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Gender Masculine
Scripts Владимир(Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. vlu-DYEE-myir(Russian)
VLA-dee-meer(Serbian, Croatian)
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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, Lada, 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, Vladas, Voldemaras(Lithuanian) Valdemar, Waldemar(Norwegian) Waldemar, Włodzimierz, Waldek, Włodek(Polish) Vladimír, Vladan, Vlado(Slovak) Valdemar, Waldemar(Swedish) Volodymyr, Wolodymyr(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingVladimír


Icon depicting Saint VladimirIcon depicting Saint Vladimir

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