US Popularity:1333
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:God will increase
Joey is a gender-neutral name of English and Hebrew origins, meaning “God will increase.” This name is commonly used as a diminutive of classic Joseph, but the shorter form works equally as well. Its etymology alludes to loyalty and love, just as the biblical figure, Joseph, embodied throughout his life. Alternatively, joey is also the term used for baby kangaroos! However, parents today might know this short-form name as a lead character in the TV show Friends. Just like the lovable character played by Matt LeBlanc, your little Joey is sure to bring joy and laughter to the lives of all they meet.

Joey Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Joey is currently #1197 on The Bump
Boy:Joey is currently #875 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Joey is currently #647 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Joey is currently #1333 in U.S. births
Boy:Joey is currently #1902 in U.S. births
Girl:Joey is currently #2675 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#2675
in 2022
- 230
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 438

  • Behind the Name, Joey, October 2012

  • Behind the Name, Joseph, December 2022

  • Merriam-Webster, Joey

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, joey, August 2020

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