Vadim is a Russian male name of unknown meaning. It’s been used as the Russian form of Bademus, the name of a Persian Christian martyr who was killed in Persia and later recognized as a saint. I’ve seen the name as possibly originating from Persian badian meaning “anise, aniseed”. Vadim could also be a short form of Russian Vadimir composed of Slavic elements vaditi (accuse, blame, slander) and miru (peace, world).
Vadim is also a surname which seems to have originated from the given name.
Nicknames: Vadik is the Russiam diminutive of Vadim
Origin: Persian, Slavic
- Vadimir (Russian)
Вадим (Russian) Vadim