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Meaning and name origin

Zooey \zooe(y)\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Zooey is "life". Zooey is a variant of Zoe (Greek): Zooey is a variant from JD Salinger's novel "Franny and Zooey", although the character Zooey is a young man named Zachery.


Zooey has 6 variant forms: Zoee, Zoey, Zoi, Zoie, Zowie, Zoya.


Zooey is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zooey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Zoey (#22), Zoe (#32) and Zoie (#763). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zoe, Zoey, Zoie in U.S.

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