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Meaning and Origin of: Tariq

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Star; path

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic ̣tāriq ‘morning star’. Al-Tāriq is the title of the 86th sura of the Qur’an. Tarīq Ibn Ziyad (d. 720) was the leader of the Moors who brought Spain under Muslim rule and who gave his name to Gibraltar (Jabal Tariq ‘mountain of Tariq’ in Arabic).