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Used to mark the absence of a name, when it was verified to have no name defined in reality. Consider using noname=* instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Names
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
See also
Status: deprecated


This key is one way of tagging an object as really having no name, instead of simply lacking a name=* tag.

A vastly more popular alternative is the key noname=*, consider using it instead. noname=* is used in multiple editors in validators such as StreetComplete, Vespucci, JOSM and other.

See the proposal Proposed features/Noname for an overview of all the possible ways of tagging an object as unnamed.

External links

JOSM ticket proposing automatic changing unnamed=yes to noname=yes