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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Vlad

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V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

Notable Persons Named Vlad

Vlad III Dracula is a monarch. His career lasted from 1448 to 1448.


Vlad Chiricheș is a soccer player for the S.S.C. Napoli, S.L. Benfica, FC Internațional Curtea de Argeș, CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, FC Steaua București, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Vlad was born on November 14th, 1989 in Bacău. Vlad is also known as Chiricheș and Vlad Iulian.


Vlad II Dracul is a monarch. He holds the title Prince of Wallachia and List of rulers of Wallachia. He was most prominent from 1436 to 1442.


Vlad Filat is a 9th Prime Minister of Moldova, and President of Moldova. Vlad was born on May 6th, 1969 in Lăpușna, Hîncești.


Vlad Călugărul is a monarch. They hold the title Prince of Wallachia and List of rulers of Wallachia. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1481 to 1481.


Vlad Ivanov is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Vlad was born on August 4th, 1969 in Botoșani.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vlad

DJ Vlad is a disc-jockey and disc jockey. DJ was given the name Vladimir Lyubovny on June 28th, 1973 in Kiev. DJ is also known as Lyubovny and Vladimir.


Alexandru Vlad is a soccer player for the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, FC Internațional Curtea de Argeș, AFC Săgeata Năvodari, and CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu. Alexandru was born on December 6th, 1989 in Sighetu Marmației.


Nicu was born on November 1st, 1963.


Roman Vlad is a musical artist.


Jack Spade Vlad is a jazz, blues, rock music, and classical music guitarist, record producer, and composer. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Piano, and Keyboard instrument. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Jack was given the name Volodymyr Mikhailovich DeBriansky on January 3rd, 1972 in Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Jack is also known as Vlad and Jack Spade.


Cristian Vlad is a soccer player for the FC Petrolul Ploiești, CS Dinamo București, FC Oțelul Galați, FC Argeș Pitești, CS Inter Gaz București, AF Gloria Bistrița, FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, FC Unirea Urziceni, and FC Astra Giurgiu. Cristian was born on February 18th, 1977 in Boldești-Scăeni.


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International Interest for Vlad

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Popularity of Vlad as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vlad U.S.
  White 95.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vlad

People with the last name Vlad are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vlad

  • How Popular is the name Vlad? Vlad is the 18,246th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vlad was the 44,957th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vlad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 412 babies born with the first name Vlad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vlad to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vlad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Vlad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vlad is Friday, June 28th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Vlad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vlad was in 2004 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Vlad Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vlad is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Vlad: Your name in reverse order is Dalv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aldv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vlad? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 477 people with the last name Vlad.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vlad? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vlad as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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