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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.


Variations

Zoe has 10 variants: Zoee, Zoelie, Zoeline, Zoelle, Zoey, Zoi, Zoie, Zooey, Zowie and Zoya.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Zoanne and Zolynn.

Zoe has 1 masculine form: Zoilo.


Popularity

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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Zoe for girls. Zoe reached its apex position of #30 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #32 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Zoey (#22 a year ago) and Zoie (#763) are the popular alternative forms of Zoe (#32 a year ago). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 2012 (usage of 0.7943%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.7277%, down 8.4%). Zoe (#32), Zoey (#22) and Zoie (#763) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here, with Zoe having a revival in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Zoe and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zoe, Zoey, Zoie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zoe, Zoey outside U.S.


Similar Names

Zoe is pronounced similarly to Cee, Soo, Sue, Zea, Zia and Zoia. Other recommended similar baby names are Coe, Doe and Noe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zoe.

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