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Gender Feminine
Scripts Людмила(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. 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 an alternate transcription of Людмила (usually rendered LYUDMILA).
VariantsLidmila(Czech) Ludmilla, Lyudmila(Russian)
DiminutiveLída(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesLudmilla, Lyudmila(Bulgarian) Ludmiła(Polish) Ljudmila(Slovene) Lyudmyla(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingLudmiła
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Saint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech RepublicSaint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech Republic ©

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