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What does Joey mean?

Joey \joey\ as a name for boys (also used less generally as girls' name Joey) is a form of Joe (English): short form of Joseph. Popular choice for a birth name.


Joey has 44 different forms 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.


Joey is a very popular first name for males (#307 out of 1220, Top 25%) but a unique surname for all people. (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.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Joey and related names. 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 this boy name reached its apex during 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Joe, Joey, Josef, Jody and Jodie becoming somewhat dated. Yousef (#766), Yusuf (#589) and Josue (#269) are three of the more trendy baby names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Similar 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.