- the lover of Daphnis in a Greek pastoral romance.
- a female given name.
Origin of Chloe
Examples from the Web for chloe
But not before Chloe climbs to the top of the highest bridge in NYC in preparation of killing herself.
Then, Chloe and her father have a heart to heart about how “crazy Mom the Christian is,” and then Rayford gets on the plane.
A lot of the hip people represented by her agency, Artists by Chloe, also smoke these elaborate digital devices.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
But as time goes by, Chloe falls ill and begins to wither away.Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’
July 20, 2014
Efram soon lands at LeMay Senior High School, where he meets Chloe.In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse
June 9, 2014
Behemoth was a Strephon, and he thought that he had found his Chloe.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
Mary Ellen was not at home, but Chloe was and she welcomed them.
Chloe leaned against the wall, moving the switch next to her with her elbow.
Making corrections as they went, Chloe typed it on the tape.
The spool itself was another thing Chloe had helped him with.
Word Origin and History for chloe
fem. proper name, Latin, from Greek Khloe, literally "young green shoot;" related to khloros "greenish-yellow," from PIE *ghlo- variant of root *ghel- "to shine," also yielding words for "yellow" (cf. Latin helvus "yellowish, bay," Gallo-Latin gilvus "light bay;" Lithuanian geltonas "yellow;" Old Church Slavonic zlutu, Polish żółty, Russian zeltyj "yellow;" Sanskrit harih "yellow, tawny yellow," hiranyam "gold;" Avestan zari "yellow;" Old English geolu, geolwe, Modern English yellow, German gelb "yellow") and "green" (cf. Latin galbus "greenish-yellow;" Greek khloros "greenish-yellow color," kholos "bile;" Lithuanian zalias "green," zelvas "greenish;" Old Church Slavonic zelenu, Polish zielony, Russian zelenyj "green;" Old Irish glass, Welsh and Breton glas "green," also "gray, blue").
Buck says the interchange of words for yellow and green is "perhaps because they were applied to vegetation like grass, cereals, etc., which changed from green to yellow." It is possible that this whole group of yellow-green words is related to PIE root *ghlei- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see gleam (n.)).