Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VIE-na-mui-nehn(Finnish)
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Meaning & History

Derived from Finnish väinä meaning "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the Kalevala.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVäinö(Finnish)

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The Departure of Väinämöinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1906)The Departure of Väinämöinen by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1906)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019