Päiviö, Päivi

Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “day.”

Päiviö is a Finnish male name that is either derived from the Finnish word päivä meaning “day” and perhaps started off as a vernacular form of the Old Norse name, Dag. It may also be a Finnish form of the Sami name, Peivas, meaning, “son of Day.”

The feminine forms of Päivi and Päivä are far more common in Finland.

Other feminine forms include:

Päive/Päivi (Estonian)
Päikki (Finnish)
Päivikki (Finnish)
Päivykkä (Finnish)
Päivyt (Finnish)

The designated name-day in both Finland and Estonia is June 16.

Sources

  1. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Päivikki
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/6.php
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