Origin: Arabic فاروق
Meaning: “one who knows right from wrong.”
The name comes from the Arabic epithet for the Muslim leader, Umar.
It was borne by the last king of Egypt, (1920-1965).
Its Balkan form of Faruk is currently the 68th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010).
Other forms of the name include:
- Faruk (Albanian/Bosnian/Kurdish/Turkish)
- Farouq (Persian)