Finnish Baby Names for Boys

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Whether your looking to honor your Finnish culture or are just looking for Nordic baby names for boys, we want to help you weigh your options. We have curated a list of Finnish boy names and the meanings and origin of each name. Let the browsing begin.

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Aatos

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Thought
A popular among baby boys in Finland.

 

Aatu

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Noble wolf

 

Antero

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Contrary to love, unrequited love
 Finnish form of Andrew.

 

Armo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Mercy, grace

 

Arvo

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Value, worth

 

Aulis

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Helpful, generous
A name invented by the Finnish professor August Valdemar Koskimies.

 

Eero

Origin: Finnish, Scandinavian
Meaning: Eternal ruler
Finnish form of Eric.

 

Eino

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Home-ruler
Finnish form of the given name Henri.

 

Ensio

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: First

 

Erno

Origin: Finnish, Germanic
Meaning: Serious
This name derives from the Old High German name Ernust.

 

Esko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Helmet of the gods
This name derives from the Old Norse name “Ásketill / Áskæll.

 

Hannu

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Gracious
Finnish diminutive of Johannes.

 

Iiro

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: One who laughs
Finnish diminutive of Isaac.

 

Ilmarien

Origin: Finnish and Scandinavian
Meaning: Immortal smith
Name of a sky god in Finnish mythology.

 

Jaakko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Supplanter
Finnish form of Jacob (or James).

 

Jalo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Noble, gracious

 

Jari

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: God will raise up; God will set free

 

Jarmo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: God will uplift
Finnish variant of Jeremiah. 

 

Jouko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Tall or white swan

 

Juhani

Origin: Finnish and Scandinavian
Meaning: God Is Gracious
Finnish form of the name John.

 

Juho

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: God Is Gracious
Estonian and Finnish variation of John.

 

Jyri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Farmer

 

Kalevi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Hero
From Finnish Kaleva. The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology.

 

Kauko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Far away, remote
A component in ancient Finnish names, such as Kaukomieli, and one of the names of Lemminkäinen in the Kalevala.

 

Keijo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Elf, supernatural being, a mythical being

 

Launo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Victory of the people
 Launo is mainly used in the Finnish language and it is of Old Greek origin.

 

Mainio

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Wonderful, excellent

 

Mauno

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Greatness
Finnish variant of Magnus.

 

Mauri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Dark Skinned
Finnish variant of the French name Maurice.

 

Mikko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Who is like God?
Finnish equivalent of the Michael.

 

Niilo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: People’s triumph
Finnish form of Nicholas.

 

Olavi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Ancestor
Finnish form of the name Olaf.

 

Onni

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Happiness, luck
One of the most popular names for boys in Finland.

 

Oskari

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Leaping warrior
Finnish form of Oscar.

 

Otso

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Bear

 

Pertti

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Bright fame

 

Petteri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Stone, rock
Finnish form of Peter.

 

Pyry

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Snowstorm

 

Raimo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Wise protection
Finnish form of Raimund.

 

Reijo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Vigilant, watchful

 

Reino

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Advice and rule

 

Reko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Watchful, alert
Finnish variant of Gregory.

 

Sakari

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: God remembers

 

Santeri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Defender of mankind
Finnish short form of Aleksanteri. 

 

Sauli

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Demanded
Finnish form of Saul.

 

Severi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Stern, serious
Finnish form of Roman Latin Severus.

 

Taavi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Beloved
Finnish variant of David.

 

Tahvo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Crown, garland
Old Finnish form of Stephen.

 

Tarmo

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Energy, power

 

Tauno

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Peaceful, modest, biddable

 

Terho

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Acorn

 

Tero

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Strong, manly, brave
A common nickname for Antero, the Finnish variation of Andrew.

 

Teuvo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: God-given

 

Torsti

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Thor’s stone
Finnish form of Old Norse Þorsteinn.

 

Tuomo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Twin
Finnish form of Thomas.

 

Tuure

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Thor’s warrior and God of Thunder

 

Ukko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Grandfather, old man
In Finnish mythology, Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.

 

Urho

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Brave

 

Valto

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Famous ruler
Finnish short form of Valdemar.

 

Veikko

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Brother
From a colloquial form of the Finnish word veli meaning “brother”.

 

Vieno

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Gentle

 

Vilho

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Will-helmet
Finnish diminutive of Vilhelm.

 

Voitto

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Victory
Finnish equivalent for victor.

 

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