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DOV or Dov could refer to:

דב or דוב, a Hebrew male given name meaning "bear", derived from the Yiddish name "Ber" (בער) (cognate with "bear") which was common among East European Jews.


  • Dov Ber of Mezeritch (1700/1704/1710?–1772 OS), second leader and main architect of Hasidic Judaism
  • Dov Ber Abramowitz (1860–1926), American Orthodox rabbi and author
  • Dov Charney (born 1969), president and chief executive officer of clothing manufacturer American Apparel
  • Dov Feigin (1907–2000), Israeli sculptor
  • Dov Frohman (born 1939), Israeli electrical engineer and business executive
  • Dov Gabbay (born 1945), logician and professor of logic and computer science
  • Dov Groverman (born 1965), Israeli Olympic wrestler
  • Dov Grumet-Morris (born 1982), American ice hockey player
  • Dov Gruner (1912–1947), Jewish Zionist leader hanged by the British Mandatory authorities
  • Dov Hikind (born 1959), American politician
  • Dov Hoz (1894–1940), a leader of the Labor Zionism movement, one of the founders of the Haganah organization, and a pioneer of Israeli aviation
  • Dov Jaron, American engineer
  • Dow Baer (Berek) Joselewicz (1764–1809), Polish military commander
  • Dov Karmi (1905–1962), Israeli architect
  • Dov Khenin (born 1958), Israeli political scientist, politician and lawyer
  • Dov Lior (born 1933), controversial Israeli rabbi
  • Dov Lopatyn (died 1944), head of the Judenrat in Łachwa, Poland, and leader of a ghetto uprising
  • Dov-Ber Rasofsky (Barney Ross), American world champion Hall of Fame lightweight and junior welterweight boxer
  • Dov Sadan (1902–1989), Israeli academic and politician
  • Dov Schwartzman (1921–2011), Haredi Jewish rabbi and rosh yeshiva
  • Dov Seltzer (born 1932), Israeli composer and conductor
  • Dov Shilansky (1924–2010), Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset
  • Dov Sternberg, American karateka
  • Dov Tamari (1911–2006), French mathematician
  • Dov Yosef (1899–1980), Israeli politician and government minister
  • Dov S. Zakheim (born 1948), American former government official, economist and businessman

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