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What does Malika mean?

Malika Pronunciation of Malika [ma-li-ka] as a girls' name has the meaning "rival, eager work". Malika is a variant form of Amelia (Latin, Old German).


11 relations via Amelia: Amalia, Amalija, Amalina, Amalita, Amaliya, Delia, Mali, Malia, Meelia, Melia and Meline.

Creative forms:
(female) Malira, Melika, ..

(male) Malima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malika Delanie (M.D.), ..

How popular is Malika?

Malika is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2481 out of 4276, Top 58%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Malika entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #1026 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malika outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Malika rated in the Top 2000 are Amelia (#12 from current records), Malia (#313), Amalia (#828), Delia (#1241) and Melia (#1667). Usage of these forms of Malika was widespread among parents in 2015 (adoption of 0.8%). Amelia has been the most popular choice, although Amalia seems to be getting popular too, while Delia used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malika, Amalia, Amelia, Delia, Malia, Melia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aaliya, Alika, Calina, Dalia, Dalila, Daliya, Danika, Elika, Galia, Galila, Galina, Halima, Jalisa, Jaliza, Jamika, Janika, Kalifa, Kalina, Kalisa, Lalika, Lanika, Madira, Mahina, Maia, Maira, Maisa, Maiya, Mala, Malcah, Malea, Malina, Malisha, Malissa, Malita, Malitia, Malitta, Malkah, Malkia, Mallina, Mallissa, Malvina, Manika, Maria, Marike, Mariko, Marina, Mariza, Maryka, Mavina, Maxina, Melesa, Melicia, Melida, Melina, Melisa, Melita, Meliza, Melosa, Milka, Milke, Molissa, Monika, Salima, Salina, Sarika, Talia, Talija, Talina, Talisa, Talita, Tamika, Tanika, Valina, Velika and Zalia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Malika.

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