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

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

Excerpt from the twenty-seventh (27th) rune of the Kalevala:”