Gender Masculine
Scripts Влад(Russian, Ukrainian)

Meaning & History

Old short form of Vladislav and other names beginning with the Slavic element volděti (Church Slavic vladati) meaning "to rule, to control". This name was borne by several princes of Wallachia (in Romania) including the 15th-century Vlad III Dracula, who was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire Count Dracula.

Related Names

VariantsSlava, Vladik(Russian) Slava(Ukrainian)
Feminine FormsVladislava(Russian) Vladyslava(Ukrainian)
Other Languages & CulturesUladzislau(Belarusian) Vladislav, Vlado(Bulgarian) Vladislav, Vlatko, Ladislav, Vlado(Croatian) Vladan, Vladislav, Ladislav(Czech) Ladislas(French) László, Laci(Hungarian) Ladislao(Italian) Vladislavs(Latvian) Vlatko(Macedonian) Voldislavŭ(Old Slavic) Władysław, Władek, Włodzisław(Polish) Ladislau(Portuguese) Vladan, Vladislav, Vlatko, Ladislav, Vlado(Serbian) Vladislav, Ladislav(Slovak) Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado(Slovene) Ladislao(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   devious   strong   strange   simple   serious  


Entry updated April 23, 2024