I like this version of the name, pronounced Loo-veh, and would Love to use it on a child, but since I live in an English-speaking country, it would not go over well.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2020
Don't recommend if you live in an English-speaking country, as it is spelled like the word "Love".
― Anonymous User  11/2/2019
Love is a short form of Ludvig. Do you think Ludvig would be great for a girl too? I hope that people in Sweden don't name their daughters Love. After a while the name will then be ruined for boys b/c people will say that it is a girl's name.

There already exists a feminine form: Lova. It is short for Lovisa (Louisa).
Ylva  9/24/2019
So I'm Swedish and let's just establish that this name has nothing to do with the English word 'Love'. It's pronounced "LOO-veh". Love is called "kärlek" in Swedish so there is no association to the word Love. I think this name works better on a girl. It's like Tove, Lise or other Scandinavian girls' names that replace the final letter 'a' with 'e'. I had two childhood friends named Love, one girl and one boy. I just feel that Love is better suited on a girl.

Of course you have to keep in mind that your daughter might be initially confused for a boy if you name her Love in Sweden. But I think unisex names or gender-ambiguous names are really cool.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2019
I think Love is better as a girl's name. I think it sounds wrong as a boy's name, since females are typically all about that life but males are usually in their typical rough nature. I would use it as a girl's middle name, especially if her first name was masculine. A boy with the name would be teased about the confusion of his gender.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2018
Let's say we are talkin' the English pronunciation. I Love it as a girl's name. More of a middle name than a first name though. If it's a boy's I absolutely hate it. He would get teased non-stop.
Phantom of the Opera  11/19/2018
It is interesting to me that this name is as popular as it is in Sweden, considering the Swedes are ranked as the best English speakers who don't have English as a first language. I know it's completely separate from the English word "Love," but it's interesting that that association isn't there for them or that it doesn't bother them.
Icycoldhot  10/9/2017
Wow, I didn't know this was a name. I wouldn't give it to my child or anything, but I like it.
Joy12  4/27/2011
I really like this name with the Swedish pronunciation. But, due to the English word 'love', I'd probably spell it as Lowe, or just go with Louis.
EchoSketcher  12/15/2010
I don't understand why a person would name their kid Love! Am I right?!
abbyroxurface  10/11/2010
This name can be spelled Lovë and can be used on females.
LMS  7/24/2009
The Swedish name Love / Lowe is pronounced loo-veh.
CN  3/17/2009
My brother gave his son this name, but with a W instead of a V, so it should not be any complications international and people call him "Love".
honungspinglan  1/5/2009
In Sweden it's pronounced LO-veh, and Swedish people don't relate to the English word "love" when they hear the name, because it is pronounced completly differently. And the Swedish word for love doesn't even sound like the English. It's "kärlek". (And I think love is a lovely name in Swedish).
― Anonymous User  9/27/2008
I know a Swedish boy with this name, but he spells it "Lowe".
DoffeT  8/7/2008
I think this is an ok name if you are in Sweeden or wherever, but no way in the English language. A child would get soooooo much teasing out of this - I have never heard this name, and if I saw it my mind would automatically go to "Love" in the dictionary.
jattie  6/16/2007
For some reason I really like this. I would say it like you would when you love someone but the more French sounding way. Hummmmm. Yes, I do believe I like it!
― Anonymous User  6/6/2007
I think naming a guy "Love" would ensure him teasing, no matter how it's spelt. Same for a girl, unless it's a middle name.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2006
It's retarded to name a guy Love.
In response to PolishPrincess, I think it's unnceccessary to call something "retarded". I also disagree with the fact that you think it's only "retarded" (rewording: not a good idea) to name a boy Love. Why can't boys be named Love, but girls can? I don't understand your logic.

I'm not saying the name Love is the greatest name in the world, but calling names (or anything, for that matter) retarded excessively, you're going to end up offending people. So, my advice is to stop saying that now.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2007
No, PolishPrincess, it is not retarded. Love is a name, with a meaning, it is not just the word "love" in English. In Sweden it is not pronounced like the word "love" is in English (more like LO-veh) and all people in all countries are not going to connect it to the word "love" since people speak different languages.
Elphi  12/20/2005
I agree. Since Sweden has its own language and has a different word for "Love", this would not be a bad name for a child. I like this pronunciation a lot, too.
scarletquillraven  2/14/2007
A famous bearer of this name was Elder Brewster's son, both who traveled on the MAYFLOWER.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2005
It's pronounced LO-vuh.
Caprice  7/26/2005
Many years ago I apparently described the pronunciation of Love as "LO-vuh." Please ignore that! I don't even know how I got it that way. Love is pronounce LOO-veh.
Caprice  5/25/2017
There is also an old Swedish male name Love. It is a form of Ludvig and also a name of an author (Carl Jonas Love Almqvist). It is pronounced "LOO-vay". [noted -ed]
Ylva  4/15/2005

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