Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > So how many "Zoe's" are there really in the world?

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American Glamour

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Raleigh, North Carolina, US

I have noticed that a lot of models, sex symbols, porn stars and actresses pick "Zoe" as their stage name.  I suppose they want the name to sound sexy.

I have met just one Zoe in real life.  She was a librarian, and not by any means a sex symbol.  So, how many Zoes really exist and are they really something to die for?

Jan 18 13 10:07 am Link

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Koryn

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

I met a stripper once who called herself Jane.

Her real, birth name was Desire.

Jan 18 13 10:11 am Link

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American Glamour

Posts: 38255

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Koryn Locke wrote:
I met a stripper once who called herself Jane.

Her real, birth name was Desire.

LOL

Jan 18 13 10:37 am Link

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C h a r l e s D

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Los Angeles, California, US

I've only known one Zoe in my life, as a real name.  She was a waitress at the Olive Garden in Albuquerque, NM.  I was a waiter at the time, too.  She had hippie parents.

Jan 18 13 11:39 am Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17612

Frontenac, Kansas, US

A quick Google search on Zoe returns 113,000,000 hits.

Jan 18 13 12:03 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27413

Jamaica, New York, US

I wanted desperately to be named Zoe when I was little, I decided this in abbbbouuuut 2nd grade lol

It's a cute quirky name, I suspect that's why people pick it.

Jan 18 13 12:05 pm Link

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Shon D.- Homme

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

I worked with a Zoe at the Gap. She was from Antigua and looked like a real life plus model. Very cool lady.

Jan 18 13 12:17 pm Link

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Damianne

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Austin, Texas, US

I've known 4 Zoes.
I think it's a younger person thing, parents are trying to be really interesting and unique with names the more recently the person was spawned.

Jan 18 13 12:19 pm Link

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kickfight

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Portland, Oregon, US

It's been overused to the extent that we now have a full-blown Zoe trope.

Jan 18 13 12:42 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

Koryn Locke wrote:
I met a stripper once who called herself Jane.

Her real, birth name was Desire.

I've noticed that a lot actually. If a stripper has a common stage name, then her real name is most likely something really exotic. And if a stripper chooses an exotic name, her name is usually very plain.

Jan 18 13 12:48 pm Link

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Looknsee Photography

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Portland, Oregon, US

I know a Zoe -- she's the niece of my sister's husband, and by coincidence, she lives nearby.  She makes wonderful glass sculptures for industrial placements.  She kinda lives with her strange father (my brother-in-law's brother) on a farm; her father is kinda a hoarder, with dozens of dead vehicles (including a North Korean army truck) on the property.  He also "collects" animals:  dogs, cats, goats, rats, what-have-you -- the animals wander in & out of the house.  Last time I visited, I had to be de-loused.  BTW:  the father kinda looks like a deranged Leonardo Da Vinci when he was old.

Fortunately, Zoe has her own cabin in a far corner of the property -- she's quite a bit cleaner than her father, but to be honest, I don't like going out there.

Jan 18 13 01:23 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

Jan 18 13 01:34 pm Link

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Brian Diaz

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Danbury, Connecticut, US

According to www.howmanyofme.com

There are 9,454 people in the U.S. with the first name Zoe.
Statistically the 1951st most popular first name.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Zoe are female.

According to http://www.themeaningofnames.org/how-po … =zoe&go=Go

Since 1880, the name “Zoe” was recorded 86,779 times in the SSA database. That’s more than enough Americans to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).

The name first appeared in the year 1880 and given to 23 new born babies. It became a popular name in the year 2000 with a rank of #82 nationwide and was registered 3,784 times as a baby girl’s name.

Zoe became a popular girl’s name in the state of District of Columbia in the year 2009. It actually ranked #8 with 34 babies. The highest recorded use of this name was in 2010 in the state of California with 892 baby girls.

This name is a consistent top ranking girl’s name in the state of Vermont for 17 years from 1993 to 2011 (may not be consecutive). It’s also popular in the states of District of Columbia, Oregon for 17 years (may not be consecutive).

Jan 18 13 01:40 pm Link

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RBM Photo

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Bellbrook, Ohio, US

kickfight wrote:
It's been overused to the extent that we now have a full-blown Zoe trope.

Would that be an American Zoe trope? The horror!

Jan 18 13 01:42 pm Link

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scrymettet

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada

not common but not that infrequent French First name

Jan 18 13 01:43 pm Link

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kickfight

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Portland, Oregon, US

kickfight wrote:
It's been overused to the extent that we now have a full-blown Zoe trope.

RBM Photo wrote:
Would that be an American Zoe trope? The horror!

borat

Jan 18 13 01:49 pm Link

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American Glamour

Posts: 38255

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Jim Ball wrote:
A quick Google search on Zoe returns 113,000,000 hits.

But how many of those are real names, 8 perhaps?

Jan 18 13 02:12 pm Link

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American Glamour

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Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Sophia Be wrote:
I've noticed that a lot actually. If a stripper has a common stage name, then her real name is most likely something really exotic. And if a stripper chooses an exotic name, her name is usually very plain.

You mean, like "Zoe?"

Jan 18 13 02:13 pm Link

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American Glamour

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Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Brian Diaz wrote:
There are 9,454 people in the U.S. with the first name Zoe.  Statistically the 1951st most popular first name.

More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Zoe are female.

So, not very many!

Jan 18 13 02:14 pm Link

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Brian Diaz

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Danbury, Connecticut, US

GPS Studio Services wrote:
So, not very many!

But lots of 2-3 year olds!

"The highest recorded use of this name was in 2010 in the state of California with 892 baby girls."

Jan 18 13 02:43 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

GPS Studio Services wrote:

You mean, like "Zoe?"

Yup. Only Zoe I've know was a stripper, and that was her stage name.

Jan 18 13 07:18 pm Link

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Jim Shibley

Posts: 3075

Phoenix, Arizona, US

I just worked with a Zoey today. There must be a few around, real & stage. smile

Jan 19 13 08:02 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 25223

Tampa, Florida, US

More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Zoe are female.

what about the .1%

Jan 19 13 08:06 pm Link