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What is the nickname of Finland and how did it get the name Finland?

Answer

Wiki User
11/02/2009

In Finnish, Finland is called "Suomi." There is much debate about the etymology of this word, but it is often thought to have originally meant "swamp." In English and Scandinavia, the word "fen" also means "swamp," and this is the origin of the name "Finland"--it all means "swamp land."