50 Finnish Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/24/20 •  9 min read
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Do you have Finnish heritage? Are you interested in Finnish culture and food? If you’re the pet parent of a newly adopted dog and would like to find an unusual name for your fur baby, then you’ve come to the right place.

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In this article, we’ve put together a list of names (and their meanings) for boy and girl dogs that come from Finland! You can choose a name based on your dog’s looks, personality, and more! That way, you can choose a Finnish name that fits your dog and is meaningful, as well as completely unique. Chances are you won’t hear these Finnish dog names called at the dog park! Let’s get started!

Finnish Girl Dog Names

Here are some Finnish female dog names that may be just the right fit for your girl dog!

1). Aada: this is a name that means “noble or noble one, kind.” This would be a great name for a dog who has a kind, noble bearing.

2). Aino: is Finnish for “the only one,” or “unique.” What better name could you choose for your lady dog? Surely, she’s a very unique spirit and being!

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3). Emma: is a name that means “universal whole.” Does your fur baby make you feel whole and complete your life? Then this would be a great name for her.

4). Sofia: is a Finnish girl’s name that means “a wise woman.” Does your dog seem to be extremely wise and intelligent? Then this is a great name for her!

5). Analie: this name means “the Lord has favored me.” If you believe your girl canine companion is a gift from God, then this would be the perfect, unique Finnish name for her!

6). Dagmar: means “a mother” in Finnish. Is your fur baby a mom? Is she a mom-to-be, who will have puppies soon? Then this would be a very pretty name for her.

7). Eelin: this name means “they are the warrior of intelligence.” Does your fur baby seem to be unsettlingly intelligent? Then why not choose this name for her?

8). Erva: is a Finnish name that means “hay after harvesting.” Does your fur baby have blonde fur? Does she have light-colored fur? Then this would be a great name for her!

9). Esteri: this pretty name means “star.” This would be a great name for a lady dog who has a star blaze on her chest, her forehead or her back.

10). Helmi: is a name that means “pearl,” or “precious thing.” Is your lady dog the most precious thing in your life? Is the pearl of your heart? Then choose this name for her!

11). Hilu: means “cloudberry” or “yearn for life.” This might be the perfect name for a dog who has survived a very difficult past, but who has come out of that with a zest for life!

12). Irma: is a Finnish name that means “universal” or “complete.” What a pretty name for your lady dog!

13). Jakki: means “she is the heel grabber.” Does your fur baby love to play tug-of-war with you and your socks? Then this would be a very cute name for her!

14). Kaarina: is a Finnish name that means “pure, chaste.” Does your canine companion have a pure, loving spirit? What better name could you choose for her/

15). Kaille: this is a Finnish name that means “womanly.” Is your lady dog especially dainty and feminine? Then this would be a very pretty name for her!

16). Kjerstin: means “she is the follower of Christ.” We think this would be a pretty name for any lady dog!

17). Leppa: is the Finnish names for “legends.” If you’ve adopted your canine companion from shelter or rescue, then you know she comes with many stories from her journey. But now, the main story of her life will be much happiness with you!

18). Liina: is a Finnish girl’s name that means “a warrior of the army.” This would be an especially pretty name for a girl Rottweiler or even a German Shepherd.

19). Liisa: means “I find my God in an Oath.” This is another Finnish name that would be a pretty choice for almost any girl dog!

20). Maija: is a Finnish girl’s name that means “a woman of rebellious nature.” This could be a really cute, unique name for a dog who has a very mischievous spirit and who knows her own mind.

21). Majlis: in Finnish, this name means “a noble person who is born in May.” Is your lady dog’s birthday in the month of May? Then what better name could you choose for her?

22). Marikka: in Finnish, this girl’s name means “a woman of turbulent personality.” This would be another great name choice for a dog who knows her own mind.

23). Marjo: is a Finnish name that means “one who has deep inner desires and truths.” Does your dog seem to have great insights and be especially smart? If so, this would be the perfect name for her.

24). Meri: is a Finnish girl’s name that means “the marine, deep ocean.” This would be the perfect, unique name for a dog who loves the ocean or water.

