What does Joey mean?
Joey /joey/ as a name for boys (also used less generally as girls' name Joey). Joey's name origins are English and Hebrew. Joey is an alternate form, with the suffix -y, of Joe (English): short version of Joseph.
(male) Jofey, Jored, ..
(female) Joeya, Joeyja, ..
How popular is Joey?
Joey is a very prominent first name for men (#307 out of 1220, Top 25%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Joey for boys. Joey entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #215 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #686. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Joey is alike in pronunciation to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Joao and Joe. Other suggested similar names are Bogey, Cobey, Codey, Coley, Coney, Corey, Covey, Coxey, Frey, Grey, Hobey, Ikey, Jacey, Jacy, Jamey, Jary, Jeb, Jed, Jem, Jet, Jo, Joab, Jobe, Joben, Joby, Jock, Jodey, Jodi, Jody, Joed, Joel, Joell, Joeri, Jomei, Jon, Jona, Jonn, Jonny, Joop, Joos, Jorel, Joren, Jorey, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jorry, Jory, Jose, Josep, Joss, Jovi, Jozef, July, Key, Kobey, Kodey, Korey, Morey, Rey, Rorey, Tobey, Tomey, Toney, Torey and Trey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joey.