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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Life

What does Zoey mean and stand for?

Zoey, meaning "life", has Greek origins, and is the Greek Jewish translation of the name Eve. However, it was actually far more popular among Christians at the time due to two Saints by this name.

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How Popular Is The Name Zoey

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, this particular spelling of Zoey has been gaining popularity since 2000, when it jumped into the top 500 names for girls, rising in the top 100 in 2008, and continuing to rise since then. However, it has been on the decline since 2012.

It is the 11th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in September 2015.

Zoey was historically popular among Christians as Zoe, for Saint Zoe of Rome and Saint Zoe of Pamphylia. Zoey has been more popular than ever in the last decade thanks to popular TV shows like Zoey 101, and celebs like Zooey Deschanel and Zoey Deutch.

Where is it Popular?

Zoey was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Zoey

  • Zo
  • Zoe

Pairs well with these middle names


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