Names distinctive to Finland

The list of names unique to the Republic of Finland*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Tiina 77% 2.
2. Päivi 100% 3.
3. Tarja 88% 6.
4. Jaana 62% 4.
5. Riitta 88% 8.
6. Pirjo 88% 9.
7. Tuula 82% 7.
8. Minna 25% 1.
9. Kirsi 66% 5.
10. Merja 90% 10.
11. Eija 93% 13.
12. Sirpa 87% 12.
13. Niina 95% 15.
14. Riikka 96% 20.
15. Tuija 96% 24.
16. Eeva 92% 23.
17. Liisa 55% 14.
18. Tiia 89% 25.
19. Maarit 94% 27.
20. Ritva 78% 22.
21. Pirkko 93% 31.
22. Seija 88% 30.
23. Outi 95% 35.
24. Terhi 100% 36.
25. Katri 61% 29.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Antti 98% 2.
2. Mikko 68% 1.
3. Jukka 98% 8.
4. Pekka 97% 9.
5. Matti 55% 4.
6. Teemu 99% 10.
7. Juha 39% 3.
8. Jussi 93% 11.
9. Heikki 97% 12.
10. Jari 43% 7.
11. Ville 36% 5.
12. Juho 98% 14.
13. Markku 96% 13.
14. Tuomas 98% 16.
15. Jaakko 99% 17.
16. Aleksi 98% 19.
17. Janne 27% 6.
18. Joonas 88% 21.
19. Seppo 93% 22.
20. Hannu 60% 15.
21. Erkki 97% 26.
22. Kimmo 97% 27.
23. Eero 88% 24.
24. Tero 85% 25.
25. Olli 53% 18.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Oy 93% 1.
2. Virtanen 95% 2.
3. Nieminen 95% 3.
4. Korhonen 92% 4.
5. Makinen 95% 5.
6. Koskinen 93% 7.
7. Lehtonen 93% 8.
8. Salonen 94% 10.
9. Lehtinen 91% 11.
10. Saarinen 94% 12.
11. Salminen 91% 14.
12. Heinonen 90% 15.
13. Heikkinen 86% 16.
14. Jokinen 91% 18.
15. Tuominen 94% 19.
16. Niemi 65% 13.
17. Makela 50% 9.
18. Laitinen 92% 20.
19. Aaltonen 98% 24.
20. Karjalainen 94% 22.
21. Savolainen 93% 23.
22. Laine 38% 6.
23. Rantanen 92% 25.
24. Mattila 83% 21.
25. Turunen 95% 28.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Sweden 7%
Spain 5%
Argentina 3%
Estonia 3%
Nicaragua 3%
Mexico 3%
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 3%
Panama 3%
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 3%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).