[ 2 syll. to-va, tov-a ] The baby girl name Tova is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced TUWVaa- †.
1: Tova's language of origin is Old Norse. It is predominantly used in English, Hebrew, and Scandinavian. It is derived from the word thor with the meaning 'thunder, thunder god'. This could have developed as the short form of longer names starting with 'Thor-', or it could be from Tófa (Old Norse), a short form of Thorfrid (Old Norse).
Forms of Tova include the name Toba, the name Toibe, the English and Hebrew Tovah, the Scandinavian Tove, the name Tovi, the name Tovva, and the Scandinavian Tuva.
2: Tova's language of origin is Hebrew and it is also predominantly used in Hebrew. It is derived from the word towb which is of the meaning 'good'. This is a modern Jewish name.
A form of the name is the Hebrew Tovah.
In addition, Tova is a form of the Hebrew Tovia.
See also the related forms, the Scandinavian Torvald and the Scandinavian Turid.
See also the related categories, god, english, hebrew, thunder, and scandinavian.
Tova is an uncommon baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Tova include Tovah, Tabbee, Tabbey, Tabbi, Tabbie, Tabby, Tabi, Tafey, Taffea, Taffee, Taffey, Taffi, Taffie, Taffy, Taffye, Tafy, Tapee, Tapey, Tapi, and Tapie.
† English pronunciation for Tova: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"