From Finnish aalto
meaning "wave". A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
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).
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny
"new" and lund
Means "boyar", the Finnish form of the Russian noble title боярин (boyarin)
. The name has come from Finland's east where Russian influences are quite strong.
Originally indicated a person who lived near the shore, from Finnish ranta
meaning "shore, beach".
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.