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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.

Associated with: arabic, angel.


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

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

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

(female) Malen, Mani, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Malachi (#179 in recent rankings), Malaki (#1132), Malek (#1613), Malique, Maliq and Maleek are the popular related forms of Malik (#376 in recent rankings). These forms of Malik were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.2%, down 27%), with the version Malik falling out of fashion. Malachi is the most chic baby name 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.