This is a list of vexillologists.
- Grace Rogers Cooper (1924–2004), former curator of textiles, Smithsonian Institution; former president (1983-1986) and first woman president of NAVA; Whitney Smith Fellow (NAVA)(for an outstanding contribution to North American vexillology); and author, among other publications, of Thirteen-Star Flags: Keys to Identification
- William Crampton (1936–1997), founder of the Flag Institute; recipient of FIAV's 1991 Vexillon; former secretary-general for congresses (1983–1989), President (1993–1997), Fellow, and Laureate of FIAV; and author of many editions of Flags of the World
- Peter Edwards (1931–2019), founder and president of the Burgee Data Archives
- Andriy Grechylo, Ukrainian heraldist and vexillologist and Fellow of FIAV
- Ottfried Neubecker (1908–1992), German vexillologist; former president (1973–1981), secretary-general (1981–1983), Fellow, and Laureate of FIAV; and author in 1939 of the German navy Flaggenbuch
- George H. Preble (1816–1885), American naval admiral and author in 1872 of History of the American Flag
- Whitney Smith (1940–2016), founder of the Flag Research Center; editor of the Flag Bulletin; co-founder, secretary-general (1969–1981, 1983–1991), secretary-general for Congresses (1981–1983); founder, former president (1967–1977), president emeritus, and honorary member of NAVA; FIAV Laureate and Fellow; recipient of FIAV's 2007 Vexillon; Whitney Smith Fellow (NAVA)(for an outstanding contribution to North American vexillology); recipient, NAVA's Captain William Driver Award (1983) for best paper delivered at an annual meeting; Fellow, Vexillological Association of the State of Texas; author, among other flag books, of Flags Through the Ages and Across the World, The Flag Book of the United States, and The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord & Conflict; and originator, in 1957, of the word vexillology to describe the scholarly study of flags.
- Alfred Znamierowski (1940–2019), Polish-born founder of the Flag Design Center; recipient of FIAV's 2003 Vexillon; Fellow of FIAV; and author of The World Encyclopedia of Flags
- Christopher Alexander (1936-present), Laureate of FIAV and author of Alternative Flag Valuations of Musical Descent