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What does Love mean?

Love /love/ as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Love is "love, affection". Surname. Singer Courtney Love.

Associated with: old english, surname


Love has 3 variants: Loveday, Lovella and Lovey.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lave, Lore, ..

(male) Lole, Lote, ..

How popular is Love?

Love is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4133 out of 4276, Top 97%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#363 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Love for girls. Love reached its top position of #1140 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is presently at #1661. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Love name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Love outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Love (#1661 from current records) are Lovella and Lovey. Adoption of these relations of Love reached its most widespread in 2013 (average #1849) and is almost as conventional today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Love, Lovella, Lovey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Love and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Love is pronounced similarly to Liv. Other suggested similar names are Ave, Clove, Dove, Eve, Lace, Lake, Lane, Lee, Lene, Leone, Lise, Liva, Livie, Livy, Lize, Loir, Loire, Lois, Loise, Lola, Lona, Lonee, Loni, Lonie, Lora, Loree, Lorel, Loren, Lorey, Lori, Lorie, Lorne, Lory, Lotie, Lotte, Lou, Loyce, Luce, Lupe, Lyse, Mave, Neve and Tove. These names tend to be less commonly used than Love.