Tarek Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Tarek:
Derived from the Arabic tāriq (one who knocks at the door), which is from taraqa (to knock).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Also spelled "Tariq".
- Meanings and history of the name Tarek
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.
- Famous real-life people named Tarek
Tarek El Moussa,host of HGTV series "Flip or Flop"
Tarek H. Ahmed - writer of Reservior engineering books and papers
- Tarek in song, story & screen
Tarek Khalil a fictional character played by Haaz Sleiman, in the movie "The Visitor."