Literary name or variation of Zoe, Greek

Zooey Origin and Meaning

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

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.

# 5819 on Nameberry

Zooey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Zooey

  • Zooey Claire DeschanelAmerican actress.

Zooey in Pop Culture

  • Zooey Ricefiancée in film "I Love You, Man".
  • Zooey Rennercharacter in film "3 Days to Kill".
  • Zooeytruck in "Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks".