Ove

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Frisian name [1]

1a) Frisian short form of Old High German names beginning with Uodal-, see ODAL [2]

1b) Short form of Old Frisian names beginning with *Ova- , Germanic *ob = 'active, at work' [3]

1c) Maybe related to Uffe [2]

2) Danish younger form of Old Danish Auwe (see Aghi) [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [1]

Related Names

Ove
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Owe
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Ovi
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Faroese
Uui
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Greenlandic
Uve
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Danish Swedish
Uwe
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Ûve
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Greenlandic

See also Aake

For female forms see Ova, Ovanda, Ovedia

Patronyms (male)

Ovesen Denmark

Patronyms (female)

Ovesdatter Denmark

Combinations

For combinations see OV (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ove
Genitive: Oves
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ove
Genitive: Oven
Partitive: Ovea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ove
Genitive: Oves
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ove
Genitive: Oves

Name Days

Norway Norway

30 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

14 December

Sweden Sweden

13 February

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Ove Rode (31 August 1867 – 11 July 1933), Danish politician, newspaper editor and Minister of Interior Affairs
  • Ove Verner Hansen (20 July 1932 – 20 February 2016), Danish opera singer and actor

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 1 8925 31475
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 6025 n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 5908 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1244
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ove(m) Sources: [9][10][11][12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ove(m)

Sources: [9] [10] [11] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Manno Peters Tammena: Ostfriesische Vornamen von Aafke bis Zwaantje (2007)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi