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 (#5578 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Malik and related names. Malachi (#179 in 2014) and Malaki are the popular related forms of Malik (#376 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the height of its popularity in the year 2007 and is now much less popular, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)