Chloe

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See also: Chloé and Chloë

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From Ancient Greek χλόη (khlóē, young green shoot), an epithet of goddess Demeter.

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Chloe

  1. A female given name
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 1 Corinthians 1:11:
      For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
    • 1731 Jonathan Swift, Strephon and Chloe:
      Of Chloe all the town has rung; / By ev'ry Size of Poets sung. / So beautiful a Nymph appears / But once in Twenty Thousand Years.
    • 1981 William Boyd, A Good Man in Africa, H.Hamilton , ISBN 0241105161, page 24:
      Before he had met this one, Morgan had assumed that people called Chloe were either the neurotic brilliant daughters of Oxbridge dons or else silly screaming debutantes.

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