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