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Zoe

First Name
117k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
111
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zoe

"Zoe" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Life". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a common spelling variant of Zoë.

Zoe was also found in the following language(s): Czech and German

Notable Persons Named Zoe

Zoe Saldana is an actress and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Zoe was given the name Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario on June 19th, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S. Zoe is also known as Zoe Saldana-Perego.

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Zoë Kravitz is an actress, singer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Zoë was given the name Zoë Isabella Kravitz by her parent Lisa Bonet on December 1st, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Zoe Kazan is an actress and playwright. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Zoe was given the name Zoe Swicord Kazan by her parents Robin Swicord and Nicholas Kazan on September 9th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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Zoë Quinn is a video game developer.

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Zoe Bell is an actress, stuntwoman, stunt coordinator, actor, and stunt performer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Zoe was given the name Zoë E. Bell on November 17th, 1978 in Waiheke Island.

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Zoë Buckman is an artist, photographer, and producer. Zoë was born Zoë Buckman on September 13th, 1985 in London Borough of Hackney.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zoe

Rachel Zoe is a fashion stylist and designer. Rachel was given the name Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig on September 1st, 1971 in New York City. Rachel is also known as Rosenzweig and Rachel Zoe.

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Gorilla Zoe is a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 2005 to present. Gorilla was given the name Alonzo Mathis .

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Zoe is a fictional character.

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They hold the title Martyrs. They passed away in 127.

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Flore was born in 1975 in Delft.

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How popular is the baby name Zoe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 23 23 0
1881 22 22 0
1882 25 25 0
1883 23 23 0
1884 31 31 0
1885 27 27 0
1886 25 25 0
1887 34 34 0
1888 42 42 0
1889 29 29 0
1890 42 42 0
1891 34 34 0
1892 34 34 0
1893 23 23 0
1894 28 28 0
1895 34 34 0
1896 36 36 0
1897 35 35 0
1898 30 30 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 26 26 0
1901 26 26 0
1902 34 34 0
1903 19 19 0
1904 27 27 0
1905 24 24 0
1906 19 19 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 23 23 0
1909 22 22 0
1910 34 34 0
1911 30 30 0
1912 37 37 0
1913 28 28 0
1914 37 37 0
1915 57 57 0
1916 65 65 0
1917 57 57 0
1918 68 68 0
1919 53 53 0
1920 80 80 0
1921 90 90 0
1922 64 64 0
1923 61 61 0
1924 74 74 0
1925 73 73 0
1926 58 58 0
1927 57 57 0
1928 64 64 0
1929 73 73 0
1930 54 54 0
1931 77 77 0
1932 86 86 0
1933 79 79 0
1934 79 79 0
1935 90 90 0
1936 78 78 0
1937 72 72 0
1938 65 65 0
1939 55 55 0
1940 54 54 0
1941 60 60 0
1942 53 53 0
1943 40 40 0
1944 48 48 0
1945 45 45 0
1946 66 66 0
1947 54 54 0
1948 68 68 0
1949 81 81 0
1950 67 67 0
1951 96 96 0
1952 100 100 0
1953 96 96 0
1954 119 119 0
1955 119 119 0
1956 92 92 0
1957 143 143 0
1958 151 151 0
1959 126 126 0
1960 119 119 0
1961 123 123 0
1962 97 97 0
1963 81 81 0
1964 80 80 0
1965 78 78 0
1966 118 118 0
1967 82 82 0
1968 86 86 0
1969 91 91 0
1970 140 133 7
1971 122 122 0
1972 96 96 0
1973 127 121 6
1974 106 106 0
1975 125 125 0
1976 97 97 0
1977 126 121 5
1978 94 94 0
1979 108 108 0
1980 108 103 5
1981 110 110 0
1982 139 130 9
1983 174 174 0
1984 202 202 0
1985 194 194 0
1986 218 213 5
1987 247 247 0
1988 246 241 5
1989 386 376 10
1990 487 478 9
1991 736 722 14
1992 997 981 16
1993 1,209 1,193 16
1994 1,341 1,333 8
1995 1,746 1,726 20
1996 2,072 2,065 7
1997 2,376 2,362 14
1998 2,703 2,693 10
1999 3,250 3,236 14
2000 3,795 3,785 10 #82 girl name
2001 4,660 4,644 16 #65 girl name
2002 4,902 4,886 16 #60 girl name
2003 5,100 5,085 15 #57 girl name
2004 5,389 5,363 26 #54 girl name
2005 4,975 4,958 17 #58 girl name
2006 5,167 5,152 15 #54 girl name
2007 4,944 4,933 11 #56 girl name
2008 4,796 4,781 15 #58 girl name
2009 5,156 5,144 12 #47 girl name
2010 6,283 6,264 19 #31 girl name
2011 6,313 6,299 14 #31 girl name
2012 6,468 6,451 17 #30 girl name
2013 5,984 5,969 15 #31 girl name
2014 5,887 5,866 21 #32 girl name
2015 6,047 6,032 15 #33 girl name
2016 5,720 5,706 14 #35 girl name

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Popularity of Zoe as a first name

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Popularity of Zoe as a last name

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Common last names for Zoe

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zoe U.S.
  White 45.95% 64.26%
  African American 25.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zoe

People with the last name Zoe are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Zoe

  • How Popular is the name Zoe? Zoe is the 579th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Zoe was the 35th most popular name. As a last name Zoe was the 148,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zoe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117,039 babies born with the first name Zoe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zoe to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zoe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Zoe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zoe is Sunday, February 21st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Zoe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zoe was in 2012 with a total of 6,451 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zoe!
  • Random Zoe Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zoe ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 83 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Zoe: Your name in reverse order is Eoz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oez. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zoe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111 people with the last name Zoe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zoe? Zoe is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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