Most popular first names by decades   25.7.2016
-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 347612   Maria 377081
Johannes 250625   Helena 170763
Olavi 229256   Johanna 147306
Antero 187423   Anneli 145760
Tapani 157365   Kaarina 132602
Kalevi 144236   Marjatta 123634
Tapio 138818   Anna 117687
Matti 129625   Liisa 102131
Mikael 122406   Annikki 98416
Ilmari 117991   Hannele 92757

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.