Zoe, Zoë, Zoey

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FOR REAL: Zoe comes from a Greek root word meaning 'life.' The diareses over the "e" (ë) comes originally from French, where it is there to make it so you pronounce the "e" separately, and not silently (so it's ZO-ee and not ZO). In English, it's only been in use since the mid 19th century, though it has only achieved major popularity since the 20th.

diminutives: Zo

related names: Zoya, Zosha (Russian form & diminutive)

Other recorded spellings: Zoie, Zoee, Zowie, Zoi