Given Name VLAD

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Влад (Russian)

Meaning & History

Old short form of VLADISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule". Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula.


Discworld characters, horror, medieval, princes, short forms
VARIANT: Slava (Russian)
FEMININE FORM: Vladislava (Russian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vladislav, Vlado (Bulgarian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Croatian), Vladan, Vladislav, Ladislav (Czech), Ladislas, Ladislaus (History), László, Laci (Hungarian), Ladislao (Italian), Władysław, Władek, Włodzisław (Polish), Vladan, Vladislav, Vlado (Serbian), Vladan, Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Slovak), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Slovene)

Sources & References

Entry updated December 8, 2017