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 an alternate transcription of Людмила (usually rendered LYUDMILA).
Saint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech Republic ©