From Finnish aalto
meaning "wave". A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
Means "grey lake". It is one of the many water-related surnames in Finland.
Derived from Finnish järvi
meaning "lake". It is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho
meaning "deaf, hard of hearing".
Means "corner", with suffix -la
giving an idea of a place. The name was originally given to a house or a place.
Means "castle". A famous namesake in Finland is Väinö Linna (1920-1992), author of 'The Unknown Soldier'.
From the given name Niku
, a Finnish form of NICHOLAS
, combined with the local suffix -la
. It is common nowadays in western Finland.
From a Finnish word meaning "meadow". It was the surname of the athlete Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973).
NYLUND Finnish, Swedish
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny
"new" and lund
PAJARI Finnish, Russian
Means "boyar" (Russian noble). The name has come from Finland's east where Russian influences are quite strong.
Means "dweller by the shore" from Finnish ranta
Means "smith" in Finnish, mentioned in the Kalevala. There is also a town called Rautio.
Means "(dweller on) an island" from Finnish saari
Means "(dweller in the) back", probably denoting someone who lived in a remote area, from Finnish taka
Means "Russian" in Finnish. This name was originally used by the ethnic Finns who lived on the Russian side of the border.