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Family name
Meaning "small rapids", derived from koski ("rapids, whitewater") and -nen ("small")
Region of origin Finland
Language(s) of origin Finnish
Related names 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", Finnish Population Register Center (English version), verkkopalvelut.vrk.fi/Nimipalvelu