Dov

Dov - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dov, meaning bear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1949 on position #1360. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dov and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dov? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dov. The baby boy name Dov was given to 80 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1315 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 20,513 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dov peaked in popularity 48 years ago in 1971 on position 1145.



Famous with this name

Dov Tiefenbach
Dov Navon
Dov Davidoff


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Rating: 4/5 (3 people)


Dov is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dov is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #223 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,309.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dov is where you live.


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Dov origin and meaning

Dov is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bear. To see famous people named Dov, pop culture references for the name Dov and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dov

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dov, sorted by popularity.

Dave / Dev / Davie / Davey / Davy / Davi / Deep / Debbie / Duff / Dub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121315
20111288
20101523
20091438
20081644
20071478
20061457
20051577
20041475
20031554
20021530
20011363
20001590
19991365
19981592
19972128
19961523
19951451
19941549
19931614
19921520
19911692
19901480
19891721
19881279
19871556
19861588
19851479
19841318
19831444
19821474
19811345
19801355
19791289
19781468
19771283
19761215
19751324
19741260
19731232
19721401
19711145
19701380
19691460
19671355
19661359
19651466
19641422
19631342
19611401
19601168
19591176
19581151
19571353
19561226
19551290
19541394
19531493
19521615
19491360

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey223
New York410
California2309

Even more about Dov


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dov a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dov?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1971
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dov
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 20,513
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1949
2012 births +80

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