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Joey (boy)

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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.


Joey has 20 different relations via Joe, Joseph: Che, Iosef, Iosep, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joemar, Jomar, Joop, Joos, Jose, Josef, Josep, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef and Jozef.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joey name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.