Niemi Name Meaning

Finnish: from niemi ‘peninsula’, ‘headland’, originally a habitational name from a farm so named for its situation. In the late 19th century it was a popular ornamental adoption, so much so that people then began to change it for a less common name. It occurs chiefly in western Finland. In America, it is also found as an abbreviation of other surnames containing this element, such as Rajaniemi, Sotaniemi, and Syrj(a:)niemi.

List of People with Surname Niemi

Based on our public records, there are a total of 1,437 people with the surname Niemi. Among these people surnamed Niemi, there are approximately 376 distinct names, with an average of 3 people who share the same name. William Niemi, David Niemi and Richard Niemi are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Niemi, with 30, 28 and 28 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Michigan has the most people surnamed Niemi, with a total of 293 people, and there are a total of 180 distinct names among these people. Minnesota is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Niemi, with a total of 169 people and an average of 126 distinct names.