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Tove (Danish pronunciation: [toːʋə], Swedish pronunciation: [tuːvɛ]) is a Scandinavian given name which derives from the Old Norse name Tófa, a shortening of Thorfrithr, "beautiful Thor" or "peace of Thor."[1][2][3] Tove is mostly a female name but occasionally masculine.[4] Tove is also an alternative English spelling of the Hebrew female name that is more commonly spelled Tovah or Tova. Famous persons named Tove include:


Tove is also:


  1. ^ Tove, Tofa
  2. ^ Tove, Thorfrithr
  3. ^ Teresa Norman, "Tova." A World of Baby Names. New York: Penguin, 2003. 504. (Note that "Tove" is listed as a cognate.)
  4. ^ Tove