This name derives from the Slavic name “Vladislav (Владислав)”, composed of two elements: “vladěti (владѣти) vladétʹ (владе́ть)” (to rule, to own, possess, be master of, be in possession of, govern, control, to master, manage) plus “sláva (сла́ва)” (glory, fame, renown, honor, repute, reputation). In turn the name means “to rule with glory, glorious lord, one who commands fame”. Vladislaus I (1065–1125), was duke of Bohemia from 1109 to 1117 and from 1120 until his death. Vladislav I was a son of Duke, later King, Vratislaus II of Bohemia by his second wife Svatava, a daughter of Casimir I of Poland. The name is popular among all Slavic nations as well as some neighboring non-Slavic countries.