Meaning and name origin
Joachim \jo(a)-chim\ as a boy's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Joachim: Joakima.
Joachim is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16129 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Joachim and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Joaquin (#326). (2014 statistics).