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

The name Joachim is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Established by God". Joachim and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Joachim

Joachim, supposed father of the Virgin Mary
Joachim Neander (1650-1680), German hymnist
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg
Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg
Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, Prince of Denmark
Joachim Gans, Czech mining expert, first Jew in North America
Joachim-Napoleon Murat, King of Naples and brother-in-law of Napoleon
Joachim Gauck, German president and civil rights activist in former East Germany
Joachim "Jogi" Löw, German football manager
Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
Joachim Fischer Nielsen, Danish Olympic badminton player
Joachim Lafosse, Belgian film director
Joachim River "JJ" Johnson, son of actor Wil Johnson
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany who was convicted in the Nuremberg Trials

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)


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.