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What does Raheem mean?

Raheem /ra-heem/ as a name for boys. Raheem's root is Arabic, and the meaning of the name Raheem is "compassionate". Raheem is an alternate spelling of Rahim (Arabic) with the suffix -eem.

Associated with: arabic, compassionate (gracious)


Raheem has 1 variant: Rahiem.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Raheemmy, Roheem, ..

(female) Raheemar, Raheemmy, ..

How popular is Raheem?

Raheem is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#40761 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Raheem for boys. Raheem entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #417 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is at #1223 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Raheem and corresponding names. The only other prominent related form of Raheem (#1223 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 is Rahim. Adoption of these relations of Raheem was at its highest in 1993 (average #1208) and is now much diminished (#1611, 73%), with the form Raheem falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raheem, Rahim in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Raheem is alike in pronunciation to Raham. Other recommended names are Faheem, Hakeem, Hasheem, Jakeem, Kadeem, Kareem, Kaseem, Nadeem, Naeem, Naheer, Rabee, Rafee, Rahm, Raine, Ram, Ramey, Rane, Rasheed, Ravee, Rayne, Remee, Saleem, Taheer, Waheeb, Yacheem and Zaheer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raheem.