Naming

Naming – Over the years the name used to describe the contest, and used on the official logo for each edition, has evolved. The first contests were produced under the name of Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne in French and as the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Prix in English, with similar variations used in the languages of each of the broadcasting countries. From 1968, the English name dropped the ‘Grand Prix’ from the name, with the French name being aligned as the Concours Eurovision de la Chanson, first used in 1973. The contest’s official brand guidance specifies that translations of the name may be used depending on national tradition and brand recognition in the competing countries, but that the official name Eurovision Song Contest is always preferred; the contest is commonly referred to in English by the abbreviation “Eurovision”, and in internal documents by the acronym “ESC”.

On only four occasions has the name used for the official logo of the contest not been in English or French: the Italian names Gran Premio Eurovisione della Canzone and Concorso Eurovisione della Canzone were used when Italy hosted the 1965 and 1991 contests respectively; and the Dutch name Eurovisiesongfestival was used when the Netherlands hosted in 1976 and 1980.

Year(s) English French Other languages Official logo language
1956–1964 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Prix Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne N/A French
1965 Gran Premio Eurovisione della Canzone Italian
1966 N/A French
1967 Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson French
1968 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Prix de la Chanson English
1969 Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión Spanish
1970–1972 N/A English
1973 Concours Eurovision de la Chanson French
1974–1975 English
1976 Eurovisie Songfestival Dutch
1977 N/A English
1978 French
1979 תחרות הזמר של האירוויזיון Hebrew
1980 Eurovisie Songfestival Dutch
1981–1990 N/A English
1991 Concorso Eurovisione della Canzone Italian
1992–2023 N/A English
  1. Albanian – Festivali Evropian i Këngës
  2. Arabic – مسابقة الأغنية الأوروبية (Musabaqat Al’aghniat Al’uwrubiya)
  3. Armenian – Եվրատեսիլ երգի մրցույթ (Yevratesil Yergi Mrtsuyt)
  4. Azerbaijani – Avroviziya Mahnı Müsabiqəsi
  5. Basque – Eurovision Abesti Lehiaketa
  6. Belarusian – Конкурс Песні Еўрабачанне (Konkurs Pyesni Yurabačannye)
  7. Bulgarian – Песенен Конкурс Евровизия (Pesenen Konkurs Evroviziya)
  8. Catalan – Festival de la Cançó d’Eurovisió
  9. Croatian – Pjesma Eurovizije
  10. Czech – Velká Cena Eurovize
  11. Danish – Europæiske Melodi Grand Prix
  12. Dutch – Eurovisiesongfestival
  13. Estonian – Eurovisiooni Lauluvõistlus
  14. Faroese – Eurovision Tónleikakappingin
  15. Finnish – Eurovision Laulukilpailu
  16. French – Concours Eurovision De La Chanson
  17. Georgian – ევროვიზიის სიმღერის კონკურსი (Evroviziis Simgheris Khonkhurski)
  18. German – Eurovision-Liederwettbewerb
  19. Greek – Διαγωνισμός Τραγουδιού Eurovision (Diagonismós Tragoudioú Eurovision)
  20. Greenlandic – Europami Erinarsornermik Unammisitsisarfik
  21. Hungarian – Eurovíziós Dalfesztivál
  22. Icelandic – Söngvakeppni Evrópskra Sjónvarpsstöðva
  23. Irish Gaelic – Comórtas Amhránaíochta na hEoraifíse
  24. Italian – Concorso Eurovisione Della Canzone
  25. Jèrriais – Concours Eurovision D’Chant
  26. Latin – Certamen Cantus Eurovisionis
  27. Latvian – Eirovīzijas Dziesmu Konkurss
  28. Lithuanian – Eurovizijos Dainų Konkursas
  29. Low German – Lederwettstriet Vun De Eurovision
  30. Luxembourgish – Eurovision Liddersconcours
  31. Macedonian – Евровизија (Evrovizija)
  32. Maltese – Il-Festival Tal-Eurovision
  33. Manx – Cohirrey Arraney Eurovision
  34. Monégasque – Eurovision Cuncursu Da Cansun
  35. Northern Sami – Eurovision Lávllagilvvohallan
  36. Norwegian – Eurovisjonens Musikkonkurranse
  37. Polish – Konkurs Piosenki Eurowizji
  38. Portuguese – Festival Eurovisão da Canção
  39. Romanian – Concursul Muzical Eurovision
  40. Russian – Конкурс Песни Евровидение (Konkurs Pyesni Evrovidyenye)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Farpais Òran Eurovision
  42. Serbian – Песма Евровизије (Pesma Evrovizije)
  43. Slovak – Veľká Cena Eurovízie
  44. Slovene – Pesem Evrovizije
  45. Spanish – Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión
  46. Swedish – Eurovisionsschlagerfestivalen
  47. Swiss German – Eurovision Liedswettbewärb
  48. Turkish – Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması
  49. Ukrainian – Пісенний Конкурс Євробачення (Pisenniy Konkurs Yurobačennya)
  50. Welsh – Cystadleuaeth Cân Eurovision