Nature name
"dove, a bird"

Dove Origin and Meaning

The name Dove is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dove, a bird".

One of the new bird names, like Lark and Wren, this one's associated with the billing and cooing sounds of love. Soft and gentle, Dove also has the admirable association with peace.

Dove was actually an early bird, used as a first name in the seventeenth century and in the U.S. Top 1000 through the 1890's.

One admirable surname association is with Rita Dove, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former United States Poet Laureate.

# 940 in the US

Dove Rank in US Top 1000

# 497 on Nameberry

Dove Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dove Popularity

Famous People Named Dove

  • Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman)American actress
  • Dove GarrettAmerican prima ballerina
  • Dove Mellencamp Arroyave (b. 2020)daughter of Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave

Dove in Pop Culture

  • Dovasary "Dove" Balitangcharacter from Tamora Pierce's "Daughter of the Lioness" series
  • Dove Isabeautitle character of a book by Jane Yolen
  • "Dove" one of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's pet names for his wife and muse Lizzie Siddal
  • Dovewingcharacter in the "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter
  • Peleia meaning "dove" was an ancient Greek title for female seers,such as the Peleiades (Doves) of Dodona

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