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Gender: male
Pronunciation: wah-keen
Meaning: God will establish
Related Names: Akin, Jehoiakim, Jesus, Joachim, Joakim, Joakin, Juanita, Quin, Quinn, Wakeen

Length: 7 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: joaquin Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): god will establish



The name Joaquin is of Hebrew origin and means "God will establish," though the Polish interpretation is "the Lord exalts." Joaquin derives from Joachim, which traces back to Yehoyakim.[1] It may also derive from Jehoiakim, which means "established by God."[1]

Joaquin is used primarily in the Spanish-speaking world. Joaquim is the Portuguese version of the name.


Joaquin first appeared on the top 1000 chart in the United States in 1990. It ranked in the 500s or 600s until 2002, when popularity began to increase. In 2007, Joaquin ranked as the 290th most popular boy's name in the United States.[1]

Joaquin is a popular name in the Spanish-speaking world. In 2006, Joaquin ranked as the 6th most popular boy's name in both Argentina and Chile. It is also listed as the 10th most popular name in Uruguay.[1]


  • Saint Joaquin, also known as San Joaquin or Saint Joaquim, was the grandfather of Jesus Christ. He was Mary's mother, husband of Saint Anne. He is an apocryphal saint, not mentioned in the canonical writings.[1]
  • The feast day for Saint Joaquin may be one of these days:
    • September 16th
    • December 9th
    • March 20th[1]



  • Joaquín Balaguer: former president of the Dominican Republic (born September 1, 1906)
  • Joaquín Pardavé: Mexican actor and director (born September 30, 1900)
  • Joaquin Phoenix: actor (born October 28, 1974)
  • Joaquín Sabina: Spanish poet and songwriter
  • Joaquín Sanchez: soccer player, Spain (born July 21, 1981)
  • Joaquín Turina: Spanish composer (born December 9, 1882)

Author: Sarena Emily Levinson


Facts about JoaquinRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 7  +
Meaning God will establish  +
Meaningnc god will establish  +
Name joaquin  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation wah-keen  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Akin  +, Jehoiakim  +, Jesus  +, Joachim  +, Joakim  +, Joakin  +, Juanita  +, Quin  +, Quinn  +, and Wakeen  +
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