Over the years most of the Galápagos Islands – officially known as the Archipiélago de Colón – have come to own at least a couple of names, usually one given by English pirates, and another official Spanish name given in 1892, marking the fourth centenary of Columbus’s discovery of the New World. Many islands have also picked up a number of other names along the way, with some boasting as many as eight. The official names are listed first below, followed by any other commonly used names in brackets; the most frequently used name – which is what we’ve adopted throughout this chapter – is in bold. Islands that have only ever had one name, such as Enderby, Beagle and Cowley, are not listed.

Baltra (South Seymour)

Darwin (Culpepper)

Española (Hood)

Fernandina (Narborough)

Genovesa (Tower)

Isabela (Albemarle)

Marchena (Bindloe)

Pinta (Abingdon)

Pinzón (Duncan)

Rábida (Jervis)

San Cristóbal (Chatham)

San Salvador (Santiago, James)

Santa Cruz (Indefatigable, Duke of Norfolk)

Santa Fé (Barrington)

Santa María (Floreana, Charles)

Seymour Norte (North Seymour)

Sin Nombre (Nameless)

Tortuga (Brattle)

Wolf (Wenman)

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