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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Joachim m. Hebrew יְהוֹיָקִים 'may God raise'.

The apocryphal name of the father of Mary, venerated as a saint, and a 13th C Italian founder of a monastic order called the 'Joachimites'. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Joachim, Joachym, Joakym, Joakyn.

The name was never common in any culture, but the importance of the saintly father of Mary meant that this name could be found pretty much anywhere.

Early New High German
1571 Joachim (nom) ChronSH p. 9
1597x1598 Joachem BoonenGes p. 391, Joachim ibid. p. 337
1571 Joachim AuFr Grunekees; 1586 Joachim ibid. Rombouts; 1588 Jochim ibid. Rombout; 1592 Joachim ibid. Bradleij
Middle Low German
1436 Yochim BbRT p. 359
1592 Jachi Tiik1977 p. 286
1378 Joachim (dat) hanquetvol1 1677
Middle French
1493 Joachim MSR1838 p. 375; 1563 Joachim RegPCC-1 p. 536; 1564 Joachim ibid. p. 50; 1566 Joachim ibid. p. 252; 1567 Joachim ibid. p. 339; 1571 Joachim ibid. p. 439; 1572 Joachim ibid. p. 505; 1587 Joachim RTFProvins 46
Early New High German
1409 Joachim (dat) mairhofer DCXC; 1416 Joachim (nom) ibid. DCCIII; 1419 Joachim (gen) ibid. DCCIX; 1420 Joachim (nom) ibid. DCCXV
1287 Yachim (nom) RigSB 499; 1290 Yachim (nom) ibid. 223; 1291 Yachim (nom) ibid. 634; 1292 Yachim (nom) ibid. 702; 1295 Jachym (nom) ibid. 754; 1296 Jachim (nom) ibid. 777; 1301 Jachim (nom) ibid. 863; 1302 Joachim (gen) ibid. 91; 1305 Jachim (nom) ibid. 932, Yachim (nom) ibid. 936; 1307 Joachim (nom) ibid. 955, Johachim (nom) ibid. 942
1292 Yake (nom) RigSB 235
The Netherlands
1573 Joachim MagMiddelburg-1560, Joachims (gen) ibid.; 1574 Joachim ibid., Joachims (gen) ibid.
Early Modern Swedish
1593 Jochim (nom) HGS p. 161
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Joachim". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1.