What does Joey mean?
Joey /joey/ [1 syll.] 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). Compare surname Jow.
Joey has 33 related variations via Josephine: Fifi, Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Guiseppina, Jo▼, Joette, Joline, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josee, Josefa▼, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina▼, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josephyne, Josetta, Josette, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josie▲, Josy and Jozsa.Kreatif forms: Jajoey, Joeyja, Joeyya. [more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Joey for girls. Joey was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #736 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Joey and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Joey appearing in the Top 1000 are Josephine (#147 in 2014), Josie (#254), Josefine, Josette, Josefina, Joline, Josefa and Jo. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3983%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1777%, down 55.4%), with the versions Jo, Josefa and Josefina becoming less fashionable. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for Josephine and Josie. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Joey is alike in pronunciation to Jae, Jay, Je-, Jeh, Jey, Joi, Joia, Joie, Joy▲, Joya and Joye. Other suggested similar baby names are Jobey, Joby, Jodey, Jody▼, Joely, Joley, Joly, Jorey and Zoey▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joey.