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This is a cool name for a Slavic man. It has a good ring to it.
-- GroovyLady  3/19/2006
Also Serbian. [noted -ed]
-- Carnaval  5/16/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Vladislav Tretjak, the goalie for the Soviet ice hockey team for many years.
-- Radoslava_F  9/20/2006
Another form of this name is the Romanian 'Vladislaus'. The name literally translated means 'prince of glory', or 'he shall rule with glory'.
-- Elizabeth Bathory  2/1/2007
If you don't already know about the house of Barsaba, then you at least know about two famous members; Vlad Dracul and Vladislaus Draculea. Despite popular belief Romanian persons I have met (as well as historians) declare that Dracul was evil, Draculea was not. In fact Prince Vladislaus was considered quite noble although strict. Crime was low and economy was high during his short reign.
-- Elizabeth Bathory  2/1/2007
Apart from the four Polish kings mentioned under the entry W£ADYS£AW, there was also one Czech (and later also Hungarian) king of that name, who came from Poland; so it's likely to believe he brought this name to Czech country.
-- HanaB  10/18/2007
Vladislav is a Slovak and generally Slavic name. Vladislav is derived from Slovak word Vlada (the government, the ruler, the keeper) and slava (glory, celebration). Meaning of the name could be both "to rule with glory" or "glory of rule", for example Miroslav could mean "glory of universe/peace" only, Vlastislav could mean "the glory/celebration of the homeland" only, Branislav could mean both "to defense with glory" or "glory/celebration of defense", Rastislav could mean both "to grow with glory" or "glory of growth", etc. The Poles would like to make the origin of the name Polish as according to them God is Polish as well, but the truth is that the name is widely spread in all Slavic countries and has been born by common people, not just the kings.
-- wex  12/4/2007
You're right! I completely forgot about it when I wrote that comment above, but there were at least two Czech princes of that name before Vladislav Jagellonsky. So it obviously hasn't come from Poland, or at least not so straightforwardly. :-)
-- HanaB  2/4/2008
More about the Czech princes: actually, one of them, Vladislav II, was the second Czech prince to become king. He was helping German emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa in his wars in Northern Italy, and that's what he earned his kingship in 1158 for.
-- HanaB  2/4/2008
I think this is my favourite male Slavic name. It sounds very good. I really wonder why it isn't used more often here in the Czech Republic. VLADIMÍR is more common, which I really don't like that much. Maybe people like its meaning more. But Vladislav really has great sound, it's almost like poetry!
-- HanaB  2/4/2008
Another famous bearer was Czech writer Vladislav Vanèura. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladislav_Van%C4%8Dura
-- HanaB  2/4/2008
Vladislav (1227-1247), was Margrave of Moravia and heir to the Bohemian Kingdom of the Přemyslid dynasty. Vladislav was born as the eldest son to Václav I, King of Bohemia, and his wife Kunigunde von Schwaben, daughter of Philip von Schwaben, King of Germany.
-- Emilie007  9/21/2008
Vladislav I (1065–1125), duke of Bohemia from 1109 to 1117 and from 1120 – 12th April, 1125.

Vladislav I was a son of Duke, later King, Vratislav II of Bohemia by his second wife Świętosława, a daughter of Kazimir I of Poland.
-- Emilie007  10/23/2008
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "vlah-dyee-SLAHF".
-- Emilie007  10/23/2008
An early bearer of this name was Vladislav, duke of Croatia from 821 to 835.
-- goricar  11/15/2009

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