Meaning and name origin
Joey \joey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Joey), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joey is "Jehovah increases". Joey is a variant of Josephine (Hebrew): feminine of Joseph with the diminutive suffix -ine.
Joey is a very popular first name for females (#1895 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joey for girls. Joey reached its highest rank of #736 in the U.S. in 1970-1979 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joey and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Josephine (#147) and Joey. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Joey is also pronounced similarly to Jae, Jay, Je-, Jeh, Jey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Joy▲, Joya and Joye. Other suggested similar baby names are Jo▼, Jobey, Joby, Jodey, Jody▼, Joely, Joley, Joly, Jorey, Josey, Josy and Zoey▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joey.