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Meaning and name origin

Kareem \k(a)-reem\ as a boy's 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.


Kareem has 3 variant forms: Karam, Karim and Kharim.

There is 1 feminine form of Kareem: Karima.


Kareem is a somewhat popular first name for males (#858 out of 1220, Top 70%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#71517 out of 88799, Top 81%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kareem for boys. Kareem reached its highest rank of #485 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Kerem. Other suggested similar baby names are Kadeem, Karney and Kaseem. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kareem.