Estonian Names

Estonian names are used in the country of Estonia in northern Europe.
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AGE (2) f Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AIVAR m Estonian
Estonian form of IVAR.
ALEKSANDER m Polish, Slovene, Estonian, Norwegian, Danish
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages.
ALVAR m Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ANDRES m Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDRUS m Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
ANNE (1) f French, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of ANNA. It was imported to England in the 13th century, but it did not become popular until three centuries later. The spelling variant Ann was also commonly found from this period, and is still used to this day.... [more]
ANNELI f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, German
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of ANNELIE, as well as a German variant.
ANTI m Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANU (1) f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
AVE f Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
EDVIN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EHA f Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
EINAR m Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
ELIISABET f Estonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
ELINA f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of HELEN.
ENE f Estonian
Possibly a form of ANU (1), ANNE (1) or HENRIKA.
EVELIN f German, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of EVELINA.
GEORG m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE in several languages. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
HEINO m German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HENDRIK m Dutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HILLAR m Estonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
ILMAR m Estonian
Estonian form of ILMARINEN.
INDREK m Estonian
Estonian form of HENRY.
JAAGUP m Estonian
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAK m Estonian, Flemish
Estonian form of JACOB or JAMES, and a Flemish short form of JACOB.
JAAKOB m Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAN m Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JELENA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JOHANNA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, English, Late Roman
Latinate form of Greek Ioanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNES m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
JOONAS m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of JONAS (2).
JOOSEP m Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JUHAN m Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
JÜRI m Estonian
Estonian form of GEORGE.
KADRI f Estonian
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KAISA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KAJA (1) f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Estonian, Slovene
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
KAJA (3) f Estonian
Means "echo" in Estonian.
KALEV (1) m Estonian
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.
KALJU m Estonian
Means "rock, boulder" in Estonian.
KATARIINA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KATI f Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATARIINA and a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATRIN f German, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KOIT m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
KRISTI f English, Estonian
Diminutive of CHRISTINA or CHRISTINE (English) or KRISTIINA (Estonian).
KRISTIINA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTJAN m Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KÜLLIKI f Estonian
Estonian form of KYLLIKKI.
LAGLE f Estonian
Means "goose" in Estonian.
LAINE f Estonian
Means "wave" in Estonian.
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LEELO f Estonian
Means "folk song" in Estonian.
LEENA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of HELENA or MATLEENA.
LIIS f Estonian
Estonian short form of ELIISABET.
LIISA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISI f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISU f Estonian
Estonian diminutive of ELIISABET.
LOVIISE f Estonian
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUULE f Estonian
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
MAARIKA f Estonian, Finnish
Diminutive of MAARJA (Estonian) or MAARIA (Finnish).
MAARJA f Estonian
Estonian form of MARIA.
MAIMU f Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MARE f Estonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mar.
MARET f Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGAREETA f Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian variant form of MARGARET.
MARGIT f Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGUS m Estonian
Estonian form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARI (1) f Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MARIKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mari.
MARTIN m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MEELIS m Estonian
From Estonian meel meaning "mind, mood".
MIHKEL m Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIRJAM f Dutch, German, Finnish, Estonian, Slovene
Form of MIRIAM in several languages.
NIGUL m Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
OLAVI m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLEV m Estonian
Estonian form of OLAF.
OLGA f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLIVER m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Catalan, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic La Chanson de Roland, in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OTT m Estonian
Possibly an Estonian form of OTTO. It may also be inspired by an archaic Estonian word meaning "bear".
PAAVO m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PEETER m Estonian
Estonian form of PETER.
PIIA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
PIRET f Estonian
Estonian form of BIRGITTA.
PRIIDIK m Estonian
Estonian form of FREDERICK.
PRIIT m Estonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
RAIN (2) m Estonian
Variant of REIN.
RASMUS m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Estonian
Scandinavian, Finnish and Estonian form of ERASMUS.
REET f Estonian
Estonian short form of MARGAREETA, used independently.
REIN m Frisian, Dutch, Estonian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
RIINA f Finnish, Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
ROBERT m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Catalan, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been consistently among the most common English names from the 13th to 20th century. In the United States it was the most popular name for boys between 1924 and 1939 (and again in 1953).... [more]
SAIMA (2) f Finnish, Estonian
From Saimaa, the name of the largest lake in Finland. The etymology of the lake's name is unknown.
SIGRID f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIIRI f Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIRJE f Estonian
Possibly from Estonian sinisirje meaning "blue-feathered", a word associated with a magical bird in the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg (1857) by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald. Apparently this name was suggested by the linguist Julius Mägiste in the 1920s. It was subsequently used in the 1945 opera Tasuleegid by Eugen Kapp.
TAAVET m Estonian
Estonian form of DAVID.
TAAVI m Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TAIMI f Finnish, Estonian
From Finnish taimi meaning "sapling, young tree" or Estonian taim meaning "plant" (words from a common origin).
TAIMO m Estonian
From Estonian taim meaning "plant".
TARMO m Estonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
TERJE (2) f Estonian
Estonian form of TERHI.
TIIA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of DOROTHEA.
TIINA f Finnish, Estonian
Short form of KRISTIINA.
TIITUS m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TIIU f Estonian
Estonian variant of TIIA, possibly in part from an archaic dialectal form of the word tihane "titmouse".
TÕNIS m Estonian
Estonian form of ANTHONY.
TOOMAS m Estonian
Estonian form of THOMAS.
TRIIN f Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TRIINU f Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TUULE f Estonian
Estonian form of TUULI.
ÜLLE f Estonian
Feminine form of ÜLO.
ÜLO m Estonian
From the Livonian name Ilo or Ylo meaning "joy", a name appearing in the 13th-century Livonian Chronicle of Henry. It is now associated with the Estonian word ülev meaning "noble".
URMAS m Estonian
Possibly from the dialectal Estonian word urm meaning "frost" or "catkin".
VALTER m Italian, Swedish, Slovene, Croatian, Estonian
Form of WALTER used in several languages.
VIKTORIA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
German, Scandinavian and Greek variant of VICTORIA. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Виктория or Ukrainian Вікторія (see VIKTORIYA) or Belarusian Вікторыя (see VIKTORYIA).
VILJAR (1) m Estonian
Estonian masculine form of VILJA.
VILLEM m Estonian
Estonian form of WILLIAM.
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