What does Malik mean?
Malik /ma-lik/ as a boys' name is pronounced MAL-ik, ma-LEEK. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Malik is "sovereign".
How popular is Malik?
Malik is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1148 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#3172 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Malik for boys. Malik was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #97 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #376 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Malachi (#179 in recent rankings) and Malaki are the popular related forms of Malik (#376 in recent rankings). These forms of Malik were at the height of their popularity in 2007 (adoption of 0.6%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.48%, down 19.23%), with the version Malaki becoming less fashionable. Malachi and Malik are two of the more chic baby names here, with Malachi having a resurgence in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Malik and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)