Quick Facts on Khloe
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Young green shoot
Etymology & Historical Origin - Khloe
Khloe comes from the Greek Khlóē (Χλοη) meaning “small green shoot of a plant”. Khloe is also related to the Greek “khloros” meaning “greenish-yellow” in reference to the color of a plant’s young shoot. The origin of the Greek word “khloros” is hypothetically traced back to the Proto-Indo-European root *ghel (“to shine”); the same root where we get the English word “yellow”. In ancient Greece, Khloe was a nickname given to Demeter, apropos, the goddess of fertility, the harvest and the seasons in Greek mythology. Khloe (spelled Chloe) is also considered a Biblical name, mentioned fleetingly in 1 Corinthians 1:11 in the context of “the House of Chloe” which brought awareness to Saint Paul regarding the dissentions at Corinth. It was the Puritans who rediscovered these lesser known Biblical names after the Protestant Reformation. Non-conformist Christians readily bestowed such obscure names on their children as an act of modesty before the Lord (they were also demonstrating their full and in-depth knowledge of The Bible). Today the name Chloe is enjoying a massive revival, and Khloe is coming along for the rise. The Khloe version (with a “K”) was not used in the English-speaking world until Americans adopted it five years ago. More on that below.
Popularity of the Name Khloe
Khloe is yet another striking example of the power of pop-culture on the American psyche. The name first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 2006 and within four short years, jumped over 900 positions up to America’s Top 100. The influence behind the name’s sudden usage is clear: Khloé Kardashian. Ms. Kardashian appears along with her sisters on the widely-watched, seemingly pointless reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” featuring her vibrantly blended and dysfunctionally close family, and whose mother (Kris) gave all her daughters names starting with K – Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. Of course, helping Khloe along on her rise to the top of the naming charts is Chloe – same name, different spelling – which is currently a Top 10 choice. So the name was already experiencing a revival until the colorful Kardashian girl came along and added a new option to an old classic.
Popularity of the Girl Name Khloe
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Khloe
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Khloe
Khloe We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Khloe (see Chloe).
Popular Songs on Khloe
Khloe - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Khloe (see Chloe).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Khloe
Khloe Dutch! (Shay Dorr) - Khloe Dutch is a loveable, charming first grader who is awestruck by her 15 year old cousin Paige from Memphis, Tennessee. Paige comes to visit Khloe and her family in Chicago for the summer. Khloe, is mesmerized with Paige because she is a teenager, "with all the answers" Khloe is convinced that the teenagers are the smartest people on the planet, therefore, Mom and Dad know little about life and having a good time. Paige and Khloe embark on a few adventures from taking the Metra train into the big city of Chicago, exploring Michigan Ave. and Millennium Park to sneaking away from Mom and Dad on vacation in Florida. Khloe and Paige get into all kinds of trouble in the short time that Paige is there. The story is told in first person from Khloe's point of view. The story has lots of humor and gives you a modern look at teenagers today, from their obsessions with music, Facebook, Myspace and their clothes. Recommended for ages 7-11.
Famous People Named Khloe
Famous People Named Khloe - Khloé Kardashian (reality TV star)
Children of Famous People Named Khloe
Famous People who Named their Daughter Khloe - Kris Jenner (reality TV star); Robert Kardashian (attorney)
Khloe - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Khloe - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Khloe (see Chloe).
Personality of the Girl Name Khloe
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Khloe