OTHER SCRIPTS: Тимур (Russian, Kazakh)
PRONOUNCED: tee-MOOR (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
From the Turkic name Temür
meaning "iron". Timur, also known as Tamerlane
(from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang)
meaning "Timur the lame"), was a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.