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Chloë (F)>

Chloë (female)

Pet Name for:Clorinda (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Chloris (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private communication [CF]

English from Greek "green shoot"; NT 1 Corinthians 1:11.

Derived by Puritans in the 17th century from a late classical Greek name, Khloë. Probably cognate with Chloris.

A correspondent [CF] notes an ancestor who was known as Clorinda [with several spelling variations], with a pet name of Chloë. This may not be common but is worth bearing in mind.