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." Tove is mostly a female name but occasionally masculine. 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 Ditlevsen, Danish poet and author.
- Tove Jansson, Finnish writer.
- Tove Edfeldt, Swedish actress.
- Tove Maës, Danish actress
- Tove Nilsen, Norwegian writer
- Tove Styrke, Swedish singer
- Tove Lo, Swedish singer
Tove is also:
- a legendary young woman, mistress of the Danish King Waldemar, and subject of a poem by Jens Peter Jacobsen best known for its musical setting as the Gurre-Lieder of Arnold Schoenberg.
- a fictional, slithy creature created by Lewis Carroll that appears in his poem Jabberwocky.
- High Tove, a mountain in the English Lake District
- River Tove, tributary of the River Great Ouse in England.
- TOVE Project, an ontology for modelling enterprises.
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