Of Greek origin.
Zoe means “life” in Greek.
Some sources consider the name to be a loan from Hebrew name Eve originated from “Chawwah”.
It was the name of two early Christian saints, who martyred respectively under the emperors Hadrian and Diocletian.
Zoe was a common name in the Byzantine Empire. As an English name it has been in use by the 19th century.
Other forms of the name are: Zoey, Zoë, Zowie, Zoie, Zoé.
Famous bearers are Zoe Saldana, Zoe Wanamaker, Zoe Belle, Zoé Valdés, Zoe Kravitz, Zoe Lister-Jones, Zoe Cassavetes, Zoe Wenham.
Zoe is a popular name in Netherlands, Hungary, France, Australia, Greece, Belgium and the United States.