What does Zooey mean?
Zooey /zooey/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Zooey is "life". Zooey is a variant form of Zoe (Greek) with the suffix -y.
How popular is Zooey?
Zooey is an uncommon given name for women. Zooey is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Zooey and associated names. Zoe (#32 in 2014), Zoey (#22) and Zoie (#763) are the popular related forms of Zooey (outside Top 1000). Variants like Zoelie are seldom used. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.7943%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.7277%, ▼8.4%). Zoe (#32), Zoey (#22) and Zoie (#763) are three of the more trendy girl names in this list, with Zoe undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)