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What does Dov mean?

Dov /dov/ as a boys' name is pronounced dahv. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dov is "bear".

Associated with: bear


Kreatif forms:
(male) Det, Didov, ..

(female) Dovri, Dri, ..

How popular is Dov?

Dov is an uncommon first name for males and an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name history of Dov for boys. Dov entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1579 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #1644 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Dov is alike in pronunciation to Dave and Dev. Other recommended names are Dod, Dom, Don, Dor, Dow and Tov. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dov.