Most popular first names by decades   26.9.2016
-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 347889   Maria 377512
Johannes 250933   Helena 170870
Olavi 229509   Johanna 147388
Antero 187553   Anneli 145805
Tapani 157467   Kaarina 132644
Kalevi 144282   Marjatta 123646
Tapio 138907   Anna 117855
Matti 129686   Liisa 102162
Mikael 122652   Annikki 98458
Ilmari 118143   Hannele 92792

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.