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Gender: Female Meaning of Tova: "good, pleasing" Origin of Tova: Hebrew

The name Tova is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "good, pleasing". Tova and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Good or Kind and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Lively modern Hebrew name with a positive meaning.

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Famous People Named Tova

Tova Traesnaes Borgnine, Norwegian-American business woman
Tova Beck-Friedman, American artist
Tova Dorothea Magnusson, Swedish actress
Tova Sanhadray-Goldreich, Israeli politician
Tova Ilan, Israeli politician and educator

Pop Culture References for the name Tova

Tova Evans Ainsley's daughter in "The Siren" by Kiera Cass

Tuvit, Tove, Toba, Tovat, Tovah, Tobit, Tovit

Tova's International Variations

Gittel (Yiddish)


SloaneSquare Says:


I've had a couple of Jewish friends with this name, it makes me smile as they were such great women

Alicia1 Says:


Such a pretty and special name! I like the way it's spelled and the way it looks.

Ccppww Says:


It means the good one in Hebrew.