GENDER: Masculine
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.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Vladislava (Russian)
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)