VLASTIMIL m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti
"rule, sovereignty" and milu
"gracious, dear". In modern Czech vlast
means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti
VOLOS m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic volu
meaning "ox". Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry.
VUKAŠIN m Serbian
Derived from Serbian vuk
"wolf". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian ruler.
VULCAN m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Vulcanus
, possibly related to fulgere
"to flash", but more likely of pre-Latin origin. In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus
VURAL m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish vur
meaning "strike, hit".
VYTAUTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements vyti-
"chase, drive away" or vyd-
"see" combined with tauta
"people, nation". This was the name of a 15th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania, revered as a national hero in that country.