Suoma

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Finnish Suomi = 'Finland' [1]

There are two main theories concerning the meaning of the country's name:

1) Finnish suomu = 'fish scale'. The name is said to refer to the garments of fish-skin worn in early times by the Fins. [2]

2) Finnish suomaa = 'marsh land', referring to Finland's many lakes. [2]

Related Names

Suoma
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish
Suometar
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish

See also Suokki

Name Day

Finland Finland

8 April

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[3]
n.a.
5311
n.a.
5311 0 0
Sweden Sweden[4]
34 68 34 68 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Suoma.


References

  1. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/