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 information, 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 Top 100 at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Tova and related names. The only other prominent related form of Tova rated in the Top 1000 is Toby. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.143%) and has become less since, with the form Toby becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.