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Tamerlane meaning and name origin
Tamerlane \t(a)-merla-ne, tam(er)-lane\ as a boy's 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 an intelligent and brave man, 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.
Tamerlane has 9 variant forms: Tamarlain, Tamarlayn, Tamberlain, Tamberlaine, Tamberlane, Tamburlaine, Tamburlane, Tamurlaine and Tamurlayn.
Popularity of Tamerlane
Tamerlane is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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