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The name Joey is of English origin, and is a diminutive form of Joseph.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Joey has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Joey
Use of the Name Joey for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
45,871 43,164 15,828 4,607 2,342 985 494
The table below indicates the number of times the name Joey has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Joey first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1939, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Joey
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193989549  
194077664  
194186953  
194265596  
1943544132  
1944525134  
1945545120  
1946582122  
1947517172  
1948535154  
1949538153  
1950492186  
1951479199  
1952452244  
1953383328  
1954324501  
1955270695  
1956239944  
19572401,031  
19582371,068  
19592401,124  
19602301,203  
19612201,253  
19621971,531  
19632071,385  
19642031,363  
19652141,120  
19662171,028  
19672091,070  
19682091,108848145
19692101,193884142
19702171,139745198
19712191,070826167
1972236907756185
1973240874707208
1974239854659231
1975247841672224
19761931,160721203
19771951,211765198
19782071,072949148
19792151,092883172
19802121,150  
19812251,067  
19822311,002  
1983261791  
1984280740  
1985273763  
1986309654  
1987299721  
1988343617  
1989369604  
1990352683  
1991362651  
1992402571  
1993359654  
1994413553  
1995448509  
1996461469  
1997487440  
1998519400  
1999491447  
2000487477  
2001518433  
2002509447  
2003498491  
2004493494  
Totals:  45,871 2,221

During the last 125 years, parents have used Joey as a boy's name about 95% of the time and less frequently (about 4% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Joey appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 66 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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