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What does Chloe mean?

Chloe Pronunciation of Chloe as a girls' name is pronounced KHLOH-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chloe is "green shoot". From Khloe, originally used in the classical period to symbolize the fertility goddess Demeter in blooming and verdant glory. May be connected with Chloris. Appears in the Bible as the name of someone mentioned by Saint Paul, and also as a name in literature, especially in the tale of Daphnis and Chloe, set to music by Ravel. Adopted by Puritans in the 17th century. In French it is spelled Chloť, and sometimes in English it is spelled ChloŽ. Chloe can be used to create compound names like Chloe-Anne or Chloe-Louise. Candice Bergen has a daughter named Chloe. Actresses Chloe Webb, Chloe Sevigny.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, green, classical (medieval), goddess, glory, bible, saint, tale (literary), music (opera), puritans, 17th century, compound (blend)


VARIANTS Chloee, Clo, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda, Khloe, Khloey, Kloe


(female) Caloe, ..

(male) Chall, ..

Chloe Alani (C.A.), ..

How popular is Chloe?

Chloe is a very popular first name for women (#1137 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Chloe reached its top position of #9 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #25. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Chloee, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda, Khloe (#135 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Khloey and Kloe are the prominent related forms of Chloe (#25). These relations of Chloe were favored 8 years ago (USAGE OF 1%) and are somewhat less conventional today (USAGE 0.5%, 47.8% LESS).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chloe, Chloee, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Khloe, Khloey, Kloe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chloe, Khloe outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chloe is pronounced similarly to Claea, Clea, Cleo and Clio. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aloe, Cahlie, Calee, Calie, Cele, Celie, Chalon, Chele, Chelie, Chelle, Chelo, Chelse, Chere, Cile, Clove, Coe and Cole. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chloe.

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