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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karim

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  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Karim means "Generous" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Bahrain says the name Karim means "Generous" and is of Arabic origin.
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Wiktionary

From Arabic كَرِيم (karīm, “noble, generous”).

  1. A male given name chiefly among Muslims.

Notable Persons Named Karim

French Montana is a hip hop music rapping, record producer, and entrepreneurship. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. French was given the name Karim Kharbouch on November 9th, 1984 in 1984-11-09. French is also known as Montana and French.

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Karim Benzema is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Olympique Lyonnais Reserves, Academy, Olympique Lyonnais, France national under-17 football team, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Karim was born on December 19th, 1987 in Lyon, France.

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Dulé Hill is an actor, tap dancer, and tap dance. His ongoing career started in 1988. Dulé was given the name Karim Dulé Hill on May 3rd, 1975 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

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Karim Bellarabi is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SV Werder Bremen, FC Oberneuland, Eintracht Braunschweig II, Eintracht Braunschweig, Bayer 04 Leverkusen II, Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Karim was born on April 8th, 1990 in West Berlin.

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Karim Ansarifard is a soccer player for the Panionios F.C., Inter Campus, Zob Ahan Ardabil F.C., Saipa F.C., Persepolis F.C., Tractor Sazi F.C., CA Osasuna, Iran national under-17 football team, Iran national under-20 football team, and Iran national under-23 football team. Karim was born on April 3rd, 1990 in Ardabil, Iran.

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Karim Lala was a smuggler, celebrity, business man, and smuggling. Karim was born in 1911 in Afghanistan. He breathed his last breath on February 19th, 2002.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karim

Jawed was born on October 28th, 1979 in Merseburg.

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Mohammed Abdul Karim was an Indian Secretary to Queen Victoria. Mohammed was born in 1863 in Lalatpur near Jhansi, British India. Mohammed is also known as The Munshi. He passed away in 1909.

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Arfa Karim was a student. Arfa was given the name Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa on February 2nd, 1995 in Ram Diwali. She breathed her last breath on January 14th, 2012.

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Mosharraf Karim is a television, film actor, and television (film). He has been prominent since 1999.

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K. Asif was a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1945 to 1971. K. was given the name Asif Karim on June 14th, 1922 in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India. He died on March 9th, 1971.

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Syed Saba Karim is a cricketer.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 6 0 6
1958 10 0 10
1959 9 0 9
1960 9 0 9
1961 5 0 5
1962 12 0 12
1963 16 0 16
1964 10 0 10
1965 20 0 20
1966 17 0 17
1967 10 0 10
1968 13 0 13
1969 18 0 18
1970 31 8 23
1971 36 0 36
1972 46 0 46
1973 54 8 46
1974 39 0 39
1975 83 10 73
1976 93 0 93
1977 98 0 98
1978 102 6 96
1979 87 11 76
1980 81 5 76
1981 70 0 70
1982 56 0 56
1983 67 5 62
1984 66 0 66
1985 58 0 58
1986 49 0 49
1987 59 0 59
1988 71 0 71
1989 76 0 76
1990 78 0 78
1991 71 0 71
1992 73 0 73
1993 81 0 81
1994 68 0 68
1995 73 0 73
1996 80 0 80
1997 115 0 115
1998 98 0 98
1999 93 0 93
2000 92 0 92
2001 114 0 114
2002 122 0 122
2003 129 0 129
2004 131 0 131
2005 120 0 120
2006 131 0 131
2007 119 0 119
2008 131 0 131
2009 153 0 153
2010 153 0 153
2011 146 5 141
2012 155 0 155
2013 162 0 162
2014 180 0 180
2015 179 0 179
2016 235 0 235
2017 192 0 192

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Popularity of Karim as a first name

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Popularity of Karim as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karim U.S.
  White 23.16% 64.26%
  African American 14.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 52.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karim

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

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Fun Facts about the name Karim

  • How Popular is the name Karim? Karim is the 3,809th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karim was the 6,001st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,951 babies born with the first name Karim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karim to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karim is Wednesday, March 30th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Karim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karim was in 2016 with a total of 235 babies.
  • Random Karim Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karim is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Karim: Your name in reverse order is Mirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Miark. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,729 people with the last name Karim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karim? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Karim as their last name.

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