Tapio - Meaning of Tapio

What does Tapio mean?

[ syll. ta-pio, tap-io ] The baby boy name Tapio is pronounced as TAEPiyow †. Tapio's origin, as well as its use, is in the Finnish language. The name was borne in Eastern Finnish mythology by the god of the forest and hunting; he appeared in the Finnish epic poem Kalevala, and he gave his name to the district of Tapiola in Finland.

Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Tapio.

See also the related categories, forest (wood), god, and epic (honorable).

Tapio is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Tapio include Tabbebo, Tabebo, Tabeebe, Taveyo, Taviyo, Tayeebe, Tuviah, Tabbebio, Tabebio, Taavi, Tab, Tabb, Tabbai, Tabbie, Tabby, Tabeab, Tabeabe, Tabeeb, Tabi, and Tabib.

† approx English pronunciation for Tapio: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"

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