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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.


Joachim has 10 variant forms: Akim, Ioakim, Jachim, Jakim, Joacheim, Joaquim, Joaquin, Josquin, Yachim and Yakim.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joaquin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joaquin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ioachim and Jachin. Like Joachim, these names are not commonly used.