Gender Masculine
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.

Related Names

VariantsSlava, Vladik(Russian)
Feminine FormVladislava(Russian)
Other Languages & CulturesVladislav, Vlado(Bulgarian) Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado(Croatian) Vladan, Vladislav, Ladislav(Czech) Ladislas, Ladislaus(History) László, Laci(Hungarian) Ladislao(Italian) Vladislavs(Latvian) Władysław, Włodzisław, Władek(Polish) Ladislau(Portuguese) Vladan, Vladislav, Vlado(Serbian) Vladan, Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado(Slovak) Vladislav, Ladislav, Vlado(Slovene) Ladislao(Spanish) Vladyslav(Ukrainian)


People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, available from
Entry updated February 4, 2020