Meaning and name origin
Malik \m(a)-lik\ as a boy's 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 surname or last name for all people (#5578 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Malik for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Malik and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Malachi (#179) and Malik (#376). (2014 statistics).