terça-feira, 4 de setembro de 2012

Name In Trend: Zoey

Zoey, an alternative spelling of Zoe, is a greek name in origin that means "life". Zoe and Zoey have recently exploded in popularity, and there seems to be no stopping these names.

Zoey, the alternative spelling, is quite trendy right now, and zooming super fast up the girls ranking. So why is this spelling so popular? One reason might be the show "Zoey 101" on Disney, that ran from 2005 to 2008, making this spelling more noticed. Another reason might be because there is a character named Zoey on "How I Met Your Mother", one of the most watched sitcoms in the US. However, I think one of the biggest reasons is because Zoe can be pronounced "zoh", rhyming with the name Joe. For example, this is how stylist and designer Rachel Zoe pronounces her last name. With the spelling Zoey, there is no issue with the pronounciation.

So let's see how Zoey has performed in the ranking shall we?

So the name first popped up in 2005, when it entered the chart at #874. Since then, the name has rised sharply, especially in the last few years. In 2011, Zoey jumped from #47 to #28, making it now more common than Zoe. Quite surprising isn't it?

Anyway, I like the name Zoey, although I prefer the Zoe spelling, but Zoey just seems like it's more appropriate for this post as it's climbing faster and probably has more potential to reach the upper ranks.

Alternative spellings include: Zoe, Zooey, Zoie, Zowie and Zoee.
Similar sounding names: Chloe, Naomi, Zora, Sophie, Rosie.

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