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Meaning and Name Origin

Chloe \ch-loe\ 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.


Chloe has 8 variants: Chloee, Clo, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda, Khloe, Khloey and Kloe.

Chloe has 4 more different forms via Chloris: Chloress, Cloris, Khloris and Kloris.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chloe name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chloe outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Chloe and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Chloe (#18 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Cloe, Khloe (#88 in 2014) and Kloe. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2010 and are almost as popular today. Chloe (#18) and Khloe (#88) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, with Chloe undergoing a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chloe, Cloe, Khloe, Kloe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chloe, Khloe outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Cahlie, Calee, Calie, Cele, Celie, Chele, Chelie, Chelle, Chelo, Cile and Cole. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chloe.