[ 2 syll. ka-rim, kar-im ] The baby boy name Karim is pronounced as Kaa-RIY-M †. Karim is used predominantly in the Arabic and English languages, and it is derived from Arabic origins. It is derived literally from the word 'karim' which means generous, noble. The name Karima (African, Arabic, English, and Swahili) is the female version of Karim.
The name Kerim (Turkish) is a variant of Karim.
Kareem (Arabic and English variant spelling) is another form of Karim.
Karim is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 2016, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Karim. Its ranking then was #906. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Karim, Kareem was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Karim: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"