Ludmila (given name)

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Ludmil(l)a
Genderfemale
Language(s)Slavic
Origin
Word/nameSlavic
Meaning
  • ljudъ ("people") + *milъ ("dear")
Region of originEastern Europe
Other names
Alternative spellingLjudmila
Lyudmila
Ludmiła
Людмила
Људмила
Variant form(s)Ludomil (m), Ludomił (m)
Nickname(s)Russian: Люда (Luda), Люся (Lusya), Мила (Mila), Љума (Ljuma)
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Ludmila or Ludmilla (in origin sounds like Luedmeela) is a female given name of Slavic origin and consists of two elements: lud ("people") and mila ("dear, love"). Because the initial L is mostly soft (palatalized), it is sometimes also transcribed Lyudmila, Lyudmyla or Ljudmila, and is written as Ľudmila in Slovak.

Other variants include: Людмила, (Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian), Људмила (Macedonian and Serbian), Ludomiła, Ludmiła, Ludzimiła, Ludźmiła (Polish), and Ludmilla (Hungarian).

Nicknames are Russian: Люда (Ljuda), Люся (Ljusya), Мила (Mila), Љума (Ljuma)

The most notable bearer is Ludmila of Bohemia, a 10th-century princess and the grandmother of Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. The feast day for the saint is September 16, which is celebrated as a name day in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Other name days include September 17 (Hungary), and February 20, May 7, July 30, and October 26 (Poland).

People with the given name Ludmila or variants include:

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