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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.