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

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

Ludmila Ferro, antagonist on Disney's Argentine telenovela "Violetta"


Ludmila's International Variations

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