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Gender: Male Meaning of Tamerlane: "iron or Timur the Lame" Origin of Tamerlane: Turkish or Persian

Tamerlane Origin and Meaning

The name Tamerlane is a boy's name meaning "iron or Timur the Lame".

This name of an ancient Mongol warrior, remembered primarily today through the works of Christopher Marlowe and Edgar Allan Poe, runs the risk of sounding pompous and pretentious.

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saoirse123 Says:

2017-05-10T22:24:04

Great name for a fictional character

beachbear Says:

2016-11-06T02:11:31

It sounds kind of tambourine-ish but isn't actually a bad name.

Sassylassy Says:

2015-03-15T05:46:03

I don't hate the name, but the association with Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not great. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w...