The male name Tariq is Arabic in origin. It is derived from "taraqa," meaning "to knock." Therefore, Tariq is generally understood to mean "the one who knocks at the door." The name is also prominent in the Koran, where it is also the name of the morning star.
Similar Names: Tareek, Tari
Famous Tariq Names: Tariq Abdul-Wahad (retired professional basketball player), Tariq Ali (Pakistani writer/filmmaker)