What does Tariq mean?
Tariq /ta-riq/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced TAHR-ik. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Tariq is "evening caller". Historical: the Islamic military leader (eighth century) who conquered Spain for the Moors.
How popular is Tariq?
Tariq is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#26035 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Tariq for boys. Tariq was first listed in 1991 and reached its peak position of #444 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent varying form of Tariq rated in the Top 1000 is Tarik. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in the year 1998 (usage of 0.2885%) and have become much less popular since, with the form Tariq becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Tariq and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)