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1.
Finnish name

niska = neck (finnish)
- nen = -y ( as in necky,
ie lot of neck )
Being niskanen is to be stubbornly steadfast.
by Antti Kotilainen November 26, 2003
 
2.
A family name, always associated with a cool person.

A strange, but cool person.
Hey Sam, you are a niskanen!

You beer bonged 6 shots of 151 and 4 beers? Thats a niskanen for you.
by sam May 11, 2003