Joey - Meaning of Joey
Joey is an English pet form of the name Joel (English and German).
Joey is also an English pet form of the name Joseph (English, French, and German).
See also the related form, Joe (English and French).
Joey is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1962, 0.073% of baby boys were given the name Joey. Its ranking then was #197. The baby name has since suffered a steep fall in popularity, and is now of sporadic use. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Joey, Joel was the most regularly used. There were times from 1968 to 1969 when more girls than baby boys were named Joey, but currently it is more often than not a baby boy name. In 1979, baby boys named Joey outnumbered girls by 6 times.
† Pronunciation for Joey: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Joey:
Comedian Joey Bishop, born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, 3 February 1918 - 17 October 2007, The Bronx, New York.
Rock Musician Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Hyman, 19 May 1951 - 15 April 2001, Queens, New York.
Speed Eater Joey Chestnut, born Joseph Christian Chestnut, 1983, Vallejo, California.