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The namesake Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian Author whose work includes 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire'.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2005
In fact, the Russian version of the name, in which the emphasis is on the second syllable, is more correctly pronounced as Vlah-DEE-mer (think of it as rhyming with redeemer, as Vladimir Nabokov once suggested). [noted -ed]
-- Ricardo1234  6/4/2005
A close look will reveal that the name Vladimir is, not merely related to, but is the exact equivalent of, the name Donald.
-- Ricardo1234  6/4/2005
Actually the Russian name Vladimir is derived from Germanic Waldemar or Heldemir. The feminine form Helga or Olga. It is a coincidence that Vladimir sounds like it is derived from Slavic vlad "rule" combined with mir "peace". The first known Russian with this name was price Vladimir who was not native Russian, but of Germanic, Scandinavian, Viking origin and had Germanic name. Vladimir was highly revered by the Church for baptizing Russia and his name became very popular. It is through that the name Vladimir, Waldemar or Heldemir means holy or blessed.
-- Alexius  6/22/2005
To tie this name with German Woldemar is just silly.
-- olga  1/13/2006
This is my gran's name. The name has totaly different meaning. Vladimir came from "vladi" or "vladey" wich is sovereign, master, owner and "mir" wich is peace, but Russians have only one word for two meanings and the second is big land, world, universe. So Vladimir is the sovereign of the world. This is a very royal name.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Famous bearer is Vladimir Ashkenazy, a Russian conductor and pianist.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
The Heart of Midlothian owner is called Vladimir Romanov and his son is called Roman Romanov.
-- ClaireCFC  3/28/2006
Prince Volodymyr (Ukrainian pronunciation) was not a prince of Russia, nor Ukraine - neither of which existed in his era. He was the prince (Knyaz') of Kyivan, Rus whose capital, Kyiv (Kiev) exists in present day Ukraine. It is offensive to Ukrainians to refer to him as Russian. Neither is it correct to call him Ukrainian. He and Rus' are to the Ukrainians as Rome and Romans were to the Italians.
-- tstasiuk  4/23/2006
This could also mean "to rule the world", from the Slavic volod, "to rule", and mir, which also means "world" in addition to "peace".
-- Radoslava_F  9/20/2006
I like this name. It's sophisticated and classy.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
Vladimir, or Di-di, was one of the two main characters in Samuel Beckett's tragi-comedy "Waiting for Godot". "Godot" can also be described as an absurdist play.
-- avalah  11/27/2006
I like this name a lot. Vladimir sounds strong, brave, and royal. It's also quite uncommon in many countries, so it's a unique choice for a baby boy.
-- Tears Of Blood  12/4/2006
I picture an evil villan from somewhere like Sweden when I hear this name.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2007
An evil villain, maybe, but from Sweden? Sweden is not a Slavic country; think of a villain from Eastern Europe or Russia. Still, it has a noble bearing, and Lenin bore this name, unless I'm mistaken.
-- gaelruadh19  1/18/2007
I adore this name, I am thinking of naming my first son this! And to the previous person why Germany or Russia? I found that quite offensive towards me (of Eastern Ruropean, German and Russian blood). I don't think you realized how much that could hurt someone's feelings.
-- uniqeable-girl  5/6/2007
She wasn't saying that all people from Eastern Europe and Russia are villians. She was saying that the name Vladimir makes her think of a villan who is from Eastern Europe or Russia. It is very popular in those places. I love this name too (as I said it has replaced Dragomir on my list) and I also am considering naming my son this. :)
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2007
Nothing wrong with this name, however I instantly think of vampires when I hear it. Unfortunate how names can be spoiled that way.
-- lisjose  5/13/2007
I love this name. I'm sorry but I really do. It sounds so nice. It has replaced Dragomir on my List.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2007
Vladimir Voronin is the current president of Moldova.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2007
Vladimir Holstinin (Владимир Холстинин) plays the guitar with the Russian heavy metal group Aria (Ария).
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I can only think of vampires when hearing this name even though Vladimir Nabakov is one of my favorite authors.
-- writing the world  6/15/2007
Vladimir Horowitz is a famous bearer. He was a great pianist; born in Ukraine, he played in Russia from 1920, but then left the country in 1925. He had a unique career, and he died in New York in 1989.
