Meaning:king, sovereign
Malik is a boy’s name that is popular throughout the Islamic world. A regal pick for baby, Malik means “king” or “sovereign” in Arabic. Al-Malik is also one of the attributes of Allah, who is the “king of mankind,” making Malik a particularly great choice for Muslim parents who want to raise baby in faith. Interestingly, outside of the Arabic and Semitic languages, Malik developed as a commonly given masculine name in Greenland, where it means “ocean wave” in Greenlandic.

Famous People Named Malik

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  • Zayn Malik

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Source: Social Security Administration

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