Vladimir

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See also: Vladimír and Vladímir

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From Russian Влади́мир (Vladímir) and reinforced by Medieval Latin Vladimirus, name of several saints in the Eastern Orthodox Church, from Old East Slavic Володимѣръ (Volodiměrŭ), Old Church Slavonic Владимѣръ (Vladiměrŭ), from владь (vladĭ, power) (which is from Proto-Indo-European *wal (be strong)) and 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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