Most popular first names by decades   8.2.2016
-1899 1900-09 1910-19 1920-29 1930-39 1940-49 1950-59
1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-15

Selected years  Total

  MEN     WOMEN  
Juhani 346899   Maria 376113
Johannes 249960   Helena 170538
Olavi 228623   Johanna 147119
Antero 187123   Anneli 145650
Tapani 157113   Kaarina 132473
Kalevi 144057   Marjatta 123584
Tapio 138585   Anna 117358
Matti 129474   Liisa 102048
Mikael 121803   Annikki 98321
Ilmari 117582   Hannele 92689

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 has published on website all given names and surnames of Finnish citizens which have more than 50 occurrences in Population Information System as open data.

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.

Surnames have been extracted from Population Information System in August 2014 and first names in September 2014. The data is available as CSV files and summary of 1000 most popular names of each table are available as PDF files.