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Gender: M Meaning of Vladimir: "renowned prince" Origin of Vladimir: Slavic

Vladimir, which has a musical prodigy kind of vibe, is a cultured Russian name associated in this country with piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz and the author of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov.

Vladimir is rich in history as well, being the name of the first Christian ruler of Russia, who became the patron saint of that country's Catholic church; Lenin, the founder of the USSR, and current President Putin.

A common name throughout Russia, Vladimir is featured in novels by Turgenev and Pushkin. Vladimir also has vampirish connections: Dracula is based on Vlad III, otherwise known as --oops--Vlad the Impaler. A more modern literary character is Vladimir, one of the two main figures in Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot.

Famous People Named Vladimir

Vladimir Lenin (born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov), Soviet leader
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Russian-American novelist
Vladimir Ducasse, American football player
Vladimir Kozlov (born Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius), Russian pro wrestler
Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin, Russian-American inventor, engineer, and TV pioneer
Vladimir "Wonta" Matovic, Serbian singer & member of Elitni Odredi
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, art dealer, son of former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld
Vladimir Prelog, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Vladimir Konstantinov, retired NHL hockey defenseman
Vladimir Maslennikov, Russian sport shooter

Pop Culture References for the name Vladimir

Vladimir Dracula, main character in BBC children's program Young Dracula

Saint Vladimir, a long-dead saint and schools namesake from Vampire Academy book series and movie.

Vladimir's International Variations

Waldemar, Valdemar (Scandinavian) Vladimír (Czech) Wlodzimirez (Polish)