Vol. 72 No. 1 (2024): NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics

2023 Award for Best Article in NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics

I. M. Nick
American Name Society

Published 2024-03-12


For more than a decade, the American Name Society has singled out an outstanding article to be given the Best Article of the Year Award. To select the publication to receive this prestigious honor, each member of the Editorial Board independently reviewed all of the articles that had been published in 2023. As per ANS tradition, obituaries, notes, editorials, book reviews, and articles contributed by the Editor-in-Chief were excluded from consideration. To make their decision, Board Members were asked to select the publications which they felt possessed the highest degree of creativity; demonstrated the best writing style; employed the soundest research methodology; and had the greatest potential to make a lasting and significant contribution to onomastics. This report details the results of that selection process and reveals the 2023 winner of the ANS Best Article of the Year award.


  1. Murray, Thomas. 2001. “Onomastics and the Academy: Past, Present, and Future”. NAMES 49, no. 4: 215–221.
  2. Petitta, Giulia et al. 2018. “‘My Name in A-on-the cheek’: Managing Names and Name Signs in American Sign Language-English Team Interpretation”. NAMES 66, no. 4: 205–218.