The history of place names on the Isle of Man can be traced back to the Celts and the Iron Age. The Isle of Man has its own language, known as Manx, which stems from the Goidelic group of Celtic languages and has had a huge influence on the place names across the island.
As a result, many place names on the Isle of Man reflect the Celtic languages, although there are also influences from invaders including the Viking Age and Norse Kingdom.
For the most part, Manx place names are inspired by the environment, including the location and vegetation, and the geography.
Examples of place names in the Isle of Man derived from Scandinavian languages are:
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