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What does Karim mean?

Karim Pronunciation of Karim as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of the name Karim is "generous, giving". Karim is a variant form of Kareem (Arabic).


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, generous


VARIANTS Kharim, Karam


(male) Kirim, ..


Karim Rocky (K.R.), ..

How popular is Karim?

Karim is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#7966 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Karim was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #906 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is at #1090 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kareem (#693 A YEAR AGO) and Karam (#1717) are the popular related forms of Karim (#1090) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Karim was widespread in the year 2017 and has remained as widespread to this day. Kareem has historically been popular among parents.

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

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

Similar Names

Karim is pronounced similarly to Kerem. Other recommended sound-alike names are Basim, Efrim, Fahim, Haim, Hakim, Halim, Hayim, Jakim, Jorim, Kadin, Kadir, Kahil, Kai, Kail, Kaimi, Kain, Kalil, Kalin, Kam, Kamil, Karel, Kari, Karl, Karle, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karmi, Karny (see Kearney), Karol, Karr, Kasi, Kasie, Kasim, Kassim, Kearie, Khadim, Kim, Kiril, Kori, Korin, Kram, Kris, Kyrie, Kyril, Maxim, Nadim, Naim, Qasim, Rahim, Salim, Wasim and Yakim. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karim.

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