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What does Tariq mean?

Tariq Pronunciation of Tariq [tariq] 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.

Associated with: arabic, leader, moors (meadow).


Tariq has 6 variants: Tareek, Tarek, Tareq, Tarick, Tarik and Tarique.

Creative forms:
(male) Tavriq, Tyrriq, ..

(female) Taie, Taryl, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tariq Briar (T.B.), ..

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)

Tariq was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #444 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #1669. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Tariq (#1669 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Tarik and Tarek. These relations of Tariq were favored as baby names in the year 1998 (average #1062) and have become much less common since, with the form Tariq becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Darriq, Deriq, Eriq, Maliq, Rafiq, Saariq, Sariq, Tabib, Tadi, Tadio, Tahir, Tait, Taji, Talib, Talin, Tamir, Taran, Taren, Tarin, Taro, Taron, Tarrin, Tarun, Tavi, Tavid, Tavie, Tavin, Tavio, Tavis, Toril, Torin, Torio and Tris. Like Tariq, these names are not frequently used.

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