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What does Zooey mean?

Zooey [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) with the suffix -y.

Associated with: greek, life.


Zooey has 6 variants: Zoee, Zoey, Zoi, Zoie, Zowie and Zoya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zoeoey, Zooze, ..

(male) Zoah, Zooah, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Zooey for girls. Zooey entered the list in 2010 and reached its peak position of #1253 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #1868. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Zooey and associated names. Zoe (#32 in recent rankings), Zoee (#1906), Zoey (#22), Zoie (#763) and Zoya (#1122) are the popular related forms of Zooey (#1868 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Zowie, are seldom used. These forms of Zooey were popular with parents 2 years ago (median #862) and are almost as common today (#952, 10%). Zoe has been the most popular choice, though Zoey 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 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.