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Meaning and Name Origin

Kareem \k(a)-reem\ as a boys' name is pronounced kah-REEM. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kareem is "generous, giving". The Koran lists generosity as one of the 99 qualities of God. Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


Variations

Kareem has 3 variants: Karam, Karim and Kharim.

Kareem has 1 feminine form: Karima.


Popularity

Kareem is a somewhat popular first name for men (#858 out of 1220, Top 70%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#71517 out of 88799, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Kareem for boys. Kareem was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #485 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #751. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kareem name in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Kareem is alike in pronunciation to Kerem. Other recommended similar baby names are Kadeem, Karney and Kaseem. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kareem.

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