Name service

In the Name service, you can search for the number of occurrences of first names and surnames recorded in the Population Information System.

You can use the Name service to search for the number of occurrences of first names and surnames registered in the Population Information System in Finland. You can also order statistics on the most common names in different periods of time.

The Name service gives you rough estimates of the number of the names. The service will not tell you whether someone else has already applied for the name you would like to have.

When the name is a rare name, the Name service will not tell you exactly how many persons are using the name. This is for privacy reasons. Even if the name has been mentioned in the Name service, it does not necessarily mean that it can be approved in connection with the name change.

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency and parishes decide on the registration of the name in the system. Decisions on rare names are made on a case-by-case basis.

In the service, you can use the following name searches: first name search, surname search, most popular first names and most common surnames.

Name service