From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Language(s) Finnish
Region of origin Finland
Meaning "small rapids", derived from koski ("rapids, whitewater") and -nen ("small")
Other names
Variant(s) Koski, Koskela

Koskinen is a surname originating in Finland (in Finnish, it means "small rapids"), where it is the ninth most common[1] surname. Notable people with the surname include:

See also[edit]

  • Koskinen Stadium, a lacrosse and soccer stadium on the campus of Duke University, named for John Koskinen


  1. ^ As of April 2012, "Most common surnames"[dead link], Finnish Population Register Center Archived 2010-05-23 at the Wayback Machine. (English version), verkkopalvelut.vrk.fi/Nimipalvelu