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Kadeem is an urban baby name that feels modern. Kadeem is an ancient Arabic name, however, originated from Kadim. Kadeem is now a top 8,000 baby name, but it was once a top 1,000 option in the 1990s in America.

Meaning of the name Kadeem:

Arabic: slave to Allah, a servant

Origin of the name Kadeem:

Kadeem is a variation of the original spelling, Kadim. Kadim may date back to the ancient name Kazim. Kazim came from the Arabic word spelled the same, “kazim,” which translated to “he who controls his anger.”

Symbolism of the name Kadeem:

Kadeem means “slave to Allah” because it has the same meaning as the original names, Kadim and Kazim. The meaning “servant” is a more modern interpretation of the former.

baby name Kadeem


Style of the name Kadeem:


Gender of the name Kadeem:

Kadeem is a strong name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Kadeem:


Number of syllables in the name Kadeem:


Emotion evoked from the name Kadeem:

Kadeem is unique and complex. It is a strong baby name. This feeling is ironic when considering the meaning is “servant” or “slave to Allah,” however.

Alternative spellings for the name Kadeem:

  • Kadim
  • Kaadim
  • Kadhim
  • Kadheem
  • Qadim
  • Qadeem

Nicknames for the name Kadeem:

  • Kay 
  • Deem
  • Kad
  • Adeem
  • Dee
  • Dee Dee
  • Deemy
  • Deemie

Popularity of the name Kadeem:

Kadeem was a top 1,000 baby name in the 1990s. It became a top 1,000 name in 1989 at rank 701, staying on the list until 1995 at rank 984. Kadeem was a top 500 name for one year in 1991, coming in at number 498.

Related names for the name Kadeem:

Great middle names for Kadeem and their meanings:

  • Jamal (beauty)
  • Abdul (servant)
  • Hamed (lauder, one who praises)
  • Xavier (new house)
  • Rami (loving, archer)
  • Zahir (blossoming, flourishing)
  • Muhammad (praiseworthy)
  • Ishmael (God listens)

Famous people with the name Kadeem:

  • Kadeem Hardison (actor, “A Different World”)
  • Kadeem Mathurin (soccer player)
  • Kadeem Edwards (NFL player)
  • Kadeem Atkins (soccer player)
  • Kadeem Carey (NFL player)

Kadeems in popular culture:

No fictional characters have the baby name Kadeem.

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