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Gender: Male Meaning of Kareem: "noble, distinguished" Origin of Kareem: Arabic Kareem's Popularity in 2017: #701

The name Kareem is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "noble, distinguished". Kareem is ranked #701 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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A favorite Muslim name, Kareem first appeared on the US Top 1000 list in 1972 (jumping in at Number 405!), coinciding with the early career of basketball great turned writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lewis Alcindor). It has continued to chart every year since.

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Famous People Named Kareem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr), American basketball player
Kareem Rush, American basketball player
Kareem Salama, American country music singer
Kareem Martin, American NFL player
Kareem Kelly, American NFL player

Pop Culture References for the name Kareem

Karam, Karriem, Karim, Karem, Kareme