Most popular first names by decades   27.7.2015
-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 345912   Maria 374784
Johannes 249078   Helena 170267
Olavi 227873   Johanna 146896
Antero 186709   Anneli 145522
Tapani 156798   Kaarina 132318
Kalevi 143880   Marjatta 123508
Tapio 138261   Anna 116895
Matti 129312   Liisa 101956
Mikael 120957   Annikki 98197
Ilmari 117051   Hannele 92610

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.