Zooey Name Meaning & Origin

Zooey

Pronunciation: ZOH-ee, ZOO-ee (key)

Origin of the name Zoe:

A borrowing from the Greek, Zoe is derived from zōē (life).

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Comments and insights on the name Zooey: | Edit

The J.D. Salinger (male) character is pronounced ZOO-ee; actress Zooey Deschanel pronounces it ZOH-ee.

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June 2012: I just met a little boy named Zooey (pronounced Zoo-y, not like the girls' version Zow-y)...very unusual!

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Zooey Deschanel (actress)

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Zooey Glass (male character in Salinger's Franny & Zooey)
Zooey Hoffman (character in Nancy Rue's 'Lily' series for young Christian girls)

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