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zoya

FORM OF:
zoe
OTHER SCRIPTS:
Russian / Ukrainian (Зоя)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
Zô > Zōḗ
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
Zô (ζῶ) Zōḗ (ζωή)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “zô (ζῶ) zōḗ (ζωή)”, meaning ”to live, a living, property, life”. Zōḗ is a hellenization of the Hebrew name "Eve", which means "To live" (latin: vita qua vivimus). Zoe and its variants are used a lot since 1980 and especially amongst Christians of Eastern Europe. In fact is a calque of the classical Hebrew name (khavá, “Eve”). It was the name of a third century martyr venerated in the Orthodox Church. Saint Zoe of Rome († ~286) was a noblewoman, married to Nicostratus, a high Roman court official.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • russianrussian
  • ukrainianukrainian

Related names

PET & SHORT FORM
russian
zoyechka, Zoyen'ka

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Zōḗ
danish
zoe
dutch
zoey, zoË
english
zoey, zooey, zoË, zoe, zoie, zowie
filipino
zoe
finnish
zoe
french
zoÉ
german
zoey, zoË, zoe
greek
Zoí
hungarian - magyar
zoÉ
irish
zoe
italian
zoella
norwegian
zoe
scottish
zoe
spanish
zoe
swedish
zoe
welsh
zoe

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Notable people and personalities​

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923-1941) Russian Martyr