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I'm trying to translate the name Chloe into Chinese that would be meaningful and sound the same as it does in English.

The name Chloe is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Chloe is: Green shoot. Fresh blooming.

I have come up with "草怡". Does that work as a transliteration of the name or does that name not seem right? I don't want to pick anything that would have a negative colloquialism.

  • "草怡" is quite good, need to adjust with 時辰八字? – 水巷孑蠻 Aug 1 '16 at 15:09
  • user suggestion 克略,web search yields 希拉克略 Heraclius, confirming characters have been used in transliteration – user6065 Aug 1 '16 at 15:20
  • 草 is not very common in Chinese names, but it is not bad either. However, note that people recently like to use 草, 艹, or 操 on the Internet to replace 肏 (cao4), which means f**k. – bfrguci Aug 1 '16 at 16:46
  • comment #2: transliteration understood as 译音、音译 transcription of phonetic symbols ,(as in transliteration key 转写法) – user6065 Aug 1 '16 at 17:17
  • slightly different transliteration in 法汉词典:fayufaguo.com/Chloe Chloe nom. 克罗伊 – user6065 Aug 1 '16 at 17:45
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The "Hit Girl" actress is 克蘿伊 --

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A7%91%E6%B4%9B%C2%B7%E8%8E%AB%E7%91%9E%E5%85%B9

   克蘿伊·格雷丝·摩蕾茲 (英语:Chloë Grace Moretz,1997年2月10日-),美國女演員,.......

This page https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloe shows others with the same 克蘿伊, which seems the most common Chinese rendering of the name.

 克蘿伊‧安格紐,愛爾蘭歌手,女性合唱團體天使女伶(Celtic Woman)的最年輕成員。
 克蘿伊·布莉姬(Chloe Bridges),美國女演員、歌手。
 克蘿伊·瓊斯(Chloe Jones),美國女性色情演員。
 克蘿伊·馬歇爾(Chloe Marshall),英國大尺碼模特兒,2008年薩里小姐冠軍,英國小姐亞軍
  • top answer covers full names with English language last names, French Chloe has accent aigu on e, Chinese transliteration thus reflects language difference of originals – user6065 Aug 1 '16 at 18:22
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For a girl,柯萝翊,柯萝奕,柯萝漪

For a boy, 柯罗逸,柯罗毅,柯罗驿

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克洛伊

The TV show 24 has a character whose name is also Chloe, her name is usually transliterated as 克洛伊.

A quick Baidu search returns the following:

为什么看完反恐24小时那么喜欢克洛伊?

24小时大结局,杰克与克洛伊的告白,悲壮得简直可以用荡气回肠来形

爱死24小时的克洛伊了。

Results for 克洛伊 also return a lot of Chloé/Chloe:

Chloé官方网站 / 名牌服装、手袋、香氛官网

克洛伊CHLOE DVD中字_土豆_高清视频在线观看

三亚婚纱摄影_三亚【克洛伊】婚纱摄影工作室_海外婚纱摄影_三亚...

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chloe 可怡 This is most suitable for a girl in my opinion

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可蕾.

  • 可(ke3): able, becoming, agreeable
  • 蕾(lei3): bud, bloom

Both are frequent female name characters.

The only downside is that they all go the third tone like down-up-down-up which can be mouthful for a name, but you can substitute 可 with 珂, another frequent female name character. The latter sounds better, but the meaning could be a bit off.

珂(ke1): (white) jade.

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