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

Ludmila Origin and Meaning

The name Ludmila is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "beloved of the people".

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.

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Ludmila's International Variations

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


RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm really surprised that I like this a lot.

Soruru Says:


It's a very pretty name but kinda hard to pronounce with that 'd' there in the middle.
By the way, I know a girl called Ludmila and she gives her name justice.

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snowsbeloved Says:


Like Brunhilda, I don't think any amount of popularity will make me like this name...just, no.

lesliemarion Says:


Lud-mil-a. Exotic, powerful, gorgeous. Great name, along with Miroslava and Petra (not joking, I mean it!)

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kitchi1 Says:


How do you pronounce this? Lewd-mee-luh?