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Gender Masculine
Scripts Тимур(Tatar, Chechen, Kazakh, Russian) Төмөр(Mongolian Cyrillic)
Pronounced Pron. tyi-MOOR(Russian)
ti-MUWR(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Turkic and Mongol name Temür meaning "iron". This was the name of several Mongol, Turkic and Yuan leaders. A notable bearer was Timur, also known as Tamerlane (from Persian تیمور لنگ (Timur e Lang) meaning "Timur the lame"), a 14th-century Turkic leader who conquered large areas of Western Asia.

Related Names

VariantsTemir(Kazakh) Temur(Uzbek) Timour(History)
Other Languages & CulturesDemir(Bosnian) Temur, Temuri(Georgian) Temür(Medieval Turkic) Demir, Timur(Turkish)
Same SpellingTimur

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