Finnish Surnames

Finnish names are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
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AALTOFinnish
From Finnish aalto meaning "wave". A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
HARMAAJÄRVIFinnish
Means "grey lake" in Finnish.
HEIKKIFinnish
From the given name HEIKKI.
JÄRVIFinnish
Means "(dweller by the) lake" in Finnish.
JÄRVINENFinnish
Derived from Finnish järvi meaning "lake". It is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
JOKELAFinnish
Derived from Finnish joki "river".
JOKINENFinnish
Derived from Finnish joki "river".
KARPPINENFinnish
From karppi which means "carp".
KORHONENFinnish
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho meaning "deaf, hard of hearing".
KULMALAFinnish
Means "corner", with suffix -la giving an idea of a place. The name was originally given to a house or a place.
LAAKSONENFinnish
Derived from Finnish laakso "valley".
LAHTIFinnish
Means "bay, cove" in Finnish.
LAUKKANENFinnish
Finnish surname which means "he who gallops, takes big steps".
LEHTONENFinnish
Derived from Finnish lehto meaning "grove".
LINNAFinnish
Means "castle". A famous namesake in Finland is Väinö Linna (1920-1992), author of 'The Unknown Soldier'.
MÄKELÄFinnish
Means "the place of the hill" in Finnish.
MÄKINENFinnish
Derived from Finnish mäki meaning "hill".
MUSTONENFinnish
Derived from Finnish musta meaning "black".
NIEMINENFinnish
Derived from Finnish niemi meaning "peninsula".
NIKULAFinnish
From the given name Niku, a Finnish form of NICHOLAS, combined with the local suffix -la. It is common nowadays in western Finland.
NURMIFinnish
From a Finnish word meaning "meadow". It was the surname of the athlete Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973).
NYLUNDFinnish, Swedish
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny "new" and lund "grove".
PAJARIFinnish
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.
PARTANENFinnish
Derived from a Finnish word meaning "beard".
PEKKANENFinnish
Derived from the given name PEKKA.
PENTTIFinnish
Derived from the given name PENTTI.
PEURAFinnish
Means "deer" in Finnish.
RANTAFinnish
Means "dweller by the shore" from Finnish ranta.
RAUTIOFinnish
Means "smith" in Finnish, mentioned in the Kalevala. There is also a town called Rautio.
RINNE (2)Finnish
Means "hillside" from Finnish rinne.
RUOHOFinnish
Means "grass" in Finnish.
RUOTSALAINENFinnish
Means "Swede" from Finnish ruotsalainen.
SAARIFinnish
From Finnish saari meaning "island".
SEPPÄFinnish
Means "smith" in Finnish.
SEPPÄNENFinnish
Patronymic form of SEPPÄ.
TÄHTINENFinnish
Derived from the given name TÄHTI.
TAKALAFinnish
Means "(dweller in the) back", probably denoting someone who lived in a remote area, from Finnish taka.
TOIVONENFinnish
Derived from the given name TOIVO.
VANHANENFinnish
From Finnish vanha meaning "old".
VENÄLÄINENFinnish
Means "Russian" in Finnish. This name was originally used by the ethnic Finns who lived on the Russian side of the border.
VIRTANENFinnish
Derived from Finnish virta meaning "stream".
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