Finnish Submitted Surnames

Finnish names are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHOFinnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHONENFinnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
ANTTILAFinnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ASIKKALAFinnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
AUKIOFinnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AURINKOFinnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
HAAVISTOFinnish
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa, "aspen", and the suffix -sto which is used for places and groups of things.
HÄKKINENFinnish
From given name Heikki
HÄMÄLÄINENFinnish
Finnish surname meaning "Tavastian, person from Tavastia". Tavastia is a historical province in southern Finland. The surname is a combination of Häme "Tavastia" and -läinen "-ian".
HARJUFinnish
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
HARMAFinnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma or Haarma. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
HARTIKKAFinnish
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
HAUTALAFinnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
HAUTAMAAFinnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HAUTAMÄKIFinnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
HEIKKILÄFinnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the local ending -lä, denoting someone from a household headed by someone called Heikki.
HEIKKINENFinnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the common surname suffix -nen.
HEINONENFinnish
A combination of HEINO and the common surname suffix -nen.
HIETALAFinnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (la) meaning, “abode, house, place, or land of….”
HIETAMAAFinnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HIETAMAKIFinnish
hieta ("fine-sand") & mäki ("hill")
HILJANENFinnish
Hiljanen derives from hilja which means "quiet" in Finnish.
HOKKANENFinnish
From the Karelian personal name Hokka (a derivative of Russian Foka) + the common surname suffix -nen.
HOLAPPAFinnish
The name Holappa has its origin in a Russian word holop which means “slave” or “soul” (see “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol). The first Holappas came from behind the Russian border around the 1500 to Swedish side, to the area that would later become Finland... [more]
HOLKERIFinnish
Finnish surname, derived from Scandinavian given name Holger.
HÖLTTÄFinnish
"Unreliable" or "Untrustworthy"
HUHTAMÄKIFinnish
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”)
ILLOINENFinnish
Ancient Finnish surname derived from the name of an estate located in Rusko, Finland. Today used as a surname, also part of the city of Turku, Finland. Original meaning: a vigorous well.
ILOLAFinnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
KALLIOFinnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
KARHUFinnish
Means "bear" (the animal) in Finnish.
KARIFinnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARJALAFinnish
Finnish from karja ‘cattle’ + the local suffix -la, or possibly from a word of Germanic origin, harja- ‘host’, ‘crowd’, Old Swedish haer. Historic records suggest that the Germanic inhabitants of the area around Lake Ladoga (in present-day Russia) used this term to refer to the Finns who once lived there.
KARJALAINENFinnish
Means "Karelian, a person from Karelia" in Finnish. Derived from Finnish Karjala "Karelia". Karelia is an area on the border between Finland and Russia.
KATAJAFinnish
Finnish for common juniper. Originally given to people living near juniper trees.
KERÄNENFinnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KINNUNENFinnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KIURUFinnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVIMÄKIFinnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVISTÖFinnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
KOHVAKKAFinnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
KOIVISTOFinnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
KOIVUNENFinnish
Means "birch" in Finnish
KONTIOFinnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
KORPELAFinnish
From korpi, a marsh type, and -la, a suffix used for places. This surname was found in Lapua, Vassa, Finland, circa 1900 and before.
KOSKIFinnish
Means "rapids" in Finnish.
KOSKINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish koski "rapid" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LAAKSOFinnish
From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
LAHTINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish lahti "bay" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LAINEEstonian, Finnish
Means "wave" in Finnish and Estonian.
LAITINENFinnish
Finnish surname of unknown origin.
LAMPELAFinnish
From Finnish word lampi which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
LEHTINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish lehti "leaf" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LEHTOFinnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
LEMPIÄINENFinnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
LEMPINENFinnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
LIEKKIFinnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
LINNScottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LUHTANENFinnish
Luhtanen is an Finnish surname derived from "luhta" meaning "swamp flood meadow".
LUOMAFinnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
MAANArabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
MACKEYIrish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MÄKIFinnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
MARTIKAINENFinnish
Martikainen is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
MARTTINENFinnish
Derived from the given name Martti and the name suffix -nen, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as Morton.
MATTILAFinnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of MATTI and the suffix -la "farm, place".
MUSTANENFinnish
It derives from the Finnish word for the colour "black", musta.
MYKKÄNENFinnish (Rare)
Finnish rare variant of Mäkinen.
MYRSKYFinnish
Means "storm, tempest, gale".
NEVALAFinnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NIEMIFinnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NORRGÅRDFinnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
OJALAEstonian, Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
OKAFinnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
OKSAFinnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
OKSANENFinnish
Derived from Finnish oksa "branch".
PAAVOLAFinnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century... [more]
PELTOFinnish
Translates to "field" from Finnish.
PERHONENFinnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
PUKKIFinnish
The Finnish word for a male goat.
PUNTILAFinnish
Origin from the House of Puntila in Finland. Notice; the famous finnish play "Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti" by Bertolt Brecht http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Puntila_and_his_Man_Matti
PUROFinnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
RAATIKAINENFinnish
A family name first registered in the form Radikain in the 16th or 17th century. Derives from the German man's name Konrad which in Finland was shortened to Radi.
RÄISÄNENFinnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
RAJANIEMIFinnish
Rajaniemi: The last name of a group of people who live in Finland. Some live in the United States when their ancestors immigrated to the US in the early 1900's.
RANTANENFinnish
A combination of Finnish ranta "beach, shore" and the common surname suffix -nen.
RASILAFinnish
A variant of the finnish word (rasi) for a forest that has been cleared for slash and burn but has not yet been burnt for agricultural means. The suffix "-la" is usually added to the stem of the word to indicate a location... [more]
RAUHANENFinnish
Finnish rauha "peace" combined with the common surname suffix -nen. ... [more]
RAUTIAINENFinnish
Derived from Finnish rautio "smith".
RUUTIKAINENFinnish
A rare Finnish surname combining the word for gunpowder, "ruuti", and the common surname ending -nen. The 2017 Finnish population register indicates there are 106 Ruutikainens alive in Finland, and some sites estimate there are another ten abroad... [more]
SAARINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALMIFinnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALOFinnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONENFinnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SANTALAFinnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SAUKKOFinnish
Means "otter" in Finnish.
SAVELAFinnish
Derived from Finnish savi "clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
SAVOLAINENFinnish
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
SOINTUFinnish, Karelian
"chord (music)"
SORMUNENFinnish
from the word sormi "finger" or sormus "ring"
SUOKASFinnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
SUOMALAINENFinnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
SUOMIFinnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
SUOMINENFinnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
SUSILUOTOFinnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
TAMMINENFinnish
From "tammi" meaning "oak tree". A place with lot of oaks.
TANNERAHOFinnish
My grandmother was from Finland was as is many generations according to her. Descendants are still located in Musta Jarva, near Ruovesi.
TOPELIUSFinnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
TUOMINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish toumi "bird cherry" and the common surname suffix -nen.
TURUNENFinnish
From 'turku', an archaic word for a marketplace (tori in modern Finnish), and the common surname suffix 'nen'.
UUSIFinnish
Uusi is a Finnish surname meaning "new".
VÄISÄNENFinnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VALKEAPÄÄFinnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALOFinnish
means "light" in finnish
VIROLAINENFinnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
WAARAFinnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
WESTERGÅRDSwedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WICKSTRANDSwedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WICKSTROMFinnish
Wickström is a Finnish family, originally from Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia associated with the production of automobiles and marine engines.
WIRTAFinnish
From virta ‘stream’, used as a topographic name, also as a soldier’s name in the 17th century. Also adopted as an ornamental name, especially in western and southern Finland.
WUORIFinnish
"mountain"