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Sami name generator

This name generator will generate 10 random Sami names.

The Sami (often mistakenly called Lapps or Laplanders, but these terms are derogatory) are an indigenous people living in Sápmi, which is an arctic area part of the northern regions of Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. They have a total population of roughly 140,000. They are usually known for their reindeer herding, which is unsurprising when you consider 10% of Sami people are involved in this, and in some regions the Sami are the only people legally allowed to herd reindeer.

The Sami languages are mostly Uralic in nature, which is the same language group as Finnish and Hungarian. But many Sami also speak either Russian, Norwegian, or Swedish, depending on the country they live in.
Sami names have the same origins, and, since they're an old people, surnames were eventually adopted from their respective countries. A Sami in Sweden would likely have a Swedish surname, for example, but wouldn't have had a surname before, and probably used a patronymic instead.
I haven't found too much on their surnames though, which is another reason why I left them out, but the various other real name generators on this site could provide a suitable Swedish, Finnish, or Russian surname if you really want one.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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