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

Vladimir Origin and Meaning

The name Vladimir is a boy's name of Slavic, Russian origin meaning "renowned prince".

Vladimir, which has a musical prodigy kind of vibe, is a cultured Russian name associated in this country with political strongman Vladimir Putin, 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.

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Vladimir's International Variations

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


eve Says:


it actually vlad-AAAAaaaaaAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAHHHHA-meer. with stress on the screaming

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


In Russian, there's no "ih" or "a"'s "ee" and "ah".
So, it should be pronounced vlah-DEE-meer

indiefendi2 Says:


amberdaydream took the words out of my mouth. vlah DEE meer is how you say it, there's no "ih" soft i sound in Russian. The news butcher this name on a daily basis via Putin (which is pu TEEN, btw)

amberdaydream Says:


In Russia it's pronounced vlah-DEE-meer with stress on the middle syllable, whereas in English-speaking countries it is more likely to be pronounced VLA-di-meer with the stress on the first syllable. Volodya is a common nickname for Vladimir in Russia.