The meaning of the name “Chloe” is: “Verdent and blooming”.
Additional information: Chloe (which is also written as Chloe, without the accent), is a Greek name meaning ‘young, green shoot, of a plant, grass or corn, early foliage of trees’, and was another name for the harvest goddess Demeter in Greek mythology. Chloe is also mentioned in the Bible, and because of this the name was adopted in the seventeenth century by the Puritans.
Chloe also has a long history in the classical bucolic/pastoral literary tradition. It was the name of one of the main characters in the Greek pastoral romance 'Daphnis and Chloe', written by the Lesbian (from the island of Lesbos) author Longus probably around the end of the second century AD.
The name has a lot of Western European variants, including Chloé and Cloé in France, Khloë and Chloë in Germany, and Cloe in Italy and Spain. The spelling ‘Khloe’ has seen an increase in popularity since 2010, most likely brought about by the popularity of the Kardashians. Other spellings for Chloe are Chloie, Chloey, Khloei, Kloe and Kloey. The name Chloe is also sometimes paired with other names to make a double barrelled name, such as Chloe-Anne and Chloe-Marie. People associate Chloe with other ‘older’ names from late nineteenth century literature, like Emma, Charlotte, Jane, or Alice. The most common nicknames for Chloe are ‘Chlo’ or ‘Clo’, and Chloe is sometimes misspelled as ‘Chole’.
In the USA, Chloe saw moderate popularity from 1880 into the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that the name Chloe saw frequent use, becoming the ninth most popular name in 2009 and 2010. In the UK Chloe has been riding high in the charts for several years; it dropped to number 7 in 2007.
Chloë Grace Moretz, who took on the title role in Carrie in its most recent remake, is one example of a celebrity named Chloe. Other examples are Chloe Bridges (actress), Chloë Agnew (the youngest member of Celtic Women), and Chloe Rogers (Olympic bronze medallist in hockey). Also, Chloe O'Brian was a character on the popular US television show, "24".
Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana is touted as one of the USA’s most haunted houses, and is supposedly home to a ghost named Chloe. The legend goes that she was a slave owned by the Woodruff family, and had her ear cut off because she listened in at keyholes. After this, she wore a green turban to cover her injury, and it is reported that a ghost wearing this turban haunts the plantation still.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Chloe for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Chloe is a girl name.
The name Chloe is of Greek origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Chloe we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Chloe Name Meaning
The meaning of Chloe is “Verdent and blooming”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Chloe and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Chloe and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Chloe is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Chloe Categories
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Popularity of the Name Chloe
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Chloe displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Chloe Boy Name Popularity Chart
Chloe Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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