Could Finnish be the newest addition to romantic languages? I know, French and Spanish sound sensual and passionate but I have two reasons why Finnish totally should be included!

1) When a Finn actually, finally, says something romantic, you can be pretty darn sure she/he actually means it. All words are 100% real, no fluff. Don’t they say ”quality over quantity”, huh?

2) For such quiet people, we Finns are surprising innovative when it comes to giving affectionate nicknames for our loved ones.

Usually in Finland, pet names (hellittelynimi, in Finnish) are used in private. It’s a cute inside thing between you and your sweetheart. Children are called by their nicknames publicly.

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Okay, but now, get ready to learn twenty adorable Finnish nicknames and surprise your sweetie with a Finnish nickname or two!

5 Most Common Finnish Nicknames

The title in Finnish: Viisi yleisintä suomalaista hellittelynimeä

#1 Kulta or Kultsi = Gold. Literally. Kultsi feels a bit more relaxed than kulta.
#2 Rakas = Dear. In Finnish, to love is rakastaa, this word comes from it.
#3 Hani = Honey. Comes from English.
#4 Muru = Crumb. Literally.
#5 Pupu = Bunny. Literally.

Finnish nicknames are used in private and they are super adorable or dorky.

10 Sweet and Funny Finnish Nicknames

The title in Finnish: Kymmenen suloista ja hauskaa suomalaista hellittelynimeä

#1 Aarre = Treasure. Literally.
#2 Mussu or mussukka = Sweetie.
#3 Pulu = City pigeon. Literally.
#4 Lutunen = Very adorable. An adjective which can be also used for cute animal babies, like puppies.
#5 Nasu = Piglet, the character, in Winnie the Pooh. (The animal piglet is porsas in Finnish. Note that it’s not a nickname at all)
#6 Sydänkäpy or sydänkäpynen = Heart pine cone. Literally.
#7 Höppänä = Fool. A very soft word for that.
#8 Possu = Pig. Literally. (The other word for a pig is sika in Finnish, which you use in a totally opposite situation!)
#9 Höpönassu = Silly face. Literally.
#10 Herkkupeppu = Delicacy butt. Literally. (I can’t stop laughing at this straight translation.)

5 Cute Finnish Nicknames Especially For Children

The title in Finnish: Viisi söpöä suomalaista hellittelynimeä erityisesti lapsille

#1 Tättähäärä = Scampering, active child.
#2 Kirppu = Flea. Literally.
#3 Rakkauspakkaus = Love package. Literally.
#4 Nappula = Button. Literally.
#5 Maha-asukki = Tummy inhabitant. Literally. Used only for an unborn baby.

How to pronounce them? Click to hear me say all twenty words!

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