What does Tova mean?
Tova \t(o)-va\ as a girls' name is of Old Norse and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tova is "beautiful Thor; good". As a Swedish name, this is a feminine form of Thor, the thunder god. Actress Tovah Feldshuh.
Tova has 1 variant: Tovah.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Toby.
Tova is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3843 out of 4276, Top 90%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Tova for girls. Tova reached its apex position of #55 in Sweden in 2002, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Tova and related names. The only other prominent related form of Tova is Toby. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 and has become less since, with the form Toby becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Tova is alike in pronunciation to Tava, Tavia and Tavy. Other recommended similar baby names are Dova, Nova▲, Tobe, Tobi, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tona, Tora, Tove and Toya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tova.