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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish : associated with the adjective leina leini, leino meaning ‘sad’, ‘weak’. This surname was originally found in Karelia but gained popularity during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now common in southern Finland.
  • Finnish : Perhaps also a derivative of a Germanic personal name.

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