The most ghetto Hispanic name I can think of. Still love it tho. In my Spanish class when I was in elementary I nicknamed myself Joaquin.
PickleJuice  5/22/2019
Beautiful name, love the pronunciation and spelling.
Qiana  4/1/2019
Hurricane Joaquin (2015) was a powerful tropical cyclone that devastated several districts of the Bahamas and caused damage in the Turks and Caicos Islands, parts of the Greater Antilles, and Bermuda. It was also the strongest Atlantic hurricane of non-tropical origin in the satellite era.
XYKLONE  12/6/2017
"Yo Soy Joaquin" is a long poem written by Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez during the civil rights movement. The poem is a staple of the civil rights movement, as it was meant to teach Mexican Americans about their largely erased history. The poem touches on Mexicans' Indigenous and Spanish roots. The poem is sometimes called problematic by modern activists as African heritage and women are largely absent from the poem.
Icycoldhot  7/9/2017
A famous bearer of this name is Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo. For those who do not know who he is, he is a drug lord who escaped prison many times. He is also responsible for many murders. To me, he kind of ruins the name Joaquin.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2017
This name is just too easy to make fun of in an elementary school...

Joaquin the Joan of Orleans... Joan of Arcadia... etc.. A boy shouldn't endure such abuse...
angolmois  3/2/2017
Joaquín Rodríguez Espinar, known simply as Joaquín, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.
lilolaf  2/10/2017
Joaquín Torres is the second bearer of the Falcon mantle in Marvel Comics.
He's a human-bird hybrid who plays sidekick to Sam Wilson's Captain America.
Sharley  9/24/2016
This is my name and I spell mine like this 'Joakin'. People don't even know my other names. I am from Nigeria and the name isn't that common here and that's why I love the name so much. It's unique.
Joakin  3/26/2016
Joaquín can also be the Spanish form of Jehoiachin:
Lucille  2/12/2016
Somebody mentioned that Joaquin Phoenix's name used to be Leaf - that's true, but Joaquin is in fact his birth name. He went by Leaf as a child because he wanted a nature/hippie name like his siblings River, Rain, Liberty and Summer. As a teenager, he decided to go back to being called Joaquin. I associate this name primarily with him, and it's an association that's gone downhill a little since his whole staged "breakdown" a few years ago (which turned out to be faked for a pseudo-documentary).
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
First I REALLY liked this name,
I always heard it being pronounced as YO-AA-KEEN in my country,
Then when I've heard the official pronunciation is hwah-keen
I absolutely loathe it.
StarlessNight  10/26/2012
After reading the comments this name makes so much more sense! I always thought it was a female name, pronounced JO-uh-kwin, because I'd only seen it in movie credits, etc. Where neither the gender or pronunciation are apparent. When I read someone's comment that said that it's pronounced hwah-KEEN, I thought "Wow! So this is how hwah-KEEN is spelled!" I'd only ever heard the name Joaquin, apparently, but had never seen the person's name written.
Bazinga  12/27/2011
Pronounced "choa-KEEN".
MaggieSimpson  10/3/2009
I adore the spelling of this name and the way it looks, but not so much the sound of it. It is still a favourite name of mine, but I am not sure if I would be naming my child this.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2009
I have always liked this name, even before the actor became famous. I have never had a problem with the pronunciation, nor has anyone I know, but I am from California. Spanish names like this are not uncommon here.
Varuca  12/22/2008
Hi! I'm from Argentina and I am an English teacher, so actually the phonetic symbol for the very first letter is "x", not common in English, but in Spanish. That's the reason why it's difficult for some to pronounce; I don't think people name their children with this name after J Phoenix, because it is used a lot in Spain and Latin countries. I named my son Joaquin, but he is called by his middle name at kinder, because there are two other boys named Joaquin. I chose it because it's a Spanish name and we are Spanish descendants, but his middle name is from Arabian origin.
maiarb  9/10/2008
Joaquin pronounced wa-kquin means god will establish. It is a family name passed on about 9 generations, from what I can verify. I was told it was derived from the Ladino or Iberic culture. The name is a run off of what God would establish: Jachin pronounced wa-kquin, one of the two pillars entering the temple Solomon built. Have you guys herd of the Ladino culture before Spain in Iberia?
kino  7/29/2008
The Portuguese way can also be spelled Joaquin without the accent over it though. In Portuguese it's said "zho-ah-kee".
tigerlilly  5/1/2008
Joaquin is an old man's name.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2007
This is my son's legal name, but I always call him Jack. My husband says Jack is the American nickname for Joaquin. Not sure if that is true. I have to admit I do not like the name Joaquin and it is very difficult for most people to pronounce. He is always called Joe-Quin or even Jacqueline at doctors offices. Wish we had just named him Jack!
merswa  11/26/2007
Jack is supposed to be a pet form of John but I've also heard it being used as a pet form of James and Jacob. I have no idea how to pronounce this name so I would never use it because I think other people whould have the same problem.
renee06  1/10/2008
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos named their youngest son Joaquin Antonio Consuelos.
reverie  11/7/2007
I love this name. You would need a cool last name to go with it though.
YMPvt  3/4/2007
I really like this name. I would probably use it as a middle name though.
katiedid  2/27/2007
Pronounced Wah-KEEN.
Stella92  2/2/2007
Actually, it's pronounced more like hwah-KEEN.
caoilainn  6/5/2007
I don't know if it would be a good thing for this name to rise in popularity because of Joaquin Phoenix. His name sounds good because he's got a different surname to go with his first name but would you seriously consider Joaquin Smith or Jones? It sounds a bit daft.
hana  7/4/2006
The hype over Joaquin Phoenix has made me dislike this name. Heck, I was never even able to pronounce it properly until Joanquin Phoenix starred in "Walk the Line". It's one of those names I don't like the sound of.
Missy  4/7/2006
Joaquin Phoenix's name was once Leaf. (?) And besides, I think this is one of those names that will become a lot more frequent as a result of his popularity. How many people knew the name Errol before Errol Flynn became famous?
Dray  5/23/2006
Kelly Ripa's youngest son is called Joaquin.
dani_08  3/5/2006
There is a San Joaquin county in California. It is located in the Central Valley.
breakofday  12/21/2005
Joaquin Phoenix (the actor) is soooo incredibly hot. He is a wonderful actor too. See his movies.
twistedfrisbee4  9/26/2005

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