Girl Baby Name

Zoey

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Quick Facts on Zoey

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 24
Pronunciation:
ZOH-ee
Simple meaning:
Life

Characteristics of Zoey

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Zoey

Zoey is a phonetically altered respelling of the name Zoë – a name of Greek origin which has been used since Roman times in Late Antiquity (hence the diacritic ë from the Latin alphabet to denote the separate two-syllable sound). From the Greek, Zoe means “life.” The name was popular among early Christians as a way of showing their hopes for eternal life. The Roman Catholic Church recognizes two female Saints named Zoe from the 2nd and 3rd centuries. They were martyred for their Christian beliefs at a time when the Roman Empire still persecuted Christians (it wasn’t until 380 AD that Christianity became the official religion of Rome). While Zoe is a name of ancient origin, the English-speaking world did not adopt it until the 19th century. Now quite popular, new spelling variations (Zoey and Zoie) have emerged.

Popularity of the Name Zoey

Zoey is now the most popular spelling variation of Zoe in the United States (having only surpassed the traditional spelling in 2011). First debuting on the charts in 1995, Zoey advanced over 800 positions in 15 short years. This is a remarkable achievement. In 2005, Nickelodeon released a series called “Zoey 101” starring Brittany Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears – an actress who brought spunk and charm to the role and reminded American parents of this darling name. The name Zoey gives a sense of independence and uniqueness (despite its heavy usage). There are so few “Z” names to choose from, we think Zoe/Zoey is a top pick! Since you gave "life" to your baby girl, what better name than Zoe(y)?
Popularity of the Girl Name Zoey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zoey

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Zoey

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zoey

    Zoey We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Zoey.

  • Popular Songs on Zoey

    Popular Songs on Zoey

    Zoey - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Zoey.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Zoey

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Zoey

    Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone (Margie Palatini) - Ten-year-old Zoey desperately needs a fairy godmother to give her a makeover and teach her about style if she is ever going to make it into the cool crowd. Told with changing type, margin notes, and cartoons, her brisk, hilarious commentary and confessions will draw tweens into the contemporary Cinderella story. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Legend of Zoey (Candie Moonshower) - Zoey's family has a strange feeling about the two-tailed comet in the sky. But that doesn’t mean Zoey will let them chaperone her class field trip to Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee - especially since Grandma Cope grew up near there. What if Grandma tells everyone about being a Native American? Zoey has no interest in her family’s past. All she wants is for her parents to get back together, and for herself to fit in at school. She doesn’t know what’s hit her when, during the bus ride to Reelfoot, she’s propelled back in time to 1811, when the lake was formed! Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story (Marion Dane Bauer) - On the day her mother drives her to the faraway town where her grandmother lives, Zoey learns several startling things: that she has a grandmother, who welcomes Zoey into her home; that her mother intends to leave her there indefinitely; and that the tiny china doll in her mother’s old room sometimes comes to life. Handed down through generations of Zoey’s foremothers, the imperious doll, Princess Regina, is a strong yet ultimately vulnerable character in her own right. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Zoey 101: Girls Got Game, first book of the series (Jane Mason) - Zo' Cool lays out the welcome mat to PCA: Pacific Coast Academy. It's a story of "firsts"-- Zoey Brooks' first day as a member of the first class at PCA to include girls; her first struggles with her "could they be more opposite?" roommates, and her first tryouts for the formerly all-boys basketball team. Zoey's the girl all readers want to be friends with…she's Zo' Cool!! Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Zoey and the Zones: A Story for Children with Asthma (Shawn R. McCormick) - Children with asthma, and their parents, learn how to recognize and manage this common chronic disease through an accessible storybook and workbook combination. The storybook is for the children, while the workbook gives parents practical advice. The goal is to gain control by implementing a symptom-free lifestyle. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Zoey Fools Around (Katherine Applegate) - A brand new look for the hugely successful Making Out - the series guaranteed to hook any teenager who's ever fallen in - or out - love! Making Out 1: Zoe Fools Around; Zoey, Lucas, Jake, Nina, Benjamin, Claire, Christopher and Aisha have all grown up together on Chatham Island, just off the Maine coast. Zoey has been with Jake forever, but when Lucas returns to the island after two years away, following a fatal accident he caused, Zoey finds herself drawn to him. And Claire has a secret - a secret that will change everything. But will all be revealed before Zoey fools around? Recommended ages young adult.

    Zoey Zeta and the Sisters of Power (Robert Simon) - When the Zeta sisters decided to keep their super powers a secret from the world, they had no idea that a sinister menace would appear and threaten to drive Century City into ruin. Now it’s time for the sisters to team up, crack up and battle the evil Dr. Impossible and some giant robots. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Zoey

    Famous People Named Zoey

    Zoey - We cannot find any celebrities of significantly popular people with the first name Zoey.

  • Children of Famous People Named Zoey

    Children of Famous People Named Zoey

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Zoey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Zoey.

  • Historic Figures

    Zoey - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Zoey - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Zoey.

Personality of the Girl Name Zoey

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Zoey

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