You’ve been spelling former One Direction star Zayn Malik’s name wrong this entire time

Zayn Malik changed the spelling of his name [Getty]

Since finding fame as one fifth of One Direction, Zayn Malik is rarely out of the spotlight.

Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend has just released his latest music video for Dusk Till Dawn, and he recently defended Taylor Swift following criticism.

However, there are some things about himself he still manages to keep under his hat from all but his biggest fans.

It turns out we’ve all technically been spelling Zayn’s name wrong, as it was spelt differently when he was born.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are dating [Getty]

“Zayn” with a “y” is actually his stage name.

The singer was born Zain Javadd Malik and grew up near Bradford.

His name means “beautiful” in Arabic, while “Malik” translates to “king.”

The singer just changed the spelling after joining One Direction alongside band mates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne.

Zayn Malik has reportedly changed the spelling of his name [Wenn]

Zayn’s mum recently posted a photo of the star sporting a whole new look.


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