1398 words Babar - Wikipedia

Babar (Urdu: بابر ‎), meaning "tiger" is a male given name of Persian origin.[1]

The name is also variously spelled as Baber,[2]Babur,[3] and Babor. The name is generally taken in reference to the Persian babr, meaning "tiger".[2] The word repeatedly appears in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and was borrowed into the Turkic languages of Central Asia.[3][4]Thackston argues for an alternate derivation from the PIE word "beaver", pointing to similarities between the pronunciation Bābor and the Russian bobr (бобр, "beaver").[5]

The most famous bearer of this name was Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, known popularly as Babur, a prince of the Timurid dynasty who founded the Mughal Empire in South Asia, and thus the name is popular amongst Muslim communities in South Asia.



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  1. ^ Eraly 2007, pp. 18–20.
  2. ^ a b EB (1878).
  3. ^ a b EB (1911).
  4. ^ Thumb, Albert, Handbuch des Sanskrit, mit Texten und Glossar, German original, ed. C. Winter, 1953, Snippet, p. 318
  5. ^ Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (2002). The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor. translated, edited and annotated by W. M. Thackston. Modern Library. ISBN 0-375-76137-3.