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Region of originScandinavia

Joakim or Joacim is a male name primarily used in Scandinavian[1][2], Finnish[3][4], and, before the 1917 Communist coup in Russia, Russian cultures. It is derived from a transliteration of the Hebrew יהוֹיָקִים, and literally means "lifted by Jehovah". In the Old Testament Jehoiakim was a king of Judah. In the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican traditions, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The story of Joachim and Anne appears first in the apocryphal Gospel of James. Joachim and Anne are not mentioned in the Bible.[5]

The following people are known by the given name Joakim or Joacim:

Fictional character[edit]

  • Joakim von Anka, the Swedish name for Scrooge McDuck.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brylla, E. (2004). Förnamn i Sverige – Kortfattat namnlexikon. Liber, Stockholm. ISBN 9789147051175.
  2. ^ Villarsen Meldgaard, E. (1994). Den store navnebog. Aschehoug, Copenhagen. ISBN 9788711126356.
  3. ^ Vilkuna, K. (2005). Etunimet. Otava, Helsinki. ISBN 9511188925.
  4. ^ Blomqvist, M. (2006). Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? Svenska folkskolans vänner, Helsinki. ISBN 9519087710.
  5. ^ Brownrigg, R., Brownrigg, C. (2001). Who's Who in the New Testament, p. T-62. ISBN 0-415-26036-1.