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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 also pronounced similarly to Cee, Soo, Sue, Zea, Zia and Zoia. Other suggested similar baby names are Coe, Doe and Noe.


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

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