Most popular first names by decades   2.5.2016
-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 347261   Maria 376618
Johannes 250286   Helena 170658
Olavi 228951   Johanna 147203
Antero 187269   Anneli 145709
Tapani 157229   Kaarina 132522
Kalevi 144138   Marjatta 123609
Tapio 138703   Anna 117497
Matti 129548   Liisa 102088
Mikael 122097   Annikki 98362
Ilmari 117797   Hannele 92731

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.