Finnish Names

Finnish names are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
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MARKUS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, 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]
MARTTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARTHA.
MARTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MATIAS   m   Finnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATILDA   f   English, Swedish, Finnish
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
MATLEENA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGDALENE.
MATTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
MAUNO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNU   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MERI (1)   f   Finnish
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
MERJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKA (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKAEL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAELA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MINTTU   f   Finnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
MIRJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJAMI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MISKA   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Diminutive of MIHÁLY or MIKAEL.
NESTORI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NIILO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIKLAS   m   Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Swedish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKO   m   Finnish, Croatian, Slovene
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, and a Croatian and Slovene short form of NIKOLA (1).
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NOOA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
NOORA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of NORA.
OILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of OLGA.
OIVA   m   Finnish
Means "splendid" in Finnish.
OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, 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]
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLLI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of OLAVI.
ONNI   m   Finnish
Means "happiness, luck" in Finnish.
OONA   f   Irish, Finnish
Irish variant and Finnish form of ÚNA.
ORVOKKI   f   Finnish
Means "pansy flower" in Finnish.
OSKARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of OSCAR.
OSKU   m   Finnish
Short form of OSKARI.
OTSO   m   Finnish
Means "bear" in Finnish.
OTTO   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Later German form of Audo or Odo, originally a short form of various names beginning with the Germanic element aud meaning "wealth, fortune". This was the name of four kings of Germany, starting in the 10th century with Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, who was known as Otto the Great. This name was also borne by a 19th-century king of Greece who was originally from Bavaria. Another notable bearer was the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).
PAAVALI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL used in the Bible.
PAAVO   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PÄIVÄ   f   Finnish
Means "day" in Finnish.
PÄIVI   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
PASI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAULIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of PAULINA.
PEKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PENTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
PERTTI   m   Finnish
Short form of ROOPERTTI or ALPERTTI.
PERTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PETRI   m   Finnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PIETARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER used in the Bible.
PIHLA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of PIA.
PILVI   f   Finnish
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
PINJA   f   Finnish
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
PIRITTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of BIRGITTA.
PIRJO   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIRKKO   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PRIITA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of BRITA.
PYRY   m   Finnish
Means "snowstorm, blizzard" in Finnish.
RAAKEL   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RACHEL.
RAIMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
RANSU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
RAUHA   f   Finnish
Means "peace" in Finnish.
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
REETA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REIJO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REIMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
REINO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of REYNOLD.
REKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
RIIKA   f   Finnish
Variant of RIIKKA.
RIIKKA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIIKKA and other names ending in rika.
RIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
RIITTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of PIRITTA.
RIKHARD   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RICHARD.
RIKU (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of RICHARD.
RISTO   m   Finnish, Macedonian
Finnish and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
RITVA   f   Finnish
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
RONI (3)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of HIERONYMUS.
ROOPE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ROBERT.
ROOPERTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ROBERT.
RUUBEN   m   Finnish
Finnish form of REUBEN.
RUUT   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RUTH (1).
SAANA   f   Finnish
From the name of a mountain in northern Finland.
SAARA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SÄDE   f   Finnish
Means "ray of light" in Finnish.
SAIJA   f   Finnish
Diminutive of SARI (1).
SAKARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKKE   m   Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKU   m   Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SALLI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SAMI (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMPO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SAMPPA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SAMU   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Hungarian and Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANNA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
SANTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SARI (1)   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SATU   f   Finnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SEBASTIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEIJA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SENJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SEPI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SEPPO (1) or SEBASTIAN.
SEPPO (1)   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish seppä "smith". Seppo Ilmarinen ("the smith Ilmarinen") was the name of a master craftsman in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
SEPPO (2)   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SEBASTIAN.
SEVERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SEVERUS.
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.
SILJA   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
SIMO   m   Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON.
SINI   f   Finnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKA   f   Finnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SIRPA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale "small piece, fragment".
SISKO   f   Finnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SISU   m   Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SOHVI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SOPHIA.
SOILE   f   Finnish
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".
SOILI   f   Finnish
Variant of SOILE.
SOINI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SVEN.
STIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of CHRISTINA.
SULO   m   Finnish
Means "charm, grace" in Finnish.
SUOMA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
SUSANNA   f   Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SUVI   f   Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
SYLVI   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
TAAVETTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of DAVID.
