Origin of the name BRANIMIR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BRANIMIR.
form of Croatian Bronimir
(q.v.), meaning "weapon of peace." Usage: Croatia, Yugoslavia (Бранимир).
John VIII. became Pope there were among the Croatians a number of
priests, Germans, and Greeks from various parts, who were anything but
calculated to convert them. According to the epistle which the
Pope wrote to Muntimir, duke of Croatia, they were doing more harm than
good, breaking the laws both of the Church and of God himself; and, as
they were not subject to any recognised superior, could not be
checked. Muntimir is exhorted in the same letter to follow the
examples of his forefathers, and to place himself under the spiritual
direction of Methodius, archbishop of the neighbouring Pannonia.
Whatever effect this letter had upon Muntimir, it is certain that in 879
his successor, King Branimir, made his submission to the See of Rome...
(Lives of the Popes, Mann, v.3, 1906)