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Chloe is a name full of spunk and personality. It began, however, as a romantic Greek name that received its origins from Greek mythology. Many celebrities have made this name popular, including Khloe Kardashian, Chloe Sevigny, and Chloe Sutton.

Meaning of the name Chloe:

Greek: young green shoot, verdant and blooming, green shoot

Origin of the name Chloe:

In ancient Greek culture, Chloe was an alternative name for the goddess of fertility, Demeter. This alternative name was only used in the spring when new life bloomed. The first mention of the name in recorded history is in the Bible of a woman from Greece. This made the baby name much more popular during the Protestant Reformation through the rise of Biblical names.

Symbolism of the name Chloe:

Chloe means green shoot or blooming due to its origins related to the goddess Demeter. She was the goddess over fertility, which is like a plant blooming. Some even say that she was the goddess over the agriculture that bloomed in the spring as well.

Baby name: Chloe

Style of the name Chloe:

Classical

Gender of the name Chloe:

Chloe is a baby name used exclusively for females.

Pronunciation of the name Chloe:

KLO-ee

Number of syllables in the name Chloe:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Chloe:

Chloe feels free-spirited and full of personality. With this extroverted nature, the name has a bit of romanticism.

Alternative spellings for the name Chloe:

  • Khloe
  • Cloe 
  • Chloey
  • Khloei
  • Kloey

Nicknames for the name Chloe:

  • Klo
  • Chlo
  • Coco
  • Clo-clo
  • Lolo
  • Loey

Popularity of the name Chloe:

The baby name Chloe was not popular in America in the early 20th century. It only rose to the top 200 list in 1991, and the top 100 list in 1998. In modern times, however, Chloe has been on the top 10 list from the years 2008 to 2011. It is not on the top 50 list at number 27 for girls as of 2020.

Related names for the name Chloe:

Great middle names for Chloe and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Chloe:

  • Chloe Sutton (professional swimmer)
  • Chloe Katz (professional figure skater)
  • Chloe Sevigny (actress, “American Psycho”)
  • Chloe Bennet (actress, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Chloe Hosterman (actress, “Descendents”)
  • Chloe Kim (professional snowboarder)

Chloes in popular culture:

  • Chloe Saunders (character in “The Darkest Powers”)
  • Aunt Chloe (character in “Uncle Tom's Cabin”)
  • Chloe (character in book “Sleepovers”)
  • Chloe Sullivan (character in “Smallville”)
  • Chloe O'Brian (character in “24”)