In Greek mythology, Chloe was one of the epithets of the goddess Demeter. The name comes from ancient Greek meaning "green shoot," referring to the fact that Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and fertility. As a girls' name, it's been used in English since the 17th century when the Puritans picked out obscure bible names to give to children. In the New Testament Chloe is briefly mentioned in an epistle of Paul. Sometimes you see Chloe spelled ChloŽ, with a diaresis on the "e." This is usually the French spelling. The accent mark is used to let the reader know that the "e" is pronounced and not silent. Chloe has made the top 10 in name popularity in recent years, also found in spellings like Khloe, Kloey, Cloie, Chloey etc.
See Also: Cloe

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