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What does Malik mean?

Malik Pronunciation of 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". 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.

Associated with: arabic, angel.


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

4 more relations via Malachi: Malaki, Malakia, Malakie and Maleki.

Creative forms:
(male) Manlik, Mellik, ..

(female) Macia, Mami, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malik Dhruv (M.D.), ..

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)

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 #379 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Malachi (#162 in recent rankings), Malaki (#993), Malek (#1998), Malique, Maliq and Maleek are the popular related forms of Malik (#379 in recent rankings). These forms of Malik were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.2%, down 22%), but with the version Malik falling out of fashion. Malachi and Malaki are two of the more chic baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malik, Malachi, Malaki, Maleek, Malek in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alik, Mack, Mahir, Maik, Majid, Malin, Malki, Mallin, Malvin, Marek, Marik, Mario, Mark, Marlin, Maslin, Maxie, Maxim, Pavlik, Rafik, Tarik and Zelik. These names tend to be less frequently used than Malik.