What does Joey mean?
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) with the suffix -y.
(female) Johey, Juey, ..
(male) Jored, Joro, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Joey for girls. Joey was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #765 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #1784 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of the girl name Joey and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Joey (#1784 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Josephine (#147 in 2014), Josie (#254), Josey, Josefa, Joette and Jo. Usage of these forms of Joey was widespread a century ago (average #1101) and has become significantly reduced since (#1455, down 72%), with versions such as Josephine falling out of fashion. Josephine has been the overall favorite, although Josie seems to be becoming a favorite too.
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.