Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. YO-a-khim(German) yo-A-khim(German) ZHAW-A-KEEM(French) yaw-A-kheem(Polish) JO-ə-kim(English)  [key·IPA]

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).

Related Names

VariantsJochen, Jochim(German) Ioachim, Ioakeim(Judeo-Christian-Islamic 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, Jooa, Kim, Kimi(Finnish) Gioacchino, Gioachino(Italian) Joakim(Macedonian) Joakim, Kim(Norwegian) Joaquim, Quim(Portuguese) Akim, Yakim(Russian) Joakim(Serbian) Joaquín, Joaquin(Spanish) Joakim, Kim(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Austria: May 11
Austria: July 26
Germany: July 26
Poland: August 16
Poland: September 3
Poland: September 22
Poland: December 9


Entry updated January 21, 2022