What does Helsinki mean?


What does Helsinki mean?


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The oldest form of the name Helsinki is Heelsingha. It's thought that it means the oldest population living on riverside of Vantaa River. They were swedish-speaking and were coming from Hälsningland.

Later Helsinki was the name of Helsinki parish, foregoer of Vantaa city.

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Helsinki tullee sanasta hals. Kapea virran paikka. Helsingin keskustan alkuperäinen sijainti on Vantaanjoen suulla. Vrt Hesingör, Helsingborg. Sukunimenä Helsing ei ole kovinkaan harvinainen Ahvenanmaalla tai Ruotsissa

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