“Ilpo is a Finnish male first name. According to data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, the name Ilpo had been given to 5,802 individuals in Finland by the end of 2019, while its less common variant, Ilppo, was given to approximately 160 individuals.

Juhani Aho introduced the name Ilpo as a male counterpart to Ilpottare in his novel “Panu” (1897). Ilpottare is a character from the Kalevala, where she is one of the names for Louhi, the mistress of Pohjola. In Eastern Finland, Ilppo has, in some places, been used as a variation of the name Ilmari. Both Ilpo and Ilppo were added to the Finnish name day calendar in 1950, and their name day is celebrated on the 28th of April.

Here is an excerpt from the twenty-seventh (27th) rune of the Kalevala:”