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Hakeem is an urban baby name for boys that dates back to ancient Arabic cultures. It comes from al-Hakim, one of the 99 titles for Allah in the Quran. In modern times, Hakeem is popular among urban cultures, ranking on the top 1,000 list for boys.

Meaning of the name Hakeem:

Arabic: judicious, wise

Origin of the name Hakeem:

Hakeem originated in ancient Arabian cultures. Hakim is another variation of this baby name. Hakeem and Hakim are significant to the Islam religion as they reference one of the 99 titles of Allah. In the Quran, this name is al-Hakim. In modern times, Hakeem is popular because of the basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon.

Symbolism of the name Hakeem:

Hakeem translates to “judicious” or “wise.” It is one of the 99 names for Allah in the Quran. Each of these titles references a specific characteristic of Allah.

Style of the name Hakeem:


Gender of the name Hakeem:

Hakeem is an urban name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Hakeem:


Number of syllables in the name Hakeem:


Emotion evoked from the name Hakeem:

Hakeem feels refined and noble. It is a cultural and urban baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Hakeem:

  • Hakim
  • Hakiem
  • Hakime
  • Hakeme
  • Hakem

Nicknames for the name Hakeem:

  • Keem
  • Kee
  • Keemie
  • Keemy
  • Akeem
  • Akee
  • Hake
  • Hak

Popularity of the name Hakeem:

Hakeem has spent time on and off the Social Security Popularity Index since 1989 when it was number 586. That year was when Hakeem ranked highest. As of 2020, Hakeem is a top 1,000 baby name option again. More specifically, it is number 956 for boys.

Related names for the name Hakeem:

Great middle names for Hakeem and their meanings:

  • Jamal (beauty, grace)
  • Malik (king, lord, ruler, chief)
  • Dallas (from the valley meadows, from the meadow dwelling)
  • Jafar (stream, creek, rivulet)
  • Mussad (happiness)
  • Kadir (capable, competent)
  • Abdul (servant, servant of God)
  • Abel (breath, vapor)

Famous people with the name Hakeem:

  • Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball player)
  • Hakeem Nicks (football player)
  • Hakeem Jeffries (congressman from New York)
  • Hakeem Seriki (rapper)
  • Hakeem Noor (physician)
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim (actor, “Last Flight to Abuja”)
  • Hakeem Shaker (soccer player)

Hakeems in popular culture:

  • Hakeem Campbell (character from “Moesha”)
  • Hakeem Lyon (character from “Empire”)
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