Most popular first names by decades   18.5.2015
-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 345599   Maria 374323
Johannes 248766   Helena 170153
Olavi 227637   Johanna 146827
Antero 186564   Anneli 145464
Tapani 156707   Kaarina 132265
Kalevi 143808   Marjatta 123487
Tapio 138150   Anna 116697
Matti 129238   Liisa 101913
Mikael 120699   Annikki 98163
Ilmari 116845   Hannele 92587

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.