Joey - boys name

Joey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Joey name meaning:

The name Joey is typically associated with boys and is of English origin. It is a diminutive form of the name Joseph, which means "God will increase" or "may he add" in Hebrew. The name Joseph carries biblical significance as it was borne by one of Jacob's sons in the Old Testament. Joey is a popular choice for parents looking for a more informal and playful version of the traditional name Joseph.

The name Joey has a friendly and approachable feel, often associated with a cheerful and outgoing personality. It is a name that brings to mind qualities such as kindness, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor. People named Joey tend to be sociable and enjoy making connections with others. The name is versatile and can suit individuals from various backgrounds and walks of life. Overall, Joey is a name that exudes warmth and positivity, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a cheerful and friendly name for their son.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joseph. God adds.


Unisex names

Related names

Joseph , Fifi , Fifine, Jody , Joe , Joey , Joosef, Joosep, Jose , Josef , Josefa, Josefina , Josep, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josette , Josie , Josina, Joska, JosT, Jozsef, Jozsi, Manasses, Pepe, Pepillo, Pepita, Peppino, Pippino, Yosef , Yosefu, Yusuf

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Overall UK ranking: 126 out of 4789

449 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (96)
  • Scotland (108)

Historical popularity of Joey

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