Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. YO-a-khim(German)

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 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

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Name Days

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


Entry updated November 20, 2020