Malik (name)

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Pronunciation Arabic: [maː.lɪk] (مَالِك)
Arabic: [ma.lɪk] (مَلِك)
Gender Male
Word/name Arabic
Meaning Owner (مَالِك)
King (مَلِك)
Other names
Related names Malik, Melech

Malik, Malick or Malík is a given name and surname. It can be an Anglicization of two different Arabic names: مَالِك, meaning "Owner", and مَلِك, meaning 'King". It is also of unrelated West Slavic origin from the Polish word "mały" meaning "small" and found in Czech and Slovak names such as Malík.[1]

Given name[edit]

  • Imam Malik ibn Anas (ca. 711–795), Islamic scholar of jurisprudence
  • Malick Badiane (born 1984), Senegalese basketball player
  • El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Muslim title for Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925–1965), African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist
  • Malick Mane (born 1988), Senegalese football player
  • Malik Saad (1959–2007), Pakistani police officer
  • Malick Sidibé (1935 or 1936–2016), Malian photographer
  • Malick Sy (1855–1922), Senegalese Sufi leader
  • Malik Kafur (died 1316), first Hindu (later converted to Islam) and prominent military general of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji