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What does Karima mean?

Karima Pronunciation of Karima [kari-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-REE-mah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Karima is "generous, giving". Feminine of Karim or Kareem.

Associated with: arabic, generous (gracious).


Karima has 4 variants: Kareema, Kareemah, Kareima and Karimah.

Creative forms:
(female) Karika, Kyrima, ..

(male) Karika, Karimi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Karima Janiah (K.J.), ..

How popular is Karima?

Karima is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3879 out of 4276, Top 91%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Karima for girls. Karima has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karima name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karima outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Carisa, Carisma, Daria, Darina, Farica, Halima, Jaima, Jarica, Kacia, Kadiya, Kaia, Kaila, Kalifa, Kalina, Kalisa, Kama, Kamila, Karaina, Karan, Kareena, Karene, Karenna, Kariana, Karianna, Karida, Karie, Karin, Karina, Karinna, Karisma, Karita, Karlina, Karlita, Karlla, Karma, Karman, Karmia, Karmina, Karna, Karon, Karrin, Karrina, Karrisa, Karrla, Karyn, Karyne, Karynna, Karysa, Kasia, Katia, Katria, Katrina, Katrisa, Kazia, Keriana, Kerin, Kiria, Klarika, Klarisa, Korin, Korina, Korinna, Korrina, Larina, Larisa, Maria, Marika, Marita, Prima, Salima, Sarina, Sarita, Yarina, Zaria and Zarina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karima.

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