Most popular first names by decades   20.6.2016
-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 347466   Maria 376899
Johannes 250505   Helena 170725
Olavi 229133   Johanna 147265
Antero 187363   Anneli 145742
Tapani 157302   Kaarina 132569
Kalevi 144192   Marjatta 123626
Tapio 138761   Anna 117569
Matti 129596   Liisa 102117
Mikael 122285   Annikki 98396
Ilmari 117912   Hannele 92745

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.