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.[2] The name appears in the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 1:11 in the context of "the house of Chloe".[3] 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.[4] It was also one of the most popular girls' names throughout the UK for the seven years preceding 2002.[5] In 2013, it was the fourth most popular name for girls in Australia.[6]


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