There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Alim:
1. Arabic hugely popular name (ععالِم) means - "scientist, scholar, academic, knowing, expert" or comes from (عَالَم) - "world, universe; kingdom". One of the names of Allah.
2. Hebrew name (אַלִים) etymology - "violent, strong".
3. Mongolian name-forming (ᠠᠯᠢᠮᠠ) and translates as - "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.