Chloe, also spelled Chloë or Chloé, is a feminine name meaning "blooming" or "fertility" in Greek. The name ultimately derives, through Greek, from the Proto-Indo-European root -, which relates to the colors yellow and green. The common scientific prefix chloro- (eg. chlorine and chloroplast) derives from the same Greek root. In Greek the word refers to the young, green foliage or shoots of plants in spring.