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Updated May 2, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

What does Chloe mean and stand for?


  • Greek: Blooming or fertility
  • Biblical: Young green shoot

Gender: Female

Syllables: 2

Pronunciation: The name Chloe is pronounced kloh-ee

The name Chloe means "blooming" or "fertility" in Greek, with its roots in ancient mythology, and is associated with Demeter, the fertility goddess, signifying new growth or a young green shoot in spring. In the New Testament of the Bible, Chloe is mentioned as a Christian convert.

How Popular Is The Name Chloe

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Chloe in Pop Culture

Do you know these fictional characters that share this first name?

  • Chloe Sullivan from Smallville - A smart, witty high school student who becomes a close friend and ally of Clark Kent.
  • Chloe Price from Life is Strange - A rebellious teenager with a troubled past, known for her blue hair and fearless attitude.
  • Chloe Decker from Lucifer - A dedicated and highly skilled LAPD homicide detective who works alongside Lucifer Morningstar.
  • Chloe Neill from The Secret Circle - A witch with a gentle soul, part of a coven of witches in New Salem.
  • Chloe Johnson from 24 - A tech genius and loyal CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit) analyst, known for her quirky personality and invaluable support to Jack Bauer.

Popularity of the Name Chloe

According to Social Security Administration data, the name Chloe has remained a popular choice for newborn girls in the United States, consistently ranking within the top 50 names over the past several years. Its appeal is partly due to its charming, lyrical sound and its roots in classical mythology—Chloe being another name for Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility.

Chloe has not only been a favorite among parents choosing names for their children but has also been popular in various forms of media and with celebrities. Notable personalities with the name include Chloe Grace Moretz, an American actress known for her work in films such as Kick-Ass and The 5th Wave, and Chloe Kim, an American snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist. The name has also been featured in literature and television, with characters named Chloe appearing in the book series The Secret Life of Bees and the TV show Smallville, showcasing the name's versatility and enduring popularity in popular culture.

Where Is the Name Chloe Popular?

This name is most popular across certain states in the U.S., including those highlighted on the map below.

Nicknames for Chloe

These shortened names can make great nicknames for your baby.

  • Chlo
  • Lee
  • Lo

Chloe Pairs Well With These Middle Names

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