Abdul Karim (transliteration: ʿAbdul Karīm, Arabic: عبد الكريم) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Most Gracious”, “servant of the Most Generous”, meaning “servant of God” since al-Karīm is one of the names of God in Islam.1 The name is made up of the words ʿabd (“servant”, “slave”)2 and the name of God al-Karīm. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Karīm becomes ʿabdul Karīm.
Abdul Karim may also be spelled as Abdul Kareem, Abdol Kareem, Abd al-Karim, Abd el-Karim, Abd el-Kerim and others.
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Karim:
- Abdul Karim bin Ukaim عبد الكريم بن عكيم
Below is the name Abdul Karim written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script: