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What does Kareem mean?

Kareem Pronunciation of Kareem 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, great


VARIANTS Karam, Karim, Kharim




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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 #693. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Karam (#1717 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Karim (#1090) are the prominent varying forms of Kareem (#693) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Kareem were at the top of their popularity 1 year ago (USAGE OF 0.04%) and have remained as common to this day (USAGE 0.03%, 3.1%). Kareem is a constant favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kareem, Karam, Karim in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kareem is alike in pronunciation to Kerem. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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