Joaquín is the Spanish language version of Joachim. It is a male name which finds its origin in Hebrew (''Yehoyaqim'') and literally means "lifted by Yahweh". Jojakim (originally Eljakim) was a king of Judah in the Old Testament. His son was Jojachin. San Joaquín is the Spanish language of the name of Saint Joachim, the traditional name for the father of Mary (mother of Jesus).

Given name

* Joaquín (footballer, born 1956), Spanish retired footballer * Joaquín (footballer, born 1981), Spanish footballer who plays for Real Betis * Joaquín (footballer, born 1982), Spanish retired footballer * Joaquín Almunia, Spanish politician * Joaquín Andújar, professional baseball player in the Houston Astros organization * Joaquín Arias, professional baseball player in the San Francisco Giants organization * Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic * Joaquín Belgrano, Argentine patriot * Joaquín Benoit, professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres * Joaquin Castro, American politician from San Antonio, Texas * Joaquín Cortés, Spanish flamenco dancer * Joaquín De Luz, Spanish New York City Ballet principal dancer * Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Mexican drug lord * Joaquín Hernández, Mexican footballer * Joaquín "Jack" García, Cuban-American FBI agent * Joaquín Lavín, Chilean politician for the Independent Democrat Union * Joaquín Maurín, Spanish Catalan leader of the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) and the Workers and Peasants Bloc * Joaquín Miguel Elizalde, Filipino diplomat, businessman and polo player * Joaquin Miller, American poet and frontiersman * Joaquin Murrieta, Mexican-Californian 19th century outlaw * Joaquín Pardavé, Mexican actor, director, songwriter and screenwriter of the Mexican cinema (1900–1955) * Joaquin Phoenix, American actor * Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer of classical music, especially for the guitar * Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer-songwriter and poet * Joaquín Salvador Lavado "Quino", Spanish-Argentine cartoonist. * Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish artist * Joaquin Szuchman (born 1995), Israeli-Argentinian professional basketball player in the Israel Basketball Premier League * Joaquín Turina, Spanish composer of classical music * Joaquín Zavala, former President of Nicaragua


* Jaymee Joaquin, Filipina actress and TV presenter * Nick Joaquin, Filipino author * Waldis Joaquín, Dominican baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants

Fictional character

* Commander Joaquin, a character in the anime ''Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer''


* Hurricane Joaquin

See also

* Joachim * San Joaquin (disambiguation)


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