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What does Hakeem mean?

Hakeem Pronunciation of Hakeem [ha-keem] as a boys' name is pronounced hah-KEEM. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hakeem is "wise, intelligent". In Islam, "All-Wise" is one the ninety-nine attribute names of Allah. Basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon.

Associated with: arabic, wise, intelligent.


Hakeem has 3 variants: Akeem, Haakim and Hakim.

1 feminine form: Hakeema.

Creative forms:
(male) Harkeem, ..

(female) Hakee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hakeem Zaylen (H.Z.), ..

How popular is Hakeem?

Hakeem is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#43708 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hakeem was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #609 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #1162 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Akeem (#1458 from current records) and Hakim are the prominent variation forms of Hakeem (#1162 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Hakeem was well-received 3 decades ago (average #818) and is now much diminished (#1540, 67%), with the version Akeem becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hakeem, Akeem, Hakim in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hakeem and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ahkeem, Azeem, Faheem, Haaken, Haamed, Habeeb, Hadden, Haden, Hadlee, Hadley, Hafeez, Hagen, Haglea (see Hagley), Hagley, Haider, Hailey, Haim, Hakan, Hako, Hakon, Hale, Halen, Hallam, Halle, Hallem, Halley, Halsey, Halten (see Halton), Hameed, Hamel, Hamlen, Hamlet, Hammer, Hammet, Haniel, Hanley, Hannes, Hanyel, Hanzel, Hapheez (see Hafiz), Harben, Harden, Harel, Harjeet, Harken, Harlea, Harlee, Harlen, Harmen, Harte, Harvee, Hasheem, Hashem, Hashim, Haskel, Haskell, Haven, Havier, Hawes, Hawke, Hawley, Hayes, Hayim, Hayle, Hayyim, Hazen, Jakeem, Kadeem, Kareem, Kaseem, Khadeem, Nadeem, Naeem, Raheem and Saleem. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hakeem.

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