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

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.

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britney d Says:


I love this name, using it for a character in my book. According to google, it says that this name means 'a person who advocates peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs.'.

Sel Says:


Dove is a pretty name!

snowsbeloved Says:


I hope this name continues to fly under the radar (pun intended). It'd be a shame for it to become trendy and hip like Wren and Lark.

DolphinLover17 Says:


I think its a beautiful name. It's not one of my most favorite name but i still think it's pretty.

Dove B Says:


I am pleased to say my name is Dove. I was born in 1969, and it was contributed to the "hippie" era. 😄 It is bitter sweet to know that my name has become slightly popular. There is a young actress who has the name also. Mary Higgins Clark has had a character in one of her books named Dove.
Thanks for letting me share!

tori101 Says:


completely agree : )

mabespark Says:


This would make a gorgeous, unexpected middle.