Casimir

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For other uses of Casimir, see Kazimierz (disambiguation). For the quantum force, see Casimir Effect.
Casimir / Kazimierz
Gender male
Origin
Word/name Slavic
Meaning kazić ("to destroy") + mir ("peace, someone's prestige")
Other names
Alternative spelling Casimiro
Kazimír
Kasimir
Kažimir
Kázmér
Казимир
Kazimieras
Variant form(s) Casimira (f), Kazimiera (f)
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Casimir, an English, French and Latin form of the Polish name Kazimierz.

Etymology[edit]

The name may mean "someone who destroys opponent's prestige/glory during battle", and is derived from the Slavic elements: kaziti "to destroy" and měr "prestige, fame". The latter element is also found in Vladimir, and is cognate to the Germanic and Celtic name element -mer or -mar (e.g. Dietmar) with similar meaning. It is often conflated with mir "peace, world", thus some researchers translate the name as "the one who reveals or establishes peace". Some sources[1][2] give the meaning as "proclamation of peace".[3] Several Polish kings have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great and Saint Casimir, a patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. The name was imported into Western Europe via Germany, where it was borne by some royalty. Feminine forms are: Casimira, Kazimiera.

List of variations[edit]

  • Croat: Kazimir, Častimir
  • Czech: Kazimír
  • Esperanto: Kazimiro
  • German: Kasimir
  • Hungarian: Kázmér
  • Italian: Casimiro
  • Lithuanian: Kazimieras
  • Polish: Kazimierz
  • Portuguese: Casimiro
  • Romanian: Cazimir
  • Russian: Казимир
  • Serbian: Казимир/Kazimir
  • Slovak: Kazimír
  • Slovene: Kazimir
  • Spanish: Casimiro
  • Swedish: Casimir
  • Ukrainian: Казимир
  • English: Casimir

Royalty[edit]

People with name Casimir, Kazimir, etc.[edit]

People with name Kazimierz[edit]

People with surname Casimir[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Casimir, the cult character of the French TV show "l'Île aux enfants".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.