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50+ Finnish Dog Names

The Finnish Kennel Club was founded on May 11, 1889. The first dog show was held in Helsinki in 1891. In 1896 the first copy of the magazine “Our Dogs” was published.

In 2011, about 600,000 dogs were registered in Finland, including about 450,000 breed dogs. The dog lives in every fifth Finnish family.

About 300 dog shows are held in Finland every year. About 160,000 dogs participate in them.

We’ve compiled a list of Finnish dog names for your inspiration.

Finnish Female Dog Names

  • Kaarna: Bark of a tree
  • Isebel: Jezebel
  • Otso: Bear
  • Peni: Old word for “dog”
  • Aatami: Adam
  • Taimi: Seedling
  • Annikki: Pet name for Anna, Grace
  • Nyyrikki: Young ruler; god of the hunt
  • Jalo: Noble
  • Milla: Noble, freeborn
  • Feeli: Felix; happy
  • Ensio: First, primary
  • Kulta: Gold
  • Aatu: Aaron
  • Elämä: Life
  • Tuli: Fire, flame
  • Armas: Beloved
  • Jorkki: Pet form of Jori or Jörgen meaning farmer or earth
  • Aleksi: Defender
  • Inari: Name of a lake, successful
  • Mainio: Excellent
  • Ukko: God of the sky and thunder
  • alto: Wave
  • Aarre: Per form of Aron
  • Sanna: Short oft Susanna, sann meaning truthful

Finnish Male Dog Names

  • Niilo: Victor of the people
  • Mielikki: Goddess of the forest, from mielu meaning luck
  • Mainikki: Praised, excellent
  • Salla: Name of a mountain
  • Lumi: Snow
  • Halla: Frost or freeze
  • Auvo: Honor
  • Leevi: From Levi, attatched
  • Kulta: Dear, sweetheart
  • Aku: Pet form of Akaaton, meaning venerable, majestic
  • Kaiku: Echo
  • Joona: Jonah
  • Heinä: Hay
  • Inka: Folk heroine
  • Sirke: Perky, Lively
  • Aarne: Bird
  • Larssi: From Lars, meaning laurel
  • Oiva: Splendid
  • Nalle: Teddy bear
  • Aate: Thought, idea
  • Iisakki: Isaak, he will laugh
  • Kesä: Summer
  • Tapio: God of animals and the forest
  • Maikki: Pet name for Mai, pearl
  • Birita: Exalted one
  • Syksy: Autumn
  • Floora: Flower
  • Rae: Hailstone
  • Raisa: Adaptable, relaxed
  • Kielo: Lily of the valley
  • Aave: Ghost
  • Panu: City dweller
  • Edel: Noble
  • Katja: Pure, pet name for Ekaterina
  • Ahti or Ahto: God of the sea
  • Lauha: Gentle
  • Pekko: God of brewing
  • Koira: Dog
  • Kauno: Beautiful
  • Ansa: Trap
  • Aino: Only one; character in The Kalevala
  • Kuu: Moon
  • Kesä: Summer
  • Marja: Mary; berry
  • Kosto: Vengeance
  • Vaito: Silent one

Finnish Lapphund Names

  • Betty
  • Fifi
  • Vicki
  • Twiggy
  • Foxy
  • Rosy
  • Annie
  • Katie
  • Girlie
  • Gracie
  • Cupid
  • Cutie
  • Misty
  • Tootsie
  • Penny
  • Tinks
  • Queenie
  • Angel
  • Brenda
  • Bunny
  • Roxy
  • Sammy
  • Missy
  • Lily
  • Bambi
  • Chloe
  • Kissy
  • Brandy
  • Molly
  • Shelby
  • Princess
  • Zoe
  • Babykins
  • Maggie
  • Bella
  • Sassy
  • Princess
  • Babydoll
  • Twilight
  • Abby
  • Sasha
  • Coco
  • Heidi
  • Empress
  • Pixie
  • Harley
  • Maddy
  • Sheba
  • Sweetie
  • Sandy
  • Lucy
  • Foxy
  • Lady
  • Sadie

If you have not found your Finnish dog names here, write in the comments, and we will be happy to include them in the list!

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