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Name pronunciation: ZOH-ee
Origin of name:
Meaning of name: Life, abundant life

The Story Behind This Historical Christian Name

There are several notable historical Christian women who had the name Zoe, including two empresses in the Byzantine empire and St. Zoe, a Roman noblewoman martyred for her faith during Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of the Christian church.

Scriptures for the Girl Name Zoe

Note the word “life” in each of these scriptures (partial list, not all instances in the New Testament) — that is the Greek word “Zoe”:

Variations of the baby name Zoe

Girl names: Zoey, Zoie, Zowie, Zoya
Boy names: Zoe (pronounced “Zoh”), Zoel, Zooey

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21 Responses to “Zoe”

  1. I love my name, and i wouldn’t change it for the world. Does it also mean God’s life ?

    Posted by Zoe | August 14, 2011, 10:01 pm
  2. What if that name was Zoe is for Jesus Christ.i.e i’m trying 2 say that he is the ‘life’.

    Posted by zoe | August 15, 2011, 8:13 am
  3. This name : Zoe ; meant a lot to my ; especially lately (11-13-11-2014 , we (Durban-Westville Correctional Services’s staff ; were very much preveleged to have lecture Mr Monty Williams from Zoe-Durban ; who had taught , about 29 Correctional Staff ; on very. GOod sfaff about “FATHERHOOD. We are looking forward again to be taught about other matters like Marriage matters etc. It was first time , to here word “Zoe” ; as I am now , I am bussy perusing this word , on my Bible. Keep it up guys.

    Posted by Mboneni R. Skele | November 13, 2014, 12:06 pm
  4. I never knew my name was so important! I cannot believe my name means Eternal life/abundant life. I woudn’t change my name for my life.

    Posted by Zoe | December 22, 2014, 12:33 pm
  5. So glad you came and found out, Zoe! It’s a beautiful name, with a powerful meaning!

    Posted by Names Bookworm | December 22, 2014, 2:15 pm
  6. Wow….life of God and Endless love….it truly means it in my life….

    Posted by Zoe umali | March 26, 2015, 12:26 am
  7. I didn’t know the meaning but it,s really a great name that’s y I have given it to my baby

    Posted by Lillian | November 8, 2015, 8:52 am
  8. I love my name also.

    Posted by zoey | April 10, 2016, 12:39 pm
  9. My name is Zoë it fits by me
    But it is the only name for me
    The meaning of my name is life

    Posted by Zoe | June 9, 2016, 10:21 am
  10. My name is ——– Zoe——– and looked it up Ohh my goodness this is ligit for me I’m going to be baptized on Sunday any way so this is pretty cool for me!!!luv Jesus

    Posted by Zoe Neveah | October 17, 2016, 12:52 pm
  11. My name is Zoe!!!

    Posted by Zoe | November 7, 2016, 3:53 pm
  12. I will surely name my kid ZOE,what of if he is a boy?

    Posted by David | November 11, 2016, 6:13 am
  13. My name is zoiewoderful I love. my parents. my. sister. too. and. my brother. Aunt SOE.

    Posted by ZOIE Davis | February 12, 2017, 8:59 am
  14. I’ll surely name my daughter Zoe if its His will

    Posted by Ella | January 11, 2018, 2:55 am
  15. I am trying to find the word zoe in the scripture. It means life, but I want to read the Bible verse with the word in it. Once, long ago, I read it, but neglected to mark it.

    Posted by Pastor MJ | July 29, 2018, 8:33 pm
  16. John 10:28 is one verse that uses it. The online resource BlueLetterBible.org is very helpful for this sort of search, Pastor Mary. They have a way to view the Greek or Hebrew of the verse — click here for John 10:28 as an example. “Life” is from the Greek “zoe”. Then you can also click on the Strong’s number (G2222) on their site (or this linked text) and see ALL the verses that use this Greek word. Hope this helps!

    Posted by Names Bookworm | July 31, 2018, 11:02 am
  17. Im thankful for such a beautiful name and that God has given it to me .

    Posted by Zoë HannaH Boyd /Crosby | February 10, 2019, 1:44 am
  18. My name is Rene Zoe meaning life and born again. Wouldn’t change my name for the world

    Posted by Renezoe | February 5, 2020, 4:03 pm
  19. Am glad my baby name is Zoe despite the circumstances surrounding her birth, the meaning has changed my life in a positive way.

    Posted by Mary | May 13, 2020, 11:39 am
  20. The Lord changed my name to ZOE, the God kind of life.since I started answering it, my life made more sense and have meaning.
    I can boldly say my name is ZOE.

    Posted by Zoe Omoregie | February 7, 2021, 12:16 pm
  21. My baby girl name is Zoe: am so greatful for the insight of this name

    Posted by Jennifer | April 9, 2021, 7:12 am

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