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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).

Related Names

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

People think this name is

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Name Days

Bulgaria: July 15
Croatia: May 31
Croatia: December 6
Croatia: December 19
Czech Republic: May 23 (as Vladimír)
France: July 15
Slovakia: July 24 (as Vladimír)


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, available from https://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/.
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