Tariq is an Arabic name.
|Meaning||Knocker, Nomad, Morning Star, visitor in dreams|
The word is derived from the Arabic verb طرق, (ṭaraqa), meaning "to strike", and into the agentive form طارق, (ṭāriq), meaning "striker".
It started to be used as a name after Tariq ibn-Ziyad, a military Berber leader who conquered Iberia (Spain and Portugal) in 711 AD.
Ṭariq or Tareq is used in classical Arabic for the one who travels at night time—a night visitor or nomad—as the Bedouin Arabs normally found it that a traveler from long distances would usually arrive at night, avoiding the scorching heat.
It refers to someone who comes in the middle of the night and knocks on the door. The linguistic idea behind it is: the coming at night, and the calling to attention or surprise.
It also referred once to the morning star Venus, in which is now known as a planet.
Tareq also means a visitor in a dream.
In Arabic literature, the use of the word appears in several places including most-notably the Quran, where ṭāriq referred to the brilliant stars at night in (At-Tariq, verse 1). Stars can be eloquently referred to as Tariqs because they come out at night, and it is the common understanding of the word nowadays due to the Qur'an.
We can also find it in many poems. For example, from the famous poets Imru' al-Qais and Jarir ibn Atiyah.
Tarek, Tarec, Tarééc
- Tarec Saffiedine, Belgian martial artist
- Tarééc, German singer of Lebanese-Palestinian origin (real name Tarek Hussein)
- Tarek Al Ali (born 1986), Lebanese footballer
- Tarek Al Eryan (born 1963), Palestinian-American film director
- Tarek Al-Wazir (born 1971), German politician
- Tarek Ali Abdullah Ahmed Baada (born 1976), Yemeni extrajudicial prisoner of the United States
- Tarek Ali Hassan (born 1937), Egyptian writer
- Tarek Amer (born 1989), Egyptian football player
- Tarek bin Laden (born 1947), Saudi Arabian businessperson
- Tarek Boukensa (born 1981), Algerian runner
- Tarek Boudali (born 1979), Moroccan French actor and director
- Tarek Dergoul (born 1977), British extrajudicial prisoner of the United States
- Tarek Dika (born 1983), American philosopher
- Tarek El-Said (born 1978), Egyptian football player
- Tarek El-Telmissany (born 1950), Egyptian cinematographer
- Tarek Elrich (born 1987), Australian football player
- Tarek Elsetouhi, Egyptian bodybuilder
- Tarek Fatah (born 1949), Canadian political activist
- Tarek Hadj Adlane (born 1965), Algerian football player
- Tarek Heggy (born 1950), Egyptian writer
- Tarek Jabban (born 1975), Syrian football player
- Tarek Kamel, Egyptian politician
- Tarek Lazizi (born 1971), Algerian football player
- Tarek Madkour (born 1967), Egyptian engineer
- Tarek Mostafa (born 1971), Egyptian football player
- Tarek Saab, Lebanese-Venezuelan politician
- Tarek Shahin (born 1982), Egyptian cartoonist
- Tarek Shawki (born 1957), Egyptian engineer
- Tarek Thabet (born 1971), Tunisian football player
- Tarek Wegner, American musician and member of Night Beats
- Tarek Yehia (born 1961), Egyptian football player
- Tarek El Moussa (born 1982), American TV host
Tarick, Tarık, Tarik
- Tarick Salmaci, boxer who featured on the TV show The Contender
- Tarık Akan, Turkish film actor
- Tarık Akıltopu, Turkish architect
- Tarik Black, NBA player
- Tarik Carson, Uruguayan-Argentine writer and painter
- Tarik Cerić, Bosnian footballer
- Tarik Cohen, American football player
- Tarık Daşgün, Turkish footballer
- Tarik Elyounoussi (born 1988), Norwegian football player
- Tarik Ergin, actor who played the part of Lieutenant Ayala in Star Trek: Voyager
- Tarik Filipović, Croatian TV presenter and actor of Bosniak descent.
- Tarik Glenn, American football offensive tackle playing for the Indianapolis Colts
- Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston, Jamaican music producer
- Tarik O'Regan, British composer living in New York City, USA
- Tarik Samarah, Bosnian photographer who works in artistic and documentary photography
- Tarik Sektioui, Moroccan footballer
- Tarik Sulayman, Muslim Filipino military leader.
- Lord Tariq, rap artist who had collaborations with Peter Gunz
- Tareq Abboushi, Palestinian-American musician and composer
- Tareq Al-Suwaidan, Kuwaiti intellectual, entrepreneur, Islamic scholar and reformer
- Tariq Abdul-Wahad, French NBA basketball player formerly known as Olivier Saint-Jean
- Tariq Ali, a British-Pakistani writer and film-maker
- Tariq Anwar (film editor), a film editor
- Tariq Anwar (politician), an Indian politician
- Tariq Aziz, former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein
- Tariq Hanna, famous pastry chef featured on Food Network
- Tariq Hussain (musician), Canadian musician
- Tariq Jakobsen, Danish graphic design personality
- Tariq Jameel, Pakistani Islamic scholar with Tablighi Jamaat
- Tariq Ramadan, Swiss academic and Islamic theologian
- Tariq Sims, Australian NRL player
- Tariq Trotter, lead artist from the rap group The Roots
- Tariq ibn-Ziyad, one of the Arab conquerors of the Iberian Peninsula in 711
- Kashmala Tariq, Pakistani politician
- Shahbaz Tariq, Norwegian politician
- Shazia Tariq, Pakistani politician
- Gibraltar is the Spanish derivation of the Arabic name Jabal Aṭtāriq (جبل طارق), meaning "Mountain of Tariq".
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