Meaning and Name Origin
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.
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Zoe and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Zoe (#32 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Zoey (#22 a year ago) and Zoie (#763). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 2012 and have become significantly less widespread since. Zoe (#32), Zoey (#22) and Zoie (#763) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here, with Zoe having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)