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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Chloe

The name Chloe has Greek origins and means “Fresh blooming, ripe green shoot.” Derived from the ancient Greek word ‘chloos,’ the name is often spelled with diacritical marks Chloë or Chloé. It is a variant of Greek Khloe that means ‘blooming,’ ‘a young blade of grass,’ ‘green foliage,’ or ‘verdant.’

Chloe also has a Proto-Indo-European root that means “yellow or green color.” Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, is also referred to by the epithet Chloe. It is also a Biblical name and was in the New Testament as an early Christian convert living in Corinth, Greece, who was known to the apostle Paul.

A name with a multicultural appeal, Chloe is popular in English-speaking countries, in the US, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. The moniker is also gaining popularity in Spain and Italy. Prominent actresses like Chloe Sevigny, Chloe Grace Moretz, and alternate Khloe Kardashian have also contributed to the popularity of the moniker in recent times. There are also several fictional characters named Chloe, including Chloe, a film starring Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard. The name is also featured in the books Sleepovers and Daphnis and Chloe.

Chloe has been a top 1,000 name since 1880, according to early data available with the Social Security Administration. The name fell off the charts, and reentered at 849th spot in 1982. Chloe was among the top 100 names since 1998 and made it to the list of top 20 names from 2005 through 2016. It reached the highest popularity between 2008 and 2011 when it entered the top 10 names. According to Social Security Administration data, Chloe is the 24th most popular girl name in the US.

Being a Biblical name, Chloe has several variant spellings. The common variants include Khloe, Kloey (Greek), Cloe (French, Spanish, Portuguese), and Chloee (English). Cute and funny nicknames for Chloe are Clo, Co-co, Coconut, Chlobear, and Chloless.


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How To Pronounce Chloe?

Pronounced as kloh-ee

Famous People With The Name Chloe

  • Chloe DaoAmerican fashion designer
  • Chloe SmithAmerican singer and musician
  • Chloe WebbAmerican actress
  • Chloe AgnewIrish singer
  • Chloe Alper English singer and bass player
  • Chloe SuttonAmerican swimmer
  • Chloe ZhaoChinese-American filmmaker
  • Chloe Grace MoretzAmerican actress
  • Chloe BennettAmerican actress and singer
  • Chloe KimAmerican Snowboarder

Chloe On The Popularity Chart

Chloe has been a popular choice among parents over the past several decades. Check out how the name fared in the popularity chart.

Popularity Over Time

The given name had a significant impact in different cultures and over 10k parents have chosen this name for their wards in 2010s. The name’s popularity peaked in 2008 and saw a downward trend in the following years. However, the name is gaining popularity again since 2020.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Chloe topped the list of top 1000, 100, and 50 with more parents choosing Biblical names for their wards. The highest rank was recorded in 2008 and the name retained its place in the top 50 list throughout the 2010s and 20s.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Chloe

You may also consider the following names that sound just like Chloe.

Names With Same Meaning As Chloe

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Name Numerology For Chloe

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