First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karriem

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for responsible, honoring your obligations

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

M is for mirth, your laughter.

Notable Persons Named Karriem

Karriem Riggins is a jazz and hip hop music musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Music Production Center, Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, and Phonograph. He was most active from 1990 to 1990. Karriem was born Karriem Riggins on August 25th, 1975.


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Popularity of Karriem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karriem U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 87.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karriem

People with the last name Karriem are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Karriem

  • How Popular is the name Karriem? Karriem is the 16,420th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karriem was the 69,392nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karriem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 495 babies born with the first name Karriem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karriem 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 Karriem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Karriem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karriem is Wednesday, December 18th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Karriem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karriem was in 1975 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Karriem Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karriem is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Karriem: Your name in reverse order is Meirrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imerkra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karriem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 283 people with the last name Karriem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karriem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karriem as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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