Kareem: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Kareem

A spelling variation of the Arabic name Karim, which means "distinguished, generous." So you can expect your little Kareem to give you generous offerings of wilted dandelions, interesting rocks, and probably a few "cool" bugs here and there.

Nicknames:

Kary, Reem.

Famous people named Kareem:

Basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kareem Rush; singer Kareem Salama; football players Kareem Kelly and Kareem Martin.

Fun fact:

Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., but changed his name when he converted to Islam in 1971. The very next year, the name Kareem appeared on the popularity charts, debuting at #405.

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