Gender: Female Pronunciation: tov-eh Meaning of Tove: "beautiful" Origin of Tove: Scandinavian

Tove Origin and Meaning

The name Tove is a girl's name of Swedish, Norwegian origin meaning "beautiful".

Tove is a modern variation of an Old Norse name for which there are no letters on the twenty-first century keyboard. It's related to Thor, and Tove and Tuva are the forms that survive and thrive in modern Scandinavia. Beyond Tove, other popular Scandinavian names not well known outside of the Nordic countries include Toril, Maja, Tyra, and Ebba.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tove


phunkyvida Says:


To (like Tow) ve (vay) is how my Swedish friend pronounces her name! Not Tove rhymes with cove! Love this but I'd be afraid of my little one correcting everyone on the pronunciation adding an accent makes it pretentious.

TEMlovesbantams Says:


This is a really pretty name that would be great as a middle name for something like Hayley Tove or Katherine Tove. Madison or Madelyn Tove is also really elegant and sweet.

Sel Says:


It's said like love or dove, just with a t.

SimoneKadele Says:


Tove Lo said in an interview a while back that while her name is authentically pronounced close to "TOO-veh LOO," but since that sounds a little like "to the loo" anyway, she really doesn't mind Americans pronouncing it "TOHV LOH." :)

indiefendi2 Says:


I pronounce it To-va but Tove Lo pronounces it TOHV.

eveyalecia Says:


Tove Lo pronounced this like "tuv", or at least that's how American radio DJ's pronounce it.

niteowl13 Says:


Tova is correct, but I like one syllable names. Which is why I thought this was one syllable, like Maeve or Neve. Long O sound, like toe

DearestJules Says:


I like the tov-ah pronunciation (the real one), but I prefer tuv, like rhyming with Dove. That's how I thought this name was pronounced when I first came across it.