Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as TİMUR in uppercase and timur in lowercase.
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.
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Entry updated April 25, 2021