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What does Tova mean?

Tova Pronunciation of Tova [to-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.

Associated with: norse, beautiful, good.


Tova has 1 variant: Tovah.

Affiliated girl name: Toby.

Creative forms:
(female) Teava, Tota, ..

(male) Tota, Tovi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tova Viviana (T.V.), ..

How popular is Tova?

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)

Tova reached its apex position of #55 in Sweden in 2002, but is not in the Top 100 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Tova rated in the Top 2000 is Toby. Adoption of these forms of Tova was at its most widespread 85 years ago (median #1354).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Toby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tova is alike in pronunciation to Tava, Tavia, Tavie and Tavy. Other recommended names are Alva, Ava, Ayva, Clova, Corva, Deva, Dova, Eeva, Eva, Hava, Iva, Kiva, Liva, Nava, Neva, Nova, Olva, Riva, Tada, Taja, Tama, Tara, Tasa, Taya, Tea, Tena, Teona, Tera, Teza, Thea, Thia, Thora, Tia, Tikva, Tina, Tiona, Tisa, Tita, To, Tobe, Tobi, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tona, Toni, Tonia, Tony, Tonya, Toos, Topaz, Tora, Tori, Toria, Tory, Tosca, Tosha, Tosia, Tossa, Tove, Toya, Trea, Treva, Tula, Tyla, Tyra, Tyta, Ulva, Viva, Wava and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tova.

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