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Gender: Male Pronunciation: wah-KEEN Meaning of Joaquin: "God will judge" Origin of Joaquin: Spanish variation of Joachim Joaquin's Popularity in 2017: #361

The name Joaquin is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "God will judge". Joaquin is ranked #361 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Actor Joaquin Phoenix (brother of River, Rain, Liberty and Summer) highlighted this one, then Kelly Ripa began talking about younger son Joaquin on her daily TV show, and presto—it's now one of the hottest and most appealing multicultural baby boy names.

Joaquin is currently enjoying high popularity in South America, especially in Argentina and Chile.

Colorful poet Joaquin (born Cincinnatus) Miller was known as the "Byron of the Rockies." There is a teenage character in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls named Joaquin, and San Joaquín is the Spanish version of Saint Joachim, the traditional name for the father of Mary, mother of Jesus.

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Famous People Named Joaquin

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, American actor
Joaquín Antonio Balaguer, former President of the Dominican Republic
Cincinnatus Heine "Joaquin" Miller, American poet
Joaquin Capilla, Mexican Olympic diver
Joaquín Castro, U.S. Congressman from Texas
Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer
Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist
Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina, Spanish singer-songwriter
Joaquín Pardavé, Mexican actor
Joaquín José Lavín, Chilean politician
Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player
Joaquín Antonio Benoit, Dominican baseball player
Joaquín Almunia, Spanish politician
Joaquín Árias, Dominican baseball player
Joaquin Murrieta Carrillo, Mexican-American folk hero and inspiration for Zorro
Joaquin Batistuta (b. 1999), son of footballer Gabriel Batistuta
Joaquin Antonio Consuelos (b. 2003), son of actors Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Joaquín Raba Fonseca (b. 2012), son of actor Juan Pablo Raba and presenter Mónica Fonseca
Joaquin Emmanuel Ramirez (b. 2015), son of singers Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez of duo Johnnyswim

Pop Culture References for the name Joaquin

Joaquin De Santos, character on TV series Riverdale
Joaquin, son of Don Alejandro (Zorro) in movie 'The Legend of Zorro'
Joaquin Montez, character on TV's 'Just Jordan'
Joaquin Mondragon, character in the animated film "The Book of Life"

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Essa Says:


I like the way it looks but really dislike the way it sounds.

SimoneKadele Says:


I love this name, but I don't know if I would use it.