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".
From Finnish kulma
meaning "corner" with the suffix -la
indicating a place.
From a nickname for a person who took big steps, from Finnish laukka
meaning "canter, gallop".
Means "castle" in Finnish. A famous namesake is Väinö Linna (1920-1992), Finnish author of 'The Unknown Soldier'.
Means "meadow, field" in Finnish. It was the surname of the athlete Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973).
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.