Karim - boys name

Karim name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Karim name meaning:

The name Karim is of Arabic origin and is commonly used as a given name for boys. It holds significant cultural and religious meaning within Islamic communities. Karim is derived from the Arabic word "karam," which translates to "generosity" or "noble." As such, the name Karim is often understood to represent qualities such as kindness, benevolence, and honor.

In Islamic tradition, one of the 99 names of Allah is "Al-Karim," which means "The Generous." This connection adds a spiritual and revered connotation to the name Karim. Individuals named Karim are often associated with having a generous and compassionate nature, embodying the qualities of Allah.

Parents who choose the name Karim for their son may do so to express their desire for him to grow up with a kind heart, showing generosity and empathy towards others. The name Karim carries with it a sense of dignity and virtue, symbolizing the importance of being a well-rounded individual who values the well-being of others.

Origin: Arabic

Form of Kareem. Noble, exalted.

Related names

Kareem , Karim

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Overall UK ranking: 632 out of 4789

58 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Karim

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