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Malik

First Name
42k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
15k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Malik

"Malik" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent ("maliks rule the hinterland of Afghanistan under the protection of warlords")
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From Arabic مَالِك (mālik, “king”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.

Malik was also found in the following language(s): Greenlandic

Notable Persons Named Malik

Phife Dawg is a hip hop music rapper and rapping. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1988. Phife was given the name Malik Isaac Taylor on November 20th, 1970. Phife is also known as Five Foot Assassin, The Five Footer, and Phife Diggy.

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Malik Yoba is an actor, singer, and singing. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Malik was given the name Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba on September 17th, 1967 in The Bronx.

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Memphis Bleek is a hip hop music actor, rapping, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Memphis was given the name Malik Cox on June 23rd, 1978.

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Malik Monk is a basketball player. Malik was born on February 4th, 1998 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Malik was born on October 16th, 1980 in Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Malik Riaz is a chairman bahria town, bahria town, and chairmanbahria town. Malik was born on February 8th, 1954 in Sialkot, Pakistan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Malik

Zayn Malik is a singer and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2010. Zayn was given the name Zain Javadd Malik on January 12th, 1993 in Bradford.

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Sakshi was born on September 3rd, 1992 in Rohtak, Haryana, India.

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Armaan Malik is a singer and singing. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Armaan was born on July 22nd, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Anu Malik is a music director and singing. He plays Vocals, Harmonium, Keyboard, Tabla, Bongos, Dholak, Guitar, shahnai, violin, dhol, peempri, saarangi, and drums etc.. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Anu was born on November 2nd, 1960.

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Art Malik is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Art was given the name Athar ul-Haque Malik on November 13th, 1952 in Bahawalpur.

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Veena Malik is an actress, model, and host. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Veena was born in Rawalpindi.

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How popular is the baby name Malik in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1949 5 0 5
1952 6 0 6
1964 7 0 7
1965 9 0 9
1966 17 0 17
1967 21 0 21
1968 36 0 36
1969 51 0 51
1970 132 5 127
1971 138 6 132
1972 135 0 135
1973 131 5 126
1974 110 0 110
1975 122 0 122
1976 148 9 139
1977 150 7 143
1978 167 0 167
1979 147 0 147
1980 174 6 168
1981 136 5 131
1982 115 0 115
1983 115 0 115
1984 113 0 113
1985 125 5 120
1986 126 0 126
1987 154 0 154
1988 163 5 158
1989 224 0 224
1990 334 6 328
1991 367 0 367
1992 590 9 581
1993 773 7 766
1994 862 8 854
1995 2,736 30 2,706
1996 4,048 24 4,024 #97 boy name
1997 3,398 17 3,381
1998 2,710 16 2,694
1999 2,259 13 2,246
2000 2,098 14 2,084
2001 1,871 7 1,864
2002 1,659 0 1,659
2003 1,511 6 1,505
2004 1,381 5 1,376
2005 1,258 7 1,251
2006 1,191 0 1,191
2007 1,264 10 1,254
2008 1,215 0 1,215
2009 1,357 0 1,357
2010 1,200 9 1,191
2011 994 7 987
2012 916 5 911
2013 940 0 940
2014 841 6 835
2015 852 0 852
2016 839 0 839

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Popularity of Malik as a first name

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Popularity of Malik as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Malik U.S.
  White 22.20% 64.26%
  African American 6.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 66.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Malik

People with the last name Malik are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Malik

  • How Popular is the name Malik? Malik is the 1,098th most popular name of all time. As a last name Malik was the 2,429th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Malik have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,441 babies born with the first name Malik in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malik to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malik? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Malik first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malik is Wednesday, July 6th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Malik born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malik was in 1996 with a total of 4,024 babies. That's a lot of babies named Malik!
  • Random Malik Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malik ranks 58th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 272 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Malik: Your name in reverse order is Kilam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mkali. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Malik? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,925 people with the last name Malik.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Malik? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Malik as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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