International names gain popularity In Finland

The most popular boys’ names in Finland during the 2010s were Elias, Onni and Leo, while Sofia, Emma and Aino topped the charts for girls. 

Parents also seem keener than before to choose names that work in different languages and cultures.

The most popular names overall during the 2010s were Maria and Juhani, but these were mainly used as middle names.

That’s according to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, which publishes information about names. 

The dataset does not include 2019, as Finnish parents have three months after the birth of their child to officially register a name. Traditionally Finnish first names have been kept secret until a child is baptised.

Data from the full decade, including 2019, will be available in March.