Ove Name Meaning & Origin

Ove

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This name is pronounced "OOH-veh".

In Norway it is the 100th most popular name for boys.

Personal experiences with the name Ove: | Edit

My son's middle name is Oveson (my maiden name) and since he shares his first name with his dad, we call him Ove. We love the name. Ove is the name of my first Danish ancestor to come to America. It means "blade" in old Norse. "Blade" is very manly and our son is all boy. My husband is an engineer and an environmentalist, and OVE is an acronym for Optimum Value Engineering, which means advanced framing techniques that lower material and labor costs and improve energy performance for building. OVE is also the Department of Sustainability in Denmark. For all these reasons, we think Ove is the perfect name for our son and we hope that people are open to it.

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Meanings and history of the name Ove: | Edit

"Blade", from Old Norse; may also mean "property".

Famous real-life people named Ove: | Edit

Ove Arup, Danish engineer
Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver
Ove Kindvall, Swedish footballer
Ove Høegh-Guldberg, Danish politician
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Australian biologist
Ove Joensen, Faroese seaman
Ove Gjedde, Danish admiral
Ove Fundin, Swedish speedway rider
Ove Sprogøe, Danish actor
Ove Paulsen, Danish botanist
Ove Johansson, Swedish football player
Ove Rud, Danish actor

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