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What does Tarek mean?

Tarek /ta-rek/ as a name for boys. Tarek's root is Arabic, and Tarek means "evening caller". Tarek is a variant form of Tariq (Arabic) with the suffix -ek.


Tarek has 5 variants: Tareek, Tareq, Tarick, Tarik and Tarique.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Tavrek, Tyrrek, ..

(female) Tare, Tareke, ..

How popular is Tarek?

Tarek is a rare given name for men. Tarek is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Tarek for boys. Tarek was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #1489 in the U.S. in the year 1992, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Tarek and related names. Tariq (#1676 in 2014) and Tarik are the popular variation forms of Tarek appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Tareq, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Tarek was widespread among parents in 1998 (adoption of 0.04%) and has become significantly reduced since, with the version Tariq becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tarek, Tarik, Tariq in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tarek and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Arek, Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Derek, Erek, Fabek, Garek, Gerek, Janek, Jarek, Jerek, Jurek, Malek, Marek, Mirek, Radek, Rurek, Sareek, Taber, Tadeo, Takeo, Talen, Taran, Taren, Tarin, Taro, Taron, Tarren, Tarun, Tate, Tavee, Tavey, Tomek, Tore, Toren, Torey, Tre, Trey, Turck, Turk, Tyree, Tyrel, Vanek and Zarek. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tarek.