Gender: Male Pronunciation: jo-AHK-eem or yo-AHK-eem Meaning of Joachim: "Established by God" Origin of Joachim: Hebrew

Joachim Origin and Meaning

The name Joachim is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Established by God".

Joachim is an undiscovered biblical name with potential, although most modern parents would probably prefer the more lively Spanish version, Joaquin. Like many Old Testament names, it was primarily in use in the seventeenth century, and then became rare. In the Bible Joachim is a king of Judah; according to the Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary.
br/>Currently well-used in France, the name Joachim is known in countries and languages around the world and pronounced somewhat differently in each. While American might be most familiar with the Spanish version of the name, Joaquin via actor Joaquin Phoenix, that pronunciation wah-keen is not similar to any of the pronunciations of Joachim, which all have three syllables often with the emphasis on the second.

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Pop Culture References for the name Joachim

Jov, Josquin, Jokin, Jachim, Joacheim, Jakim

Joachim's International Variations

Gioachino (Italian) Akim, Kima, Yackim (Russian) Jokum, Joakim, Jockum (Scandinavian) Joaquin (Spanish) Joaquim (Portuguese) Jochim (German) Jáchym (Czech)


Renee5322 Says:


My (Eastern Orthodox) priest's son is named this, he goes by JoJo.

Daiseymae Says:


Sounds like a gagging reflex.

ho_hey Says:


jogi löw brought me here :))

EW314 Says:


I like this name a lot (I say "jo-AH-kim"): it's both soft and strong-sounding, and has the option of boy-next-door nickname Joe/Joey if the full version feels like too much. I'd probably use Joa "jo-AH" as a nickname for something a bit more distinctive.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Strong, handsome and fits well with my taste in names :) I'm not sure if I'd ever use it but the fact that it works well in it's long form as well as having some cute nickname options (Joe, Joa, Kimmie, etc) definitely adds to the appeal :)

PineWarrior Says:


This is my grandfather's name! However, the pronunciation of his name is more along the lines of 'yah-kim' rather than any of the suggested ones. After moving to America from Germany in the late 1940's when he was around 11, he went by John though.

xaliciax Says:


I have heard a few variations on the pronunciation of this name online, don't think it would be usable for me, but it's very unique and something about it just looks very handsome.