Yrjö

Yrjö is a Finnish male first name.

Origin and Meaning

Yrjö is a Finnish form of George. Variants are Jyrki, Jyri, Jori and Yrjänä.

Name-day

Finland: April 23 Orthodox: January 8th?

Bearers of the name

  • Yrjö Asikainen (1928-2008), Finnish football player
  • Yrjö Edelmann ( born 1942 ), Swedish artist and illustrator
  • Yrjö Engeström (* 1948), a Finnish educator and professor
  • Yrjö Hakanen ( born 1952 ), Finnish politician
  • Yrjö Kilpinen (1892-1959), Finnish composer
  • Yrjö Leino (1897-1961), Finnish politician
  • Yrjö Lindegren (1900-1952), Finnish architect
  • Yrjö Nikkanen (1914-1985), Finnish athlete
  • Yrjö Rantanen ( b. 1950 ), Finnish chess grandmaster
  • Yrjö Saarela (1884-1951), Finnish wrestler and Olympic champion
  • Yrjö Väisälä (1891-1971), Finnish astronomer and physicist

Others

  • Yrjö - Jahnsson Award, Award for European economists
  • ( 2804 ) Yrjö, an asteroid of the main belt, named after Yrjö Väisälä
  • Male first name
  • Finnish personal name
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