Teppo (name)


Teppo (name)

:"See teppo for other meanings of the word."Teppo is a male Finnish name.

It is quite an uncommon first name, and is derived from "Stefanos", a Greek name which means roughly translated "laurel" or "crowned" or "crown". The name made its way trough the Russian name Stefan (nickname Stepan, or Stjopa) to Carelian Stjoppi, from where it came to the Finnish version - Teppo. However, some claim the name's origin is the Greek name "Teofilus" (God's friend) or "Teodor" (God's gift).

In Finland, Teppo was name of a pagan god "Travel-Teppo", who was prayed to to guide the way and bless travels. In 19th century, it began to be used as a normal first name. Most popular time for the name Teppo was years 1960-1980. In 2005, 3841 men had been given the name Teppo.

Teppo can also be a last name, but it is quite rare.

People named Teppo

*Teppo Hauta-Aho, double bassist and composer.
*Teppo Numminen, professional hockey defenceman.
*Teppo Rastio, retired professional ice hockey player


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