Chloe Name Meaning

A sweet yet sassy moniker teeming with good vibes, Chloe was destined for the baby name charts. Meaning “green shoot” in her native Greece, Chloe is a name of rebirth and growth, named after the new crop that appears each spring.

Chloe goes hand in hand with little girls and dolls, a name that instantly brings to mind giggles and pigtails. She’s youthful and vibrant, lighting up every room with her bright spirit. Similar to Riley and of course Zoe, Chloe has the same amount of energy behind her along with a fashionable Chl- beginning like Clara and Cleo. She’s posh yet approachable, similar to Charlotte.

In additional to a rich literary background, she’s also a subtle biblical name, appearing in the New Testament. Chloe is also the name of a Greek goddess, presiding over agriculture and fertility.

Chloe has appeared in the U.S. Top 10 in the past and remains a beloved moniker around the world. Her spelling is no longer an issue, as most people have met a little Chloe. Best of all, your little Chloe should be able to find personalized items in most stores.

Alternative spellings include Cloe and Khloe. If you’re looking for something similar, try Lucy, Daisy, and Stella. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, check out Clover with the nickname of Chloe.

Infographic of Chloe name meaning, which is Meaning green sprout, Chloe is name of growth and discovery.
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Chloe Name Popularity

How popular is the name Chloe? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Chloe was the 25th most popular girls name, representing 0.4823% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Chloe has been the 181st most popular girls name, representing 0.1374% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 740 10 0.0028%
1911 481 37 0.0099%
1912 597 34 0.0067%
1913 631 32 0.0056%
1914 742 29 0.0042%
1915 565 87 0.0096%
1916 576 94 0.0097%
1917 749 47 0.0047%
1918 691 66 0.0061%
1919 960 24 0.0023%
1920 742 56 0.005%
1921 741 60 0.0052%
1922 948 29 0.0026%
1923 1,035 23 0.0021%
1924 888 39 0.0034%
1925 1,166 16 0.0014%
1926 1,279 11 0.001%
1927 1,288 11 0.001%
1928 1,133 17 0.0016%
1929 1,274 10 0.001%
1930 799 42 0.004%
1931 966 21 0.0021%
1932 833 33 0.0033%
1933 842 29 0.0031%
1934 937 22 0.0023%
1935 969 21 0.0022%
1936 840 29 0.003%
1937 826 33 0.0033%
1938 923 26 0.0025%
1939 990 20 0.002%
1940 966 23 0.0022%
1941 976 23 0.002%
1942 1,274 12 0.001%
1943 1,215 14 0.0011%
1944 1,574 5 0.0004%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,279 15 0.001%
1947 1,889 5 0.0003%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,723 7 0.0004%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 2,383 5 0.0003%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 2,189 7 0.0005%
1970 2,159 8 0.0005%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 1,717 17 0.0013%
1974 1,773 16 0.0012%
1975 1,664 21 0.0016%
1976 1,323 39 0.003%
1977 1,337 43 0.0032%
1978 1,149 64 0.0048%
1979 1,383 42 0.003%
1980 1,021 90 0.0062%
1981 1,084 78 0.0053%
1982 838 131 0.0088%
1983 829 130 0.0088%
1984 598 254 0.0171%
1985 570 297 0.0196%
1986 472 408 0.027%
1987 430 477 0.0313%
1988 482 430 0.0276%
1989 301 835 0.0517%
1990 210 1,350 0.0814%
1991 178 1,658 0.1017%
1992 161 1,876 0.1175%
1993 158 1,946 0.1248%
1994 155 2,066 0.1346%
1995 136 2,325 0.1543%
1996 112 2,774 0.1853%
1997 109 3,008 0.2034%
1998 87 3,793 0.2534%
1999 63 4,965 0.3315%
2000 38 7,094 0.4644%
2001 30 8,177 0.5427%
2002 25 8,899 0.5938%
2003 24 9,079 0.5968%
2004 23 8,724 0.5724%
2005 19 9,593 0.6274%
2006 18 10,402 0.6643%
2007 16 10,747 0.6812%
2008 10 11,824 0.765%
2009 9 11,906 0.7966%
2010 9 11,750 0.8154%
2011 10 10,988 0.7712%
2012 11 9,659 0.6778%
2013 14 8,780 0.6167%
2014 18 8,533 0.5857%
2015 17 7,919 0.5443%
2016 20 7,438 0.5159%
2017 22 6,912 0.4953%
2018 25 6,626 0.4823%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Chloe

If you like Chloe, you’ll love these other names like Chloe.


What names are diminutives of Chloe?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Chloe sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Chloe, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Clo

Green shoot

Greek


What names are variants of Chloe?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Chloe.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chloee

Green shoot

Greek

#3,166 (0.0004%)  
Cloe

Green shoot

Greek

Cloey

Green shoot

Greek

Khloe

Green sprout

Greek

#133 (0.1545%)  
Kloe

Green shoot

Greek

#2,428 (0.0012%)  

What names sound like Chloe?

