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Family name
Meaning "hill farm", derived from mäke-, form of mäki ("hill") and -lä ("place of, esp. farm")
Region of origin Finland
Language(s) of origin Finnish
Related names Mäki

Mäkelä is a surname originating in Finland (in Finnish, it means "hill farm"), where it is the fifth most common[1] surname. It may also refer to, alphabetically on first name:


  1. ^ As of March 2010, "Most common surnames", Finnish Population Register Center (English version), verkkopalvelut.vrk.fi/Nimipalvelu