What does Kareem mean?
Kareem [ka-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.
Kareem has 1 feminine form: Karima.Creative forms:
(male) Keireem, Kereem, ..
(female) Kareemmi, .. Middle name pairings:
Kareem Zakariya (K.Z.), ..
How popular is Kareem?
Kareem is a somewhat popular first name for men (#858 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#44895 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kareem was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #466 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #728. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Karam (#1872 the previous year) and Karim (#1087) are the prominent varying forms of Kareem (#728 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Kareem are at the top of their popularity presently (usage of 0.03%). Kareem is a constant favorite.
Kareem▲ is alike in pronunciation to Kerem. Other recommended names are Faheem, Fareed, Hakeem, Jakeem, Kadeem▼, Kadeen, Kadeer, Kairne, Kaleel, Kameel, Karel, Karle, Karmel, Karmen, Karmi, Karney, Karny (see Kearney), Karrel, Kasee, Kaseem, Kearne, Kearney, Khadeem, Kirwen, Koren, Kram, Nadeem, Naeem, Raheem▼, Saleem, Sareek, Sareeq (see Saarik) and Tareek. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kareem.See names in meaning and etymology.