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What does Zoey mean?

Zoey Pronunciation of Zoey as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and Zoey means "life". Zoey is an alternate spelling of Zoe (Greek).

ASSOCIATED WITH Zo-, greek, life


VARIANTS Zoya, Zowie, Zooey, Zoie, Zoi, Zoee




Zoey Isabelle (Z.I.), ..

How popular is Zoey?

Zoey is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Zoey is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Zoey entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #20 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #23 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zoey name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Zoey (#23 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Zoe (#33), Zoee, Zoie (#764), Zooey and Zoya (#1365). Usage of these relations of Zoey was well-received among parents less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #862) and is almost as widespread today (#1030, 11% LESS USAGE). Zoe has generally been a favorite of parents, although Zoie seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zoey, Zoe, Zoee, Zoie, Zooey, Zoya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zoey is pronounced similarly to Cee, Cy, Soo, Sue, Zea, Zia, Zoia and Zoyya. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adey, Aley, Amey, Cloey, Codey, Coley, Corey, Dodey, Dorey, Evey, Fey, Honey, Ivey, Jey, Jobey, Jodey, Joey, Joley, Jorey, Josey, Kodey, Korey, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Rey, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney, Torey, Zary, Zoela, Zofi, Zofya, Zola, Zona, Zora and Zorya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zoey.

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