Gender Feminine
Scripts Людмила(Russian, Bulgarian) Лыꙋдмила(Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. lyuwd-MYEE-lə(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Russian and Bulgarian form of Ludmila. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem Ruslan and Lyudmila (1820).

Related Names

VariantsLiudmila, Ludmila, Ludmilla(Russian) Ludmilla(Bulgarian)
Masculine FormLyudmil(Bulgarian)
Other Languages & CulturesLiudmila(Belarusian) Ludmila, Lída, Lidmila(Czech) Ludmila(Latvian) Ludmiła(Polish) Ljudmila(Slovene) Liudmila, Liudmyla, Lyudmyla(Ukrainian)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Bulgaria: September 16


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, entry Liudmila, available from
Entry updated November 20, 2020