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A fairly unusual Scandinavian name, unisex, although most commonly a female name. pronounced Thou-véh, has its roots in Scandinavian mythology, from the God of thunder, Thor.
-hello whats your name?
- Tove.
-You're very beautiful. Are you Swedish?
- Yes.
po Tove Јул 24, 2006
Mentioned in the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, a tove is part badger, part lizard and part corkscrew. It nests under sundials and eats cheese.
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
po Nanol Мај 23, 2004

As a name, Tove is the Scandinavian form of the Old Norse name "Tófa" so it certainly has long roots in the Nordic region! "Tófa" itself was derived from the Norse words for "Beautiful Thor" where Thor was the word for thunder but also the name of the Norse god of strength, thunder and war. I certainly think "beautiful thunder" has a certain ring to it and can think of one or two young ladies that I have met that can go from beautiful to thunder in a moment!

Tove is also a name which has huge resonance for all Finns since it is the first name of probably our most famous author, Tove Jansson. Her most famous literary creations were the Moomins who have achieved worldwide fame but she was also responsible for many other books and works of art. I absolute adore the Moomins and even now like to think I have some similarities to the character Little My!
I'm going to the mall with Tove. Give her a call to see if she can pick you up.
po Pedersen1 Фабруар 6, 2010
When something is defined as 'Over the top' the letters are switched round to make 'Tover the op'
Over the top: Tover the op
po Bohn Jullock Мај 16, 2011

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