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What does Malek mean?

Malek Pronunciation of Malek [malek] as a boys' name is of Arabic derivation, and the name Malek means "sovereign". Malek is an alternate spelling of Malik (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


Malek has 5 variants: Maleek, Maleeq, Maliq, Malique and Mallik.

Creative forms:
(male) Maclek, Matlek, ..

(female) Mameg, Mamel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malek Chevy (M.C.), ..

How popular is Malek?

Malek is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#6938 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Malek was first listed in 1993 and reached its top rank of #1410 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #1998. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Malek (#1998 from current records) are Malik (#379 from current records), Malique, Maleek and Maliq. Usage of these relations of Malek was widespread among parents 19 years ago (usage of 0.2%) and is now much diminished, with the form Malik becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malek, Maleek, Malik, Maliq, Malique in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malek and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Malek is alike in pronunciation to Malak. Other suggested similar names are Alek, Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Fabek, Garek, Janek, Jarek, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Mack, Magee, Maier, Maik, Majed, Majer, Malaki, Malden, Maleki, Malin, Malki, Mallen, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Mark, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Maslen, Mateo, Maxey, Mayer, Mayes, Miles, Mirek, Myles, Radek, Tarek, Vanek, Wilek and Zarek. These names tend to be more frequently used than Malek.