Malik Family History
Malik Name Meaning
Muslim (mainly Pakistan) Indian (mainly Punjab) and Assyrian/Chaldean: from a personal name based on Arabic malik ‘king’; or a status name for a headman of a village or a tribal leader derived from the same title. Al-Malik ‘the King’ is an attribute of Allah ‘the king of mankind’ (Koran 112) giving rise to the compound name ʿAbd al-Malik ʿAbdul-Malik (see Abdelmalek and Abdulmalik ). Compare Mallick . Ukrainian and Rusyn (standard transliteration Malyk); Czech and Slovak (mainly Malík also Málik); Polish Sorbian and Slovenian: nickname for a physically small man derived from Ukrainian malyy Czech and Slovak malý Polish and Sorbian mały Slovenian mal ‘small little’. It is a cognate of Malec and Malek . Compare Malic and Malick . Polish: from a pet form of the Old Polish personal name Małomir based on Old Slavic malъ ‘small little’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press