There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Alim:
1. Arabic name (عالم) meaning - "scientist, scholar, academic, knowing; world, universe". One of the names of Allah.
2. Hebrew name (אַלִים) meaning - "violent, strong"
3. Mongolian (ᠠᠯᠢᠮᠠ) meaning - "apple".
Saint Alim (Achim) Maccabee (d. 166 BC. E.), According to legend, one of seven brothers - in Old Testament martyrs killed during the persecution of Antiochus IV.