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What does Vlad mean?

Vlad Pronunciation of Vlad [vlad] as a name for boys is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of the name Vlad is "glorious rule". Vlad is an alternate spelling of Vladislav (Slavic).

Associated with: rule (king).


1 alternative form via Vladislav: Vladja.

Creative forms:
(male) Valad, Volad, ..

(female) Vlado, Vlan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vlad Denzel (V.D.), ..

How popular is Vlad?

Vlad is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#58130 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Vlad has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vlad name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Vlad outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aad, Abad, Amad, Asad, Brad, Chad, Eilad, Elrad, Fuad, Gad, Gilad, Imad, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Shad, Tad, Thad, Val and Van. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vlad.

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