Meaning Of The Name Vadim | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Vadim.

The meaning of Vadim is ‘to rule’. This name is a variant form of the first name Bademus, which also means the same. The name is taken from the Slavic elements ‘vladeti' meaning ‘rule’ and ‘meru’ meaning ‘great' or 'famous’. The name ‘meru’ also means ‘peace' or 'world’ when used on its own. This name, therefore, refers to famous rulers or someone that maintains harmony and peace. One of the most famous figures with the name is Roger Vadim, also known as Roger Vadim Plamiannikov. He was a French director and producer, known for his work in the early '60s. His titles include 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and 'Don Juan', which starred the blonde French bombshell Brigitte Bardot, who he then went on to marry. There are also many other variations to this name such as Vladimir, Vadik and Vadya.


Vadim is most often associated with the gender: male.

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V-A-D-I-M , is a 5-letter male given name.

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