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What does Malik mean?

Malik Pronunciation of Malik 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


VARIANTS Maleek, Maleeq, Malek, Maliq, Malique, Mallik

RELATIONS VIA MALACHI Malaki, Malakia, Malakie, Maleki

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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)

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 #373 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Malachi (#155 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Malaki (#1148), Malek (#1629), Maleek, Maliq and Malique are the popular related forms of Malik (#373). 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 20%), but 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-sounding 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.