Joey Name Meaning & Origin

Joey

Pronunciation: JOH-ee (key)

Origin of the name Joseph:

Derived from the Hebrew yōsēf (may he add, God shall add). The name is borne in the Bible by a favorite son of Jacob and Rachel (GEN. 30), by the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus (MATT. 1), and by Joseph of Arimathea, a rich Jew and secret follower of Jesus, who helped take Jesus' body from the cross to prepare it for burial, and supposedly took the Holy Grail to England (JOHN 19).

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My friend was given the name Joey because he was his mother's joy.

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an Englified name for my Hebrew, teeth breaking name, Yoav (pronounced like 'collage'), is Joey. I use it when i'm introducing myself globally (like when chatting with someone outside of Israel, talking to tourists or in DeviantArt or English-Speaking blogs). Yoav is a biblical name and it is very popular in Israel. In the New Testament it is changed to 'Joab' (pronounced like 'toad') and it is also to rare for me. And Joe is lame, so yup.

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Joe, JJ, JoJo

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Joey Essex, TV personality, famous for The Only Way Is Essex
Joey Santiago, a Filipino-American guitarist and composer. Active since 1986, Santiago is best known as the lead guitarist for the American alternative rock band the Pixies.
Joey Bishop, American entertainer
Joey Lawrence, American actor and former teen heartthrob
Joey Ramone, punk rock icon
Joey Armstrong, drummer of Emily's Army and son of Billie Joe Armstrong
Joey Graceffa, YouTuber and actor
Joey Richter, YouTuber (Tin Can Brothers) and actor (stage and Screen)

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Joey Gladstone, in the 80s-90s show "Full House"
Joey Tribbiani, character in TV show "Friends"
Joey, a fictional Somali kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders. His mother's name is Mabel and his father's name is Godfrey
Joey "J.P." Parker, from movie Another Cinderella Story

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