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95 Finnish Names for Dogs

Find the best pet name by browsing our list of Finnish dog names.

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  • Milla: Noble, freeborn
  • Mainikki: Praised, excellent
  • Tapio: God of animals and the forest
  • Kanerva: Heather
  • Halla: Frost or freeze
  • Pekko: God of brewing
  • Mirkku: Girl, beloved
  • Kauno: Beautiful
  • Joona: Jonah
  • Onni: Luck
  • Otso: Bear
  • Paavo: Variant of Pavel, meaning small
  • Aleksi: Defender
  • Maikki: Pet name for Mai, pearl
  • Panu: City dweller
  • Auvo: Honor
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  • alto: Wave
  • Aarre: Per form of Aron
  • Sanna: Short oft Susanna, sann meaning truthful
  • Kesä: Summer
  • Kaleva: Mythological ancestor of Finns
  • Ilmatar: Spirit of the air in The Kalevala
  • Kari: Pet name for Karl, Curly-haired
  • Talvi: Winter
  • Lumi: Snow
  • Airi: Herald, messenger
  • Nyyrikki: Young ruler; god of the hunt
  • Aatu: Aaron
  • Aurinko: Sun
  • Annikki: Pet name for Anna, Grace
  • Lauha: Gentle
  • Jouko: Pet name for Joukahainen, large or tall
  • Kaisla: Reed
  • Kuu: Moon
  • Kulta: Gold
  • Into: Eagerness
  • Heinä: Hay
  • Raisa: Adaptable, relaxed
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  • Edel: Noble
  • Mielikki: Goddess of the forest, from mielu meaning luck
  • Koira: Dog
  • Aave: Ghost
  • Inari: Name of a lake, successful
  • Birita: Exalted one
  • Peni: Old word for “dog”
  • Kosto: Vengeance
  • Sirke: Perky, Lively
  • Inka: Folk heroine
  • Aku: Pet form of Akaaton, meaning venerable, majestic
  • Elämä: Life
  • Kesä: Summer
  • Marja: Mary; berry
  • Syksy: Autumn
  • Aurinko: Sun
  • Feeli: Felix; happy
  • Ilma: Air
  • Mainio: Excellent
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  • Ukko: God of the sky and thunder
  • Vaito: Silent one
  • Taika: Magic
  • Kerkko: Shoot of a tree
  • Kastepisara: Dewdrop
  • Nalle: Teddy bear
  • Oiva: Splendid
  • Ensio: First, primary
  • Kaiku: Echo
  • Tuli: Fire, flame
  • Isebel: Jezebel
  • Aate: Thought, idea
  • Kaarna: Bark of a tree
  • Salla: Name of a mountain
  • Taimi: Seedling
  • Katja: Pure, pet name for Ekaterina
  • Jorkki: Pet form of Jori or Jörgen meaning farmer or earth
  • Iisakki: Isaak, he will laugh
  • Armas: Beloved
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  • Kevät: Spring
  • Kullervo: Golden, character in The Kalevala
  • Kulta: Dear, sweetheart
  • Rae: Hailstone
  • Jalo: Noble
  • Larssi: From Lars, meaning laurel
  • Floora: Flower
  • Elämä: Life
  • Erno: Variant of Ernust, meaning seriousness
  • Leevi: From Levi, attatched
  • Valo: Light
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  • Aino: Only one; character in The Kalevala
  • Aatami: Adam
  • Aarne: Bird
  • Ansa: Trap
  • Ahti or Ahto: God of the sea
  • Kielo: Lily of the valley
  • Tähti: Star
  • Niilo: Victor of the people
  • Kari: Pet name for Karl