TAAVI   m   Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TÄHTI   f   Finnish (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish.
TAHVO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAIKA   f   Finnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
TAIMI   f   Finnish
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
TAINA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of TATIANA.
TAISTO   m   Finnish
Means "battle" in Finnish.
TANELI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of DANIEL.
TAPANI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of STEPHEN.
TAPIO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
TARJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of DARIA.
TARMO   m   Estonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
TARU   f   Finnish
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of TARJA.
TATIANA   f   Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Greek, Georgian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TATU   m   Finnish
Diminutive of TANELI.
TAUNO   m   Finnish
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
TEEMU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICODEMUS.
TEIJA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of DOROTEA.
TEPPO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of STEPHEN.
TERESA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Cognate of THERESA. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERHI   f   Finnish
Short form of Terhenetär, which was derived from Finnish terhen "mist". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' Terhenetär is a sprite associated with mist and forests.
TERHO   m   Finnish
Means "acorn" in Finnish.
TERO   m   Finnish
Short form of ANTERO.
TERTTU   f   Finnish
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
TEUVO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of THEODORE.
TIIA   f   Finnish
Short form of DOROTHEA.
TIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of KRISTIINA.
TIITUS   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TILDA   f   English, Swedish, Finnish
Short form of MATILDA.
TIMO (1)   m   Finnish, German, Dutch
Finnish, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see TIMOTHY).
TOINI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ANTONIA.
TOIVO   m   Finnish
Means "hope" in Finnish.
TOMI   m   Finnish, Hungarian, Welsh
Finnish, Hungarian and Welsh diminutive of THOMAS.
TOMMI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of THOMAS.
TONI (1)   m   Finnish, Croatian
Finnish and Croatian short form of ANTHONY.
TOPI   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of TOBIAS.
TOPIAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of TOBIAS.
TORSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of TORSTEN.
TUIJA   f   Finnish
Means "cedar" in Finnish.
TUOMAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUUKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of TUURE.
TUULA   f   Finnish
Variant of TUULI.
TUULI   f   Finnish
Means "wind" in Finnish.
TUULIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TUURE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of TORE (1).
TYYNE   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish tyyni "calm, serene".
UKKO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "old man" in Finnish. In Finnish mythology Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.
ULLA   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of ULRIKA or HULDA (1), or a German diminutive of URSULA.
ULRIIKKA   f   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish feminine form of ULRICH.
UOLEVI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of OLAF.
URHO   m   Finnish
Means "brave" in Finnish.
URSULA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
USKO   m   Finnish
Means "faith" in Finnish.
VÄINÖ   m   Finnish
Short form of VÄINÄMÖINEN.
VALDEMAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of WALDEMAR. This was the name of four kings of Denmark.
VALPURI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of WALBURGA.
VALTO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of VALDEMAR or other names containing vald.
VALTTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of WALTER.
VANAMO   f   Finnish
Means "twinflower" in Finnish.
VAPPU   f   Finnish
Diminutive of VALPURI.
VARPU   f   Finnish
From the Finnish name for a type of berry bush.
VEERA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of VERA (1).
VEETI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FREDRIK or FERDINAND.
VEIKKO   m   Finnish
Diminutive of VELI.
VELI   m   Finnish
Means "brother" in Finnish.
VENLA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of WENDEL.
VERTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of FERDINAND.
VESA (1)   m   Finnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VIENO   f & m   Finnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VIIVI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of VIVIANA.
VIKING   m   Swedish, Finnish
From the Old Norse name Víkingr meaning "viking, raider", ultimately from vík "bay, inlet".
VILHELM   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish and Hungarian form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILHELMIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of WILLIAM.
VILHO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILI   m   Hungarian, Slovene, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELM or VILJEM.
VILJA   f   Finnish
Means "cereal, grain" in Finnish.
VILJAMI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of WILLIAM.
VILJO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of WILLIAM.
VILLE   m   Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish diminutive of WILLIAM.
VILPPU   m   Finnish
Finnish variant form of PHILIP.
VIRVA   f   Finnish
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.
VOITTO   m   Finnish
Means "victory" in Finnish.
VUOKKO   f   Finnish
Means "anemone flower" in Finnish.
YRJÄNÄ   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YRJÖ   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
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