Finnish Names

Male Names
  • Matias (Hebrew) - Gift of God [English, Finnish and Spanish speaking countries]

    Finnish and Spanish form of Matthias.

  • Niko (Greek) - Victory of the people [English and Finnish speaking countries]

    Niko can also be a short form of Nikolas.

  • Tanner (English) - Tanner [English, Finnish and German speaking countries]

    This surname has four separate origins. In English-speaking countries it is simply an occupational surname for a tanner (a tanner is someone who treats animal hide to make leather). In German it is either a variant of the surname Tann (meaning 'forest', a

Female Names
  • Anja (Russian) - Favor, grace [English speaking countries]
  • Anne (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [English, French and Norwegian speaking countries]

    Anne gained popularity through the belief that St Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary. There is no Biblical basis for this, though Anna is one of the people who meets the infant Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem.

    Anne is the name of vari

  • Annika (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Dutch, English, Finnish and Swedish speaking countries]

    Annika Sörenstam is a successful Swedish professional golfer.

  • Elina (Greek) - Torch; bright light [English, Finnish and Hindi speaking countries]

    Finnish form of Helen. It might also be a variant of Elena.
    An Indian name meaning intelligent.

  • Elisa (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English, Finnish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries]

    Short form of Elisabeth.

  • Elizabet (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English and Finnish speaking countries]
  • Elsa (Hebrew) - My God is a vow; joyful [English, Finnish, German, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries]

    Originally a pet form of Elizabeth, Elsa is now in common use as an independent given name. Elsa may also be taken as coming from the Hebrew meaning "joyful".

    Elsa Schiaparelli was a fashion designer of the 1920s and 30s. Elsa was the name

  • Emilia (Latin) - Rival; emulating [English, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish speaking countries]

    From Aemilius, the name of a Roman noble family, which has been associated with as well the Greek aimulos' and the Latin 'aemulus' that mean 'soft; friendly' and 'emulating; rival' respectively.

    Many Polish queens and princesses have had t

  • Hanna (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [African and English speaking countries]

    Hanna is a form of the name Hannah, as well as a name from the Hausa language meaning "joy."

  • Karin (Greek) - Pure [Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Japanese and Swedish speaking countries]

    As a Japanese name, Karin may be written with the characters for "summer" (ka) and "forest" or "bell" for 'rin' - among other possibilities.

  • Kati (Greek) - Pure [English and Finnish speaking countries]
  • Sonja (Greek) - Wisdom [English speaking countries]

    Slavic form of Sonya.

    "Red Sonja" is the name of a Marvel Comics heroine, and of a 1985 film featuring that character.

  • Susanna (Hebrew) - Lily; rose [English speaking countries]

    From the Greek form of the Hebrew name Shoshanah, traditionally translated as "lily" or occasionally as "rose".

  • Taina (Latin) - N/A [English and Finnish speaking countries]

    Finnish nickname form of Tatiana.

  • Tea (Greek) - Gift of God [English, Finnish and German speaking countries]

    Short form of Theodora.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Anika (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Dutch, English, Finnish, Hindi and Swedish speaking countries]

    As a female name the name has origins in Hebrew, Latin and Japanese. In this form it is used in Dutch, Finnish and Swedish. As a male name however, it is Sanskrit in origin and is pronounced slightly different [see second given pronunciation].

  • Anita (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [English, Finnish, Hindi, Italian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Both used for females and males. As a female name Anita is derived from Anna and used in among other languages, English, Finnish, Spanish and Italian.
    As a male name it is Sanskrit in origin and used in the Hindu culture for boys.

  • Anna (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Armenian speaking countries]

    In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.

    On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.

  • Mika (Japanese) - Beautiful smell [English, Finnish and Japanese speaking countries]

    The Japanese girl name Mika is often written with the characters for "beauty" (mi) and "incense; smell; perfume" (ka).
    Other possibilities include the number "three" or "beauty; beautiful" for the first syllable 'mi', and "praise, esteem", "splendo