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.
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)
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)