Browse over 39 Finnish Girl Names and Finnish Boy Names
|Aila||Finnish||From the Greek Helene, which means ..|
|Annikki||Finnish||A form of the Hebrew name Hann..|
|Ansa||Finnish||This name has the significance "con..|
|Antti||Finnish||This name signifies "virile."
|Arto||Finnish||From the Irish for "noble" or "bear..|
|Eeva||Finnish||This name signifies "life." Among n..|
|Frans||Finnish||A form of the Latin Francis, whic..|
|Hannes||Finnish||A form of John, which means "God ..|
|Hawna||Finnish||A form of Hannah, meaning "grace...|
|Janne||Finnish||A form of John, meaning "God is g..|
|Joosef||Finnish||A form of Joseph, which means "he..|
|Juhana||Finnish||A form of John, which means "God ..|
|Juho||Finnish||A form of John. Notable men with ..|
|Jussi||Finnish||A form of John, meaning "God is g..|
|Kalevi||Finnish||This name means "hero."
|Kalle||Finnish||From the Gaelic Carol, meaning "mel..|
|Kosti||Finnish||From the Norwegian Gustav, which me..|
|Kyllikki||Finnish||A name that signifies "strong woman..|
|Lasse||Finnish||From the Greek Nikolaus, which mean..|
|Liisa||Finnish||A form of Elizabeth, which means ..|
|Lilja||Finnish||This name means "lily."
|Maija||Finnish||From the Hebrew name Mary, mean..|
|Maria||Finnish||A form of Mary, which means "bitt..|
|Marjatta||Finnish||A form of Margaret, which means "..|
|Meri||Finnish||This name signifies "the sea."
|Mikko||Finnish||From the Hebrew Mikha'el, which mea..|
|Mirjam||Finnish||A form of the Hebrew Miriam, ..|
|Niilo||Finnish||From the Irish Neil, which means "c..|
|Paavo||Finnish||A form of Paul, which means "smal..|
|Riiku||Finnish||A form of Richard, which means "r..|
|Risto||Finnish||A short form of Christopher, whic..|
|Taavetti||Finnish||From the Hebrew David, which means ..|
|Taneli||Finnish||This name means "God is my judge."|
|Tapani||Finnish||A form of Stephen, which means "a..|| |
|Description of Finnish Names|
Long ruled by foreign powers, including Sweden and the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire, Finland finally declared independence in 1917. During World War II, Finland fought the USSR twice and then the Germans toward the end of the war. In the following half-century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy. Finnish, like Estonian and Hungarian, is an Asiatic-derived language completely unrelated to the other Scandinavian tongues. Many names in Finland are borrowed from Scandinavian, Germanic, and even English sources, such as Johan, Ole, Claes, and Eugen; others are uniquely Finnish in nature, such as with Paavo, Pekka, Esko, or Risto. Famous Finns include the design innovators Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen, the film director Renny Harlin, and the composer Jean Sibelius.