OTHER SCRIPTS: Влад (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: VLAHT (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Old short form of Slavic
names beginning with the element volod
meaning "rule". Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vladislav (Bulgarian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Croatian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vladan (Czech), Ladislas, Ladislaus (History), László, Laci (Hungarian), Ladislao (Italian), Władysław, Włodzisław, Włodek (Polish), Vladislav, Vladan, Vlado (Serbian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vladan (Slovak), Vladislav, Ladislav (Slovene) |