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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tariq

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Arabic طَارِق (ṭāriq, “messenger, nocturnal visitor, or morning star”), from طَرَقَ (ṭaraqa, “to knock, to rap”)

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Tariq

Black Thought is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1987 to 1987. Black was given the name Tariq Luqmaan Trotter on October 3rd, 1971.

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Tariq Ali is a history, geopolitics, marxism, and postcolonialism novelist, activist, and military history. Tariq was born on October 21st, 1943 in Lahore. Tariq is also known as طارق علی (Urdu).

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Tariq Nasheed is an author, documentary film, film producer, celebrity, satire, internet, radio personality, social commentary, producer, media personality, satirist, radio host, and social commentator. Tariq was born in Detroit. Tariq is also known as Tariq Elite, King Flex, and K-Flex.

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Tariq Ramadan is a philosopher. Tariq was born on August 26th, 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Tariq was born on January 1st, 1954.

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Tariq bin Ziyad is an al-andalus.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tariq

Kashmala Tariq is an office holder. Kashmala was born on January 24th, 1972 in Lahore.

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Azam Tariq is a military person.

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Zubaida Tariq is a chef and cooking expert. Zubaida was born on April 4th, 1945 in Hyderabad Deccan, Kingdom of Hyderabad, now living Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

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Sarmad Tariq was a life coach, motivational speaker, a writer, coaching, and motivational speakerand a writer. He was most active from 2005 to 2014. Sarmad was born on December 17th, 1975 in Islamabad, Pakistan. He died on April 30th, 2014.

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Hamza was born on July 21st, 1990 in Karachi.

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Tariq is a soccer player for the CD Castellón, Real Valladolid B, RCD Espanyol B, CP Cacereño, CD Linares, CF Palencia, CE Sabadell FC, Águilas CF, CD Puertollano, Granada CF, SD Huesca, and Huracán Valencia CF. Tariq was born on June 21st, 1980 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Tariq is also known as Tariq.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1963 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1969 7 0 7
1970 16 0 16
1971 20 0 20
1972 21 0 21
1973 15 0 15
1974 21 0 21
1975 21 0 21
1976 42 0 42
1977 53 0 53
1978 59 0 59
1979 71 0 71
1980 50 0 50
1981 78 0 78
1982 62 0 62
1983 59 0 59
1984 56 0 56
1985 65 0 65
1986 53 0 53
1987 62 0 62
1988 54 0 54
1989 87 0 87
1990 96 0 96
1991 130 0 130
1992 132 0 132
1993 140 0 140
1994 136 0 136
1995 137 0 137
1996 180 0 180
1997 213 0 213
1998 521 7 514
1999 335 0 335
2000 281 0 281
2001 261 0 261
2002 236 0 236
2003 225 0 225
2004 201 0 201
2005 172 0 172
2006 174 0 174
2007 145 0 145
2008 117 0 117
2009 115 0 115
2010 111 0 111
2011 107 0 107
2012 115 0 115
2013 108 0 108
2014 92 0 92
2015 94 0 94
2016 125 0 125
2017 141 0 141

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tariq U.S.
  White 3.70% 64.26%
  African American 3.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tariq

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tariq

  • How Popular is the name Tariq? Tariq is the 3,432nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tariq was the 16,781st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tariq have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,822 babies born with the first name Tariq in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tariq to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tariq? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tariq first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tariq is Friday, March 26th, 1937.
  • What year had the most people named Tariq born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tariq was in 1998 with a total of 514 babies.
  • Random Tariq Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tariq is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Tariq: Your name in reverse order is Qirat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rqtai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tariq? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,702 people with the last name Tariq.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tariq? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tariq as their last name since less than 1 person in 172k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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