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 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).