Gender Feminine
Scripts Людмила(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. LOOD-mi-la(Czech) lyuwd-MYEE-lə(Russian)  [key·IPA]

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).

Related Names

VariantsLidmila(Czech) Liudmila, Ludmilla, Lyudmila(Russian)
Other Languages & CulturesLiudmila(Belarusian) Ludmilla, Lyudmila(Bulgarian) Ludmiła(Polish) Ljudmila(Slovene) Liudmila, Liudmyla, Lyudmyla(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingLudmiła
User SubmissionĽudmila


People think this name is

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Name Days

Czechia: September 16
Latvia: June 22
Russia: September 29
Slovakia: September 16


Saint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech RepublicSaint Ludmila with Saint Václav in stained glass from the Czech Republic ©


Entry updated November 16, 2019