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  1. AAKE: Pet form of Finnish Aarne, meaning "eagle."

  2. AAPELI: Finnish form of Greek Habel, meaning "vanity," i.e. "transitory."

  3. AAPO: Pet form of Finnish Aapeli, meaning "vanity," i.e. "transitory."

  4. AARNE: Finnish form of Scandinavian Arne, meaning "eagle."

  5. AARNI: Variant form of Finnish Aarne, meaning "eagle."

  6. AARONI: Finnish form of Greek Aarōn (Hebrew Aharon), meaning "light-bringer." 

  7. AATAMI: Finnish form of Hebrew Adam, meaning "earth" or "red."

  8. AATOS: Pet form of Finnish Aatami, meaning "earth" or "red."

  9. AATTO: Pet form of Finnish Aatami, meaning "earth" or "red."

  10. AATU: Finnish form of Old High German Adalwolf, meaning "noble wolf."

  11. AHTI: Another name for Finnish Lemminkäinen, the myth name of a god of magic, a sorcerer said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." 

  12. AHTO: Finnish myth name of a god of sea and fishing, known as the "wave-host." He was described as having a beard of moss. He dwelled in an underwater palace called Ahtola with his cold-hearted wife Vellamo.

  13. AIMO: Finnish name meaning "generous amount." 

  14. AKILLES: Finnish form of Greek Akhilleus, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people."

  15. AKSELI: Finnish form of Scandinavian Axel, meaning "father of peace." 

  16. AKU: Short form of Finnish Aukusti, meaning "venerable." Compare with another form of Aku.

  17. ALE: Pet form of Finnish Aleksi, "defender" and Aleksanteri, "defender of mankind." 

  18. ALEKSANTERI: Finnish form of Greek Alexandros, meaning "defender of mankind."

  19. ALEKSI: Finnish form of Greek Alexios, meaning "defender."

  20. ALPERTTI: Finnish form of Old High German Adalbert, meaning "bright nobility."

  21. ALTTI: Finnish form of Latin Albertus, meaning "bright nobility."

  22. ANSELMI: Finnish form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  23. ANSSI: Finnish form of Teutonic Ansi, meaning "divinity, god."

  24. ANTERO: Finnish form of English Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."

  25. ANTTI: Finnish form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  26. ARI:  Pet form of Finnish Aaroni, meaning "light-bringer." Compare with other forms of Ari.

  27. ARMAS: Finnish name meaning "beloved."

  28. ARMO:  Finnish name meaning "grace." Compare with another form of Armo.

  29. �RON: Finnish and Hungarian form of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer."

  30. ARTO: Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  31. ARTTU: Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  32. ARTTURI: Finnish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  33. ARVO: Finnish name meaning "benefit, worth."

