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Vladimir Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Vladimir is of Russian origin.

The meaning of Vladimir is "great, peaceful ruler".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1136 in baby name popularity for boys with 166 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Vladimir Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Vladimir has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Vladimir to other names.


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Related Names

Vladimir is a form of the name Vladislav.

The names Volodymyr, Waldemar, Wlodzimierz are all forms of Vladimir.

Vladimir has the diminutives (nicknames) Vlatko, Volodya, Volya, Vova.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Lenin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Vladimir in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Vladimir.

Just for fun, see the name Vladimir in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Vladimir in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Russian names generally consist of three names. A given name, a patronymic name and a family name. A patronymic name is based on the name of one's father, grandfather, or earlier male ancestor. Russian male patronymic names are formed by adding the suffex -evich or -ovich, female patronymic names by adding the suffex -ovna or -evna. For example, in the name Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, Boris is the given name, Nikolayevich the patronymic (his father's name is Nikolay) and Yeltsin is the family name.

Given names often have a basis in the Russian Orthodox church or Slavic culture. Slavic names generally describe a person's character, show respect for family members or reflect wishes for good fortune.

Most names have several diminutive forms or nicknames. For example Mikhail can be Misha, Mishenka, and Mishunya.