Chloe (also Chloë, Chloé), IPA pronunciation: [‘kləʊɪ], clow-ey, rhymes with snowy is a feminine name, meaning ‘blooming’ or ‘fertility’. It has been a very popular name in the United Kingdom since about 1990, peaking in popularity later in the 1990s and during the first decade of the 21st century. 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. The name appears in the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 1:11 in the context of “the house of Chloe”. The French equivalent is spelled Chloé.