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Gender: Male Meaning of Malik: "king; wave" Origin of Malik: Arabic; Greenlandic Malik's Popularity in 2017: #378

The name Malik is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "king; wave". Malik is ranked #378 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Royal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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A name popular among African-American parents, with many spelling variations, including Malek and Maliq.

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Famous People Named Malik

Malik Al-Ashtar, follower of the Prophet Muhammad
Malik ibn Anas, 8th century Arabian Muslim jurist and theologian
Malik Edwards, American rapper of duo Illegal
Malik Cox aka Memphis Bleek, American rapper
Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Dawg, American rapper
(Abdul-)Malik Kashie Yoba, American actor
Malik Jabari Rose, American basketball player
Malik Samory Hairston, American basketball player
Malik Nur Khan, Pakistani Air Force general
Malik Yusef, American spoken word artist and poet
Malik Ram (Baveja), Indian Urdu, Persian and Arabic scholar
Malik Hooker, American football player in the NFL
Zayn Malik, British singer formerly of boyband One Direction

Pop Culture References for the name Malik

Malik (also known as Marik) from the original Yu-Gi-Oh
Malik Al-Sayf, character in the game Assassin's Creed
Meera Malik, a character in NBC's The Blacklist
Malik Williams, character from movie "Higher Learning"