In Swahili, Karama means “Gracious gift from God.” It is to be distinguished from ‘zawadi’ which are gifts from one person to another.

In Arabic, Karama means “Honor, dignity”.

Also, I once got an email from a Russian guy named Karama who said that karama means “polar bear” in Russian.

For others named Karama scroll here.

Both women and men are named Karama, and it is both a given name and a family name. I like the name because it gives me something to work towards. Thank for choosing it, Mommy!

N.B.: Karama is not to be confused with karma.



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