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GenderFeminine
ScriptsЛюдмила Russian
PronouncedPron.lyuwd-MYEE-lə Russian
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Meaning & History

Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.

As a Russian name, this is a variant transcription of Людмила (usually rendered LYUDMILA).
VariantsLudmilla, Lyudmila Russian
DiminutiveLída Czech
Other Languages & CulturesLudmilla, Lyudmila Bulgarian Ludmiła Polish Ljudmila Slovene Lyudmyla Ukrainian
Same SpellingLudmiła
User SubmissionĽudmila

Images

Saint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech RepublicSaint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech Republic

Categories

Orthodox saints, saints, The Crowns Game characters, victims
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute