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Introduction

Officially the Republic of Finland, Finland is a Nordic country that is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The population of the country is 5.5 million, with the majority residing in the southern region. Finland was mainly agrarian until the 1950’s; after industrializing, the country quickly developed an advanced economy with a welfare state based on the Nordic model, which led to one of the highest per capita incomes worldwide. In 2015, Finland was ranked first in the World Human Capital and the Press Freedom Index.

As you seek a moniker for your new pal consider taking a look at Finland. The country offers plenty of possibilities when it comes to a name that fits your pooch.

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Finland Dog Name Considerations

It can be a challenge when choosing a name for your new canine companion. There are an infinite number of names and really, for your pooch anything can be a name. So where do you even start? One way to go about finding the best name for your pup is to think of things that you enjoy, including places. Say that you have a place that has meaning to you. Whether you have lived in this place, visited, or hope to visit in the future, the place may have the answer to your question about you pal’s name. Once you have a particular place in mind, conduct an exploration. While you are exploring the place, make a list of potential names that come from it. For example, if you are exploring the country of Finland, you can consider the cities and towns, famous people from the country, and its rivers and lakes.  

Once your list is complete, take a closer look at it. Cross off the names that you don’t really enjoy the sound of or that don’t seem like the best fit for your pet. Once you have narrowed down your choices, you can try them out on your dog and choose which you like best.

Looking to Finland for ideas will generate numerous options, one of which may be just the name you are looking for.

Male Finland Dog Names

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Espoo
Finland’s second largest city
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Hanko
A bilingual port town on the south coast of Finland
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Ville
For Ville Valo, an alternative rock artist
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Archipelago
For Archipelago National Park located near Turku
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Alavus
A Finland municipality located in the province of Western Finland
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Eric
For inventor Eric Tigerstedt, an inventor who has been called “the Thomas Edison of Finland”
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Joensuu
A city and municipality in eastern Finland
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Aalto
For Aalto University, located in Helsinski
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Alvar
For Alvar Aalto, an architect from Finland
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Lohikeitto
A salmon, leek and potato soup popular in Finland
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Vispipuuro
Whipped lingonberry porridge
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Kannus
A town and municipality in the west central part of Finland
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Kaskinen
A town in the province of Western Finland
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Keuruu
A town and municipality located in the province of Western Finland
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Kuhmo
A town and municipality located at the south eastern corner of the Kainuu region
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Kuopio
A city and municipality located in Northern Savonia in Finland
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Oulu
The most populated city in northern Finland
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Tampere
The city with the third largest population in Finland
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Turku
A city on the southwest coast of Finland
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Repovesi
For Repovesi National Park, located a few hours northeast of Helsinski
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Luiro
The Luiro River is a tributary of the Kitinen River
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Kalakukko
A fish pie baked in a thick crust of rye bread
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Finn
For Finland
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Virtanen
For Ville Virtanen, a Finnish actor
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Henri
For Henri Toivonen, a Finnish rally driver
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Jean
For Jean Sibelius, a Finish composer of the late romantic period
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Pekka
For Pekka Himanen, a Finnish philosopher
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Tapio
For Tapio Korjus, a former javelin thrower from Finland
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Tuukka
For Tuukka Rask, a Finnish professional ice hockey player
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Rock
For Rock Church, also known as “Church in the Rock”, located in Helsinski

Female Finland Dog Names

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Akaa
A town and a municipality in Pirkanmaa, Finland, located in the southern part of the country
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Forssa
A town and municipality located in the province of Southern Finland
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Hamina
A town and municipality located about 90 miles east of Helsinski
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Kaarina
A small town in the Southwest Finland region
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Tarja
For Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female president
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Kallavesi
For Kallavesi Lake, a medium sized lake in eastern Finland
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Rosolli
Beetroot salad that includes apple, carrot and potato
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Unari
For Unari Lake, a medium sized lake in Finland
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Viivi
For Viivi Avellan, a Finnish journalist and a tv entrepreneur
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Livojoki
For the Livojoki River, located in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia
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Kajaani
A town and municipality in Finland; the center and capital of the Kainuu region
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Vantaa
Finland’s fourth most populated city
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Kemi
A town located close to the Swedish border
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Pori
A city and municipality on Finland’s west coast
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Heinola
A town and municipality in Finland that is known for the Sauna-sitting World Championships
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Oulanka
For Oulanka National Park, located in eastern Finland
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Iisalmi
A town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland
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Inari
Lake Inari, Finland’s third largest lake
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Orivesi
For Lake Orivesi, a large lake in Finland’s Karelia region
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Eija
For Eija Vilpas, a Finnish actress
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Lahti
A Finland city located northeast of Helsinski
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Helsinski
The capital and largest city in Finland
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Mikkeli
A town and municipality in Finland that was the sight for the headquarters of the Finnish armed forces during World War II
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Saimaa
Saimaa lake is a lake in southeastern Finland
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Espla
For the Esplanadi, green space in the middle of Helsinski
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Sultsina
Rye flatbread, usually served with cream and cinnamon sugar
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Uspenski
For the Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in western Europe
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Leena
For Leena Peltonen-Palotie, a Finnish geneticist
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Sari
For Sari Essayah, a Finnish World Champion racewalker
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Sara
For Sara Marie Forsberg, a Finnish singer and songwriter

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