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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Joaquin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Joaquin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Joaquin:

  • Records indicate that 21,925 boys in the United States have been named Joaquin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 1,227 people in the U.S. were given the name Joaquin. Those people are now 12 years old.

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    Comments about the name Joaquin

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My son is one and we named him Joaquin! I just love it!!" Nov. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Joaquin ... it IS pretty unusual, but he loves his name ... he is often mistakenly called Joachim, or Hakim, as those names are common in other parts of the world ... it is unique (at least so far!) and all his friends have mentioned that they only know one Joaquin!" Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am planning on naming my unborn baby boy Joaquin and although I get a lot of "how do you pronounce it and spell it" ultimately the reaction is...that's a pretty cool name." Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joaquin and I love my name. If u search the meaning and orgin it was Mary's fathers name Gods grandfather. It has become a more common name." Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "After trying to conceive for over 8 yrs and finally becoming successful w/my 5th pregnancy; we found out we were having a boy! My husband & I went through all kinds of names but in the end we had chosen Joaquin. The meaning of the name fit perfect for our son because God had granted a son. He is now 17 months and we could not have picked a more perfect named. He is such a sweet beautiful boy w/lots of energy & very intelligent! Not to mention how everyone loves his name. We have not given him a nickname b/c to our surprise, everyone has been able to pronounce his name correctly. I love this name!" May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I struggled to name our son. We didn't want to give him a common boy name so we chose Joaquin, and it fits his strong and confident personality. We also call him Quinn for short. It's a lovely name for a boy." Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Graet strong name, really like it..i guess its a name you either love or hate the sound off..." Oct. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name, but seems to be becoming more popular..." Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a really nice name for a boy. My only problem is that my wife and I are mostly irish so i don't think any son of ours could pull it off." Sep. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I share this name with my father. It has been in my family for many many generations(we are of spanish/gibraltarian descent . the proper way to pronounce Joaquin is (H'walkeen) the j in spanish is pronounced as H like in hat." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is very difficult to place and it is a very individual name. For my wife and I it was from a friend of mine from Ecuador...he was a kind soul and an excellent person. We held the name close to our heart and waited to see if our son met what we thought 'Joaquin' meant. Six weeks early and very spanish in looks Joaquin was IT! That said pronuciation and spelling are difficult until we move to Mexico or to all." Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, only we spell it "Joaquim". We call him Jack for short, because people don't know how to pronounce it." Jan. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "IT IS MY COUSINS NAME AND THE NAME LOOKS BAD ON HIM" Sep. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "Not knowing I were pregnant, and almost give him up for adoption, not knowing the gender and had no name. At birth it was love at first sight. My only boy, and I named him Joaquin.At 2 yrs 7mnths he became a hit and run victim. On our way to Hospital, he died in my arms...however, doctors tried their best, with no heartbeat or sign of life, and miraculously after approx 25 min. they had a very weak pulse and heartbeat.Now, when searching the origen and meaning of the name, I do understand why my little boy had to have that name. He were literally lifted and established by Jehovah. Praise God." Feb. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "after searching for so many baby names my husband and I decided to choose the name Joaquin for my unborn baby I will give birth January 2017. the name sounds so cool and unique. but we dont lnow the nick name for it..can anyone suggest?" Nov. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Joaquin! Most beautiful name in the world!" May. 31, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 9 yrs old and his name is Joaquin. He's a wondeful boy and he loves the uniqueness of his name all his little friends think he is so COOL and I love what that does to his Self-Esteem!" Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this name is so cool, I met a guy named this once he was really good looking and nice and outgoing. Its pronounced "wak EEn" like joaquin phoenix." Jul. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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