What 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 of Joe (English): short version of Joseph. Compare surname Jue.
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.Kreatif forms: Joeyja, Joeyjo, Jojoey. [more]
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), 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%, down 24.1%), 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)