US Popularity:1287
Meaning:Generous, gracious
With a name like Kareem, your little boy is sure to be the ultimate altruist. This name is rooted in Arabic origins, meaning “gracious” and “generous.” Most famously, Kareem is known as one of the 99 names of Allah, Al-Kareem. It is also highly associated with the iconic basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Even though this sportstar stands at more than seven feet tall, there are plenty more reasons for baby to look up to this illustrious athlete. Also an actor, activist, and cultural ambassador, Kareem lives up to the meaning of his name, and no doubt your little one will too.

Famous People Named Kareem

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Basketball Player

Kareem Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kareem is currently #3657 on The Bump
Boy:Kareem is currently #1181 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kareem is currently #1287 in U.S. births
Boy:Kareem is currently #446 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 87
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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