Most popular first names by decades   22.8.2016
-1899 1900-09 1910-19 1920-29 1930-39 1940-49 1950-59
1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-16

Selected years  Total

  MEN     WOMEN  
Juhani 347742   Maria 377247
Johannes 250752   Helena 170802
Olavi 229357   Johanna 147334
Antero 187483   Anneli 145785
Tapani 157414   Kaarina 132619
Kalevi 144252   Marjatta 123642
Tapio 138867   Anna 117750
Matti 129657   Liisa 102146
Mikael 122511   Annikki 98432
Ilmari 118053   Hannele 92773

Numbers of first names include all the persons stored in the population information system including dead people. Statistics include also other first names than the first given name.

Statistics of fifty most popular first given names can be found in finnish and swedish on our www-pages

Population Register Centre publishes on website all given names and surnames of Finnish citizens which have more than 50 occurrences in Population Information System as open data. The data is available as CSV files and summary of 1000 most popular names of each table are available as PDF files. The material is updated twice a year.

Given names have been separated into tables of male and female names, where the first table displays occurrences of all given names, the second table displays the occurrences of given name as a first name and the third table displays the occurrences of given name as other than first name. Table of surnames displays the surnames in order of number of occurrences.