The most common names are given phonetically as well as according to the guidelines in Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. Less common Finnish words are simply given phonetically.

Väinämöinen. Væinæmainen. Phonetic: Vi-nuh-moy-nen. Väi- (rhymes with why), nä- (rhymes with luh), möi- (rhymes with boy), nen (rhymes with pen). No accent. He is also sometimes called Väino.

Lemminkäinen. Lemminkæinen. Lemmin-ki-nen. Lemmin- (sounds like the fruit lemon), käi- (rhymes with why), nen (rhymes with pen). No accent.

Ilmarinen. Ilmurinen. Il-mah-ree-nen. Il- (sounds like ill), ma- (sounds like muh), ri- (rhymes with see), nen (rhymes with pen). The italics indicate the accent is on the third syllable.

Kalevala. Kulevulu. Kah-leh-vah-luh. Soft accent on first syllable.

Kaleva. Kulevu. Kah-leh-vah.

Louhi. Low-hee.

Aino. Uino. I-no.

Marjatta. Muryuttu. Mar-yah-tah.

Tapio. Tupio. Tah-pee-oh

Tuoni. Twah-nee

Tuonela. Twah-neh-lah

Manala. Munulu. Mah-nah-lah

Joukahainen. Yo-kuh-hi-nen

Pohjola. Poh-yo-lah. Also called Pohja.

Sampo. Sahm-poh. (Sahm rhymes with bomb; poh rhymes with go.)

Ilmatar. Il-mah-tar

Kyllikki. Kyoo-luh-kee

Ahti. Ah-tee

Kaukomieli. Kow-kuh-mee-lee

Untamo. Oon-tah-mo

Kalervo. Kah-lair-vo

Hiisi. Hee-see

Kullervo. Koo-lair-vo

Ukko. Oo-ko

Patoinen Poika. Pah-toy-nen Poy-kah

Sampsa Pellervoinen. Sahmp-sah Peller-voy-nen

Jumala. Yoo-mah-lah

Suomi. Swoh-mee.

Otava. Oh-tah-vah.