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.
Pirkka m Finnish
Created by Finnish poet Eino Leino (1878-1926) for his poem Orjan poika (published in his poem collection Helkavirsiä). The name was derived from Finnish word pirkkalaiset
, meaning "Birkarls"... [more
Pulmu f Finnish
Derived from the Finnish word pulmunen
, meaning "snow bunting."
Puro f & m Finnish
Means "stream", it can also mean "creek"
Rae m Finnish
From the Finnish word "rae" meaning "hailstone" and "grain".
Raita f Finnish
Means both "goat willow" and "stripe, streak" in Finnish.
Rauni f & m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Perhaps a variant of Rauno
, or derived from Old Norse reynir
meaning "rowan". In Finnish mythology Rauni was either the name of god Ukko's spouse, or another name for Ukko himself... [more
Rauno m Finnish, Estonian
Early 20th-century Finnish coinage based on name beginning with the name element ragn-
, such as Ragnar
. This name is also used in Estonia.
Riita f Finnish
Variant form of Riitta
. Hasn't been used for several years, due to its meaning of "fight" or "row" in Finnish.
Riiti m Finnish
Finnish short form of names containing the name element FRID
Riki m Finnish
Derived from Riku which is derived from Richard, it's a somewhat rare Finnish name, only a fraction of Finnish people have this name.
Roine m & f Swedish, Finnish (Rare)
From the name of a lake in Häme, Finland. There are theories on the origin of this name, it could've come from Germanic hreini
meaning "clean, clear" or from Pre-Germanic/Baltic *kroinis
meaning "clean"... [more
Runo m & f Finnish
From Finnish word runo
, which means "poem".
Ruusunen f Literature, Finnish
Derived from Ruusu
, meaning 'rose' and the suffix -nen
, which makes the name a diminutive. This is the Finnish name for Briar Rose, or Sleeping Beauty. This is not a given name in Finland, but is occasionally found as a surname.
Salla f Finnish
A variant of Salli
. Salla is also the name of both a fell and a municipality in Lapland, Finland.
Sanelma f Finnish
Old Finnish name of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory, however, connects this name to the Finnish word for "story; poem" and ultimately to the Finnish verb sanella
"to dictate". Sanelma may also be derived from the name Anelma
Sar f Arabic, Biblical, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish
Form/Diminutive of Sarah
Sidkia m Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Tzidqiyyahu
). This name appears in the Swedish and Norwegian translations of the Bible, but is not used as a given name in Sweden or Norway.
Siru f Finnish
Finnish version of Sigrid. In Finnish language it means "fragment".
Siviä f Finnish
Modern coinage taken from the word siviä
, a dialectal form of siveä
, meaning "chaste".
Solja f Finnish
Female variant of archaic Finnish masculine name Sotia, meaning unknown.
Sulevi m & f Finnish
Finnish form of Sulev
. Sulevi have been used by both males and females, but is much more common on males.
Sulho m Finnish
From the Finnish word sulho
, meaning "bridegroom".
Sumu m & f Finnish
Meaning "mist, fog, haze" in Finnish.
Talvi f Estonian, Finnish
As a Finnish name, Talvi is derived from Finnish talvi
"winter" while as an Estonian name it is derived from Estonian talv
Tarvo m Finnish, Estonian
Derived from either Old Finnish tarvas
"wild aurochs" or from Estonian tarv
, a dialectal variant of tarm
, "energy, vigour".
Tiivi f & m Finnish (Rare)
Tiivi is an alternative name for such birds as the broad-billed sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus, more commonly used Finnish name is "jänkäsirriäinen") and the Temminck's stint (Calidris temminckii, "lapinsirri")... [more
Toimi m Finnish
Derived from Finnish toimi
"action, task, chore, duty". Known Finnish bearers of this name are politician Toimi Kankaanniemi (b. 1950), former rower Toimi Pitkänen (b. 1928) and former cross-country skier Toimi Alatalo (b... [more
Touko m Finnish
From Finnish touko
meaning "sowing (in the springtime)".
Tuire f Finnish
Derived from the archaic Finnish word tuiretuinen
, which means both "unwise, uncomprehending" and "darling".
Tuovi f & m Finnish
Derived from the place name Tuovila
"village of Tove", a village in Finland. It was invented by the Finnish author Yrjö Sakari Yrjö-Koskinen for a character of his novel "Pohjan-Piltti" (1859).
Turo m Finnish
Variant of Tuure
or taken directly from Finnish turo
meaning "structure built from tree branches in order to lure spawning fish".
Tytti f Finnish
Derived from the Finnish word tyttö
, meaning "a girl". It has also been used as a pet form of Tyyne
Uine f Finnish
From "uinua" which is one word for sleeping in Finnish.
Ulpu f Finnish
Derived from the Finnish word ulpukka
, "spatterdock". It can also be used as a pet form of Ulla
Ulpukka f Finnish
From Finnish ulpukka
meaning "spatterdock, yellow water-lily, cow lily, yellow pond-lily (flower)".
Unna f Ancient Scandinavian, Danish (Rare), Faroese, Icelandic, Swedish (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
A name found "in Old Swedish and Old West Norse as Una
" (and in Old Danish as Una
), ultimately from either of the Old Norse verbs unnr
"to wave, billow, roll, undulate" (from Proto-Germanic *unþi-
) or unna
"to love" (Old English unnan
, Old High German (gi)unnan
) (compare Unnr
Untamo m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Old Finnish name with unclear origin: possibly derived either from old Germanic name Undo
or Finnish word uni
, meaning "dream". Untamo was a character in Finnish epic Kalevala.
Upi m & f Finnish
A diminutive of Urpo
, also used as a nickname for other names starting with U.
Valfrid m & f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of Walafrid
. Most common as a male name. Valfrid Palmgren (1877-1967), a Swedish politician and teacher, was a famous female bearer of the name.
Valio m Finnish
From Finnish valio
meaning "an outstanding individual, a pick, choice, elite".
Valtu m Finnish
Finnish pet form of names containing the name element vald
"ruler, mighty one, powerful one".
Varma f & m Finnish
Means "sure, certain, reliable" in Finnish.
Vaula f Finnish (Rare)
Vaula is both a flower/flowering plant genus ("Asarina" in Latin) and in old Finnish language a little wooden ring that kept a bunch of silver birch branches together in a sauna.