Gender: Masculine
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)