Vladimir
Origin/Usage
Czech, Russian, Slavic
Pronunciation
vlah-DEE-meer
Meaning
Ruler of the world
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Vladimir originates in Slavic languages and means "ruler of the world". In Russian speaking countries, as well as other Eastern European languages, it is one of the most popular masculine given names. The famous bearers of this name include Vladimir Putin, former President of the Russian Federation, and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 20th century Russian Marxist revolutionary. In the United States, the usage of Vladimir is very rare.

Also Spelled Like...

Wladimir, Vladimer

Famous Vladimirs

Vladimir Lenin - founder of the USSR
Vladimir Myshkin - hockey player
Vladimir Putin - former Russian Federation President

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