Name of the Year 2011: Arab Spring

Special Recognition: Arab Spring (international political event)

Fictional Name: Lisbeth Salander (character in “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”)

Personal Name: Qaddafi, Kathafi, Khadafy, etc. (multispelled name of Libyan dictator)

Place Name: Fukushima (Japanese nuclear powerplant)

Trade Name: Siri (voice activated digital assistant for IPhone)

Name of the Year: Arab Spring