Gender Feminine
Scripts Χλόη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KLO-ee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament.

As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation. It started getting more popular in the 1980s in the United Kingdom and then the United States. It was the most popular name for girls in England and Wales from 1997 to 2002. This is one of the few English-language names that is often written with a diaeresis, as Chloë.

Related Names

VariantsKhloe, Chloë(English)
Other Languages & CulturesChloë(Dutch) Chloé, Cloé(French) Cloe(Italian) Cloé(Portuguese) Cloe(Spanish)
Same SpellingChloé, Chloë
User SubmissionChloè

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Statue of Demeter, also called ChloeStatue of Demeter, also called Chloe


Entry updated January 21, 2022