How is Zooey pronounced?
Zooey Deschanel, an American actress and singer named after the Salinger novel. (She pronounces it as “Zoë.”)
|Pronunciation||/ˈzoʊi/ ZOH-ee, /ˈzuːi/ ZOO-ee|
|Language(s)||1. Hebrew 2. Greek|
|Derivation||1. Zechariah 2. Zoe|
How do you pronounce Zooey from Franny and Zooey?
Why is Zooey Deschanel spelled like that?
As if her first name wasn’t deceiving enough, “Deschanel” is supposedly pronounced “Day-shuh-NELL” with a greater emphasis on the last syllable.
Is Zooey a male name?
The name Zooey is a boy’s name. The original Zooey, hero of J.D. Salinger’s Franny & Zooey, was male, but nowadays the name is more closely associated with actress/singer Zooey Deschanel.