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Boy Name: Kareem

Name: Kareem
Pronunciation: \k(a)-reem\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: generous, giving
Origin: Arabic
Sounds Like: Kerem, Kram, Karmi
Variant forms: Karam, Karim, Kharim
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 858
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 71517


Kareem \k(a)-reem\ as a boy's 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 3 variant forms: Karam, Karim and Kharim.

Baby names that sound like Kareem are Kerem, Kram and Karmi.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kareem.


Kareem is a somewhat popular first name for men (#858 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#71517 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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