Given Name GENGHIS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: GENG-gis (English), JENG-gis (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the title Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan, meaning "universal ruler", which was adopted by the Mongol Empire founder Temujin in the late 12th century. Remembered both for his military brilliance and his brutality towards civilians, he went on to conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.

Categories

conquerors
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Chingis (Mongolian), Cengiz (Turkish)