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Gender: Male Meaning of Dov: "bear" Origin of Dov: Hebrew

The name Dov is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "bear". Dov and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

Fierce meaning, gentle image. This name is very common in Israel, where an endearing pet form is Dubi.

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Famous People Named Dov

Dov Charney, Canadian founder and CEO of American Apparel
Dov Davidoff, American comedian
Dov Yosef Tiefenbach, Canadian actor
Dov Boris Khenin, Israeli politician
Dov-Ber David "Beryl" Rosofsky, birth name of Barney Ross, American boxer

Pop Culture References for the name Dov

Dov Epstein, character on TV's "Rookie Blue," played by Gregory Smith

Dovi, Dubi


Cormorant Says:


Aaaaaaand first thing I thought was "dovahkiin." (the player character from Skyrim: "dragonborn")
I need a life.