from the hebrew word Jojakim or Jojachin meaning "raisede by Jahwe". It signifies that this person is loyal, honest, brave and good. In fact, Jojakim was the ancient king of Juda and the father of Jojachin. In the German speaking area this name became very
popular during the 16th and 17th
century. In Dutch slang
Jochen is a knick-name for a small
boy at elementary school. Many Jochens became very
rich. There is a coin named
after Jochen, the so called Joachimsthaler.