"young green shoot"

Chloe Origin and Meaning

The name Chloe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "young green shoot".

Chloe is a pretty springtime name symbolizing new growth. Though slightly off its peak in the Top 10 in 2010, Chloe still ranks in the Top 20 and is solidly a modern classic.

Along with the US, Chloe has been also mega-popular throughout the English-speaking world and is also a top girls' name in Spain, Italy, Chile, and the Netherlands. The creative spelling Khloe has been moving up as well, thanks solely to the Kardashian klan.

Chloe appeared in Greek mythology as an alternative name for the goddess of agriculture and fertility, Demeter. She was referred to as Chloe in the spring months, due to the name’s relation to sprouts and growth. Chloe is also mentioned in the New Testament as the name of a Greek Christian woman.

While Chloe has not been used for any recent celebrity babies, it is the name of the now-grown daughters of Olivia Newton-John and of Candice Bergen and the late French film director Louis Malle. Actress and style leader Chloe Sevigny is another high-profile bearer, as is rising young star Chloe Grace Moretz.

Chloe is a titular character in the Greek pastoral romance Daphnis and Chloe, appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin, and is the real name of Nobel prize-winning writer Toni Morrison.

# 26 in the US

Chloe Rank in US Top 1000

# 63 on Nameberry

Chloe Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Chloe Popularity

Famous People Named Chloe

  • Chloë Alexandra Adele Emily AgnewIrish singer
  • Chloe Ardelia Woffordbirth name of American novelist Toni Morrison
  • Chloe Michelle BennetChinese,American actress and singer
  • Chloe BridgesAmerican actress
  • Chloe Celeste Hostermanbirth name of Dove Cameron, American actress
  • Chloe Elizabeth LukasiakAmerican dancer and model
  • Chloe Charlotte HawthornBritish actress
  • Chlöe HowlBritish singer,songwriter
  • Chloë Grace MoretzAmerican actress
  • Chloe KimAmerican snowboarder
  • Chloe MooreIrish dancer
  • Chloe DelevingneEnglish socialite
  • Chloe DufourLapointe, Canadian moguls skier
  • Chloë Stevens SevignyAmerican actress and fashion designer
  • Chloe Elizabeth SuttonAmerican swimmer
  • Chloe WebbAmerican actress
  • Chloe Gayle RoseAmerican author
  • Chloe DaltonAustralian rugby player
  • Chloe MoriondoAmerican singer and YouTuber
  • Chloe EspositoAustralian Olympic gold medallist in Pentathlon
  • Chloe Marianne TuttonBritish Olympic swimmer
  • Chloe Frances Cockburnsister of actress Olivia Wilde
  • Chloe Francoise Malledaughter of actors Candice Bergen and Louis Malle
  • Chloe Rose LattanziAmerican singer/actress, daughter of Olivia Newton,John and Matt Lattanzi
  • Chloe Regandaughter of actor Vincent Regan
  • Chloe Sonnenfelddaughter of director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Chloe Beedaughter of Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee
  • Chloe Doucetdaughter of singer Luke Doucet
  • Chlöe Pires (b. 2004)daughter of actor/model Paulo Pires
  • Chloe Alexis Savattere (b. 2005)daughter of NFL player Dan Marino and Donna Savattere
  • Chloe Quinn (b. 2006)daughter of actor Brandon Quinn
  • Chloe Gerbeau (b. 2008)daughter of TV presenter Kate Gerbeau
  • Chloe Ava Folks (b. 2008)daughter of American comedian Byron Allen
  • Chloe Armitage (b. 2009)daughter of rugby union player Delon Armitage
  • Chloe Boyd (b. 2011)daughter of Australian rules footballer Matthew Boyd
  • Chloe Cammalleri (b. 2011)daughter of ice hockey player Michael Cammalleri
  • Chloe Chrisley (b. 2012)daughter of Kyle Chrisley; granddaughter of TV personality Todd Chrisley
  • Chloe Elizabeth Rosenthal (b. 2013)daughter of baseball player Trevor Rosenthal
  • Chloe Sophia Trump (b. 2014)daughter of Don Trump, Jr.; granddaughter of U.S. President Donald Trump
  • Chloe Shoemaker (b. 2014)daughter of comedian Craig Shoemaker
  • Chloe Gilmour (b. 2015)daughter of American child safety activist Elizabeth Smart
  • Chloe Cloninger (b. 2016)daughter of actress/comedienne Lisa Foiles and Shawn Cloninger
  • Chloe Rogers (b. 2018)daughter of actress Sally Pressman

Chloe in Pop Culture

  • Chloe Saunderscharacter is Kelley Armstrong's series "The Darkest Powers"
  • Aunt Chloecharacter in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Chloecharacter in the novel "Sleepovers" by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Chloe Cartercharacter on TV miniseries "Harper's Island"
  • Chloe Kingcharacter in the TV show and book series "The Nine Lives of Chloe King"
  • Chloe Sullivancharacter on The CW's "Smallville"
  • Chloe CarterEddie's girlfriend on TV's "Hollywood Heights"
  • Chloe Fusakawacharacter in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
  • Chloefrom David Walliams's "Mr. Stink"
  • Chloe O'Briancharacter on Fox's "24"
  • Chloecharacter from "In the Weeds"
  • Chloecharacter on "Cut"
  • Chloe Jamescharacter on Disney's "Dog with a Blog"
  • Chloe Bealecharacter in "Pitch Perfect"
  • Chloe (Chlo) Graingercharacter in "Waterloo Road"
  • Aunt Chloecharacter in Martha Finley's "Elsie Dinsmore" series
  • Chloe Bourgeoischaracter from "Miraculous Ladybug"
  • Chloe Elizabeth Pricecharacter in video game "Life is Strange"
  • Chloe Deckercharacter on Fox's "Lucifer"
  • Chloe Tousignantcharacter on CBS' "Zoo"
  • Chloesong by Emblem3
  • Chloe Simoncharacter from "102 Dalmatians'

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