Jaakkima is a Finnish variant of Joakim, a Nordic name, which in turn is a variant of the biblical name, Joachim. The meaning of Jaakkima is 'lifted by Yahweh', in relation to the Hebrew word Yehoyakhin meaning 'established by Yahweh' or 'raised by God'. It is the name of a king of Judah who was detained in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar II in the Old Testament. Because St. Joachim, was well-liked during the middle age in Christian Europe, the name became widely used. The Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican faiths all hold that Saint Joachim was Saint Anne's husband and the father of Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The apocryphal gospel of James is where Joachim and Anne's tale first appears. An alternative meaning of Jaakkima as mentioned in the bible is believed to be 'supplanter'. Commonly used as a name for boys, Jaakkima is most often gender specific and is widely found across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Britain.
Jaakkima is most often associated with the gender: male.
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J-A-A-K-K-I-M-A , is a 8-letter male given name.