Vladimir

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See also: Vladimír

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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) (which is from Proto-Indo-European *wal (be strong)) + мѣръ (měrŭ, great), changed by folk etymology into миръ (mirŭ, peace).

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Vladimir

  1. A male given name popular throughout the history of Slavic countries and societies, but rare as a name of English-speaking persons.
  2. A city in Russia, administrative centre of Vladimir oblast.

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