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Zoe is a baby name of Greek origin meaning “life”. The name became popular in 2000 and has remained in the top 100 baby girl names through 2020.

Meaning of the name Zoe:

Greek: life

Origin of the name Zoe:

Zoe is a name of Greek origin meaning “life”. Zoe as a name came from translating the Hebrew name Eve, which also means “life”, into Greek.

Symbolism of the name Zoe:

Zoe means “life” and is associated with the peony flower which symbolizes life, good health, prosperity, and wealth.

Baby name Zoe

Style of the name Zoe:

modern/traditional

Gender of the name Zoe:

Zoe is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Zoe:

ZO-ee (English), DZO-eh (Italian)

Number of syllables in the name Zoe:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Zoe:

Zoe evokes feelings of eternal youth and cheer.

Alternative spellings for the name Zoe:

Zoey, Zoie, Zooey

Nicknames for the name Zoe:

  • Zo
  • Zoya

Popularity of the name Zoe:

According to the Social Security Administration, Zoe is a truly 21st century name. The name has been in the top 100 baby girl names since 2000.

Related names for the name Zoe:

Great middle names for the name Zoe and their meanings:

  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Elaine (shining light)
  • Cassia (cinnamon)
  • Aine (brilliance, wit)
  • Alys (noble)
  • Breanna (strong, virtuous, honorable)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Cassandra (shining or excelling man)
  • Azalea (azalea flower)
  • Aster (star)
  • Artemis (goddess of the moon)

Famous people with the name Zoe:

  • Zoe Porphyrogenita (Byzantine empress)
  • Zoe Swicord Kazan (American actress)
  • Zoe Wanamaker (British-American actress)
  • Zoe Yin (American painter and novelist)
  • Zoë Byrd Akins (American playwright, poet, and author)
  • Zoe Levin (American actress)

Zoes in popular culture:

  • Zoe Washburne (television, “Firefly”)
  • Zoe Heriot (television, “Doctor Who”)
  • Zoe Graystone (television, “Caprica”
  • Zoe Benson (television, “American Horror Story Coven”)
  • Zoe Richardson (television, “General Hospital”