Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic  نديم
Meaning: “drinking companion.”

The name is derived from the Arabic ندم (nadima), meaning, “to drink together.”

This is a popular name among both Muslims and Christians across the Middle East. It is borne by Nadim Gemayel, son of former Lebanese president-elect Bachir Gemayel, (b.1981). It was also borne by a famous Turkish poet of the 17th-century, known simply as Nedîm.

Its Balkan form of Nedim is currently 20th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010). A Bosnian feminine form is Nedima.

An Urdu transliterated form is Nadeem.


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