Ukko Meaning and Origin

Ukko is a boy’s name of Finnish origin, meaning “grandfather, old man, thunder.” Ukko is a name that originates from Finnish mythology and folklore. In Finnish mythology, Ukko is the supreme god and ruler of the sky and weather. He is often associated with thunder, lightning, and storms, and is considered the protector and provider of crops and fertility. He is often described as an elderly man with a long beard and a thunderbolt in his hand. As the god of thunder, he is believed to create thunder by striking his hammer. The name Ukko itself has a strong and authoritative connotation. It is derived from the Finnish word “ukkonen,” which means “thunder.” The name Ukko is predominantly used as a given name for boys in Finland and is still occasionally used today.

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