Most popular first names by decades   29.6.2015
-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 345793   Maria 374620
Johannes 248963   Helena 170218
Olavi 227774   Johanna 146867
Antero 186646   Anneli 145487
Tapani 156759   Kaarina 132297
Kalevi 143850   Marjatta 123497
Tapio 138216   Anna 116773
Matti 129286   Liisa 101943
Mikael 120863   Annikki 98185
Ilmari 116972   Hannele 92596

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.