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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zooey mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zooey

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Zooey means "Life" and is of Greek origin.
  2. A user from Curacao says the name Zooey is of English origin and means "A life giving women, alive".
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International Interest
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  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, variant of Zoë.

Notable Persons Named Zooey

Notable Persons Named Zooey

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is an actress, singer-songwriter, producer, and model. She was most active from 1998 to present. Zooey was given the name Zooey Claire Deschanel by her parents Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel on January 17th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Fun Facts about the name Zooey

  • How Popular is the name Zooey? Zooey is the 10,874th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zooey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,004 babies born with the first name Zooey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zooey to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zooey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Zooey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zooey was in 2012 with a total of 193 babies.
  • Random Zooey Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zooey is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Zooey: The name spelled backwards is Yeooz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yozeo. How do you pronounce that?
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