Please type in the family name you want to know more about. On this tab you can seek information on a single surname. On the other tabs you can compare up to four family names or combine them.

Type in the textfields the surnames you want to compare.

Type in the textfields the surnames whose information you want to combine.
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What do European public databases say about your family name?

With this service you can analyze Finnish last names' popularity and background.

The tongue-in-cheek elite-o-meter helps you measure surnames' social status.

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Latest developments

17 Aug 2015

Service is now responsive (works on tablets and mobile phones too).

24 Jan 2015

Information on names ending with "-nen" added.

23 Jul 2014

Minor layout issues fixed.

Nomen est omen won Gold in the 2009 Apps For Finland contest

Nomen est omen won the main price in the 2009 Apps For Democracy Finland contest. Further development has been funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) during 2011.

In the future we will implement a number of new features, such as a list of the most common searches.