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Meaning and name origin

Zoe \zoe\ as a girl's 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 10 variant forms: Zoee, Zoelie, Zoeline, Zoelle, Zoey, Zoi, Zoie, Zooey, Zowie and Zoya.

For more information, see also related girl names Zoanne and Zolynn.

There is 1 masculine form of Zoe: Zoilo.


Zoe is a very popular first name for females (#1189 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Zoe for girls. Zoe reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zoe and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Zoey (#22), Zoe (#32) and Zoie (#763). (2014 statistics).

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