Chloe Name Meaning & Origin

Chloe

Pronunciation: KLOH-ee (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cloe, Khloe, Khloee, Kloe

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Nicknames for Chloe

Clo,
Switzerland,
Chlo-Chlo,
CoCo,
Coca,
Clover,
Chlo-mo,
Chlo-ah
C-low,
Chee,
Cat,
Chee-lowee,
Chloetha, Cha-lowee.
Chloeowee
Chlo-Jo
Chloe-Jo
Chlo-stick
Chlobird
CC CHIPs
ChloBug
Chlo-bot
Chlo-Boo-Bear
ChloeBee
Chlo-bo
Clo-Bear
Chole
Chlobi-One-Kenobi
C-Hole
Chlozone
Chlostar
Doey
Chlobelly

Meanings and history of the name Chloe

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

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
Chloe Celeste Hosterman, original name of actress and singer Dove Cameron
Chloe Ava Allen (b. 2008), daughter of American comedian, television producer, and the founder owner, chairman, and CEO of US television production company Entertainment Studios Byron Allen.
Chloe Bennet (b. Wang), Asian American actress. Agents of Shield star.

Chloe in song, story & screen

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 Sullivan 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
Chloe is a character in "Feast of Love" by Charles Baxter
Chloe Price, the deuteragonist in the video game “Life Is Strange” and protagonist of "Life is Strange: Before the Storm"
Chloe Lane is a character on "Days of Our Lives"
“Chloe (You’re the One I Want)” is a pop song released by Emblem3 in 2013 on their album titled, Nothing to Loose. This song was nominated for Radio Disney’s Award for “Best Crush Song”.
Chloe Thunderman, a main character in the Nickelodeon TV series "The Thundermans"
Chloe Goddard in Holby City

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