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Meaning & History

Means "of iron" in Mongolian, derived ultimately from the Turkic word temür "iron". This was the original name of the Mongolian leader better known by the title Genghis Khan. Born in the 12th century, he managed to unite the tribes of Mongolia and then conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Other Languages & CulturesTemüjin Medieval Mongolian Timuçin Turkish
Same SpellingTemüjin
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute