Appendix:Estonian given names

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The most popular given names in 1930 -1990[edit]

This list contains the 20 most popular first names of Estonian speakers born in Estonia, from samples taken in 5-year intervals. The year(s) given after the name indicate when the name was included in the top 20 names, usually corresponding to at least one percent frequency in the gender group. Names in bold reached a frequency of 3 percent or more in at least one of the year groups.

Male[edit]

Aare 1935, 1955-65
Aivar 1955-70
Aksel 1970
Alar 1970
Andres 1950, 1960-90
Andrus 1960-75
Ants 1930-55
Arnold 1930
Arvo 1935-55
Eino 1935
Elmar 1940
Endel 1930-40
Enn 1945-50
Enno 1935
Erki 1975
Hans 1930
Harri 1930
Harry 1930
Heino 1930-50
Heldur 1930-35
Ilmar 1930-35
Indrek 1965-90
Jaak 1940-50, 1960
Jaan 1935-60
Jaanus 1965-75, 1985
Janek 1970-80
Johannes 1930
Joosep 1990
Jüri 1930-65
Kaarel 1990
Kaido 1970-75
Kalev 1950-65
Kaljo 1935
Kalju 1930-45
Kalle 1960
Karl 1990
Kaspar 1990
Kristjan 1975-90
Kristo 1990
Lauri 1975-90
Lembit 1930-55
Madis 1985-90
Marek 1970-85
Margus 1960-90
Marko 1970-90
Mart 1940-45, 1960-85
Martin 1975-90
Mati 1940-65
Meelis 1970-85
Mihkel 1980-90
Mikk 1985
Olev 1935
Oliver 1980-85
Paul 1930
Peeter 1935-75
Priit 1965-90
Ragnar 1980
Rain 1975
Rainer 1975-80
Raivo 1940-65
Raul 1965, 1975
Rauno 1990
Rein 1935-60
Sander 1990
Siim 1985-90
Silver 1980-85
Sven 1970
Taavi 1980-90
Tanel 1980-90
Tarmo 1965-85
Tiit 1940-70
Toivo 1940-60
Toomas 1940-75
Tõnis 1985
Tõnu 1935-65
Uno 1930
Urmas 1950-75
Valdur 1935
Valter 1930
Veiko 1980
Vello 1930-60
Ülo 1930-60

Female[edit]

Aili 1945-50
Aime 1935-45
Aino 1930-40
Anne 1940-70
Anneli 1965-75
Annika 1970-90
Anu 1960-70
Asta 1930
Birgit 1990
Eevi 1930-40
Eha 1930-40
Elle 1945
Ellen 1930
Elvi 1935
Ene 1940-60
Eve 1950-65, 1975
Evelin 1975-80
Evi 1930, 1945
Helen 1975-90
Helena 1990
Helga 1930
Helgi 1935-45
Heli 1945, 1960
Helju 1930-40
Helle 1940-50
Helve 1935
Hilda 1930
Inge 1950
Ingrid 1965, 1975
Jane 1980
Kadi 1980, 1990
Kadri 1970-90
Kai 1970
Kaire 1970
Kairi 1975-85
Kaisa 1990
Kaja 1955-65
Karin 1970-85
Katrin 1950-85
Kerli 1990
Kersti 1950-65, 1980
Krista 1945
Kristel 1970-90
Kristi 1975-90
Kristiina 1970-90
Kätlin 1980-90
Külli 1950-65
Laine 1930-40
Laura 1985-90
Lea 1945-60
Leida 1930
Liina 1970-90
Liis 1980-90
Liisi 1985
Linda 1930-35
Luule 1930-35
Maarja 1985-90
Maie 1935-60
Maimu 1930
Maire 1955-60
Malle 1935-45
Mare 1940-60
Maret 1930-35
Marge 1970-75
Margit 1965-85
Mari 1980-90
Maria 1990
Marika 1955-65, 1975
Mari-Liis 1980, 1990
Maris 1980-85
Marje 1950
Merike 1955-75
Merle 1960-80
Milvi 1930-45
Monika 1975
Pille 1965-70
Piret 1960-85
Reelika 1980
Reet 1940-60
Riina 1955-65
Signe 1970
Silvi 1930-40
Silvia 1930
Sirje 1940-65
Terje 1965
Tiia 1945-50
Tiina 1940-75
Tiiu 1935-60
Triin 1975-90
Urve 1935-55
Vaike 1930-35
Vilma 1930
Virve 1930-35
Õie 1930-35
Ülle 1950-70

Source[edit]

  • Annika Hussar, Eestlaste eesnimedest aastatel 1930–1990, magistrikraad (teaduskraad), 1998, Tartu Ülikool. (Graduate thesis at the University of Tartu )

List of contemporary given names[edit]

This list of contemporary Estonian given names is based on a name day calendar of 1998.

Male[edit]

Female[edit]

Source[edit]

Eesti Rahva Kalender 1998, Otava 1997, ISBN 641 8428804731, pages 54-55 (from the name day calendar by Annika Hussar)