Place Names and Name Studies - Department of Name Studies

The Department of Name Studies works on various scholarly and general projects concerning the study of place names and personal names. It maintains the Institute’s Place Name Database.
The Department offers assistance to individuals, institutes, communities, and companies by disseminating information and answering inquiries. It places emphasis on research connected to place names, personal names, and other topics connected with name studies and cooperates with several Icelandic and foreign institutes. 

The Place Name Committee is located at the Department of Name Studies.