196 Finnish Baby Names With Meanings

Still undecided on the baby name? Confused whether you should pick a traditional Finnish name or trendy one? MomJunction can help you decide.

Finland, the 8th largest country, yet the least populated country in the world, boasts of some of the most gorgeous baby names. Although most of the common and popular Finnish baby names are Scandinavian, they sound a lot quirkier than Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish names.

In Finland, a baby can be given up to three baby names, by the time he is two months old. Besides, there are some other rules and regulations levied by the government. These rules include that parents cannot pick a name that’s inappropriate or can cause disadvantage to the child in future. The government also restricts the use of surnames to not more than one, though hyphenated surnames could be used after marriage. Also, interchangeable or unisex names are not allowed in Finland. Neither are names that are different in spelling and hurt the Finnish naming practices, allowed except under unavoidable circumstances. Children are expected to take the last name of one of the parents, but they can assume a different surname, by filing a name change application.

From the homeland of Santa Claus and Nokia, we bring you a list of Finnish baby names with meanings.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
Aadaaada has a meaning of noble or a noble one, In Germany word aada means adornment or a first bornGirl
AinoFinnish - The only one; UniqueGirl
AnnaName of a King; Food; Grain; Earth and Water; GodBoy
EeviFinnish form of Edwin; rich friendBoy
EliasOne who believes Yahweh is the LordBoy
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
IlmariFrom Ilmarinen, the eternal hammerer, a god in Finnish mythologyBoy
JohannesHebrew - Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful; A variant of name JohnBoy
LeoLatin word meaning lionBoy
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
OnniWindfall, godsend, cheerfulness, pleasureBoy
SofiaMeans wisdom in Greek. A wise womanGirl
VainoPersecutionBoy
AapoFinnish form of ABRAHAM or being father of multitudeBoy
AariMountain of StrengthBoy
AimoFinnish - Generous Amount; Fair-sized; Proper; Good;Boy
AkkiFinished pet form; name for the happy irrigatorBoy
AksuDefender of Man; A variant of name Alexander and AkseBoy
AnalieVariation of Annalie which means The lord has favored meGirl
AnselmiGerman - Protected by God; A variant of name AnselBoy
AnteroOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name AndrewBoy
AnttiOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name Andrew and AndreasBoy
ArmasFinnish - Dear; BelovedBoy
ArtoCeltic - Stone, Bear; Germanic - Thor, The Eagle; A variant of name ArthurBoy
ArtturiCeltic - Stone, Bear; Germanic - Thor, The Eagle; A variant of name ArthurBoy
ArvoFinnish - Value; WorthBoy
AssiA beautiful and fair god or goddessBoy
AttoGoddess of IrrationalityBoy
AuliJoy; Happiness; Short form of AulikkiBoy
CalleA man who is freeBoy
CaspianOne from the Caspian SeaBoy
DagmarA motherGirl
EelinThey are the warrior of intelligenceGirl
EelisA saying which means My god is YahwehBoy
EemilThey are one who are like the ElvesBoy
EeroOne who is an eternal rulerBoy
EkiThey are the one who change timeBoy
EkkeA peaceful ruler of the islandBoy
EljasWhere Yahweh is the GodBoy
Emesethis name means mother.Girl
Ennithis is a Finnish feminised form of the word Enna meaning edge of a sword.Girl
Ennyfeminised Finnish word for edge of a sword.Girl
Ensioit means first.Boy
Eppoa Finnish word for a character of a Shakespearean play Comedy of Errors.Boy
ErkkiFinnish word meaning ruler of all.Boy
Ernoa Finnish word meaning serious and determined.Boy
Ervaa Finnish word meaning the hay grown after harvesting.Girl
Esasomeone for whom god is the ultimate salvation.Boy
Esteria Finnish word which means star.Girl
HansiGod is CordialBoy
HaraldusArmy rulerBoy
HeimericusOne who is a pat of the tribeBoy
HeimoA finnish word for tribeBoy
HelmiPearl, precious thingGirl
HelmyA Gem of the SeaGirl
HemmiPearln; will desire HelmetUnisex
HermoArmy StaffBoy
HesekielGod's Strengthens, God Will StrengthenBoy
HessoTourch, SunUnisex
HiluCloudberry; yearn for lifeGirl
IldaHeroine in the battle.Girl
IrmaBosnian form of Emma, meaning universal or complete.Girl
JaanaA sea of bitternessGirl
JaaniHe is a gift of GodBoy
JakkeMay He protectBoy
JakkiShe is the heel grabberGirl
JensynnJunior Johannes or son of Johannes (God is gracious)Boy
JereDiminutive of name Jeremiah (May the Lord's name will be exalted).Boy
JupiterLight; Diety; Father; The name was borne in Roman mythology by Jupiter, the supreme godBoy
KaarinaKaarina means Pure, ChasteGirl
KailleThe name means WomanlyGirl
KalThe name Kal means The Strong OneBoy
KalleKalle name means Strong and ManlyBoy
KalvaHeroine; A variant spelling of KalwaBoy
KeijoKeijo means ElfBoy
KimmoOne who is raised by GodBoy
KiviKivi means StoneBoy
KjerstinKjerstin means She is the Follower of ChristGirl
KristiinaKristiina means Follower of ChristGirl
LariA person with superior reputation and luerelBoy
LempiA Finnish word that means To love someoneBoy
LeppaA Finnish name of legendsGirl
LevoFinnish version of name LeoBoy
LiinaA warrior of the armyGirl
LiisaI find my God in an OathGirl
LinneA person named after the twinflowerBoy
LinneaA Girl whose beauty can be compared to a twinflowerGirl
LinnelHe who is like a twonflowerBoy
LoppaA famous woman worriorGirl
LumiA woman white and cold as SnowGirl
LuukasTo be from Lucania, souther ItanlyBoy
LuviaA girl who is deeply lovedGirl
LuviannaWoman who is loved honestlyGirl
LydianHe who is from Lydia town in Asia MinorBoy
LyytiA name who is a great and adorable beingGirl
MaariaThe Sea of sorrowGirl
MaijaA woman of rebellious natureGirl
MaiucOne who is a magical individual; spell boundGirl
MajlisA noble person who is born i MayGirl
MarikkaA woman of turbulent personalityGirl
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