are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Kössi m Finnish
Nickname for Kyösti
. Kössi Kenguru was a classic children's cutout animation about a kangaroo.
Kukka-Maaria f Finnish
Combination of kukka
, meaning "a flower" in Finnish and Maaria
which refers to Virgin Mary. Christian feast, Visitation of Mary, was called Kukka-Maaria in the past.... [more
Kullervo m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish word kulta
"gold". In Finnish epic 'Kalevala' Kullervo Kalervonpoika (son of Kalervo) was a beautiful man with hair of golden colour and tragic life: he is sold into slavery, unknowingly seduces his sister and finally kills himself.
Kulta m & f Finnish
Derives from the Finnish word kulta
, which means both "gold" and "darling, dear".
Lalli m Finnish
Of unclear origin, possibly a form of Lauri or an original Finnish name meaning 'big'. Mostly known through a mediaeval legend in which Lalli (a peasant) kills Bishop Henry.
Lauha f Finnish
Means 'gentle', 'calm' and 'mild' in Finnish. Also a genus of plants.
Leino m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian name of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from the pen name of Eino Leino (Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm), Finnish poet and journalist (1878-1926).
Lemmitty f & m Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (i.e., the past passive participle of lempiä
; compare Lempi
). It has occasionally been used as a feminine given name (and sometimes a masculine name; it is "rare for either sex, and mostly a middle name").
Liia f Estonian, Finnish
Variant of Lia 2
. In the case of the Estonian name, it is also considered an elaboration of Lii
and an Estonian renderin of Russian Лия
Loja f Swedish, Finnish
A famous bearer is Loja Saarinen (born Minna Carolina Louise Gesellius, 1879–1968), a Finnish-American textile artist, sculptor and wife of the architect Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950).
Lumia f Finnish
Derived from the Finnish lumi
Lumikki f Finnish
Derived from Finnish word lumi
"snow". Fairy tale character Snow White is known as Lumikki in Finland.
Lumikukka f Finnish (Modern)
A combination of Lumi
, which means "snow", and Kukka
, which means "flower". The name was first used in the 1970's.
Luonto m & f Finnish
Means "nature, wildlife, scenery, outdoors" in Finnish.
Maa m & f Finnish
Means "country, land, earth, ground, soil, suit" in Finnish.
Manna f & m Finnish
Manna was originally a male name, coming from the names Immanuel
. Later, Manna has been used as a female name, because it ends in an "a".
Meea f Finnish
Finnish feminine name. Name day April 27.
Miio m Finnish (Modern)
A form of Mio
which is from Astrid Lindgren's children's book Mio, my Mio (also known as Mio, my Son)(Mio, min Mio in Swedish)
Mikki m & f Finnish
Variation of Mikael
. Mickey Mouse is known as Mikki Hiiri in Finnish. Mostly used as a masculine name. When used as a feminine name, it might also be used as a diminutive of Mielikki
Mimosa f English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Danish, Filipino, Italian
, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica
, better known in English as the touch-me-not
. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa
, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso
Mirkku f Finnish (Rare)
Diminutive of Mirja
and other names beginning Mir-
. Also a Finnish slang word meaning "girl, woman". Common pet name but rare as a given name.
Myy f Finnish
A Finnish variant of My
. A famous bearer is Pikku Myy (Lilla My in Swedish, Little My in English), a character in the Moomin series of books by Tove Jansson.
Nalle m Finnish
Means "teddy bear" in Finnish and it is often used as a nickname for the Swedish name Björn.
Nemi f Literature, Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Nemi is the title character of the comic strip Nemi
(1997), written and drawn by Norwegian cartoonist Lisa Myhre. Its origin and meaning are unknown, there have, however, been speculations that Myhre might have based the name on the name of the Italian town and lake which is ultimately derived from from Latin nemus Aricinum
"grove of Ariccia".
Nikodemus m Finnish, Indonesian, English
Finnish Variant of Nicodemus
. From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people".
Norja f & m Finnish (Rare)
Means "lithe" in Finnish, though the word is not commonly used. Also the Finnish word for Norway. Compare to more common Sorja
Nurija f Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Sorbian, Maltese, Frisian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Hungarian
Form of Núria
in many languages.
Okko m Finnish
Short form of Oskari
, and possibly a variant of Ukko
. In the Finnish Orthodox name day calendar Okko's name day is celebrated on February 27, as it is considered to be a short form of Prokko which itself is a diminutive of Prokopios
Onerva f & m Finnish
Derived from the Finnish word onerva
meaning "aftergrass; the hay grown after harvesting".
Onnea f Finnish (Rare)
Variant form of Onnia
. This is a common word to casually congratulate someone or wish them good luck.
Onneli f Finnish
Variant of Onni
. Onneli is one of the two protagonists of book series written by Marjatta Kurenniemi from 1960s to 1980s, and also of two 21st century movies based on the books... [more
Osma m Finnish (Rare)
Variant of Osmo
. 'Osma' is also another word for "wolverine" (mostly known as 'ahma' in Finnish).
Osmo m Finnish
From a poetic term meaning "fiancé" or "young man", called both 'osmo' and 'osma' in Finnish.
Päiviö m & f Finnish
Finnish form of Peivas
as well as a direct derivation from Finnish päivä
"day". While this name is exclusively masculine today, up until the 1940s it was also occasionally used as a feminine name.
Pälvi f Finnish (Rare)
From Finnish word pälvi
, meaning a snow free patch on the ground, melted by the sun.
Peitsa m Finnish
Meaning unknown. Possibly derived from Finnish word "peitsi" meaning "Lance, long spear"
Pellervo m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish word pelto
"field". In Finnish mytholofy Pellervo (also known as Sampsa Pellervoinen) was a god of fertility, fields and crops.
Penni f & m Finnish
Rarely used as a given name. Possibly derived from Benjamin
is a Finnish word for "penny".
Pieta m & f Finnish
Finnish feminin form of Beata and masculin form of Pietari (Petrus). Feminin form means also in old Karelian Finnish "witch of the moon".
Pipsa f Finnish
Diminutive of Pirkko
and other feminine names beginning with p. This is also the Finnish name of Peppa Pig (Pipsa Possu) and Peppermint Patty from Peanuts (Piparminttu-Pipsa).