See also: tapio and tapió



  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑpio/
  • Hyphenation: Ta‧pi‧o

Proper nounEdit


  1. The god of forest in Finnish mythology.
    • 1849 Kalevala (Translation 1988 by Eino Friberg) 46:53-56:
      Ota, metsä, miehiksesi, / Urohiksesi, Tapio! / Auta onni ottamahan, / Metsän kaunis kaatamahan!
      Now receive me as your man, / One of your own people, Tapio. / Give me luck, good hunting give me / For the bear, that forest beauty.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare compared to given name) A surname​.


Inflection of Tapio (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative Tapio Tapiot
genitive Tapion Tapioiden
partitive Tapiota Tapioita
illative Tapioon Tapioihin
singular plural
nominative Tapio Tapiot
accusative nom.? Tapio Tapiot
gen. Tapion
genitive Tapion Tapioiden
partitive Tapiota Tapioita
inessive Tapiossa Tapioissa
elative Tapiosta Tapioista
illative Tapioon Tapioihin
adessive Tapiolla Tapioilla
ablative Tapiolta Tapioilta
allative Tapiolle Tapioille
essive Tapiona Tapioina
translative Tapioksi Tapioiksi
instructive Tapioin
abessive Tapiotta Tapioitta
comitative Tapioineen

Usage notesEdit

  • Revived as a given name in the 19th century. A popular middle name since early 20th century.

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