  34. AUKUSTI: Finnish form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

  35. AULIS: Finnish name meaning "helpful; willing."

  36. EELIS: Finnish form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
  37. EEMELI: Finnish form of German/Scandinavian Emil, meaning "rival."
  38. EERIKKI: Finnish form of German Erich, meaning "ever-ruler." 
  39. EERO: Finnish form of German Erich, meaning "ever-ruler." 
  40. EETU: Finnish form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  41. ELJAS: Finnish form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
  42. ENSIO: Finnish name derived from the word ensi, meaning "first."
  43. ERKKI: Finnish form of Old Norse Eiríkr, meaning "ever-ruler."
  44. ERNO: Finnish form of German Ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  45. ESA: Finnish form of Greek Esaias, meaning "God is salvation."
  46. FEETRIKKI: Finnish form of Old High German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  47. FREDRIIK: Finnish form of German Fridric, meaning "peaceful ruler." 
  48. HANNU: Finnish form of German Johann, meaning "God is gracious."
  49. HARRI: Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler." Compare with other forms of Harri.
  50. HEIKKI: Finnish form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  51. HENRI: Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler." Compare with another form of Henri.
  52. HENRIKKI: Finnish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
  53. HERMANNI: Finnish form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
  54. HESEKIEL: Finnish form of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen."
  55. IIKKA: Pet form of Finnish Iisakki, meaning "he will laugh."
  56. IIRO: Pet form of Finnish Iivari, meaning "bow warrior."
  57. IISAKKI: Finnish form of Greek Isaák, meaning "he will laugh."
  58. IIVARI: Finnish form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
  59. ILMARI: Short form of Finnish Ilmarinen, meaning "air."
  60. ILMARINEN: Finnish name derived from the element ilma, meaning "air." In mythology, this is the name of a sky god.
  61. ILMATAR: Finnish unisex name, derived from the word ilma, meaning "air." In mythology, this is the name of an androgynous virgin deity of the air. 
  62. INTO: Finnish name meaning "enthusiasm."
  63. ISMO: Finnish form of Hebrew Yishmael, meaning "God will hear."
  64. JAAK: Short form of Finnish Jaako, meaning "supplanter."
  65. JAAKKO: Variant spelling of Finnish Jaako, meaning "supplanter."
  66. JAAKO: Finnish form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
  67. JALMARI: Finnish form of Scandinavian Hjalmar, meaning "helmet-warrior."
  68. JALO: Finnish name meaning "gracious and noble."
  69. JANI: Finnish pet form of Low German Jan, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Jani.
  70. JANNE: Finnish form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Janne.
  71. JARI: Pet form of Finnish Jalmari, meaning "helmet-warrior."
  72. JASKA: Pet form of Finnish Jaakko and Russian Iakov, both meaning "supplanter." 
  73. JOHAN: Short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the Czechs, Finnish, Germans and Scandinavians.
  74. JONI: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning "God is gracious."
  75. JOONA: Finnish form of Greek Ionas, meaning "dove."
  76. JOONAS: Finnish form of Greek Ionas, meaning "dove."
  77. JOOSEPPI: Finnish form of Greek Ioseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  78. JORKKI: Finnish form of Swedish Jörgen, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  79. JORMA: Finnish form of Greek Ieremias (Hebrew Yirmeyahu), meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls."
  80. JOUKAHAINEN: Finnish myth name of the rival of Väinämöinen, possibly meaning "great, large."
  81. JOUKO: Short form of Finnish Joukahainen, possibly meaning "great, large."
  82. JOUNI: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes (Latin Johannes), meaning "God is gracious."
  83. JUHA: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  84. JUHANA: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  85. JUHANI: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  86. JUHO: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  87. JUKKA: Finnish form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  88. JUSSI: Finnish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  89. JUUSO: Pet form of Finnish Jooseppi, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  90. JYRI: Finnish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  91. JYRKI: Finnish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  92. KAAPO: Finnish form of Greek Gabriēl, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  93. KAAPRO: Finnish form of Greek Gabriēl, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  94. KAARLE: Finnish form of English/French Charles, meaning "man."
  95. KAARLO: Finnish form of English/French Charles, meaning "man."
  96. KALEVA: Finnish legend name of the ancestor of all Finns. Andrew Lang, author of Custom and Myth, 1884, gives the meaning "heroic, magnificent," but it may be connected with the Lithuanian word kalvis, meaning "smith," like the Baltic god Kalevias
  97. KALEVI: From Finnish Kaleva, meaning either "heroic, magnificent" or "smith."
  98. KALLE: Pet form of Finnish Kaarle, meaning "man." 
  99. KARI: Finnish form of Greek Makarios, meaning "blessed."
  100. KAUKO: Finnish name meaning "far away."
  101. KRISTOFFER: Finnish form of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer." Compare with another form of Kristoffer.
  102. KUSTAA: Finnish form of Latin Gustavus, meaning "meditation staff."
  103. KUSTI: Pet form of Finnish Kustaa "meditation staff" and Aukusti "venerable."
  104. KYÖSTI: Finnish form of Latin Gustavus, meaning "meditation staff."
  105. LARSSI: Finnish form of Scandinavian Lars, meaning "laurel."
  106. LASSI: Pet form of Finnish Larssi, meaning "laurel."
  107. LAUNO: Finnish pet form of Scandinavian Nikolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
  108. LAURI: Finnish form of Latin Laurus, meaning "laurel."
  109. LEEVI: Finnish form of Greek Leui, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland."
  110. LEMMINKÄINEN: Finnish myth name of a hero of the Kalevala, a sorcerer or magician said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." The meaning of the name is unknown but it is probably related to the name Lempi, meaning "love."
  111. LUUKAS: Finnish form of Greek Loukas, meaning "from Lucania."
  112. MAINIO: Finnish name meaning "excellent."
  113. MANNI: Finnish ornamental name, meaning "man." Compare with other forms of Manni.
  114. MARKKU: Finnish form of Greek Markos, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  115. MARKO: Serbian and Slovene form of Greek Markos, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." Also in use by the Basques, Bulgarians, Dutch, Finnish, Germans, and Romani. Compare with another form of Marko.
  116. MARTTI: Finnish form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
  117. MATIAS: Finnish form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
  118. MATTI: Finnish form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
  119. MAUNO: Variant spelling of Finnish Maunu, meaning "great."
  120. MAUNU: Finnish form of Roman Latin Magnus, meaning "great."
  121. MAURI: Finnish form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor." 
  122. MIKA: Pet form of Finnish Mikko, meaning "who is like God?" Compare with another form of Mika.
  123. MIKKO: Finnish form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
  124. NIILO: Finnish form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people."
  125. NIKIDEEMUS: Finnish form of Greek Nikodemos, meaning "victory of the people."
  126. NIKO: Finnish form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people." 
  127. NIKOTIEMUS: Variant form of Finnish Nikodeemus, meaning "victory of the people."
  128. NOOA: Finnish form of Hebrew Noach, meaning "rest."
  129. NYYRIKKI: Finnish name, probably composed of Nyy- from a cognate of Old Norse nýr ("young"), and rikki ("mighty, powerful ruler"), hence "young ruler." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the hunt, associated with biblical Nimrod ("rebel"), another famous hunter.
  130. OIVA: Finnish name meaning "splendid."
  131. OLAVI: Finnish form of Scandinavian Olaf, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
  132. OLLI: Pet form of Finnish Olavi, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
  133. ONNI: Finnish name meaning "luck."
  134. OSKARI: Finnish form of Old Norse Ásgeirr, meaning "god-spear."
  135. OSKU: Pet form of Finnish Oskari, meaning "god-spear."
  136. OTSO: Finnish name meaning "bear."
  137. PAAVALI: Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
  138. PAAVI: Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small."
  139. PAAVO: Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
  140. PASI: Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small." 
  141. PAULI: Finnish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  142. PEKKA: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  143. PEKKO: Finnish myth name of a god of barley and brewing, usually called Pellon Pekko ("Pekko of the field"). According to one source the name was derived from Old Norse *beggw-, from Proto-Germanic *beww-, which also yielded Old Icelandic bygg and Old English beow--"barley."
  144. PELLERVO: Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
  145. PENTTI: Finnish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
  146. PERTTI: Short form of Finnish Alpertti "bright nobility" and Roopertti "famous."
  147. PERTTU: Finnish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
  148. PETRI: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." Compare with another form of Petri.
  149. PETTERI: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  150. PIETARI: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."

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