LUDMILA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Czech, Russian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Людмила (Russian)
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).

Related Names
VARIANTS: Ludmilla, Lyudmila (Russian)
DIMINUTIVE: Lída (Czech)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ludmilla, Lyudmila (Bulgarian), Ludmiła (Polish), Ljudmila (Slovene), Lyudmyla (Ukrainian)