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What does Tamerlane mean?

Tamerlane Pronunciation of Tamerlane [tamer-lane] as a boys' name. Name of a 14th-century Mongol warrior descended from Genghis Khan. His name was derived from the Persian "Timur-i lang", meaning "Temur the Lame", by Europeans during the 16th century. His Turkic name is Timur, which means "iron". He conquered huge parts of Asia, from Russia to India, and built a powerful empire. He was described as a brave man of intelligence, and his tale was retold by 16th-century English poet Christopher Marlowe as a romantic tragedy, and also by Edgar Allan Poe in a poem.

Associated with: warrior, 16th century, powerful, empire (king), brave, intelligence, tale (literary).


Tamerlane has 9 variants: Tamarlain, Tamarlayn, Tamberlain, Tamberlaine, Tamberlane, Tamburlaine, Tamburlane, Tamurlaine and Tamurlayn.

Creative forms:
(male) Tamerlani, Temerlane, ..

(female) Tamerlana, Tamerlani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tamerlane Shepherd (T.S.), ..

How popular is Tamerlane?

Tamerlane is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Tamerlane is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tamerlane has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tamerlane name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tamerlane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Delane, Gaetane, Germane, Jermane, Laverne, Macfarlane, Tallan, Tamarack, Tammany, Taran, Tarran, Tarrance, Tarrant, Taurean, Taverner, Taylan, Teran, Terran, Terrance, Tiernan and Traherne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tamerlane.