Numerous villages are called "Володино", does it mean something?
"Named" names of russian viliges originates from:
- family names of local landlords (помещики) ("Володино" - Володин (Volodin's), "Осипово" - Осипов (Osipоv's)).
- Saints names ("Анненково" - st. Ann , "Николаево" - st. Nicolas).
- Some arbitrary names given by landlords voluntary. A village may be named after his son, some favorite artist, ancient greek philosopher or just a dog ("Шариково" - "Шарик" is a common dog's name)
I fully agree with the explanation provided here: usually, one would expect "Володино" to provene from "Володя" or "Володин".
Still, the possibility of a different origin should be explored on those special occasions when the said toponym is found at a narrow isthmus separating historical waterways. Across such places, boats were transported by dragging (in Russian: "волоком"). So the nearby toponyms may carry this root, Вышний Волочёк serving as a proverbial example. A village originally called, say, "Волокино" or "Волочино" might have, at later times, been renamed into "Володино", had this name sound more pleasant to the ear of a local landlord.
Once again, this is solely an option -- but worth checking in certain specific cases.