Tariq Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Tariq:
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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- Nicknames for Tariq
Terry, Rick, Taro, Q
- Meanings and history of the name Tariq
from Arabic, meaning night visitor or guiding star
- Famous real-life people named Tariq
The most famous Tariq (ibn Ziyad), arguably, was the Muslim conqueror of Spain in the early 700s. Tariq (ibn Ziyad) was a brilliant and talented commander. Tariq (ibn Ziyad) conquered Spain, which helped repel the falling backwards that was taking place elsewhere in Europe during this time period. It was because of Tariq (ibn Ziyad), that Spain continued to be a center of civilization/culture and kept progressing even in some of Europe's darkest days.
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