Vladimir

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
101
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vladimir

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  • A submission from France says the name Vladimir means "Vladimir can be translated in two ways : Ruler of the world or master of peace. Because the root "vlad" means to be master of. Because "mir" means usually Peace, but in some cases World." and is of Slavic origin.
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Wiktionary

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”).

  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.

Notable Persons Named Vladimir

Vladimir Putin is a Leader of United Russia, Secretary of the Security Council, Director of the Federal Security Service, 2nd , 4th President of Russia, Prime Minister of Russia, Leader ofUnited Russia, Secretary of theSecurity Council, and Director of theFederal Security S. His military service ended in 1991. Vladimir was born on October 7th, 1952 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

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Vladimir Lenin was a revolutionary and politician. Vladimir was given the name Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov ( on April 22nd, 1870 in Ulyanovsk. He breathed his last breath on January 21st, 1924.

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Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov is an engineer.

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Vladimir Nabokov was a writer. Vladimir was given the name Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov in Saint Petersburg. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1977.

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Vladimir Kramnik is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Vladimir was given the name Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik on June 25th, 1975 in Tuapse.

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Vladimir the Great was royalty. His career lasted from 980 to 1015. Vladimir was born as the child of Sviatoslav I of Kiev and Malusha in either Budyatychi or Budnik. He breathed his last breath on July 15th, 1015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vladimir

He holds the title Prince of Duklja. He was most active from 1000 to 1016. Jovan was born as the child of List of rulers of Duklja in 990. Jovan is also known as Vladimir. He passed away on May 22nd, 1016.

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Vladimir is a soccer player for the Santos FC and Fortaleza Esporte Clube. Vladimir was born on July 16th, 1989 in Ipiaú, Brazil. Vladimir is also known as Vladimir.

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He holds the title Metropolitan of Chişinău and All Moldova. Metropolitan was born on August 18th, 1952 in Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

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Vukovic was born on March 16th, 1989.

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Grebenshchikov Vladimir is a hockey player for the Barys Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League. He was most active from 2010 to present. Grebenshchikov was born on August 14th, 1992 in Temirtau.

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They hold the title Wonderworker, Great Martyr, and Myrrh‑gusher.

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How popular is the baby name Vladimir in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 11 0 11
1914 13 0 13
1915 21 0 21
1916 16 0 16
1917 22 0 22
1918 15 0 15
1919 12 0 12
1920 6 0 6
1921 21 0 21
1922 18 0 18
1923 19 0 19
1924 14 0 14
1925 10 0 10
1926 15 0 15
1927 24 0 24
1928 14 0 14
1929 11 0 11
1930 14 0 14
1931 6 0 6
1932 8 0 8
1933 8 0 8
1934 10 0 10
1936 9 0 9
1937 11 0 11
1938 7 0 7
1939 8 0 8
1941 7 0 7
1942 5 0 5
1943 7 0 7
1950 10 0 10
1951 9 0 9
1952 9 0 9
1953 12 0 12
1954 6 0 6
1955 11 0 11
1956 9 0 9
1957 11 0 11
1958 8 0 8
1959 10 0 10
1960 10 0 10
1961 13 0 13
1962 17 0 17
1963 16 0 16
1964 11 0 11
1965 15 0 15
1966 14 0 14
1967 20 0 20
1968 25 0 25
1969 27 0 27
1970 37 0 37
1971 46 0 46
1972 40 0 40
1973 39 0 39
1974 40 0 40
1975 36 0 36
1976 46 0 46
1977 51 0 51
1978 52 0 52
1979 53 0 53
1980 42 0 42
1981 62 0 62
1982 46 0 46
1983 48 0 48
1984 50 0 50
1985 43 0 43
1986 72 0 72
1987 68 0 68
1988 78 0 78
1989 95 0 95
1990 86 0 86
1991 84 0 84
1992 87 0 87
1993 93 0 93
1994 88 0 88
1995 101 0 101
1996 94 0 94
1997 122 0 122
1998 129 0 129
1999 81 0 81
2000 136 0 136
2001 115 0 115
2002 122 0 122
2003 108 0 108
2004 117 0 117
2005 156 0 156
2006 151 0 151
2007 148 0 148
2008 159 0 159
2009 156 0 156
2010 179 0 179
2011 160 0 160
2012 147 0 147
2013 134 0 134
2014 166 0 166
2015 167 0 167
2016 179 0 179
2017 161 0 161

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Popularity of Vladimir as a first name

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Popularity of Vladimir as a last name

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Common last names for Vladimir

  • Novak
  • Popov

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vladimir U.S.
  White 74.26% 64.26%
  African American 4.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vladimir

People with the last name Vladimir are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vladimir

  • How Popular is the name Vladimir? Vladimir is the 3,653rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vladimir was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vladimir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,295 babies born with the first name Vladimir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vladimir to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vladimir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Vladimir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vladimir is Saturday, January 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Vladimir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vladimir was in 2010 with a total of 179 babies.
  • Random Vladimir Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vladimir is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Vladimir: Your name in reverse order is Rimidalv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liarmidv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vladimir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Vladimir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vladimir? Vladimir is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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