First recorded as a given name of Latvians in early 20th century. From Russian Вади́м (Vadím), which is transliterated into English as Vadim.
- A transliteration of the Russian male given name Вади́м (Vadím).
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: Vadims was the only given name of 6202 persons in Latvia on January 1st 2011, including Russian speakers.