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What does Malik mean?

Malik \m(a)-lik\ as a boys' name is pronounced MAL-ik, ma-LEEK. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Malik is "sovereign". May be related to Malak (Arabic) "angel", equivalent of the English name Malachi. Malcom X's Islamic name was El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Actor Art Malik.


Variations

Malik has 6 variants: Maleek, Maleeq, Malek, Maliq, Malique and Mallik.

Malik has 9 more related variations via Malachi: Malachie, Malachy, Malaki, Malakia, Malakie, Malaquias, Malechy, Maleki and Malequi.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malik name in U.S.

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

Malachi (#179 in 2014) and Malaki are the popular related forms of Malik (#376 in 2014). These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 2007 (usage of 0.5963%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4817%, down 19.2%), with the version Malaki becoming less fashionable. Malachi (#179) and Malik (#376) 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malachi, Malaki, Malik in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Maik, Malin, Malki and Marik. These names tend to be less frequently used than Malik.

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