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In modern Croatian KRSITI means TO BRAKE. MIR means PEACE. Therefore, it could be said that the name means "to brake peace". However, the name is ancient and the original meaning might have been different.
-- Anonymous User  10/21/2005
Polish "krzesić" means "to light the fire" ("krzesić ogień"), but can be used also as "to start something" (like education in the country, for example).
-- Melesse  12/5/2005
It is a masculine Croatian name. The meaning of the name is "cross and peace": kres=cross, i=and, mir=peace. It was the name of one of the kings in Croatia.
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2006
Perhaps Kresimir is the Croatian form of Krasimir? The only difference between them is one letter! And Croatian and Bulgarian have the same root language, don't they?
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2006
In Albanian, there's use of names Kreshmir and Kreshnik, both of them meaningful in Albanian.
-- lazaros  7/2/2008
Kresimir means "Breaker of Peace", verified by Croatian friend who bears the name.
-- Tubbycat  1/4/2009
Diminutive is Kreša.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2009
This name is spelled Krešimir with the caron/haček over letter S. Kresimir may have been the original form but is not used today. [noted -ed]
I also agree with Melesse that the first element means "sparkle, set alight; rouse, awaken" from "kresi", the imperative of "kresiti". While commonly thought to mean "breaker of peace" (by association with the similar "kršiti") its actual meaning would be "maker of peace".
-- goricar  11/13/2009

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