are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
From Finnish aalto
. A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
Derived from Finnish järvi
. It is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
Possibly from archaic Finnish korho
meaning "deaf, hard of hearing"
From Finnish kulma
with the suffix -la
indicating a place.
From a nickname for a person who took big steps, from Finnish laukka
meaning "canter, gallop"
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
in Finnish. This name was originally used by the ethnic Finns who lived on the Russian side of the border.