Meaning and Name Origin
Joachim \jo(a)-chim\ as a boys' name is pronounced wah-KEEN. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joachim is "established by God". Short form of the Hebrew name Jehoichin. Joaquin Miller was a noted and colorful 19th-century poet-adventurer of the American West. According to medieval Catholic tradition, Joachim was the name of the Virgin Mary's father. Composer Josquin Des Pres; actor Joaquin Phoenix.
For more information, see also the related boy name Jehoiakim.
Joachim has 1 feminine form: Joakima.
Joachim is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#16129 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Joachim and associated names. Joaquin (#326 a year ago) is the only popular alternative form of Joachim (#unlisted). This boy name reached the peak of its popularity in 2008 and is somewhat less popular today. Joaquin (#326) is the most chic birth name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)