Finnish Baby Names for Girls

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

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Aila

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Bringer of light
Aila is a female given name found in several different languages. It is the Finnish equivalent of Helga or Olga, from Swedish “helig” or Old Norse “heilagr”.

 

Aili

Origin: Finnish, Sami, and Estonian
Meaning: Holy, or blessed
Finnish variation of the name Helga, via the Sami Áile, deriving ultimately from heilagr.

 

Aina

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: She who fights with the sword

 

Aino

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: The only one
Aino is a character created by Elias Lönnrot in his epic open the Kalevala. In the Finnish epic, the Aino drowns herself when she finds out she must marry an old man.

 

Airi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Messenger, herald

 

Anniina

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Grace
 Finnish diminutive of Anna.

 

Annikki

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Bitter
Finnish pet form of Anna (combined with the Finnish diminutive suffix -kki).

 

Ansa

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Virtue
Derived from Finnish ansio “virtue” or ansa “trap”.

 

Aune

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Pure or holy
Finnish form of Agnes.

 

Eeva

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Life
Finnish variant of Eva.

 

Eevi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Life
Finnish variant of Eva.

 

Eija

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Happiness
Eijaa a Finnish exclamation of joy

 

Eini

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Home ruler
Feminine of Eino

 

Elea

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Bright and shining light
Short form of the name Eleanor.

 

Eliina

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Light or bright
Finnish form of Helen.

 

Enni

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Who fights with the sword
Finnish feminized form of the word Enna. 

 

Erja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Peace, tranquility, harmony, farmer

 

Essi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Star
Finnish diminutive of Esther.

 

Esteri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Star-like
Finnish variant of Esther.

 

Fiia

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: A flickering fire

 

Hannele

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: God is gracious
Finnish variant of the name Johanna. 

 

Heli

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Light or bright

 

Helka

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Holy, blessed
Derived from Old Norse helgi > heilagr.

 

Hellä

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Gentle, tender

 

Helmi

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Pearl or bead

 

Henna

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Home ruler

 

Hilla

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Cloudberry
Short form of any names beginning with “Hill-“

 

Hilma

Origin: Finnish, German, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meaning: Protective helmet

 

Ilma

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Air, space, weather

 

Ilmi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Space, weather
Form of Ilma.

 

Ilta

Origin: Finnish and Scandinavian
Meaning: Evening

 

Inkeri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Beautiful goddess

 

Juni

Origin: Finnish Scandinavian and Swedish
Meaning: June

 

Kaija

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Chaste, pure, or sweet girl
Finnish diminutive of Katherine.

 

Kaisa

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Pure
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of Katherine.

 

Katri

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Pure
Finnish diminutive of Katherine.

 

Kielo

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Lily of the valley

 

Kirsi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Frost or cherry or a Christian
A short form of Kristiina is the Finnish version of Christina or Kirsikka which means cherry in Finnish. It also means frost in Finnish.

 

Lumi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Snow

 

Malin

Origin: Scandinavian, Finnish and Swedish
Meaning: High tower or woman of Magdala

 

Marja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Berry

 

Marjukka

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Of the sea or bitter or berry
 Finnish pet form of Marja. 

 

Marketta

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Pearl
Finnish form of Margaret.

 

Matleena

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Woman of Magdala

 

Merja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Berry

 

Mieluisa

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Kind

 

Milja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Rival
A pet name for Emilia.

 

Minea

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Literary name
Invented by Finnish writer Mika Waltari for a character in his 1945 novel The Egyptian.

 

Neea

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Lime tree
Nea and Neea are shortened versions of Linnea which is a female given name of Swedish origin.

 

Oili

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Divine woman
Oili is a Finnish variant of Olga.

 

Päivä

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Day

 

Rauha

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Peace

 

Reeta

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Pearl
Finnish short form of Margaret.

 

Riika

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

 

Saana

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Mountain on Finland’s hand

 

Saija

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Princess
Diminutive of Sarah.

 

Sanna

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: True, truthful
Derived from Swedish sann meaning “true”.

 

Sari

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Princess
Finnish form of Hebrew Sarah.

 

Seela

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Safe; sound

 

Seija

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Tranquil, serene
From the Finnish word seijas.

 

Seilja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Elder

 

Siiri

Origin: Finnish and Estonian
Meaning: Beautiful victory
Siiri is an Estonian and Finnish feminine given name derived from the Old Norse name Sigríðr.

 

Sinikka

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Blue
It comes from Sininen, the Finnish word for blue.

 

Sohvi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Wisdom
Finnish form of Sophia.

 

Soile

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Glow of the northern polar lights

 

Stiina

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Christian
Finnish form of Stina.

 

Suvi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Summer, south, thaw

 

Tähti

Origin: Finnish and  Estonian
Meaning: Star

 

Taika

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Magic, witchcraft

 

Tarja

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Who holds firm the good
Finnish variant of the name Daria.

 

Teija

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Gift of god
Finnish short form of Dorotea.

 

Terhi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Flower, acorn, mist
Short form of Terhenetär, derived from Finnish terhen meaning “mist”. In the Finnish Poem, Kalevala, Terhenetär is a sprite associated with mist and forests.

 

Tuula

Origin: Finnish and Scandinavian
Meaning: Wind

 

Veera

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Faith; victory bringer; truth
Finnish variant of Vera.

 

Venla

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: To travel, to proceed
Finnish feminization of Wendell.

 

Vesa

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Sprout or young tree

 

Vilhelmiina

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: Will-helmet
Finnish feminine form of William.

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