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Gender: Male Meaning of Malik: "king; wave" Origin of Malik: Arabic; Greenlandic Malik's Popularity in 2018: #373

The name Malik is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "king; wave". Malik is ranked #373 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

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

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indiefendi2 Says:


I've known so many Maliks in my life. At least 10. Muslim names like Amir, Ahmad, Shaquil are common in my county.

Tessa0397 Says:


Malik is also an islamic angel, guarding hell. He's the most powerfull guardian and apears in the koran, when the prophet and archangel Gabriel greet him.