Finland meaning

fĭnlənd
A country of northern Europe on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. Settled by Finnish people by the beginning of the 8th century, the region was controlled from the 13th century by Sweden and after 1809 by Russia. Finland became independent in 1917. Helsinki is the capital and the largest city.
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Country in N Europe, northeast of the Baltic Sea: 130,559 sq mi (338,145 sq km); cap. Helsinki: Finn. name Suomi.
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(place) Arm of the Baltic Sea, south of Finland: c. 250 mi (402 km) long.
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One of the Nordic countries having borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. Member state of the European Union since 1995. Official name: Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavalta in Finnish, Republiken Finland in Swedish).
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Origin of finland

  • Ultimately, from Old Norse Finnland.

    From Wiktionary