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

Zozo
Ziggy
Zoey - Boey
Zo - bug
Zoo
Zee
Zoers

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

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 Murphy, the main character's love interest in the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, originally portrayed by Laura Dreyfuss

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