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What does Rahim mean?

Rahim Pronunciation of Rahim as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rahim is "compassionate". In Islam, one of the ninety-nine attribute names of Allah. Also form of Racham.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, compassionate (gracious)


VARIANTS Raheem, Rahiem

(male) Radhim, ..

(female) Rabin, ..

Rahim Zackery (R.Z.), ..

How popular is Rahim?

Rahim is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#14689 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rahim was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #1677 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Rahim is Raheem (#1129 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). These forms of Rahim reached the height of their popularity in 1993 (AVERAGE #1208) and are now significantly less widespread (#1564, 67% LESS USAGE), with the version Raheem falling out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Rahim is alike in pronunciation to Raham. Other recommended sound-alike names are Achim, Ahim, Akhim, Basim, Fahim, Haim, Hakim, Halim, Hashim, Hayim, Jachim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Maxim, Nadim, Naim, Qasim, Rabi, Rachim, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Rajiv, Ram, Rami, Rashid, Ravi, Salim, Wasim, Yachim and Yakim. Like Rahim, these names are not commonly used.

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