First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Farooq

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Alt. Meaning

F is for funny, humor suits you!

A is for attractive, inside and out

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

O is for observant, nothing gets by you!

Q is for qualified, no doubt you are!

Notable Persons Named Farooq

Farooq Sheikh was an actor. Farooq was born on March 25th, 1948 in Amroli. He breathed his last breath on December 27th, 2013.


Farooq Abdullah is a President Jammu & Kashmir National Conference, Chief Minister of Jammu, Kashmir, PresidentJammu & Kashmir National Conference, Ministry of New, Renewable Energy, and List of Chief Ministers of Jammu. His career lasted from 2009 to 2014. Farooq was born on October 21st, 1937 in Srinagar district.


Farooq Al-Baaz is a scientist in the field of geology. Farooq was born on January 2nd, 1938 in Mansoura, Egypt.


Farooq Kathwari is a businessperson.


Farooq was born on July 8th, 1955 in Jammu.


Farooq Feroze Khan is a 13th Chief of Air Staff. His military service ended in 1997. Farooq was born on August 17th, 1939 in Punjab (region).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Farooq

Hareem Farooq is an actress. She was most active from 2012 to present. Hareem was born Hareem Farooq in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Mohammad Umar Farooq is a kashmiri leader and religious cleric. Mohammad was born on March 23rd, 1973 in Srinagar.


Ayesha Farooq is a flight lieutenant. Ayesha was born on August 24th, 1987.


Imran Farooq was a physician and politician. Imran was born on June 14th, 1960 in Karachi. He breathed his last breath on September 16th, 2010.


He breathed his last breath in 1990.


Ayesha Raza Farooq is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. She was most prominent from 2013 to present.


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Popularity of Farooq as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Farooq U.S.
  White 4.46% 64.26%
  African American 2.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Farooq

People with the last name Farooq are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Farooq

  • How Popular is the name Farooq? Farooq is the 40,956th most popular name of all time. As a last name Farooq was the 16,295th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Farooq have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75 babies born with the first name Farooq in the United States. That's more than enough people named Farooq to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Farooq? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Farooq first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Farooq is Tuesday, August 7th, 1934.
  • What year had the most people named Farooq born? The highest recorded use of the first name Farooq was in 2017 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Farooq: Your name in reverse order is Qooraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fqoroa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Farooq? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,770 people with the last name Farooq.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Farooq? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Farooq as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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