This name derives from the Ancient Greek khlóē (χλόη), meaning “blooming, young green shoot, green foliage or shoots of plants”, (an epithet of goddess Demeter). The name appears once in the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 1:11, in the context of "the house of Chloe". In Northern Ireland, Chloe was one of the most popular names for newborns from 1997 to 2002, followed by Emma in 2003. It was also one of the most popular girl's names throughout the UK for the seven years preceding 2002. In 2013 Chloe was the fourth most popular name for girls in Australia. Thargelia (Greek Θαργήλια), a spring festival “Chloeia” was one of the chief Athenian festivals in honour of the Delian Apollo and Artemis, held on their birthdays, the 6th and 7th of the month Thargelion (about May 6 and May 7). On the 6th a sheep was sacrificed to Demeter Chloe on the Acropolis, and perhaps a swine to the Fates, but the most important ritual was the following.