If you are expecting a baby at home, there will surely be many preparations that you should be thinking about. Toys, clothes, cribs, pacifiers, you may even be thinking about its future and, without a doubt, about the name it will bear. There are a wide variety of baby names and many options to choose from. It may be that some of them catch your attention more. Visit our post on original names or rare names to learn more details. In this opportunity we are going to explain the meaning of Joaquín .

Etymology of the name Joaquin:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Joaquín comes from the Hebrew word yəhoyaqim whose meaning is literally “ Yahweh will build ” or “ Yahweh will build ”. This name has been popular since its appearance in the Bible, where the King of Judah, Joachim, is known. It is also the name of Saint Joachim, husband of Ana and father of Mary, mother of Jesus of Nazareth, who appears in the Gospel of James and his saints are celebrated by the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox Churches. Joaquín Romualdo Gaztambide y Garbayo, a Spanish composer of zarzuelas from the 19th century, is known. Joaquín is the variant of the name in Spanish.


Joachim or Jochen in German, Hakim in Arabic, Chuaquín in Aragonese, Xuaco or Xuacu in Asturian, Joaquim or Joaquinet in Catalan, Ximo in Valencian, Jáchym in Czech, Joaqim in Croatian, Jokum in Danish, Joakim in Scandinavian, Jokin or Iokin in Basque, Joachin or Jaquin in French, Xaquin or Xocas in Galician, Jack or Joachimin English, Ioachimus in Latin , Gwakkim in Maltese, Gioacchino or Giochino in Italian, Jochen in Dutch, Achim in Turkish, Xocas in Manx, Joaquim or Quim in Portuguese, Yakim in Russian. The best known female variant is Joaquina. Some diminutives of the name can be Kim, Quim or Quino.

Famous people named Joaquin:

  • Joaquin Sabina

    • Spanish singer-songwriter, poet and painter : born in Úbeda, Jaén in 1949, also known as Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina. He ventured into various musical genres such as pop, trova, pop and rock, releasing 17 studio recordings. He usually plays the guitar in the company of his baritone-type voice. He has won awards and distinctions such as the Andalusian Medal, the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, the Music Award for the best song, the Madrid Medal and the Úbeda Gold Medal.
  • Joaquin Rodrigo Vidre

    • Spanish composer : born in Sagunto, Valencia in 1901. Also known as Maestro Rodrigo, he was the 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez. When he was 7 years old he suffered from an infectious complication that left him blind, however, at the age of 9 he found a space in music to demonstrate his talent. He began studying music theory, piano and violin, and at 16 he began to study harmony and composition at the Valencia Conservatory where he would make his first opera and zarzuela compositions. He was a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and obtained distinctions such as the Order of Arts and Letters, and the Prince of Asturias Award.
  • Joaquin Rafael Phoenix

    • Puerto Rican and American actor, producer, screenwriter, singer, street artist and activist : he was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1973. From a family of artists and Jewish tradition, they joined the International Family action, being missionaries in many countries. During his travels, Joaquín discovered many of his talents for which he has won awards such as the Oscar, two Golden Globes, a Grammy, a SAG, a BAFTA, a Film Critics Award, winner of the Venice International Film Festival, of the Cannes Festival, among many other merits.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Joaquin:

People with this name are usually very creative, intuitive, fanciful and imaginative . Your entire creative center is linked to your experiences and the way you understand life. They are not selfish, self-centered or hypocritical people. They tend to be selective with their friendships, but they also tend to socialize with many people despite the difference of opinions they may find. They know how to listen and dialogue, they are empathic and have a good management of their emotions. His sense of humor is usually sarcastic, or he can be a little shy, so he will only make comments at opportune moments or in front of people who understand his vision of the world.