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Gender: F Meaning of Ludmila: "beloved of the people" Origin of Ludmila: Slavic

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This Slavic classic name might begin to make its mark with American parents, what with the growing popularity of the short form Mila. Borne by a tenth century saint who had been a princess from Bohemia, Ludmila is widely used in Russia, the Ukraine and Bulgaria.

There have been many champion athletes bearing the name, some using the alternate spelling Lyudmila.

This is a name with lots of energizing nicknames, including Lila, Lida, Lula, Luda--and Mila.

Famous People Named Ludmila

Saint Ludmila of Bohemia, 10th century Czech martyr, wife of Duke Bořivoj I of Bohemia
Ľudmila Cervanova, Slovakian tennis player
Ludmila Richterova, Czech tennis player
Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish Olympic hurdler
Ludmila Belousova, Russian Olympic pair skater

Pop Culture References for the Name Ludmila

Ludie

Ludmila's International Variations

Lidmila (Czech) Myusya, Lyudmila, Lyuda, Mika, Lyuka, Mila (Russian)