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pinWhat does Joey mean?

Joey /joey/ [1 syll.] 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.


Joey has 44 different relations via Joe, Joseph: Che, Giuseppe, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joemar, Jomar, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephe, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Pepe, Pepito, Peppi, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf, Yusup and Yuszef.

Kreatif forms: Jajoey, Joeygo, Joeyja. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joey outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Joey (#686 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Joseph (#20 last year), Jose (#76), Josue (#269), Joe (#565), Yusuf (#589), Yousef (#766), Josephus, Josef, Giuseppe, Jody and Jodie. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4424%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3358%, 24.1% less), with forms such as Joe, Joey, Jodie, Jody and Josef becoming somewhat dated. Yousef (#766), Yusuf (#589) and Josue (#269) are three of the more trendy baby names here. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Joey and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joey, Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joe in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josephus, Josue in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joe, Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Joey is alike in pronunciation to Jae, Jay, Je-, Jeh and Joao. Other suggested similar baby names are Joby, Jodey, Joed, Joel, Jorey and Jory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joey.