What does Malik mean?
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.
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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)
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 #379 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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.
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.