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    Posted: 08-Feb-2005 at 13:16

Mughal Emperors of Inida:

Babur = Tiger
Humayun = Auspicious
Akbar = Great (Arabic)
Jehangir = World Conqueror
Shah Jehan = King of the World
Aurangzeb = Throne's Ornament

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What about Darius and Xerxes? Do their names mean anything? I know they are greek translations.

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Friedrich = peace and wealth (alt. rich of peace)
Heinrich = lands and wealth (alt. rich of lands)
Wilhelm = will and protection
Franz = free (man)
Karl = man
Otto = fortunate

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Emperor Han Wu Di = Han's Martial Emperor

Emperor Han Min Di = Han's Scholarly Emperor

Chin Chi Huangdi = Chin's First Emperor

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Tutankhamun = "Living image of Amun"

Ramses = "Born of Ra"

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What about Darius and Xerxes?

Darayavau(Darius) = Darayh(Possessor) & Vau(Goodness)
Xshayarsha(Xerxes) = Xshaya(King) & Arsha(Brave)

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Bilge Khan= Wise ruler.

Alp Arslan: brave, courageous lion.

Kl Arslan: Sword Lion

Tughrul Begh: white falcon.

Chagri (Chakir) Begh: Blue eyed man. 

Kutalmish: Owns holy power.

Selchuk: A man gifted with beautiful speaking ability.

Attila: Not sure, but probably "atl han" and great, famous, which means the horseman han in Turkish.

Dengizik (Tenghiz-Deniz) the Hun: Sea, blue eyed person. 

Toktamish Khan: A person who is calm, who found his home, quiet.

Kutalmishoglu Suleyman Shah: son of Kutalmish, Solomon ( ease in Hebrew, also a prophet ) the ruler.

Alp Tigin(Tekin): Courageous, unique ruler, who doesnt have badness inside.

Alp Er Tunga (Afrasyab): Brave and honorable male tiger.

Atsiz the Khwarezmian: Horseles ( At=horse ) from Khwarezm.

Ertughrul Begh: Male white falcon.

Atabegh Zangi: Ata (Father), Begh (Head, chief), not sure about "Zangi"

Orkhan Gazi: The great ruler of a city.

Osman (othman) Gazi: Kind of hunter bird or dragon, powerful.

Timur/Tamerlane (Timur-Mongolian, Temir-Turkish): Iron, strong.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet: Fatih=Conquerer Sultan Mohammad( Mehmet in Turkish)

Yldrm Bayezit: Yldrm=thunderbolt (in Turkish)

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Attila is Gothic, not Turkic.
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Well, some of the viking kings had funny names.

Harald Hrfagre - Harold Fairhair, legend has it, that this man vowed not to cut his hair untill he had unified all of Norway under his rule. Which took six years, from 866 to 872, when he finally cut it
Erik Blodks - Eric Bloodaxe, killed most of his brothers to get to be king
Hkon Herdebrei - Hkon Wideshoulders, known for being large and strong
Harald Hardrde - Harold Hardreign, wasn't very popular. Tried to invade england in 1066..
Loke, Attila, the grete conqueror,
Deyde in his sleep, with shame and dishonour,
Bleedinge ay at the nose in dronkenesse,
A captayin shoulde live in sobrenesse
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Seljuk sultanate of Rum:

[Gayo (Arabivc Hay) in fact means "Alive" in Avestan language but it also means "Lord, King" just for Gayomart (Mortal Life), the first man, and the progenitor of mankind in Zoroastrianism]

Gayo-Khusruv (Kay Khosru) = Well-known Lord
Gayo-Kavatha (Kay Kobadh) = Beloved Lord
Gayo-Kavausan (Kay Kavus) = Rich Lord

 

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Tenoch (1325-1376) Stone Pear cactus
Acamapichtili (1376-1395) Handful of sugar canes
Huitzilhuitl (1395-1417) Hummingbird feather
Chimalpopoca (1417-1427)   Smoking shield
Itzcatl (1427-1440)       Obsidia n Snake
Moctezuma Ilhuicamina I (1440-1469) Archer of the Sky
Axayacatl (1469-1481) Face of water
Tzoc (1481-1486) Sick Leg
Auitzotl (1486-1502) Dog of water
Moctezuma II (1502-1520) Our Valerous Lord
Cuitlhuac (1520) ( belive it or not, means dry excrement)
Cuauhtmoc (1520-1521) He who decends like an eagle
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"Smoking shield", what had his parents been smoking when they came up with that name
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Just wonder

Cuitlahuac parents really hated him
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Poor lad...

Some Swedish/Scandinavian king's names:

Erik = sole ruler

Karl = man

Magnus = The great (latin)

Gustav = unknown, perhaps "Staff of the Goths"

Olof = forefather-heir (weird)

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King Istvan I (Stephen) of Hungary reigned 1000 to 1038.    
The meaning of Istvan is "garland, crown".       

King Béla I of Hungary reigned 1060 to 1063.     
In Hungarian the meaning of the name Béla is: Nickname for Albert, "noble".
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There were eighteen French Kings named Louis, beginning with the Carolingian Empire with King Louis I from 814 to 840.     
In French the meaning of the name Louis is: "Famous warrior".
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