Casimir

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Casimir / Kazimierz
Gendermale
Origin
Word/nameSlavic
Other names
Variant form(s)Casimira (f), Kazimiera (f)
Related namesCasimiro
Kazimír
Kasimir
Kažimir
Kázmér
Казимир
Kazimieras
etc.

Casimir is an English, French and Latin form of the Polish name Kazimierz. Feminine forms are: Casimira, Kazimiera.

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".[citation needed] The latter element is often conflated with the word mir ("peace, world") and the former element is suggested to derive from kazati, "to show", thus some sources translate the name as "the one who reveals or establishes peace".[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

List of variations[edit]

  • Catalan: Casimir
  • Croatian: Kazimir, Kažimir
  • Czech: Kazimír
  • Esperanto: Kazimiro
  • Galician: Casemiro, Casamiro
  • German: Kasimir
  • Hungarian: Kázmér
  • Italian: Casimiro
  • Latvian: Kazimirs
  • 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]