Malik

Malik - A very unique male name



  May 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Malik, meaning king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1965 on position #1499. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Malik and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Malik? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Malik. The baby boy name Malik was given to 879 baby boys in 2012, ranking #341 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,867 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Malik peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1996 on position 97.



Famous with this name

Malik Barnhardt
Ashlin Malik
Malik Burke


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Malik is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Malik is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #129 - and is the least popular in Wisconsin at position #616.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Malik is where you live.


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Malik origin and meaning

Malik is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means king. To see famous people named Malik, pop culture references for the name Malik and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Malik

We've found the following names that sound similar to Malik, sorted by popularity.

Miles / Malachi / Myles / Malakai / Malaki / Melissa / Malek / Malique / Maleek / Malakhi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012341
2011320
2010286
2009255
2008281
2007274
2006290
2005264
2004243
2003229
2002211
2001197
2000176
1999164
1998138
1997111
199697
1995130
1994313
1993332
1992389
1991513
1990537
1989654
1988709
1987699
1986768
1985761
1984744
1983748
1982777
1981725
1980635
1979674
1978619
1977676
1976682
1975698
1974740
1973674
1972675
1971692
1970653
1969866
19681012
19671323
19661303
19651499

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia129
Louisiana151
Maryland197
Georgia198
Michigan212
Mississippi212
Illinois228
Florida229
Connecticut230
Tennessee246
Missouri254
South Carolina273
Alabama275
New York283
Kentucky308
Arkansas319
Minnesota320
Virginia321
North Carolina335
Massachusetts336
Ohio340
Indiana346
Nebraska373
New Jersey407
Nevada423
Pennsylvania427
Arizona462
Iowa469
Oklahoma494
Kansas497
California498
Texas509
Washington611
Wisconsin616

Even more about Malik


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Malik a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Malik?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Malik
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,867
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1965
2012 births +879

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