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Malik Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Malik?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Malik, ranked the 373rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Malik has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #97 in 1996 with 4,024 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Malik in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1963.

Approximately during the years 1964-1970, 1974-1978, and 1986-1996, the name Malik took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1996-2005, and 2008-2011.

Malik's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Malik has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Malik?

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Malik is chosen by a number of parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Malik (Girl)Malik (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 865 373
2017 < 5 -- 864 378
2016 < 5 -- 841 382
2015 < 5 -- 855 377
2014 6 15,810 837 373
2013 < 5 -- 940 341
2012 5 18,533 911 340
2011 7 14,250 987 322
2010 9 11,872 1,192 282
2009 < 5 -- 1,357 255
2008 < 5 -- 1,217 280
2007 10 11,328 1,254 273
2006 < 5 -- 1,191 289
2005 7 13,932 1,252 265
2004 5 17,783 1,376 243
2003 6 15,040 1,505 229
2002 < 5 -- 1,659 211
2001 7 12,918 1,864 197
2000 14 7,415 2,084 176
1999 13 7,524 2,246 165
1998 16 6,255 2,694 138
1997 17 5,782 3,381 111
1996 24 4,401 4,024 97
1995 30 3,633 2,706 131
1994 8 10,153 854 308
1993 7 11,297 766 331
1992 9 9,203 581 395
1991 < 5 -- 367 523
1990 6 12,303 328 559
1989 < 5 -- 224 669
1988 5 13,039 158 754
1987 < 5 -- 154 737
1986 < 5 -- 126 806
1985 5 11,737 120 812
1984 < 5 -- 114 821
1983 < 5 -- 115 818
1982 < 5 -- 115 831
1981 5 11,403 131 765
1980 6 9,811 169 665
1979 < 5 -- 147 710
1978 < 5 -- 167 649
1977 7 8,049 143 710
1976 9 6,375 139 709
1975 < 5 -- 123 752
1974 < 5 -- 110 769
1973 5 9,210 126 719
1972 < 5 -- 135 690
1971 6 7,930 132 719
1970 5 8,782 128 727
1969 < 5 -- 51 1,091
1968 < 5 -- 36 1,271
1967 < 5 -- 21 1,738
1966 < 5 -- 17 1,937
1965 < 5 -- 9 2,911
1964 < 5 -- 7 3,485
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.