Zoe



a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “life.”.
Contemporary Examples

The girl is Zoe Lihn, who will most likely need three open-heart surgeries to sustain her life.
The Little People Mentioned in Obama’s Big Speech at the DNC Eliza Shapiro September 6, 2012

Zoe is undone by this and rips off her shirt in anticipation.
Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden Kelly Williams Brown February 23, 2014

Zoe fiddles with her phone, then gets ahead of him with a burst of speed.
Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden Kelly Williams Brown February 23, 2014

He talks to Isabel Wilkinson about starting over and his painful breakup with Zoe.
Brad Goreski: On Styling, His New Show & Leaving Rachel Zoe Isabel Wilkinson December 19, 2011

And you know, working with James Gunn was a lot of fun, and Chris Pratt, and Zoe [Saldana].
Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar Alex Suskind September 11, 2014

Historical Examples

Zoe was wild to see Sarah’s boy; but that was out of the question now.
Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters

Zoe spoke of these ladies as one who had had the making of their fortunes.
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola

Zoe trotted away with her head up, carrying the kitten very carefully lest her teeth should lacerate its tender skin.
Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland

Zoe was astonished, could not understand why her mistress was out so long.
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola

You must understand that Putois was the most familiar figure in my childhood and in that of your Aunt Zoe.
Putois Anatole France

fem. proper name, Greek, literally “life” (see zoo).

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