Tove

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See also: tove and to've

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval short form of Old Norse female names composed of Þórr- "Thor" and a second element beginning with b-, f- or v-, such as Torbjørg, or Þórr "Thor" + fríðr "beautiful" ( =Turid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /toːvə/, [ˈtˢoːwə]

Proper noun[edit]

Tove

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: ca. 32 839 females with the given name Tove have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish Tove. First recorded in Norway in 1320.

Proper noun[edit]

Tove

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 912 females with the given name Tove living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish Tove. First recorded in Sweden in 1886.

Proper noun[edit]

Tove

  1. A female given name.