OTHER SCRIPTS: Влад (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: VLAHT (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Old short form of 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.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vladislav, Vlado (Bulgarian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Croatian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vladan (Czech), Ladislas, Ladislaus (History), László, Laci (Hungarian), Ladislao (Italian), Władysław, Władek, Włodzisław (Polish), Vladislav, Vladan, Vlado (Serbian), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vladan, Vlado (Slovak), Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado (Slovene) |