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For other uses, see Chloe (disambiguation).
Pronunciation /ˈkl./ KLOH-ee
French: [klo.e]
Gender Female
Word/name Greek
Meaning Epithet of Demeter, referring to young, green foliage or shoots of plants

Chloe (also Chloë, Cloe, Chlöe, Chloé, Clowy, Kloe, Khloe, Khloë, Khloé, Kloé or Kloë) is a first or given name for girls, especially popular in the United Kingdom since about 1990. The name comes from the Greek χλόη (khlóē), of the many names of the Greek goddess Demeter, and refers to the young, green foliage or shoots of plants.[1] The name appears in the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 1:11 in the context of "the house of Chloe".[2] The French equivalent is spelled Chloé.


In Northern Ireland, Chloe was one of the most popular names for newborns from 1997 to 2002, followed by Emma in 2003.[3] It was also one of the most popular girls' names throughout the UK for the seven years preceding 2002.[4] In 2013, it was the fourth most popular name for girls in Australia.[5]


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  1. ^ χλόη in Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, revised and augmented throughout by Jones, Sir Henry Stuart, with the assistance of McKenzie, Roderick. Oxford: Clarendon Press. In the Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University.
  2. ^ 1 Corinthians 1:11
  3. ^ "Jack and Emma were the most popular first names in Northern Ireland in 2003" (PDF) (Press release). Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. 2 January 2004. Retrieved 14 February 2008. Jack and Emma were the most popular first names given to children whose births were registered in Northern Ireland in 2003 
  4. ^ "Mohammed enters top boys' names". BBC News. January 5, 2005. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Australia's 100 most popular baby names". Kidspot. April 2, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-10.