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.
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).
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).