Dov name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: English and Hebrew
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dov dov
Meaning: Bear
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What does Dov mean?

Anomalous Dov has its origin in Hebrew is substantially used in English and Hebrew, Dov means "Bear" is used as a boy name . Dov is short of David. Also David is Latin cognate of The Hebrew Name דָּוִד Probably Deriving from Hebrew דוד = Beloved.

Originated from Hebrew, Curious David, David means "Beloved One, Courageous Hero who Killed Goliath King of Israel and Dearly Loved".

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How do I pronounce Dov?

The one syllabled name Dov is commonly pronounced as dov.

Variants of Dov


How popular is the name Dov?

In United States, Dov was once a common name since emerging in 1949 it has been given to over 2640 babies. At the peak of its usage in 2016,. However after 68 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still going strong.

Dov is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, even after 21 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 2000. Over 148 people have been named Dov in England and Wales.

In France, it is relatively new, first appeared in 2000.

But Dov is a popular baby name in Israel where every 1 in 2000 have the name. According to our findings, at least 10000 people have been bestowed Dov around the globe.

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What numbers say about Dov?

You can't stand being in one place for too long because you want to enjoy your freedom and time on this planet. Others need you in their life, but you don't need anyone. You don't even try to explain yourself, except to the people that matter. You are all about fun, adventure, excitement, change, and adventure. You are not used to standing in one place for too long because monotony isn't a thing you can get used to like many people today.

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  •  Mozella - Oldie and Admired Mozella is used mostly in English aimed at baby girls has its origin in Hebrew, Mozella means "Taken from the Water". Mozella is derivation of Mozelle.
  •  Sioned - Origin of Loved and Ceaseless Sioned is in Hebrew bestowed upon girls is used primarily in Welsh. Sioned is Welsh form of Jane. Also Sioned is Welsh cognate of Janet
  •  Abbegale - Meaning of Abbegale is Joy of My Father, The Intelligent and Gives Joy is originated from Hebrew is a baby girl name is used chiefly in English. Abbegale is spelling variation of Abigail.
  •  Yerialle - Yerialle's meaning is Fame and Established By God is a baby girl name is rooted from Hebrew. Yerialle is resultant of Yeriel.
  •  Amarion - Recent and Well-Liked Amarion is used mostly in English aimed at both genders has its origin in Hebrew. Amarion is English cognate of Omarion. In 2004, preeminent Amarion ranked 490 on baby boy names chart in United States

Sibling Names for Dov

Choosing a perfect baby name for your little one can be an exciting yet challenging task. If you have decided on the name "Dov" and are looking for sibling names that complement it, you've come to the right place. Here is a list of some unique and meaningful names that will perfectly match with Dov as siblings.

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Famous people named Dov

  • Dov Hoz, leader of the Labor Zionism movement
  • Dov Lopatyn,
  • Dov Berish Weidenfeld, Chief Rabbi of Tshebin, Poland
  • Dov Tamari, mathematician
  • Dov Lior, Israeli Orthodox rabbi
  • Dov Ber Abramowitz, American Orthodox Rabbi and author
  • Dov Gazit, came to Israel from Baku
  • Dov Frohman, Israeli electrical engineer and business executive
  • Dov Gabbay, Israeli logician
  • Dov Ber of Mezeritch, disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov
  • Dov S. Zakheim, American businessman, writer, politician
  • Dov Charney, Canadian businessman
  • Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset
  • Dov Hikind, American politician in the state of New York
  • Dov Lupi, retired Israeli-American gymnast for the Washington State University
  • Dov Tiefenbach, Canadian actor and musician
  • Dov Markus, first recipient of the Hermann Trophy as the outstanding collegiate soccer player of the year
  • Dov Yosef, Israeli statesman
  • Dov Weissglass, Israeli lawyer and businessman
  • Dov Grumet-Morris, American former professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Composer Dov Seltzer, movie Mack the Knife


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  4. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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