Dov - Meaning of Dov

What does Dov mean?

[ 1 syll. dov, do-v ] The baby boy name Dov is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Daa-V †. Dov is used predominantly in the English and Hebrew languages, and its origin is Hebrew. The name's meaning is bear; to whisper. The first name possibly originated as a Hebrew translation of an animal name. It was popular in medieval Europe when animal names were in vogue.

In addition, Dov is a diminutive form of David.

Dahv, Dohv, Dove, Dovev (English and Hebrew), Dovi, Dovid, Dovidas, and Dowid are variants of Dov.

See also the related categories, medieval, english, bear, europe (continental), hebrew, and animal (wild).

Dov is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Dov, David was the most commonly used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Dov include Dav, Dab, Dave, Deep, Dev, Div, Dob, Dobb, Dohv, Dove, Dub, Duf, Duff, Duffe, Dabbie, Dabey, Dabi, Dabie, Daby, and Daffyd.

† Pronunciation for Dov: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)"

Meaning of Dov Meaning of Dovev Meaning of David
Baby Name Explorer for Dov

Dov Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name