Tova is a Hebrew female name meaning “good”, though it’s also a Swedish variant of Tove, a modern form of Old Norse Tófa which is a short form of Old Norse Þórfríðr (or Thorfrither) meaning “Thor is beautiful” or “beautiful Thor” from Þórr/Thor (Thor) and fríðr (beautiful, beloved), Thor being the Norse god of thunder, strength, war and storms; his name fittingly means “thunder”.
Origin: Hebrew, Old Norse
- Tovah (Hebrew)
- Tove (Swedish)
- Tuva (Swedish, Norwegian)
- Þórfríðr (Ancient Scandinavian)