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Joey (girl)

What does Joey mean?

Joey Pronunciation of Joey [joey] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Joey) is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Joey means "Jehovah increases". Joey is a version of Josephine (Hebrew).


8 relations via Josephine: Jo, Joette, Josee, Josefa, Josey, Josie, Josy and Jozsa.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeoey, Joney, ..

(male) Jored, Joro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joey Tinsley (J.T.), ..

How popular is Joey?

Joey is a very popular first name for females (#1895 out of 4276, Top 44%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Joey was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #765 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Joey appearing in the Top 2000 are Josephine (#131 in 2015), Josie (#251), Josey, Josefa, Joette and Jo. Usage of these forms of Joey was widespread a century ago (average #1101) and has become significantly reduced since (#1483, down 70%), with versions such as Josephine falling out of fashion. Josephine has been the overall favorite, although Josie seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey, Jo, Joette, Josefa, Josephine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josey, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joey is alike in pronunciation to Ja-, Jae, Jay, Jaya, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Jey, Jioia, Jioya, Joi, Joia, Joie, Joy, Joya and Joye. Other suggested similar names are Aley, Cloey, Codey, Coley, Corey, Dodey, Dorey, Evey, Fey, Honey, Ivey, Jacy, Jady, Jael, Jamey, Jany, Joan, Jobey, Joby, Joci, Joda, Jodee, Jodey, Jodi, Jody, Joela, Joelly, Joely, Jola, Joley, Joli, Joly, Jolyn, Jonay, Jone, Jonee, Jonel, Jonet, Joni, Jooley, Jorey, Jori, Jorry, Joss, Judey, Judy, Juley, July, Kodey, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Rey, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney and Zoey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joey.

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