Not likely. Wikipedia has cited some good research on the name:
Crimea — look at the section on Name
The name “Crimea” ultimately, via Italian, takes its origin with the name of QÄ±rÄ±m (today’s Stary Krym) which served as a capital of the Crimean province of the Golden Horde. The name of the capital was extended to the entire peninsula at some point during Ottoman suzerainty. The origin of the name QÄ±rÄ±m itself is uncertain. It is mostly explained as:
a corruption of Cimmerium. a derivation from the Greek Cremni (ÎºÏÎ®Î¼Î½Î¿Î¹ kremnoi “cliffs”, mentioned in Herodotus 4.20).
a derivation from the Mongolian appellation kerm designating “wall”, which, however, is phonetically incompatible with the original Mongolian literal appellation of the Crimean peninsula Qaram. a derivation from the Crimean Tatar Turkic appellation QÄ±rÄ±m designating “fortress” or “fosse”, from the Turkic term qurum/qurimaq (“defense, protection”).
Most Users Ever Online: 1147
Currently Browsing this Page:
Bob Bridges: 680
Ron Draney: 656
Guest Posters: 611
Newest Members: durette, Roadie, elliotfelde, laurahikes, Pirat Pyrrat, dawnsharpcox, sweettnesssshane, DougRayPhillips, greg, pmanderson
Moderators: Grant Barrett: 1439