Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Vlatka

Vlatka is a Croatian name, the diminutive of Vladimira (the female equivalent of Vladimir). Vladimir is an Old Slavic name meaning “great ruler” or “to rule with greatness,” from the early Slavic elements “volod” (rule) and “mer” (great) – although it is also sometimes associated with the Slavic element “mir” meaning “peace” in which case Vlatka means “peaceful ruler.” Then again, to rule with greatness generally means to rule with peace. The masculine name Vladimir was made most famous in the Slavic World by a 10th/11th ruler of Kievan Rus’, St. Vladimir the Great. St. Vladimir is largely credited with the Christianization of his kingdom through forced baptisms (although his grandmother, St. Olga, laid the foundation). After sending envoys to review all surrounding religions, Vladimir apparently chose Eastern Orthodox Christianity for three primary reasons: 1) Islam was out of the question since they forbade alcohol; 2) Roman Catholicism was out of the question because Vladimir didn’t like the sort of papal control he saw in Poland; and 3) he was impressed with the splendor and majesty of Eastern Orthodox Church services. Sounds like legitimate reasons to us! Not surprisingly, the name spread throughout the medieval Slavic world and the female version soon followed. Vladimir is also notable for a few other Russian men: the communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), the novelist Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) and Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin. In Croatia, however, they use the charming equivalents Vlatko (male) and Vlatka (female).

All About the Baby Name – Vlatka

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME VLATKA

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME VLATKA

As very ethnically Croatian, it's no surprise that Vlatka has never found a position on America's popularity charts. In fact, there is no record of any baby being named either Vlatko or Vlatka in the United States last year. Not one. And there is only a smattering with the Slavic "vlad" prefix running around (Vladimir, Vlada). In other words, any girl/woman you're likely to meet named Vlatka is sure to be Croatian!

Quick Facts

ON VLATKA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Slavic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

VLAH-ka

SIMPLE MEANING:

Great ruler; Peaceful ruler

Characteristics

OF VLATKA

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Vlatka

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME VLATKA

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Popular Songs

ON VLATKA

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Famous People

NAMED VLATKA

Vlatka Pokos (Croatian jetsetter)

Children of Famous People

NAMED VLATKA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME VLATKA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Vlatka