Zoe Name Meaning & Origin

Zoe

Pronunciation: ZOH-ee (key)

Origin of the name Zoe:

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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Xoe, Xoey, Zoey, Zoie, Zoya

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Nicknames for Zoe

Zoe (like toe)
Zozo
Ziggy
Zoom Zoom
Zoey - Boey
ZZ Top
Zobo
Zo - bug
Zoo
Zee
Zoetra
Zoers
Eoz
Z
Zobro
Zohoee
Zoster
ZOZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZOZOZOZOOZOZOZOZOOZ
Zipzeeeezoooozaaaaaa
Zippy zappy
Slowey
(if middle name Elizabeth) ZoBeth
People with the name Zoe hate nicknames for the name Zoe because, let's face it, there are no good ones. - signed, Zoe (no nickname)

If you grew up a Zoe before Zoe was a popular name you were usually called Zo because people had no idea how to pronounce it. So, in response to the above poster, Zoe (like toe) equals No (like no). (We really hate that one). Zozo and ZoeyBoey were also quite annoying.

Meanings and history of the name Zoe

Zoe is Greek for "life" - meaning intellectual or spiritual life rather than animal/plant life, which was called "bios" (the root of the word biology).

Famous real-life people named Zoe

Zoe (she doesn't have the diaresis) Elizabeth Sugg - British youtuber
Zoë Saldana - American actress
Zoë Kravitz - American actress
Zoe Grace Quaid (b. 2007), daughter of American actor Dennis Quaid

Zoe in song, story & screen

"Zoe" is a cute girl monster Muppet on the children's tv show "Sesame Street."
Zoe Alleyne Washburn, character in the TV series Firefly and the movie Serenity played by Gina Torres.
Lenny Kravitz has a song named "Flowers for Zoë" for the daughter named Zoë that he had with Lisa Bonet.
Zoe, daughter of Cybil Shepard, from the TV show "Cybil".
Zoe Graystone, character in the TV series Caprica played by Alessandra Toressani.
Zoe MacPherson, character in the "Baby Blues" comic strip.
Zoe Hanna Clinical lead in the tv show Casualty!
Zoë Hart, main character in the TV show 'Hart of Dixie', played by Rachel Bilson.
"Zoe Jane", song by Staind about Aaron Lewis' thoughts about becoming a father.
Zoe Rivas, a character in Canadian television series Degrassi.
Zoe Nightshade, a character in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Zoe, from rom-com movie The Back-Up Plan, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez
Zoe Sartorius is every sartorian's best friend. She's truly supportive and helps you through the toughest problems. She's also a heart catcher! No matter what gender, her personality will catch your heart. She's very comforting to be around and is the funniest,weirdest,cutest,and smartest girl you'll ever meet. She's also known as (jawlinejacxbs)
Zoe Murphy, the main character's love interest in the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, originally portrayed by Laura Dreyfuss

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