25). Neea: this Finnish name means “one of the flowers, Lime tree.” Does your fur baby remind you of flowers? Or do you love lime trees? Then this could be a very pretty name for her.

Finnish Boy Dog Names

Now, let’s take a look at Finnish male dog names!

26). Eevi: this is the Finnish form of the name Edwin, which also means “rich friend.” What a great name for a dog that brings more than riches to your life! He brings the best—love!

27). Elias: in Finnish, this boy’s name means “one who believes Yahweh is the Lord.” What a unique name this would make for any boy dog!

28). Johannes: this is a Finnish name that is derived from Hebrew and means “Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful,” and is also a version of the name John. What a cool name for a boy dog!

29). Onni: is a Finnish name that means “windfall, godsend, cheerfulness, pleasure.” These are all great words for what a dog brings to your life! What better name could you choose for your fur baby?

30). Aari: is a Finnish name that means “mountain of strength.” This would be the perfect name for a large, strong dog such a Great Pyrenees, a Rottweiler, or a Boxer.

31). Aksu: in Finnish this name means “defender of man” and is a version of the name Akse or Alexander. This would be the perfect name for a dog that’s very protective of his home and his family.

32). Anselmi: is a Finnish name that originally comes from German and means “protected by God.” Again, this is a great name for a boy dog who is protective, such as a watchdog.

33). Arvo: is a name that means “value, worth.” What more could you value than your canine companion? This is the perfect name for him!

34). Auli: is Finnish name that means “joy, happiness.” Does your dog bring you joy and happiness? Then what better name could you choose?

35). Calle: is a Finnish name, which means “a man who is free.” What better name could you choose for your dog if you adopted him from a shelter or rescue?

36). Eemil: is a Finnish name, which means “they are one who are like the elves.” This might be the perfect name for a small dog who has elvish characteristics!

37). Eki: means “the peaceful ruler of the island.” Do you live on an island? Then why not choose this name for your dog?

38). Erno: is a Finnish name, which means “serious and determined.” This would be the perfect name for a boy dog who knows his mind and is determined to get what he wants.

39). Hesso: this is a Finnish name that can fit a boy or a girl dog, and it means “torch, sun.” This would be a pretty name for a dog with fiery colored fur, or for one that has a very fiery spirit.

40). Jakke: is a Finnish boy’s name, which means “may He protect.” This would be a great choice of name for any boy dog who is protective or working as a guard dog.

41). Kal: is a boy’s name that means “the strong one.” This would be the perfect name for a dog that’s strong such as a Boxer, St. Bernard, or a Mastiff.

42). Keijo: is a Finnish name that means “elf,” and would be a good fit for a small dog such as a Maltese or a Chihuahua.

43). Kivi: is a Finnish name that means “stone.” This could be a great name for a dog who is strong-willed and knows what he wants, or one who is very large and difficult to move.

44). Lari: in Finnish this name means “a person with superior reputation and luerel.” What a unique name for any boy dog!

45). Nante: is a Finnish name that means “confidence or self-assurance.” This great name would be perfect for a Great Dane, a Pit Bull Terrier, or even a Jack Russel Terrier.

46). Oiva: in Finnish this name means “a noble, brave person.” This would be the perfect name for a boy dog who is brave and has a noble bearing.

47). Okko: in Finnish this name means “the color of blue, the blue-colored person.” Does your fur baby have blue fur, such as the Australian Shepherd, Bluetick Coonhound, or a Blue Lacy? Then this would be a very cute name for him!

48). Oskari: this name, in Finnish, means “a jumping, leaping warrior.” What an unusual name! It could be a great fit for any boy dog that’s protective and a great jumper!

49). Pekko: is a Finnish name, which means “one with a sensitive and practical nature.” Do you have a boy dog who seems to be sensitive, but practical? Then what better name could you choose for him?

50). Reino: is a Finnish name that means “a wise ruler of men.” We hope your dog isn’t ruling you, but if he has a noble bearing, this could be the perfect name for your canine companion!

So, there you are! 50 Finnish names that could be a great fit for your fur baby! We hope you’ve enjoyed the list and that you’ve found the perfect name for your canine companion.

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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