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Gender: F Meaning of Zooey: "life" Origin of Zooey: Literary name or variation of Zoe, Greek

Readers who remember J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey have probably forgotten that the character was male (nee Zachary). Nowadays the somewhat loopy spin on Zoe is associated with actress Zooey Deschanel.

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Famous People Named Zooey

Zooey Claire Deschanel, American actress (she pronounces her name Zoey; her name is just spelled with an extra o)
Zooey, daughter of actor Ken Jeong; has twin sister Alexa

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