Carim is a very common first name in countries like UAE, France, Brazil, and Argentina. Carim has been most commonly used to name boys. The original Arabic variation of the name - Karim, has several mentions in 'The Quran’. It is a popular name for boys in families that follow Islam as their religion. Their God, Allah is also referred to, as Al-Karim. The meaning of Carim is ‘a kindhearted person’ or ‘a generous person’. The name has gained popularity through the French actor, Carim Messalti, who appeared in popular films like ‘Munich’, ‘Relic Hunter’, and ‘Plus Belle La Vie’. The original variation Karim is a more popular and common masculine name. Famous personalities with the name include the French footballer Karim Benzema, and a former Vice President of Afghanistan Karim Khalili. The name also appears in DC Comics as the superhero alias of a crime-fighting magician, El Carim.