From Russian Владимир (Vladímir), a saint's name in the Russian Orthodox Church, from Old East Slavic Володимѣръ (Volodiměrŭ), Old Church Slavonic Владимѣръ (Vladiměrŭ), from Slavic владь (vladĭ, “power”) + мѣръ (měrŭ, “great”), changed by folk etymology into миръ (mirŭ, “peace”).
Proper noun 
- A male given name popular throughout the history of Slavic countries and societies, but rare as a name of English-speaking persons.
- A city in Russia (Владимир - Vladímir) (see the Wikipedia article), administrative centre of Vladimir oblast.
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