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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alim

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Mexico says the name Alim is of Hebrew origin and means "Abiddon the god of distruction".
  • A submission from Russia says the name Alim means "Wise" and is of Arabic origin.
Other origins: Islamic/Muslim

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From Arabic عَالِم (ʿālim), active participle of عَلِمَ (ʿalima, “to know”).

  1. An educated scholar of Islamic law; a member of the ulema class

alim was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian, Portuguese, Sundanese, and Volapük

Notable Persons Named Alim

Alim Qasimov is a mugham musician. He plays Daf and Vocals. He was most active from 1977 to present. Alim was given the name Alim Həmzə oğlu Qasımov on August 14th, 1957 in Nabur.


Alim Öztürk is a soccer player for the Heart of Midlothian F.C., SC Cambuur, Trabzonspor, 1461 Trabzon, and Turkey national under-21 football team. Alim was born on November 17th, 1992 in Alkmaar, Netherlands.


Alim Kouliev is an actor, theatre director, stage actor, film actor, and theater director. Alim was born on June 24th, 1959 in Nalchik.


Alim Ashirov was a soccer player for the Pakhtakor Tashkent FK. Alim was born on January 25th, 1955 in Tashkent. He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 1979.


Alim was born on March 8th, 1982 in Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 2012.


Alim Karkayev is a soccer player for the PFC Spartak Nalchik, FC Nart Cherkessk, FC Krasnodar-2000, FC Sibir Novosibirsk, FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Sochi-04, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk, FC Torpedo Armavir, FC Tyumen, and FC Angusht Nazran. Alim was born on January 28th, 1985.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alim

Abdul Alim was a musician. Abdul was born on July 27th, 1931 in Talibpur, Murshidabad, West Bengal, British Raj. He died on September 5th, 1975.



Qazi Abdul Alim is an athlete and writer. Qazi was born on December 31st, 1933 in Dhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India.


Ibrahim Alim is an athlete for the PFC Pirin Gotse Delchev.


M Chisnul Alim is an athlete for the Persibas Banyumas.


How popular is the baby name Alim in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 5 0 5
1973 6 0 6
1975 13 0 13
1976 8 0 8
1977 7 0 7
1978 14 0 14
1979 6 0 6
1980 7 0 7
1981 5 0 5
1984 9 0 9
1985 7 0 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 7 0 7
1988 6 0 6
1989 9 0 9
1990 12 0 12
1991 5 0 5
1992 12 0 12
1993 11 0 11
1994 8 0 8
1995 14 0 14
1996 20 0 20
1997 12 0 12
1998 12 0 12
1999 16 0 16
2000 17 0 17
2001 16 0 16
2002 19 0 19
2003 15 0 15
2004 13 0 13
2005 19 0 19
2006 17 0 17
2007 21 0 21
2008 26 0 26
2009 20 0 20
2010 24 0 24
2011 18 0 18
2012 25 0 25
2013 22 0 22
2014 15 0 15
2015 21 0 21
2016 20 0 20
2017 25 0 25
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Alim as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alim U.S.
  White 14.23% 64.26%
  African American 29.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alim

People with the last name Alim are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Alim

  • How Popular is the name Alim? Alim is the 14,681st most popular name of all time. As a last name Alim was the 42,308th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 592 babies born with the first name Alim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alim to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alim is Wednesday, October 10th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Alim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alim was in 2008 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Alim Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alim is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Alim: Your name in reverse order is Mila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 513 people with the last name Alim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alim as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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