Ritva

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “branch.”
(REET-va)

The name comes directly from the Finnish word for branch or associated with the Finnish word for birch tree, ritvakoivu.

Between 1937-1944, this was the most popular female name in Finland.

Its usage has spread to neighboring Scandinavian countries such as the Faroe Islands and Sweden.

The designated name-day is January 4 (Faroe Islands), May 27 (Finland), July 24 (Sweden).

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Virpi

Gender: feminine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “bush, branch” (poetic)
Pronunciation can be heard here: http://www.forvo.com/search/Virpi/

The name is used in a poetic sense to describe a bush, branch or young tree. Its designated name-day is November 12, and the name is fairly common in Finland.