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Gender: F Meaning of Dove: "dove, a bird" Origin of Dove: Nature name

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.

Famous People Named Dove

Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman), American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Dove

Dovasary "Dove" Balitang, character from Tamora Pierce's "Daughter of the Lioness" series
"Dove," one of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's pet names for his wife and muse Lizzie Siddal
Dovewing, character 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