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PronouncedPron.ZHAW-A-KEEM French
YO-a-khim German
yo-A-khim German
yaw-A-kheem Polish
JO-ə-kim English

Meaning & History

Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
VariantsJochen, Jochim German Ioachim, Ioakeim Judeo-Christian Legend
DiminutivesAchim, Jo, Jockel German
Other Languages & CulturesJokin Basque Jehoiachin, Jehoiakim Biblical Yehoyakhin, Yehoyakim Biblical Hebrew Joaquim, Chimo, Quim, Ximo Catalan Jáchym Czech Joakim, Jokum, Kim Danish Jochem Dutch Joakim, Aki, Jaakkima, Kim, Kimi Finnish Gioacchino, Gioachino Italian Joakim Macedonian Joakim, Kim Norwegian Joaquim, Quim Portuguese Akim, Yakim Russian Joakim Serbian Joaquín Spanish Joakim, Kim Swedish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute