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.
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 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)