Joey

First Name
58k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
143
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joey

"Joey" is a name of English origin, and it means "God Will Increase". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun joey
Senses
  1. Any young animal, especially a young kangaroo.(Australian)
  2. A young child.(Australian)
  3. A three-penny piece.(British slang)
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Joe or Joseph.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Josephine.

Notable Persons Named Joey

Joey Badass is a hip hop music musician. His career lasted from 2010 to 2010. Joey was given the name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20th, 1995 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Joey is also known as Joey Badass, Joey Bada$$, and JayOhVee.

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Joey King is an actress. She has been prominent since 2006. Joey was given the name Joey Lynn King on July 30th, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Joey is also known as King and Joey Lynn (full name).

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Joey Diaz is a comedian. Joey was given the name Jose Antonio Diaz on February 19th, 1963 in Havana.

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Joey Bishop was a film, television, actor, comedian, and televisionactor. Joey was given the name Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3rd, 1918 in The Bronx, New York. He passed away on October 17th, 2007.

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Joey Jordison is a heavy metal music, alternative metal, nu metal, industrial metal, groove metal, horror punk, thrash metal, black metal, grindcore, and deathgrind musician, songwriter, record producer, multi instrumentalist, and multi-instrumentalist. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Joey was given the name Nathan Jonas Jordison on April 26th, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Joey is also known as #1, Speedball, Superball, and Scarecrow.

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Joey Ramone was a punk rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 2001. Joey was given the name Jeffrey Ross Hyman on May 19th, 1951 in New York, United States. Joey is also known as Joey Ramone. He passed away on April 15th, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joey

Alfie was born in 1967 in Peterlee.

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Joey is an athlete for the Eltham Palace F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Joey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 0 6
1916 9 0 9
1918 7 7 0
1919 15 7 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 19 11 8
1922 18 6 12
1923 13 8 5
1924 23 9 14
1925 19 8 11
1926 21 6 15
1927 19 5 14
1928 26 7 19
1929 22 6 16
1930 29 5 24
1931 31 7 24
1932 40 12 28
1933 36 14 22
1934 37 11 26
1935 44 9 35
1936 43 12 31
1937 49 11 38
1938 42 11 31
1939 59 9 50
1940 69 5 64
1941 60 8 52
1942 118 22 96
1943 145 14 131
1944 157 20 137
1945 140 20 120
1946 137 16 121
1947 188 14 174
1948 168 15 153
1949 169 15 154
1950 215 27 188
1951 222 26 196
1952 260 17 243
1953 357 28 329
1954 531 30 501
1955 720 26 694
1956 975 29 946
1957 1,077 43 1,034
1958 1,111 40 1,071
1959 1,147 26 1,121
1960 1,229 23 1,206
1961 1,286 29 1,257
1962 1,571 43 1,528
1963 1,401 18 1,383
1964 1,399 33 1,366
1965 1,146 26 1,120
1966 1,086 55 1,031
1967 1,151 83 1,068
1968 1,256 145 1,111
1969 1,332 142 1,190
1970 1,337 198 1,139
1971 1,238 167 1,071
1972 1,096 185 911
1973 1,081 208 873
1974 1,087 232 855
1975 1,063 223 840
1976 1,364 203 1,161
1977 1,412 199 1,213
1978 1,219 147 1,072
1979 1,268 173 1,095
1980 1,281 126 1,155
1981 1,173 101 1,072
1982 1,075 74 1,001
1983 871 80 791
1984 799 58 741
1985 811 48 763
1986 701 45 656
1987 760 39 721
1988 665 47 618
1989 647 42 605
1990 728 44 684
1991 712 60 652
1992 627 54 573
1993 706 53 653
1994 607 53 554
1995 574 67 507
1996 519 49 470
1997 497 56 441
1998 474 71 403
1999 519 70 449
2000 561 80 481
2001 530 95 435
2002 540 92 448
2003 626 132 494
2004 629 121 508
2005 628 146 482
2006 600 127 473
2007 603 133 470
2008 557 110 447
2009 506 99 407
2010 506 102 404
2011 497 90 407
2012 486 83 403
2013 453 73 380
2014 486 117 369
2015 411 95 316
2016 507 153 354
2017 440 145 295

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Popularity of Joey as a first name

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Common last names for Joey

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Phillips

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joey U.S.
  White 34.97% 64.26%
  African American 5.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 47.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joey

People with the last name Joey are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Joey

  • What name lists does Joey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Joey? Joey is the 912th most popular name of all time. As a last name Joey was the 120,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,932 babies born with the first name Joey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joey to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Joey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joey is Wednesday, June 16th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Joey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joey was in 1962 with a total of 1,528 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joey!
  • Random Joey Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joey ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 50 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Joey: Your name in reverse order is Yeoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 143 people with the last name Joey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joey? Joey is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.