Does “Joey Kangaroo” have a supplementary meaning?

My twins love Peppa Pig, and whenever it is possible I let them see the original English version. There’s a rule of thumb that all “young” characters, except the piglets themselves, have a name which starts with the same letter as the name of the animal, from Suzy Sheep to Zoë Zebra). The one and only exception is the little brother of Kylie Kangaroo, whose name is… Joey.

A search with Google returns more that 30K results, so I was wondering if for an English-speaker (probably a British English speaker, or maybe an Australian English speaker) “Joey Kangaroo” means something specific. Does anybody know if this is the case?


The word joey is the terminology for a young Kangaroo. See and the last sentence of the Terminology section here

In addition to that, it is also used as a first name, for men and women. You can see that here and here

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