-- ToveTer  6/18/2007
You were right about the origins of this name, and if you put the two words together you get "Volodymyr", which was the real name of the prince that baptized Rus. The name is still used in Ukraine. Any idea when and why Russians started using "Vladimir" instead? My guess is during Tzar Peter's times, when many changes in names occured, including names of cities.
-- johnsmithaggie  8/21/2007
A very sexy name. But it does sound a little vampire-ish.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2007
Vladimir means "one that rules the world".
-- eranos  10/25/2007
I think this name is really cool, but vampires and goths do spring to mind when I hear it.
-- Polly.C  12/21/2007
The Slavic word "mir" has a twofold meaning: 1. Peace and 2. World, universe. Therefore the appropriate translation of Vladimir is rather "ruler of the world" than "to rule with greatness" or "to rule with peace".
-- TeXpo  3/18/2008
The modern Bulgarian pronunciation is vlah-dee-MEER.
-- TeXpo  3/18/2008
Vladimir is the Christian name of a Bulgarian king ("êíÿç Âëàäèìèð", with the Pagan name of Hrasate) who ruled Bulgaria between 889 and 893, soon after the convertion of Bulgarians into Christianity and long before the Russian king Vladimir (980-1015) who was later canonozed as Saint Vladimir.
-- TeXpo  3/18/2008
A famous bearer of the name is Vlad Topalov, of the Russian band SMASH!
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2008
Vladimir Putin is, as of this moment, the president of Russia. His term expires on May 7th, 2008.

Vladimir was also the first name of renowned Russian revolutionary leader Lenin. His real name was Vladimir Ulyanov.
-- Ade  4/9/2008
My nickname. People call me this name because I look like a vampire. But to be honest I really like the name so it's fine.
-- Jamie Widdall  5/31/2008
No offense to Russians, but this name looks strict and mean.
-- bananarama  9/12/2008
I noticed a lot of people think this name is rather vampiric, so on a side note Vladimir is the name of one of the Romanian vampires in Stephenie Meyer's book Breaking Dawn.
-- persephone1313  1/4/2009
WWE wrestler Vladimir Kazlov is a famous bearer of this name.
-- ICEyun  2/23/2009
This name makes me think of vampires as well--it's why I love it so much! =P I think I'll use this name, too.
-- CanadianChibi  5/8/2009
How strange it is that so many people find this name vampire-like. I guess to Slavic people it has a totally different context and sound than to non-Slavs. As many have stated I believe it has a very noble and powerful sound - rarely do you find a name that means and sounds the same.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2009
Yes, it's a little vampire-ish, but I still love it! It has such a great sound and meaning, very Eastern European, and it's been one of my favorites for the past ten years! Vladimir is such an awesome name.
-- lcgirl20  9/25/2009
Love this name! Character Vladimir Todd from the Vladimir Todd series has this name, an he is a vampire. The original Count Dracula, Vlad the impaler of Romania also has this name.
-- Rm4187  3/29/2010
Pronounced VLAH-dee-meer in Croatian (all syllables short). [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/20/2010
The first thing I think when I hear this name is Vladimir V. Putin, despite a fact that I know a lot persons with this name.
-- Sladjana  12/28/2010
David Burliuk (1882-1967) and Vladimir (1886-1916) were Russian painter brothers. There was another brother Nikolai (1890-1920) and two sisters: Lyudmila and Nadezhda.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2011
Vladimir (1847-1909) was the son of Alexander II of Russia and the younger brother of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
The name Vladimir was given to 147 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Vladimir Putin -- Russian president.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2013
I think it goes without saying that only people of Slavic/EastEuro ancestry should use this name on their child. Anyone else will look stupid, like they're trying too hard to be different. So that puts it out of the question for most Anglophones in my eyes. Anyway- it's a beautiful and strong name for a boy with a positive meaning, so I would use it if I have a son.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2013
This name has a very strong meaning. By far the strongest. Very masucline and attractive.
Its wonderful that this name has existed almost a thousand years! I really love this name~ ( >//v//< )
-- Malinkaya  1/1/2014

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