Most popular first names by decades   25.2.2015
-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 345205   Maria 373811
Johannes 248425   Helena 170030
Olavi 227310   Johanna 146723
Antero 186376   Anneli 145410
Tapani 156558   Kaarina 132196
Kalevi 143734   Marjatta 123465
Tapio 138053   Anna 116555
Matti 129177   Liisa 101880
Mikael 120365   Annikki 98108
Ilmari 116630   Hannele 92561

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.