If you like how Chloe sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Chloe.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cahlie

Beautiful, lovely

Greek

Calee

Beautiful, lovely

Greek

Calie

Beautiful, lovely

Greek

#3,446 (0.0004%)  
Clarissa

Bright, famous

Latin

#697 (0.0242%)  
Cleo

“The celebrated one,” from the Greek kleo, make known or famous.

Greek

#1,039 (0.0115%)  
Clover

“She who clings lovingly.” From a Germanic base meaning “to adhere.” An allusion to the adhesive property of clover sap.

English

#1,189 (0.0084%)  

What names are similar to Chloe?

Find a name that’s like Chloe, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Daisy

Daisy flower

English

#168 (0.1218%)  
Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

#37 (0.3778%)  
Emmy
#509 (0.0396%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
Lucy

Of the light

English

#51 (0.3169%)  
Natalie

Christmas Day

French

#39 (0.3709%)  
Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

#2 (1.3044%)  
Remi

Rower

French

#173 (0.119%)  
Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

#87 (0.2363%)  
Tessa

Harvest

Greek

#238 (0.0943%)  

Lists With Chloe

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Siblings of Chloe

Mamas with kids named Chloe also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Tabbitha

Gazelle

Aramaic

Marea

A variant form of Marina.

Jensen

Son of Jens

Scandinavian

#289 (0.0852%)  
David

Beloved

Hebrew

#22 (0.7058%)  
Isaiah

God is salvation

Hebrew

#51 (0.4808%)  
Alaina

Little rock

French

#195 (0.1093%)  
Aria

Vocal solo

English

#19 (0.5382%)  
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

#13 (0.6196%)  
Abigail

Father’s rejoice

Hebrew

#11 (0.713%)  
Kelsie

Victorious ship

English

#1,204 (0.0081%)  
Kayden

Son of Cadan

American

#98 (0.2883%)  
Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

#13 (0.8567%)  
Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

#122 (0.1747%)  
Layla

Night

Arabic

#27 (0.4701%)  

13 Comments

  1. She is as beautiful as her mama

  2. My husband and I wanted to find a name that started with “C” just like her older brothers’ names, and we thought Chloe was a beautiful option. I like that it will be easy for her to learn to spell and write, and that others will know how to pronounce it. I do wish it was a bit less popular, as she will meet a few other Chloes, I’m sure! 🙂 But I love how cute and classic it is, and it fits her well!

  3. My husband’s name is Christopher. She is our first child after trying for five years. Since she couldn’t be a junior he wanted her name to have “Ch” in it like his. We agreed on Chloe.

  4. I picked the name chloe because I thought it was a beautiful name and it fit my daughter so perfectly

  5. My husband and I both picked this name as a favorite on our baby naming app without even discussing it before hand. We chose this name early but I didn’t want to settle on the first one so we went through quite a bit of names only to settle on this one 2 weeks before she was born. I asked him after looking at all of our options what he would name her and he said Chloe so we just went with it. When she was born it fit her perfectly. She’s our final addition to our family of 8 and she’s completely and totally perfect ?.

  6. I love the name Chloe ..

  7. I love the name Chloe. My daughter’s name is Chloe Mae Hyde. My husband chose her second name (Mae) because he said she is mine lol. Chloe came to me in a dream I had of my grandmother that passed away. I dreamt that she said Chloe is the most precious little girl she have ever seen. And so I decided her name will be Chloe. Ps the dream was way before I knew she was a girl, I had this dream when I was 8 weeks pregnant. ?

  8. We love the name Chloe. The meaning “tender green shoot” is feminine and strong. And we paired it with the middle name Savannah which means desert. A very fitting name for our spunky, intense, and also sweet daughter!

  9. I chose Chloe because my mother used to have a bottle of Chloe perfume with the squeeze puffer that I loved playing in when I was little – it made me feel fancy. I love that Chloe isn’t a very common name. Plus it makes her sound French and sophisticated lol

  10. It’s a name both my husband and I loved. We wanted to stay with a “C” name because our first child has a “C” name. It’s an easy name to spell and short.

  11. We wanted something from the bible but also not very common and not the stereotypical Mary or Martha. Chloe just fit well and was one that we both liked

  12. We chose the name Chloe because of its Greek meaning. Our daughter was a miracle baby and “Sprout” or “seedling” just seemed to fit our little one. We loved the Greek heritage since my husband is of Mediterranean decent. The only setback was that in 2015, the year she was born, the Kardashians were big and everywhere we went people were spelling her name with a “K” and asking if we named her after that pop culture family. No way!

  13. My husband fell in love with the name when he was a teenager.


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