Spelling variation of Zoe

Zoey Origin and Meaning

The name Zoey is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "life".

Zoey is a modern spelling variation of Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve. For a few years, it was even more popular than the original Zoe, but has now dropped back to the second ranked spelling.

Despite its Jewish origins, Zoe was historically more popular among Christians. Two early saints were named Zoe—Saint Zoe of Rome and Saint Zoe of Pamphylia.

Zoey has been a consistent favorite for girls in the 21st century, its kinship with Joey giving it a tomboyish feel. Zoie is a US Top 1000 name as well.

Zoey has become a screenwriters' fave, with characters by that name appearing on Zoey 101, Nurse Jackie and The West Wing.

# 51 in the US

Zoey Rank in US Top 1000

# 433 on Nameberry

Zoey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zoey Popularity

Famous People Named Zoey

  • Zoey Christina Ball (b. 2018)daughter of NBA player Lonzo Ball
  • Zoey Francis Thompson DeutchAmerican actress
  • Zoey Ivory (van der Koelen)Dutch model; Miss Nederland 2016
  • (Hanna) Zoey TurAmerican broadcaster
  • Zoey Deanpen name for American authors of The A,List series
  • Zoey Arizona GrenierAmerican beauty queen; Miss Alaska 2015
  • ZoeyJapanese pop singer
  • Zoey Brown (b. 1999)daughter of TV chef Alton Brown
  • Zoe "Zoey" Taylor (b. 2006)daughter of NFL player Jason Taylor
  • Zoey Klein (adopted 2013)daughter of reality TV personalities Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of "The Little Couple"
  • Zoey Joy Webster (b. 2018)daughter of American reality television personalities John and Alyssa Webster of Bringing Up Bates
  • Zoey Glenn GoralskiAmerican soccer player

Zoey in Pop Culture

  • Zoey Johnsoncharacter on TV's "Black,ish"
  • Zoey Brooksmain character on TV's "Zoey 101"
  • Zoey Woodbinedaughter on TV's "Cybill"
  • Zoey Montgomery aka Zoey Redbirdmain vampire in the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  • Zoey Sandincharacter in movie "The Purge"
  • Zoey Piersoncharacter on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Zoeydog of American YouTuber and musician Charles Trippy
  • Zoey Barkowcharacter on TV's "Nurse Jackie"
  • Zoey Valentinecharacter from "The Awakened" by Sara Elizabeth Santana
  • Zoeydaughter on TV's 'Terranova'
  • Zoeycharacter in Pokemon video games
  • Zoey Hansoncharacter in anime "Tokyo Mew Mew"
  • Zoeycharacter in video game "Left 4 Dead"
  • Zoey Howzercharacter in animated series "The Proud Family"
  • Zoey Andatacharacter on TV's "FlashForward"
  • Zoey Patricia Bartletcharacter on TV's "The West Wing"
  • Zoey Stevensmain character in TV movie "Zapped"
  • Zoey Cartercharacter in TV movie "The Secret Life of Zoey"
  • Zoeyorangutan in children's book "Zoey & Me" by Mallory Lewis
  • Zoey Van GoeyScottish indie pop band
  • Zoeycharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Zoey Clarkemain character in NBC's "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"