Given Name JOACHIM

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ZHAW-A-KEEM (French), YO-a-khim (German), yo-A-khim (German), yaw-A-kheem (Polish), JO-ə-kim (English)   [details]

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).

Categories

Belgian royal family, Danish royal family
VARIANTS: Jochen, Jochim (German), Ioachim, Ioakeim (Judeo-Christian Legend)
DIMINUTIVES: Achim, Jo, Jockel (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Jokin (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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