Meaning and name origin
Chloe \ch-loe\ as a girl's 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.
Chloe is a very popular first name for females (#1137 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chloe for girls. Chloe reached its highest rank of #9 in the U.S. in 2010. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chloe and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chloe (#18), Khloe (#88), Kloe and Cloe. (2014 statistics).