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Meaning of Dove

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The name Dove has the following meaning:

A bearer of peace and goodwill. In the Biblical story of Noah, a dove was sent out to discover if there was dry land in sight, as the flood waters receded. It is also mentioned in the Bible that the Holy Spirit had descended upon Jesus, during his baptism like dove. Today, the dove is an endearing symbol of Christianity and the Holy Spirit.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Dove is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dove in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Dove is pronounced as duv


Dove originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dove and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dove: Boys - Arvil, Clay, Colonel, Danforth, Darod, Darrow, Darwin, Dock, Edison, Elgin, Ewell, Garrison, Genaro, Geoffrey, Gerard, Houston, Howell, Judge, Keshaun, Keshawn, King, Girls - Adell, Alfreda, Jaylee, Liberty, Yetta, Both genders - Harley, Lee, Payton


Popular Variants for the name Dove: Duv


We think the name Dove should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dove to be: A nice and warm woman

In one word, you might describe Dove as a(n) "warm" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dove (or its variants) are:

Billie Dove, born on 14 May, a famous actress. Billie Dove's background: An American actress. She is one of the most popular actresses of the 1920s appearing in Douglas Fairbanks' smash hit two-tone technicolor film The Black Pirate (1926) and was dubbed The American Beauty (1927), the title of one of her films.

Rita Frances Dove, born on 28 August, a famous poet. Rita Frances Dove's background: An American poet and author. She is the first African American to be appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1993, and received a second special appointment in 1999, and the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Dennis A. Dove , born on 31 August, a famous athlete. Dennis A. Dove 's background: An American pitcher who is currently a free agent.
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Deborah (600)
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