Other Origin(s):Norse, Norwegian
Meaning:God is good; Twelve
Parents seeking a short yet substantial name that ties baby to their faith may have just had their prayers answered. Tov is a masculine appellation descended from the Hebrew Tobhiyyah, whose meaning celebrates the goodness of God. As the first element of the name, Tov alone holds the definitions “good” and “kind” and represents noble qualities to instill in baby. Tov may also be a Norwegian name for boys derived from the Old Norse Tolv, meaning “twelve,” traditionally given to the 12th child of the family. Many ancient civilizations have revered 12 for its symbolism of cosmic order and religious and mythological significance. No matter which origin calls to you, Tov offers baby a name steeped in gratitude for all that is good and magical in life.
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