Gender: Male Meaning of Kareem: "noble, distinguished" Origin of Kareem: Arabic Kareem's Popularity in 2018: #693

The name Kareem is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "noble, distinguished". Kareem is ranked #693 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

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.

16 names similar to Kareem

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Kareem. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Kareem, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Kareem using our baby name generator.


Kareem is #2139 on Nameberry

- this week

Famous People Named Kareem

Pop Culture References for the name Kareem

Karam, Karriem, Karim, Karem, Kareme


kankhen Says:


I think Karim is a nicer spelling than Kareem though!

Nozomi Says:


Really all I hear is cream xD

amani ahmad Says:


OMG nice name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!