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ScriptsВладимир RussianSerbianBulgarianMacedonian
PronouncedPron.vlu-DYEE-myir Russian
VLA-dee-meer Croatian

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
VariantsVladilen, Vladlen Russian
DiminutivesVolodya, Vova Russian Vladan, Vlado, Vlatko Serbian Vlado, Vlatko Croatian Vlado Bulgarian Vlado, Vlatko Macedonian Vlado Slovene
Feminine FormsVladimira, Vlatka Croatian Vladimira Slovene
Other Languages & CulturesWaldomar Ancient Germanic Valdimárr Ancient Scandinavian Uladzimir Belarusian Vladimír, Vladan Czech Valdemar, Waldemar Danish Valdemar, Valto Finnish Vladimer, Lado Georgian Waldemar German Vladimirs, Voldemārs, Valdis Latvian Valdemaras, Vladimiras, Valdas, Voldemaras Lithuanian Valdemar, Waldemar Norwegian Waldemar, Włodzimierz, Waldek, Włodek Polish Vladimír, Vladan, Vlado Slovak Valdemar, Waldemar Swedish Volodymyr, Wolodymyr Ukrainian
Same SpellingVladimír


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute