Tarek: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tarek

Tarek

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Also spelled "Tariq".

Meanings and history of the name Tarek: | Edit

From Arabic root meaning path or way. As a name, it has multiple meanings of "trailblazer" and "morning star."

At-Tariq is a verse in the Koran that reads, in part:

"
By the heavens and the night visitor
And what will tell you what the night-visitor is?
(It is) the Star of piercing brightness;-
There is no soul but has a protector over it.
"
Pronounced: TAIHR-eck

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Tariq Ramadan - writer and contemporary scholar on religion, culture, and politics

Tariq ibn-Ziyad - the island of Gibraltar ("Jabal Tariq" or "Tariq's mountain" in Arabic) was named after this Berber general.

Tarek H. Ahmed - writer of Reservior engineering books and papers

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Tarek Khalil a fictional character played by Haaz Sleiman, in the movie "The Visitor."

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