Armand Peugeot (1849-1915). a French industrialist, pioneer of the automobile industry and the founder of the French firm Peugeot.
- Porsche -- Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951). Austrian automotive engineer best knowns for the creating the Volkswagon Beetle, as well as many Porsche automobiles.
- Renault -- Louis Renault (1877-1944), Marcel Renault (1872–1903) and Fernand Renault(). as a French industrialist brothers , and the founders of Renault and a pioneers of the automobile industry.
- Morris - William Morris (not the artist)
Airplanes & Aerospace:
- Boeing -- Boeing, William E. (1881-1956). American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company.
- Ilyushin -- Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin (1894-1977). Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau.
- Sikorsky -- Sikorsky, Igor (1889-1972). Russian American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
- Sukhoy -- Sukhoy, Pavel (1895-1975). Belarusian Soviet aircraft constructor and designer.
- Tupoleve -- Andrei Tupolev (1888-1972) Founder of Russian aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Moscow.
- Zeppelin – Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917). German general and later aircraft manufacturer, the founder of the Zeppelin Airship company.
Guns, Firearms, Weapons
- AK-47 -- Mikhail Klashnikov (1919-). Russian (formerly Soviet) small arms designer, most famous for designing the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) assault rifle, the AKM and the AK-74.
- Beretta Firearms -- Bartolomeo Beretta (living in 1526). Venitian master gun barrel maker.
- Browning Automatic Rifle – John Browning (1855-1926). an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms,
- Bowie knife – Jim Bowie (1795-1836)
- Colt revolver – Samuel Colt (1814-1862). American inventor and industrialist.
- Gatling gun – Richard J. Gatling (1818-1903). American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun.
- Mauser Firearms -- Franz Andreas Mauser ; Peter Paul Mauser (1838-); Wilhelm Mauser
- Moisin-Nagent Firearms. Brothers Émile & Léon Nagant
- Molotov cocktail – invented by the Finnish army, and named after Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986), the Soviet Minister of War.
- Remington Firearms --Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861). Inventor of the Remington rifle.
- SKS semi-automatic rifle -- Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov (1894-1986). Soviet weapons designer; he is one of the fathers of the modern assault rifle.
- Stechkin APS -- Igor Stechkin (). Developer of the Russian selective fire machine pistol.
- Thompson submachine gun – John T. Thompson, (1860-1940). United States Army officer best remembered as the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun.
- Uzi submachine gun – Uziel Gal (1923-2002). German-born Israeli gun designer, best remembered as the designer and namesake of the Uzi submachine gun.
- Achilles' heel
- Alzheimer's disease -- Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915)
- Apert's syndrome -- Eugene Charles Apert (1868-1940) French pediatrician.
- Apgar's Score -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) American anesthesiologist.
- Baker's cyst -- William Morrant Baker (1839-1896). English surgeon.
- Cushing's Sydrome -- Harvey Williams Cushing (1869-1939) American neurosurgeon.
- Crohn's disease -- Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983). American gastroenterologist
- Foley catheter – Frederic Foley (1891-1966). An American urologist.
- Heimlich maneuver – Henry Heimlich. (1920-). American thoracic surgeon
- Hodgkin's Disease - Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) British physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive medicine.
- Krebs' cycle -- Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (1900-1981). German-born English biochemist
- Langerhans' islands -- Paul Langerhans (1847-1888). German pathological anatomist.
- Parkinson's disease -- James Parkinson (1755-1824). English physician and paleontologist.
- Petri dish – Richard Julius Petri (1852-1921) German bacteriologist.
- Rorschach test – Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922). Swiss psychiatrist.
- Salmonella -- Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850-1914). American veterinary pathologist
- Salk vaccine – Jonas Salk (1914-1995)
- Stent -- Charles R. Stent (1845-1901). English dentist
- Archimedes' screw – Archimedes (c. -287 BC - -212 BC). Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.
- Baldwin Apple - Loammi Baldwin
- Bloomers – Amelia Bloomer(1818-1894) American advocate of women's rights. Her name became associated with the women's clothing style known as "bloomers.
- Braille – Louis Braille (1809 - 1852)
- Bunson Burner -- Robert Bunson (1811-1899). German Chemist
- Daguerreotype – Jacques Daguerre (1787-1851). French artist and chemist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.
- Dolby noise reduction system – Ray Dolby (1933-). American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system.
- Euclidean Geometry – Euclid (~300 BC). Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry".
- Ferris wheel – George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (1859-1896). Was an American engineer.
