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.
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


Discworld characters, horror, medieval, princes, short forms
Entry updated December 8, 2017