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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Tarik

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Tarik in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Tarik:

  • Records indicate that 1,231 boys in the United States have been named Tarik since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1996, when 163 people in the U.S. were given the name Tarik. Those people are now 24 years old.

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    Comments about the name Tarik

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My husbands name is Tarik and i absolutely love his name. He is a wonderful strong muslim man and his name fits him perfectly and when we have our next son we will use his name as the middle name" Nov. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell my name wrong and they do not know how pronounce it. The way i spell it is Tarek" Jan. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Tarik, back in the days, when I was 6 of ages I cryied soo much and begged my parents to change my name as I found it really ugly...Now I'm 23 years old and let me tell you, that if my parents did really changed my name I would be really crying now and wanted to re-name me Tarik again...all my friends and people that I meet find it really attractive and I am really happy to be called Tarik.P.S: Tarik pronounced with the British accent sounds really" Nov. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tarik is a nice unique name, nice meanings as well, came across different meanings (morning star, shining star, warrior). My wife and I liked it equally after a lot of research for a unique name. My 3 year old son has it, didn?t find people having difficulty in pronouncing it." Nov. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 7 and his name is Tarik. His dad named him and I agreed. Tarik likes his name but of course they always mispronounce it and he promptly corrects them. He is the only Tarik we know..." Oct. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tarek, but since I am Polish-Palestinian and speak Polish (not Arabic), the name is Tarik. I go by the "visitor of the night" meaning that I have found in some baby name books. I find it quite intriguing and mysterious, also powerful as some attribute it [positively] to guardian angels (coming to check on you). I've seen the "warrior" and "guiding star" as meanings as well, both abstractly powerful as my personality is I find." Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Tarik. It's very unique and I am VERY fond of it. I am truly lucky to have that name" Jan. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a fact that even most of Arabs don't know,which is : that according to the Qu'ran the real meaning of the name(Tarek/Tariq)is The Blazar which is subtype of active galactic nuclei (AGN), which are created when large clouds of dust and gas generate tremendous friction as they are sucked into a supermassive black hole with extremely active and highly variable radio, electromagnetic, and optical emissions; an extreme quasar.which is the last phase of star life. and actualy there is a whole Surah (Al-Tarek) in the Qu'ran about it . in this Surah the Qu'ran describes the Blazar as a star of piercing brightness(Al najem al thakib)." Aug. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tarek: Shooting/Morning Star in Arabic. Very strong name... my fav male name!" Apr. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Did I post that last one? My lover's name is Tarek, too." Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a strong name, that reminds me of a person with great strength and good fate." Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I saw the name "Tarik" on a t-shirt in a mall and thought it was very unique and interesting. I looked up the name and it meant morning star and warrior in Arabic. Since he was concieved over here in Iraq we both thought it was fitting for him. I am currently in Iraq as a US contractor and she of course is back home with Tarik. When you hear the name it sounds very mascaline and strong, hints the meaning "warrior". When people initially hear the name they say Carrot??or something to that effect." Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "It's a horrible name. I curse my name because no one is ever able to pronounce it. If you are expecting a child soon then please do not name them Tarik. They will endure a childhood of suffering and they will hate you for it." Dec. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Tarik and I was born in 1960. My mother named me after a child she baby sat for when she was a teenager. I have some friends who call me Terik, rhyming with Eric or Derek. But my family all call me Tar ik." Jan. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tarik, pronounced Taa-rick. He is 4 now and he likes it, however the name is really hard to pronounce right. They usually say Terek or Tarek. I am really regretting letting my husband win this one as it is a difficult name to pronounce. Man in general seem to love the name though." Jul. 11, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I couldn't take my mind off of my friend who's name is Tarik. As his name; he is strong, but sensual. I wish he knew what I felt for him..." Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually use my middle name now. I only let those close to me call me by my birth name" Feb. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tarik. My husband and I both made our own lists of baby names when I was pregnant and we compared them and we both put Tarik on our lists. Most people say his name wrong they call him Tyrek but he doesn't seem to mind but he's just 9 yrs old." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tarik is actually an ancient Sanskrit name, meaning he who has crossed the river of life successfully." Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brothers name is tarik. Our dad is arabic, from algeria and my mom agreed on naming him this. All his friends and people around here say "terrek" and some people think its tariq which isn't different, just the spelling. My mom regrets naming him this because she thinks its too uncommon for a boy and that she wished she used zachary instead. She thinks girls should have exotic and unusual names." Jul. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think tarik is a really nice name for a boy it seems manly yet beautiful i really like it ^^" Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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