- Franklin stove – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
- Gallup poll – George Gallup (1901-1984). American pioneer of survey sampling techniques used for measuring public opinion.
- Geiger counter – Hans Geiger (1882-1945). A German physicist.
- Gerrymandering - Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814), Governor of Massachusetts, United States, who rigged voting districts in a way that resembled the shape of a salamander in 1812.
- Gillette safety razor – King C. Gillette (1855-1932). American businessman, popularly known as the inventor of the safety razor.
- Gore-Tex – L. "Bill" Gore (1912–1986). Chemical engineer and one of the main inventors of Gore-Tex fabrics.
- Guillotine - Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738-1780)
- Hammond Organ – Laurens Hammond (1895-1973)
- Jacuzzi – Candido Jacuzzi (1903-1986)
- Leotard – named after Jules Léotard (1842-1870)
- Listerine - named after Joseph Lister (1827-1912)
- Macintosh (the waterproof coat) – Charles Macintosh (1766-1843)
- Mason jar – John Landis Mason (1832-1902)
- McCormick reaper – Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884)
- Mercator projection – Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594)
- Moog synthesizer – Robert Moog (1934-2005)
- Morse code – Samuel Morse (1791-1872)
- Pasteurization – Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
- Pilates – Joseph Pilates (1883-1967)
- Ponzi Scheme -- Charles Ponzi (1882-1849)
- Richter magnitude scale – Charles Richter (1900-1985)
- Rubik's Cube – Ernő Rubik (1944-)
- Sandwich – Earl of Sandwich
- Simon Fraser - Simon FraserFur Trader & Explorer who charted most of British Columbia
- Sousaphone – John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
- Stetson – John B. Stetson (1830-1906)
- Tesla coil, Tesla turbine – Nikola Tesla
- Venn Diagram – John Venn
- Wedgwood porcelain – Wedgwood family including Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)
- Wheatstone bridge – Sir Charles Wheatstone
- Windsor knot – Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
- Zamboni ice resurfacer – Frank Zamboni
Units of Measurements Named after People:
- Anders Jonas Ångström (1814–1874). Unit often used to measure size of atoms.
- Ampere -- André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836)
- Celsius -- Anders Celsius (1701–1744)
- Becquerel -- Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852 – 1908)
- Bell (commonly used as dB) - Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922). Unit of measure for sound pressure and more.
- Coulomb -- Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736 – 1806)
- Dalton --John Dalton (1766–1844). Non Si unit used to denote one atomic mass unit.
- Delisle Temperature Scale -- Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688–1768). This unit of temperature measurement was used primarily in Russia in the 1700's.
- Farad -- Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
- Fahrenheit Temperature Scale -- Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1683-1736)
- Henry -- Joseph Henry (1797–1878)
- Hertz -- Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894)
- Joule -- James Prescott Joule (1818–1889)
- Kelvin Temperature Scale -- William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907)
- Lambert Unit -- Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728 – 1777). A non-SI unit of luminance.
- Neper - John Napier of Merchiston (Neper, Nepair, Marvellous Merchiston) (1550– 1617).
- Newton -- Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
- Ohm -- Georg Simon Ohm (1789 – 1854)
- Pascal -- Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)
- Phot - Patriarch Photius I of Constantinople (Photius or Fotios) (810 – c. 893). A photometric unit of illuminance
- Rankine Temperature Scale -- William John Macquorn Rankine (1820–1872)
- Réaumur Temperature Scale -- René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757)
- Rømer Temperature Scale --Ole Christensen Rømer (1644–1710). A disused temperature scale proposed in 1701.
- Röntgen -- Wilhelm Röntgen (1845 – 1923)
- Siemens -- Ernst Werner von Siemens (known as Werner von Siemens) (1816–1892)
- Sievert -- Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896 – 1966)
- Tesla -- Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943)
- Volt -- Alessandro Volta (1745–1827)
- Watt -- James Watt (1736–1819)
- Weber -- Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804–1891)
Elements Named after People:
- Bohrium -- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
- Copernicium -- Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
- Curium -- Pierre Curie (1859 – 1906)
- Einsteinium -- Albert Einstein (1879-1855)
- Fermium -- Enrico Fermi (1901-1954)
- Gadolinium -- Johan Gadolin (1760 – 1852)
- Meitnerium -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968)
- Mendelevium -- Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907)
- Nobelium -- Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)
- Lawrencium -- Ernest O. Lawrence (1901-1958)
- Rutherfordium -- Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
- Seaborgium -- Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999)
- Bosons -- Satyendra Nath Bose / সত্যেন্দ্র নাথ বসু (1894-1974)
- Fermions -- Enrico Fermi (1901-1954)
- Higgs bosons -- Peter Higgs (1929- )
- Majorons -- Ettore Majorana (1906-1938)
- Goldstone bosons -- Jeffrey Goldstone (1933- )
- Nambu-Goldstone bosons -- Yoichiro Nambu / 南部 陽一郎 (1921- )
- Pomerons -- Isaak Pomeranchuk / Исаак Яковлевич Померанчук (1913-1966)
- Skyrmions -- Tony Skyrme (1922-1987)
Commercial products and entities
- Bose Corporation -- Amar Bose (1929- ). Indian-American electrical engineer, sound engineer and billionaire entrepreneur.
