What does Chloe mean?
Chloe /chloe/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced KHLOH-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chloe is "green shoot".
From Khloe, originally used in the classical period to symbolize the fertility goddess Demeter in blooming and verdant glory. May be connected with Chloris. Appears in the Bible as the name of someone mentioned by Saint Paul, and also as a name in literature, especially in the tale of Daphnis and Chloe, set to music by Ravel. Adopted by Puritans in the 17th century. In French it is spelled Chloť, and sometimes in English it is spelled ChloŽ. Chloe can be used to create compound names like Chloe-Anne or Chloe-Louise. Candice Bergen has a daughter named Chloe. Actresses Chloe Webb, Chloe Sevigny.
How popular is Chloe?
Chloe is a very popular first name for women (#1137 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Chloe for girls. Chloe reached its top position of #9 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #18. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Chloe and corresponding names. Cloe, Khloe (#88 in 2014) and Kloe are the prominent related forms of Chloe (#18 in 2014). Forms like Cloris are uncommon. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.496%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4735%, 4.5% less). Chloe (#18) and Khloe (#88) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Chloe. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)