Meaning: Green shoot
Alternate spellings: Chloë, Chlo’, Cloey, Khloe, Khloey, Khloe, Kloe
Chloe, a name from Greek mythology, means “green shoot” – likely a reference to the name’s association with Demeter, the Greek goddess of fertility. You might choose the name if you need a spark of color in your own life. Current Chloes include actor Chloë Sevigny and sister-to-Kim, Khlo’ Kardashian. Even though Chloe sounds like a timeless classic, it almost went extinct in the twentieth century. The name was hardly used from the early 1900s through the 1940s and was practically unheard of until 1981. Then the name had a green shoot of its own – after a quick rise, it hit the top 40 in 2000 and broke into the top 10 in 2008.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008