Most popular first names by decades   23.5.2016
-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 347337   Maria 376733
Johannes 250374   Helena 170684
Olavi 229023   Johanna 147234
Antero 187302   Anneli 145723
Tapani 157250   Kaarina 132543
Kalevi 144161   Marjatta 123615
Tapio 138727   Anna 117533
Matti 129569   Liisa 102098
Mikael 122172   Annikki 98382
Ilmari 117840   Hannele 92732

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.