What does Joey mean?
Joey \joey\ as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Joey). The name Joey means "Jehovah increases". Joey is a derivative of Josephine (Hebrew). Somewhat uncommonly used as a given name for baby girls.
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.
Joey is a very popular first name for females (#1895 out of 4276, Top 44%) but a unique last name for all people. (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 this girl name was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Josefina, Josefa and Jo becoming less fashionable. Josie (#254) and Josephine (#147) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, with Josephine and Josie undergoing a rekindling in usage. (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.