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Joaquin is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Joaquin – popular and common in the US!

The name Joaquin isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Joaquin ranks 325. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 6 were named Joaquin. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Joaquin.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Joaquin mean?

Joaquin is the American variant of the Spanish name Joaquín, which derived from the Germanic name Joachim. It goes back to the Hebrew name Yehoyaqim, meaning ‘raised by Yahweh’.

Joaquin can also ... have the somewhat spiritual meaning 'lifted by Yahweh'.

Joaquin has 7 letters 
and begins with a J

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter J is the most popular first letter for boys’ names. 10.1% of all common boys’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in boys’ names is A.

With seven letters, the name Joaquin has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 10.1% of all boys’ names start with a J, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the boys’ names that begin with the letter J, the name James is the most common.

Other names with 
J, o, a, q, u, i and n

If you take all the letters in the name Joaquin – J, o, a, q, u, i and n – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Joniqua.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Joaquin

If your name is Joaquin and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Joaquin

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Joaquin, you can simply say:








This is how the name Joaquin is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Joaquin in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Joaquin

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Joaquin is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Joaquin

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Joaquin sounds like this: