Tarek name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tarek mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tarek

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Egypt says the name Tarek is of Arabic origin and means "Shining star or the night visitor".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Tarek is of Arabic origin and means "Shining Star".
  3. According to a user from Egypt, the name Tarek means "The shiny star".
  4. A submission from the United Arab Emirates says the name Tarek means "Pulsing star".
  5. According to a user from Netherlands, the name Tarek is of Arabic origin and means "Morningstar".
  6. A user from the United Arab Emirates says the name Tarek means "Quran".
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From Armenian տառեխ (taṙex).

  1. Synonym of pearl mullet

tarek was also found in the following language(s): Polish

Notable Persons Named Tarek

Notable Persons Named Tarek

Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah is a political activist, writer, and broadcaster. Tarek was born on November 20th, 1949 in Karachi.

Mohamed Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi was a street vendor. Mohamed was given the name Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi on March 29th, 1984 in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. Mohamed is also known as Basboosa, Bouazizi, and Tarek al-Tayyib Muhammad ibn. They breathed their last breath on January 4th, 2011.

Tarek Bin Laden

Tarek was born in 1947.

Tarek Elrich

Tarek Elrich is a soccer player for the Parramatta FC, FFA Centre of Excellence, Sydney Olympic FC, Australia national under-20 soccer team, Australia national under-23 soccer team, and Australia national soccer team. Tarek was born on January 1st, 1987 in Sydney.

Tarek Hamed

Tarek Hamed is a soccer player for the Zamalek SC, Tala'ea El-Gaish SC, Smouha SC, and Egypt national football team. Tarek was born on October 24th, 1989 in Cairo.

Tarek William Saab

Tarek William Saab is a President of the Republican Moral Council of Venezuela, Governor of Anzoátegui, Ombudsman, Member of the National Assembly, Member of the National Constituent Assembly, Defensoría del Pueblo (Venezuela), and National Assembly (Venezuela). Tarek was born on September 10th, 1962 in El Tigre.

  • Tarek Al-Wazir
    Deputy Minister-President of Hesse
  • Tarek Ben Halim
    Investment Banker
  • Tarek Heggy
  • Tarek Mitri
    University Professor
  • Tarek ElKazzaz
  • Tarek El-Telmissany,
    Director of Photography
  • Tarek Kamel
    Office Holder
  • Tarek Madkour
    Record Producer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tarek

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tarek

Amro Tarek

Amro Tarek is a soccer player for the Columbus Crew SC, Real Betis, ENPPI Club, FC Magdeburg, SC Freiburg II, VfL Wolfsburg, El Gouna FC, and Egypt national under-20 football team. Amro was born on May 17th, 1992 in Los Angeles, United States.

Aya Tarek

Aya Tarek is an artist. Aya was given the name Aya Tarek Hassan in Alexandria.

Abu Tarek

Ali Tarek

Ali was born on September 20th, 1978.

Roman Tarek

Roman Tarek is a soccer player for the ŠKF Sereď, FK Inter Bratislava, FK Senica, and PŠC Pezinok. Roman was born on April 14th, 1987 in Czechoslovakia.

Kareem Tarek

Kareem Tarek is an athlete for the Petrojet FC.


Fun Facts about the name Tarek

  • How Popular is the name Tarek? Tarek is the 6,798th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tarek have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,092 babies born with the first name Tarek in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tarek to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tarek? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tarek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tarek is Monday, April 6th, 1925.
  • What year had the most people named Tarek born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tarek was in 1996 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Tarek Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tarek is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Tarek: The name spelled backwards is Kerat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Taekr. How do you pronounce that?
  • Tarek name meaning

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