Men’s Finnish names

Kol

– man

Lassi

– from Lorentum

Lemminkainen

– love

Livi

– connected, affiliated

Bosom

– people’s victory

Lori

– from Lorentum

Luukas

– from Lucania

Lace

– from Laurentum

Markku

– martial

Marty

– from Mars

Matias

– god’s gift

Matti

– god’s gift

Mika

– who is like God?

Mikko

– who is like God?

Mono

– big

Mona

– great

Mori

– black, Moor

Maynayo

– excellent

Niyolo

– people’s victory

Niirikki

– associated with biblical Nemrod

Niko

– people’s victory

Noya

– rest

Oiwa

– luxurious

Okasti

– venerable

Olavi

– heir, descendant

Olis

– useful

Olli

– heir, descendant

Onni

– luck

Oskari

– reindeer

Ossu

– reindeer

Otso

– bear

Paavali

– small

Paavo

– small

Pa

– king

Pauli

– small

Pekka

– rock, stone

Pekko

– name of the god of barley and brewing

Pellervo

– region

Penti

– blessed

Perti

– bright nobility

Pertu

– Talmey’s son

Petri

– rock stone
Petteri

– rock, stone

Piri

– snowstorm, blizzard

Pitari

– rock, stone

Ransu

– free

Reijo

– vigilant

Reima

– wise defender

Reino

– wise ruler

Reko

– careful, watchful

Riku

– powerful

Risto

– Christ-bearer

Rity

– peace ruler

Richard

​​- powerful and brave

Rupe

– famous

Rupertti

– famous

Ruuben

– contemplative

Ramyo

– wise defender

Sakary

– god remembers

Saku

– god remembers

Sampa

– sun

Samps

– region

Samu

– heard by god

Samuli

– heard by god

Santeri

– defender of humanity

Santtu

– the defender of humanity

Severi

– strict

Sepi

– from Sebeyst (a city in Asia Minor)

Seppo

– blacksmith

Sizu

– definition

Simo

– listener

Soyin

– boy

Salt

– claimed

Sulo

– charm, grace

Seikk

– god remembers

Taavetti

– beloved

Taavi

– beloved

Tapani

– crown

Tarmo

– energy

Tatu

– god – my judge

Tahvo

– crown

Teinly

– god is my judge

Teppo

– crown

Tero

– man, warrior

Terh

– acorn

Teuvo

– god’s gift

Timo

– honoring God

Timu

– people’s victory

Then

– hope

Tommy

– twin

Tono

– modest, peaceful

Marsh – good god

Topias

– god is good

Torsti

– stone Torah

Tuomas

– twin

Tuomo

– twin

Taisto

– battle

Ukko

– old man

Uolevi

– heir, descendant

Usko

– faith

Fredrik

– peace ruler

Hannu

– good god

Harry

– home ruler

Hezekyl

– God strengthens

Heikki

– home ruler

Henrikki

– home ruler

Hermanni

– army man

Eyl

– the protector of mankind

Eljas

– god is my god

Ensayo

– first

Erkki

– ruler

Erno

– wrestler with death

Esa

– god is salvation

Jozeppi

– multiplying

Yukainen

– great

Yuko

– great

Yuna

– dove

Yunas

– dove

Yuni

– good god

Yuuzo

– multiplying

Yuha

– good god

Juhana

– good god

Juhani

– good god

Juho

– good god

Jaakko

– supplant

Yakka

– good god

Yalmari

– warrior of helmet

Yalo

– good th and noble

Jani

– God is good

Jari

– warrior helmet

Jaska

– propellant

Jassi

– God is good

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