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.
How popular is Joey?
Joey is a very popular first name for males (#307 out of 1220, Top 25%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Joey for boys. Joey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #227 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #686. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Joey (#686 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Joseph (#20 last year), Jose (#76), Josue (#269), Joe (#565), Jody, Jodie and Josef. Adoption of these relations of Joey reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.64%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.42%, 33% less), with the forms Joe, Joey, Josef, Jody and Jodie becoming somewhat dated. Josue is the most trendy baby name here. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Joey and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Joey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay▼, Jaye, Je-, Jeh and Joao. Other suggested similar baby names are Jehu, Joby, Jodey, Joed, Joel, Jorey and Jory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joey.