Other Origin(s):Arabic, Russian
Meaning:Established by God; Ruler, governor
Akim is a boy's name with origins that span the globe. It is primarily considered a diminutive of the Hebrew name, Jehoiakim, meaning "established by God." Pronounced ah-KEEM, this unique boy's name shares Russian roots, for it is considered a shortened version of Joachim. Another source for this distinctive title is Arabic, where it is thought to stem from the word hakim, which translates to "ruler" or governor."
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