The name Kareem is a boy's name. The roots of the name are of Arabic origin. It is a multi-cultural name and commonly used in Islamic countries and other Arabic communities around the world. The name can also be found in many English-speaking countries across the world. The meaning of Kareem is 'noble' or 'gracious, generous' in Arabic. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a former professional basketball player from the United States who played for the NBA teams Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers and was awarded NBA Most Valuable Player 6 times, NBA All-Star 19 times, 15 times All-NBA selection, and 11 times NBA All defensive team. Elamaram Kareem is a politician, trade unionist, and a member of the Communist Party of India. Kareem AJ Hunt is a professional American football player currently playing for the NFL club Cleveland Browns.