- Cambell's Soup -- Joseph A. Cambell (1817-1900) Was the founder of Campbell's Soup in 1869.
- Cox Enterprises -- James M. Cox (1870-1957). News Paper Reporter. News Paper Publisher. Twice the Governor of Ohio.
- Craigslist -- Craig Newmark ( 1952 - ). Internet entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the San Francisco-based international website Craigslist.
- Dell, Inc. -- Michael Dell (1965 - ) American business magnate and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is one of the richest people in the world, ranked 44 with a net worth of US$14.6 billion in 2011
- The Walt Disney Company -- Walt Disney (1901-1966). American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well-known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century.
- Eudora e-mail client -- Eudora Welty (1909-2011). Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer.
- Fox Film Corporation & FOX -- William Fox (1879-1952) Pioneering Hungarian-American motion picture executive.
- Godrej Group -- Pirojsha (1182-1972) and Ardeshir Godrej (1868-1936). Indian businessman brothers who laid the foundations for what is today the Godrej Industries Group.
- Hearst Corporation -- William Randolph Hearst)
- Heineken International -- Gerard Adriaan Heineken (1841- 1893) Founder of Heineken.
- The Jim Henson Company -- Jim Henson (1936-1990). An American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets.
- Hilton Worldwide -- Conrad Hilton(1887-1979). American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.
- Koch Industries -- Fred C. Koch (1900-1967). American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, the second-largest privately-held company in the United States.
- Knott's Berry Farm -- Walter Knott (1889-1981). American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California.
- Larsen & Tourbo -- Henning Holck-Larsen (1907-2003) and Søren Kristian Toubro (1906-1982). Co-founders of the Indian engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
- Loews Theaters/Loews Incorporated -- Marcus Loew (1870-1927). American business magnate and a pioneer of the motion picture industry who formed Loews Theatres and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
- Mars, Inc. -- Franklin Clarence Mars (1883-1934). American business magnate who founded the food company Mars, Incorporated, which makes mostly chocolate candy.
- [Maxwell Coffee -- [http://www.geni.com/people/Harriett-Overton/6000000009278809360 Harriett (Maxwell) (c. 1831-1898). Maxwell House Coffee is named for a hotel, the Maxwell House, in Nashville, Tennessee. The hotel was named for Harriet Maxwell, wife of its builder, Colonel John Overton, Jr.
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary -- Noah Webster (1758-1843) American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author and George (1803-1880) and Charles Merriam.
- Morgan Stanley -- Henry S. Morgan (1900-1982) and Harold Stanley (1885-1963) American bankers and co-founders of the company Morgan Stanley in 1935.
- Prada -- Mario Prada (-). Founder and original designer of fashion label Prada, a company specializing in many high fashion goods.
- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (after Martha Stewart)
- Spreckels Sugar Claus Spreckels (1828-1908). Major industrialist in Hawai'i during the kingdom, republican and territorial periods. He also involved himself in several California enterprises, most notably the company that bears his name, Spreckels Sugar Company.
- Simmons & Company International-- Matthew R. Simmons (1943-2010). founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International and a President George W. Bush energy adviser.
- Thomson Corporation -- Roy Thomson,1st Baron Thomson of Fleet (1894-1976). Canadian newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur.
- TATA Group -- Jamsetji Tata (1839-1904). Indian entrepreneur and industrialist, prominent for his pioneering work in Indian industry.
- Trump Organization and Trump Entertainment Resorts -- Donald Trump (1946- ). American business magnate, author, and television personality.
- Ty Inc. -- Ty Warner (1944- ). American toy manufacturer and businessman.
- Wal-Mart and Sam's Club -- Sam Walton (1918-1992). Businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma best known for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
- Warner Bros. (after Harry, Albert, Sam, & Jack Warner)