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What does Zooey mean?

Zooey Pronunciation of Zooey 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).

ASSOCIATED WITH Zo-, greek, life


VARIANTS Zoya, Zowie, Zoie, Zoi, Zoey, Zoee

(female) Zooze, ..

(male) Zoah, ..

Zooey Eleanora (Z.E.), ..

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Zooey entered the list in 2010 and reached its peak position of #1253 in the U.S. in the year 2012, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Zoe (#33 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Zoee, Zoey (#23), Zoie (#764) and Zoya (#1365) are the popular related forms of Zooey. Other variants, like Zowie, are seldom used. These forms of Zooey were popular with parents 3 years ago (MEDIAN #862) and are almost as common today (#1030, 11%). Zoe has been the most popular choice, though Zoie has grown trendy as well.

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

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

Similar Names

Zooey is pronounced similarly to Soo, Zea, Zoia and Zoyya. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cloey, Codey, Coley, Corey, Dodey, Dorey, Honey, Jobey, Jodey, Joey, Joley, Jooley, Jorey, Josey, Kodey, Korey, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney and Torey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zooey.

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