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396 Carmen’s in Finland

June 6, 2006
Did you know you can find out how many people share the same name as you in Finland? The Population Register Center in Finland are meticulous record keepers. The Name service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. If you are an ex-pat living in Finland, you are very likely registered – take a look for your first name: https://192.49.222.187/Nimipalvelu/default.asp?L=3.
 
A search for my first name revealed that there are 396 people named Carmen in Finland four men and 392 women. (That includes deceased people too…) A search on the Mr.’s first name revealed that his name was very popular in the 1970’s.
 
The favourite names of all time in Finland include (women & men) in order (1-10):
  1. Maria          Juhani
  2. Helena        Johannes
  3. Anneli         Olavi
  4. Johanna     Antero
  5. Kaarina      Tapani
  6. Marjatta     Kalevi
  7. Anna          Tapio
  8. Liisa           Matti
  9. Annikki       Ilmari
  10. Hannele     Mikael
You can also find out how many people share your last name. Though if there are five or less people who share the same last name then the gender of those folks is not listed. The most common surnames in Finland include:
  • Virtanen
  • Korhonen
  • Nieminen
  • Mäkinen
  • Mäkelä
  • Hämäläinen
  • Laine
  • Koskinen
  • Heikkinen
  • Järvinen
I can say I know a few folks with those last names…  Have more fun at: http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/
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