Chloe: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Chloe
Origin of the name Chloe:
Derived from the Greek Khloē (blooming, verdant). The name was used as a summer epithet of Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility.
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I would not advise naming your child Chloe. There are three Chloes in my school, and they frequently get teased about it. Maybe because I live in a farming town, but they get a lot of "That's my cow's name! Is your sister named Bessie?"
Chloe has an interesting history on the SSA baby name charts. The name ranked #367 in 1880 and mostly stayed in the top 400 until 1901, when it began to decline. In 1944 the baby name Chloe dropped off the charts completely. Chloe was missing from the top 1000 until 1982, when it returned at #852. By 1991 the name broke into the top 200; it made the top 100 only seven years later. Since then Chloe has steadily moved up the chart, ranking #10 in 2008.
Chloë and Chloe are both accepted spellings in English. A dieresis over the 'e' in Chloë indicates that the two consecutive vowels - 'o' and 'e' - are pronounced separately.
In France the name is written as Chloé and pronounced kloh-AY.
The name Chloe is #7 on the list of top 100 cool baby girl names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.
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My niece's name. In the American south, some people pronounce it "Cloy", which irritates her mother to no end. She also gets "that's my dog's name!" a lot.
Although Chloe has also been used as a name for pets, this is the same for many other popular baby names, including Bella and Molly, Max and Jake.
When I say that my name is Chloe, the first response I get is "Wow, I like your name!" and then they try and spell it... Cloe, Cloie, Clowey, Chole... I even had a gym teacher call me Shiloh all semester because he couldn't pronounce my name.
My name is Chloe, and I have like over 45 nicknames. I prefer to go by those nicknames, because every year in elementary school, one teacher would be like, "I have a cat named Chloe!" and later I would find out they hated their cats. and one year I was a cat for Halloween, so on of my many nicknames is "Cat".
My granddaughter's name is Chloe, as was my great-grandmother's. It is usually spelled correctly, but once someone asked me do we spell it with a y. I have been able to purchase many personalized items with the name.
Anything you want with the name Chloe on it ( trinkets from vacations like, pens, a mini license plate, magnets, stickers... etc.) They are very difficult to find, in 24 years I have found 2 items pre-made with the name Chloe on it. A magnet in Panama City, FL and on at Disney World in Orlando. I bought both. Anything else is by request or custom made only.
I have actually found lots of things with Chloe on them. I love my name so much but the only thing is everyone spells it wrong. People spell it Cloe, Chole and even Cloey. It's really annoying.The other bad thing is that it's a popular dog name!
I named my daughter Chloe but people tend to misspell it a lot. I get Chole or Cole or something weird. It's not that hard. Also it was very uncommon when I named her, but now a lot more people are starting to name their children that.
Where I live (in Britain), Chloe is seriously popular. In my year at school alone, there are five.
I named my daughter Chloe and as others said people misspell it all the time. It's not that hard. Also what stinks is Chloe is a popular dog name and that it has become very popular.
As a Chloe I would not name your child it! Unless you use a varient spelling. As one of at least 5 Chloe's in my year alone I always spell my name as Chloé because I think it's more feminine and pretty(also my middle name Louise is french so I use é) but I do think it's a pretty name it's just when I hear the name Chloe a blonde girl immediately comes into my head and I'm brunette with blue eyes donit doesn't suit me. Don't get me wrong i like my name (spelt Chloé) and my middle name together it's just when I was born and even now ( I'm 14) it's extremely popular! If you do intended naming your daughter Chloe I advise a different spelling or a unique middle name. (I want my middle name to be Jolie) My mother intended to name me Chloe spelt Kloé but someone bought me a braclet saying Chloe-.-
Chloe is one of those names where kids at school will always have to say "Which one?" after it in the register, but it is very pretty and one of those names a lot of people suit.
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Chlo-Jo (by my friends) Chloe-Jo (by my teachers) because my last name Jones
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The use of Chloe as a given name in the English-speaking world almost certainly derives from the fleeting mention of a woman named Chloe in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 1:11), leading to the name's adoption in the 17th century among the Puritans.
Another influence was the 16th to 18th century "Classical Revival" period, when the English looked to ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Chloe is one of the Classical Rival names, made popular by a 1587 translation of the ancient Greek romance "Daphnis and Chloe" and by the use of the name Chloe by some of the pastoral poets.
In the American South, Chloe was among classical names from Greek and Roman mythology and history that accounted for one-fifth of the names slave owners gave to newly arrived slaves and the slaves' babies before 1800. Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852) promoted the use of the name among 19th century African Americans. In the novel Chloe is the name of Uncle Tom's wife.
The popularity of the name Chloe in France, beginning in the 1970s, may have influenced the name's rise in other countries. Chloe was used in 19th century France, but the use of the name was very low in the 20th century until Chloe reappeared after 1965 with the rediscovery of Boris Vian's novel "L'Ecum des jours" and its heroine called Chloe. A film by the same name was released in 1968. Chloe entered the French Top 200 baby names in 1977 and by 1983 was in the Top 100. Chloe peaked in France at #3 in 2001.
It is probable that the popularity of Chloe in England was influenced by the name’s popularity in France, and that, in turn, the rise of Chloe in the US has been influenced by the name’s popularity in England. Chloe was the number 1 name in England and Wales from 1997 through 2002. In 2008 Chloe was still in the top 10 at #6, while in the U.S. the name entered the top 10 for the first time, at #10.
Greek, "young green shoot," "meadow" or "blooming."
From the same root as chlorophyll.
Another name for the Greek agricultural goddess Demeter.
In Greek: Χλοη
A person in the New Testament.
1 Corinthians 1:11 My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you.
- Famous real-life people named Chloe: | Edit
Chloe Lukasiak, cast of Lifetime's Dance Moms
Chloe Grace Moretz, American actress
Chloe Sevigny, American actress
Chloe Webb, American actress
Chloe Sutton, American swimmer
Chloe Agnew, Irish singer
Chloe Bridges, American actress
Chloe Ardelia Wofford, birth name of American novelist Toni Morrison
Chloe Rose Latanzi- Singer, and Daughter of singer Olivia Newton John and Actor Matt Latanzi
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Chloe was a pastoral maiden in the ancient Greek poem "Daphnis & Chloe". An English translation was published in 1587
"Daphnis et Chloe" is a ballet with music by Maurice Ravel that premiered in Paris on June 8, 1912
She was also the star of Chloe in the Afternoon
Chloe is the best friend of Clark Kent in the hit TV series "Smallville"
Chloe is the main character in the Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Chloé is a Paris-based French luxury fashion design house, founded in 1952, that designs and sells women’s clothing, accessories and fragrances
Chloe Frazer, one of the three main characters (a treasure hunter) in the video game "Uncharted 2: Among Theives"
Chloe, a fictional character in the Hoyle Card & Board PC Games
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