From Old Danish Aghi, possibly a short form of compound names beginning with Germanic agh "blade" or Old Norse agi "awe". Related to German (West Frisian) Uwe. Sometimes explained as a form of Scandinavian Åge/Åke.
- A male given name.
- (surnames) Ovesen
-  Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 25 606 males with the given name Ove have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.
Ove m (plural Ove, diminutive Oveche)
- A male given name of Danish origin.
Ove c (genitive Oves)
- A male given name borrowed from Denmark in the Middle Ages.