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What does Joachim mean?

Joachim Pronunciation of Joachim [joachim] 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.

Associated with: 19th century, medieval, virgin (pure).


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

Affiliated boy name: Jehoiakim.

1 feminine form: Joakima.

Creative forms:
(male) Jochim, Jorchim, ..


Middle name pairings:
Joachim Lewis (J.L.), ..

How popular is Joachim?

Joachim is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13658 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Joaquin (#321 a year ago) is the only popular alternative form of Joachim (not ranked). This form of Joachim was favored by parents in the year 2008 (#275) and has remained as popular to this day (#321, 7.5%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joaquin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joachim and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Achim, Eliachim, Fahim, Haashim, Hashim, Ioachim, Ioachime (see Ioakim), Jachin, Jackie, Jacqin, Joash, Jorim, Jotham, Rachim and Rahim. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joachim.

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