What does Zoe mean?
Zoe [zoe] as a girls' name is pronounced ZOH-ee, ZOH. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Zoe is "life". Zooey is a variant from JD Salinger's novel "Franny and Zooey", although the character Zooey is a young man named Zachery. Popular in Greece. Actresses Zoe Caldwell, Zooey Deschanel.
Zoe has 1 masculine form: Zoilo.Creative forms:
(female) Zeloe, Zole, ..
(male) Zah, Zoah, .. Middle name pairings:
Zoe Ariadne (Z.A.), ..
How popular is Zoe?
Zoe is a very prominent first name for women (#1189 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Zoe reached its apex position of #30 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #33 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Zoee, Zoey (#23 via latest list), Zoie (#764), Zooey and Zoya (#1365) are the popular alternative forms of Zoe (#33 via latest list). These relations of Zoe were popular with parents less than a decade ago (adoption of 1.23%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 1.1%, ▼10.8%). Zoe, Zoey and Zoie are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.