Gender: Masculine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “acre; field.”

The name is derived from the Finnish, pelto, meaning, “acre; field.”

In the Kalevala, it appears as the by-name for Sampsa Pellervoinen who was a field hand.

The designated name-day is April 2.


  2. Lempiäinen, Pentti: Suuri etunimikirja. WSOY. (1997).

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